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Christmas Gift Ideas for Struggling Shoppers

Shopping for Christmas presents can be a really fun experience but also stressful if you don’t know what to get. Everyone’s tastes are different and trying to get the perfect gift is harder than you might think.

We’ve decided to use our expertise to suggest some gift ideas that are bound to get a good reaction with something for everyone. Don’t forget, with Argos, Tiger, Muji and plenty more at Angel Central make sure you drop in to tick some of the below off your list.

If you’re someone who starts your Christmas shopping in December (no shame), this is the guide for you.

Anything Fortnite Related

If you don’t know what Fortnite is by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock.

Fortnite is an immensely popular video game that has swept the nation this year with its engaging and challenging multiplayer mode. People of all ages have admitted to being addicted to this game and it’s become a huge craze among kids.

Just about anything Fortnite related is guaranteed to get you in your kids’ good books, with the likes of digital codes, Funko POP figures and even books on the game being available.

Who’s Up For A Movie?

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Christmas is made for spending time in front of the TV with a tub of Celebrations, binging a range of feel good films.

Rewind to the start of 2018 and you’ll remember that the majority of the nation was singing along to the soundtrack of the latest hit musical, The Greatest Showman. Starring the likes of Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, this film was a huge success and the soundtrack flooded the airwaves of almost every radio station for months.

If you’re looking for the perfect film for the entire family this Christmas, your best bet is this fantastic singalong.

Other highlights of the year include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Deadpool 2 (for those who are looking for a slightly ruder superhero film).

Toys, Toys, Toys

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without toys, so we’re going to run through a few of the biggest toys going into this festive season.

Straight off the bat Paw Patrol and LOL Surprise Dolls are looking to be some of the most popular ranges. Paw Patrol is a hit TV show that a whole lot of young kids watch so it’s a pretty safe bet and LOL Surprise Dolls is the latest collectible doll craze to hit the UK.

For slightly older kids, we recommend going for something fun like Nerf guns or maybe a LEGO set. Nerf guns are one of the most popular kids’ toys, allowing you to blast your friends with foam bullets. Who doesn’t want that?

LEGO sets come in so many designs and cover so many popular franchises, with Avengers, Harry Potter, Batman and even Overwatch.

While not necessarily a toy, the POP vinyl figures from Funko are proving to be a very popular gift option for all ages. The figures have stylised designs that represent different areas of pop culture, from Game of Thrones to Marvel and even to the likes of Ed Sheeran.

These cute figures could be perfect stocking fillers for fans of most ranges of pop culture.

Embrace The Vinyl Revival

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First off, how much of a tongue-twister is “vinyl revival”? Trying saying that 5x as fast.

Back on topic, we’ve seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of vinyl records over the last few years and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. In an age where we can stream the latest songs and movies to our phones, isn’t it nice to have something physical?

Vinyl sales are better than ever before and the majority of artists are pressing their latest albums onto wax. If you know something who loves their music, get them some records and allow them to experience music in a whole new way.

We recommend new releases from The 1975 and Ariana Grande, or even Michael Bublé for those fans of the Canadian crooner.

Fancy A Game?

Video games have been a very popular choice for Christmas presents for many, many years now and for good reason. Playing games is a hugely popular form of entertainment, with the majority of households having at least one console located around the house.

So many kids (and adults for that matter) are glued to their screen these days, so buying them a game is a sure fire way to put a smile on their face.

We’ve seen a huge amount of games being released this year, with the likes of FIFA 19, Spider-Man, God of War, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Red Dead Redemption 2 achieving a massive amount of sales.

Whether you’re a fan of PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo, we’re sure that one of these games will be what you are looking for.

You Can Never Go Wrong With Candles

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If you’ve got something that is particularly tricky to buy for, have you considered getting them a sweet smelling candle?

Candles are up there with socks and the next item on this list as being branded “uninspired” gifts, but that really isn’t true. A candle can completely transform a room, and are the perfect gift for people who love being at home.

You can get candles in just about every smell imaginable, so it’s so easy to find a scent that you know the person will love. Whether you’re sat reading a book or relaxing in the bath, a candle will not go unappreciated.

No Shame In Gift Cards

A gift card might seem like a “lazy” present, but it actually makes so much sense to get a loved one a redeemable gift.

By choosing to give someone a gift card, you know that they are going to choose something they really want. If someone is hard to buy for, don’t risk buying them something that they are not going to like and give them the option to choose what they want.

A lot of the stores here at Angel Central have gift cards available so why not head down and take your pick!


And that’s our list! Trying to cover every single present idea is a much, much longer article that no one has time to read this close to Christmas so we hope that our brief guide will help you out when shopping this festive season.

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