Aunts are great. They're like your mum, but with less nagging. Show your favourite Auntie some love with these stylish gifts for Aunts.
Auntie Gifts For Your Favourite Aunt
She never lets a birthday card go unfilled with a 'little something for you to get yourself nice with', she let you have a glass of wine with your dinner when you were 15 (on the condition that you didn't tell your parents), and she's the one you call when you've broken up with that unsuitable boyfriend and you can't face the inevitable 'I told you so' from your mum. She's the greatest Aunt in the world and she deserves to be spoilt with suitably brilliant auntie gifts! Our advice is to give her something personal that will let her know how much she means to you. Frame a photograph of the two of you together, or make a fuss of her by taking her for afternoon tea at the Ritz.
Auntie Gifts For Your Not-So-Favourite Aunt
It's not a given that you will hit the jackpot with all your Aunts, and buying an auntie gift can be a challenge, especially if the only thing you have in common with her are a few shared links of DNA. The truth is, you weren't fond of her smothering you with kisses when you were 7, and you still aren't so fond of it now, years later; her coral-coloured lipstick always ends up smeared over your cheeks like a bad sunburn, and her gnarly fingers don't soften the blow of her death grip on your arms. So then, what auntie gift do you buy for the woman you see only on special holidays and the occasional obligatory brunch? The answer is an auntie gift that says everything it needs to and nothing that you are dying to actually say to her. (How about a change in lipstick colour?) Save the pain of endless searching - and the inevitable torture of her scrutiny over your choice and keep it simple. Our advice is to stick to the tried and trusted basics. Think gourmet chocolates, silk scarves, and scented candles. They may not be the most original auntie gifts, but they are classic choices for a reason.