Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

Stylish man carrying a Christmas tree across an Irish coastal cliff top.

Around this time of year, it’s wise to start thinking of creative ideas for Christmas presents. Shopping for gifts online crafted from premium materials and featuring designer aesthetics will transform your Christmas shopping into a relaxing experience, giving you more time to enjoy the holidays.

Our Christmas gift guide explores beautiful options for everyone in your life – with inspirational ideas for partners, parents, newlyweds and friends.

Christmas Gifts for Her

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Celebrate the extraordinary women in your life – whether it’s your girlfriend, wife, sister, mom or best friend – with stunning Christmas gifts for her. A great gift is one that commemorates the special moments you’ve shared while projecting a sense of hope and excitement into the future.

In this Christmas gift guide for her, we’ve included a range of beautiful options to suit everyone:

Votives and Candle Holders

If you’re buying for someone who loves to make their home inviting, crystal votives and candle holders make lovely gifts. Elegantly positioned on a stunning tablescape, or placed upon a mantlepiece, candle holders can greatly enhance the atmosphere of any room. For a mesmerizing visual effect, choose votives made from reflective materials such as fine crystal, so the candlelight will be refracted throughout the room.

Dressing Table Items

Gorgeous accessories for a vanity help to add a touch of glamor, while also keeping jewelry items such as rings and bracelets neat and organized. If you’re close to someone who appreciates the finer things, dressing table items such as ring holders, perfume bottles and decorative trays make wonderfully unique gifts.

Wine Glasses

If your favourite lady enjoys a fine glass of wine, quality wine glasses should be at the top of your Christmas gift list. The shape of a wine glass can accentuate the aroma and flavor of wine, while the elegance of the design will lend a tone of sophistication to any event.

Christmas Gifts For Him

Stylish man raising a red crystal tumbler and making a toast to friends and loved ones.

Create an atmosphere of ebullience around the tree this year with these extra special Christmas gifts for him. Whether you’re buying presents for a friend, your brother, boyfriend, husband, father or uncle, our men’s Christmas gift guide includes exceptional festive pieces for the discerning gentlemen in your life.

These handpicked luxury gifts are perfect for when you’re looking for presents with a certain ‘wow’ factor:

Crystal Drinkware

Whether he’s a seasoned sommelier or a burgeoning beer aficionado, crystal glasses are certain to be appreciated. A quality set of whiskey glasses, beer and lager glasses or gin balloons are essential for any man who enjoys his favourite tipple, giving his home bar an opulent sense of grandeur.


For connoisseurs of premium spirits, a crystal decanter provides a stylish way to present and serve their favourite drinks. It’s the perfect accessory for anyone who likes to save their best-aged scotch (and other decadent delights) for special occasions, to be savored and appreciated.

Desk Accessories

Stately desk accessories, including paperweights, clocks and photo frames, make excellent gifts for men who take pride in their workspace. If you’re buying for someone who works hard, crystal desk accessories are the perfect choice this Christmas to elevate their workspace

Christmas Gifts for Couples

In this Christmas gift guide for him and her, we’ve got premium Christmas gifts for couples to create a refined atmosphere in their home. These gifts are particularly suitable if you’re buying for a couple who have recently celebrated a milestone, such as buying a new home or starting a new business venture.

Explore these elegant options for couples’ Christmas gifts:

Picture Frame

A lovely way to create a personalized present for a couple is to have a photo of them framed. Choose photo frames made from exceptional materials for a meaningful gift that will bring lasting enjoyment.


An ornamental timepiece is a particularly great present idea for couples who have recently renovated or moved into a new home. Designer Clocks can be placed on mantels or desks to add a sense of refinement and timeless style.


A man and woman dining at a festive dinner on the beach

If you’re buying a gift for a couple who’ve recently exchanged wedding vows, their first Christmas together will have an extra special significance. These Christmas gift guide ideas for newlyweds include customizable items that can be engraved with a personal message, to make your gift even more thoughtful.

If you’re in need of inspiration, explore these Christmas gift options for newlyweds:

Personalized Gifts

Engraved gifts such as a pair of champagne flutes are ideal for marking the moment. You could choose to have your gift engraved with their wedding date, or perhaps their initials. Every time they enjoy a toast, they’ll remember your generosity and warm wishes.


Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than a colourful display of seasonal blooms. Choose quality vases with a weight that will support larger bouquets, in timeless designs to accentuate the decor of their dining and living areas.

Kitchen Essentials

It’s always a lovely gesture to give newlyweds luxe kitchen items such as sophisticated bowls to use as centerpieces, or elegant crystal pitchers for the dining table. Eye-catching designer pieces are especially welcome when a couple is in the early stages of establishing their lives together.


Stylish man carrying a crystal gingerbread house ornament along an Irish beach.

Since so much effort and love goes into the task of hosting a Christmas event, it’s always nice to express your gratitude with a handpicked gift. These ideas for Christmas gifts are perfect for those friends and family members with generous spirits and welcoming hearts:

Party Essentials

Premium glassware items always make a perfect gift for those who enjoy hosting parties. Christmas party essentials, including stately ice buckets, cocktail shakers and decanters, add elegance to any home bar. Quality tumblers and wine glasses also make wonderful gifts.

New Year’s Eve Gifts

If you’re buying for a host who simply shines as the life of the party, New Year’s Eve gifts such as celebratory glassware and crystal decorations are certain to be well received. This Christmas, give the gift of elegant revelry.

Christmas Table Decorations

There are so many beautiful gifting options for people who love hosting Christmas lunches or dinners. If your loved one enjoys setting up a beautiful tablescape, explore Christmas table decorations. From colourful champagne flutes to show-stopping cake plates, these gift ideas will elevate the Christmas table to impress every guest.


Stylish man carrying a crystal gingerbread house ornament along an Irish beach.

If you know someone who simply cannot wait for their tree to go up, you can enhance their festive experience with a thoughtful Christmas-themed gift. These one-of-a-kind accessories can be enjoyed every year when the holiday decorations come out:

Christmas Tree Decorations

Fine crystal ornaments make delightful presents for Christmas enthusiasts. Available in a range of aesthetically stunning designs, crystal Christmas tree decorations are designed to withstand the tests of time, and handed down through the generations.

Coloured Christmas Ornaments

Those who love Christmas will also love gorgeous coloured Christmas ornaments, made from refined tinted crystal. With a translucence that captures the light, colourful decorations will add festive hues around their home.

Gold Christmas Ornaments

Gift a little touch of magic to someone special with gold Christmas ornaments in enchanting designs such as stars, hearts, angels and reindeer. Gold ornaments are perfect for those who take pleasure in hosting beautiful Christmas events.

Explore our Christmas Shop

Any piece of Waterford crystal encompasses the qualities of a perfect Christmas gift. Expertly crafted and thoughtfully designed, Waterford is synonymous with any and all celebrations.

Browse our Christmas shop for even more inspiration.