It's a conundrum I hope the next few dozen words will help you solve. We might not be in the Gwyneth Paltrow league but there's a lot less homeopathy... in fact, there isn't any! But there might be a bit - just a bit - or aromatherapy.
So, without further ado, let's get festively fragrant. Why not create the perfect mood this Christmas with Amphora Aromatics' home aroma range?
From festive and warming Orange & Clove through to refreshing Citrus Tonic and Sparkling Wine & Pink Grapefruit, Amphora Aromatics' home aroma range of natural aromatherapy candles, reed diffusers and incense sticks instantly transform a room - creating the perfect way to relax and unwind or put family and friends in party mood this Christmas.
Prices range from £5.50 for a 20-hour candle; £9.50 for a 40 hour candle; £13.50 for a natural reed diffuser and £9.00 for a refill. A sleeve of 15 incense sticks is £3.00. To find out more or order contact www.amphora-retail.com or Tel: 01179087770.
So, the lights are low, the air is fragrant, the tree is lit. Then what? Sit in front of the telly? No way! Earlier this year we were sent one of these to try.
Given that kids today can spend a staggering 23 hours a week isolated on phones, tablets, game consoles and computers it's nice to find something (other than the telly) that might actually bring families together. So why not let ROXI transform your living room into a stage, sing your hearts out and make memories together with music. ROXI by Electric Jukebox is available in Red, Blue, Charcoal for £199 from www.electricjukebox.com.
Now, apart from batteries (essential!) what should every household have in reserve at Christmas? Glue, of course. Something, inevitably, always gets broken. But instead of the messy stuff in tubes, might I suggest some of this - Sugru? The new family-friendly formula is even better and I know it's not exactly a gift idea but it could still make all the difference to a happy Christmas.
Pretty versatile, huh? Just, whatever you do, don't use with Lego® or any other, similar (or even not-so-similar) toy building product. Use some of this instead.
Of course, if you're away from home this Christmas, you might need something portable, packable and practical
Finally, a couple of books that might - just might - tempt the tech-obsessed gamers in the family away from the screen or console for a while. Because they're about - you've guessed it - gaming, and coding too.
And if that sounds a little too hands on, how about this?
Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-colour, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent art form and business in the form of a graphic novel. As he did with The Comic Book Story of Beer, Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games - from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming.
That's it for me for another year (as far as Christmas shopping goes) although feel free to add your own suggestions if you wish. You never know who might be making a list. And checking it twice.
And, of course, when the big day arrives, have a very merry Christmas!