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Christmas is one of the biggest holidays of the year and it’s also the time of year when you have to put some thought into what presents you’ll be getting those nearest and dearest. We’ve gathered the most popular gifts on Groupon to help make the gift buying process easier for you!

When exactly did Christmas start in your house when you growing up? Was the tree going up the first sign that Santa was on his way? Could it have been when you first saw the lights of the Coke truck and had ‘Holidays Are Coming’ lodged in your head for weeks to come? Or was it that fateful Friday when you were young and allowed to stay up well past your bedtime to watch the Toy Show?

This year, don’t rely on getting someone just a pair of socks or an overpriced box with some body spray in it. Why not get a gift that’s affordable, unique and demonstrates some thoughtfulness?

What do you do, though, when you have to get a gift for someone you don’t know so well, or someone you don’t want to buy the wrong gift for?

We’re here to help out, with suggestions about what you could buy for three of the toughest people to buy Christmas gifts for.

Christmas gifts for your Mother-in-law

Imagine the scene: you’ve only been going out with your partner for a few months, you’ve been invited over for Christmas dinner, and you have no idea what to get. Boyfriends and husbands need not worry though, as Groupon can solve one of the biggest Christmas dilemmas with just one word: ‘cocktails’.

If your partner’s Mam loves a good chat and a gossip, take her out for a few cocktails in a trendy bar in town. She’ll love the fact you’ve given her a memorable present that’s a million times more fun than some scented moisturiser or perfume.

Christmas gifts for your Dad

Don’t even think that a new pair of socks and a book will cut the mustard this year! Dads often get a raw deal at this time of year, as they always say they don’t want to be fussed over. This Christmas, why not do things a little differently and spoil your dad with a day out?

It doesn’t have to be something out of this world, and it helps to keep things as simple as possible. When was the last time you and your old Da just had a day out together? A really nice idea is to give him a ‘special voucher’ for a day out, where you can do a bit of shopping (maybe get him some new threads), a spot of lunch, and a pint or two after.

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