The festive season is upon us.

And with it comes a whole host of seasonal trends. Christmas 2022 is set to be no different.

But whether you’re buying for your spouse, kids or parents, it’s not uncommon to be stumped for inspiration when it comes to finding the Christmas present that will guarantee a smile on the big day.

With that in mind, we’ve sourced a handful of major festive trends for 2022 that are sure to make you everybody’s festive favourite – if you’re struggling for giftspiration, take a look!

  1. Outdoor toys

Virtual reality is all the rage, and childhood happens more on screens than in the imagination these days.

But manufacturers like Yvolve Sports are bringing outdoors back. Their fantastic range includes roller skates, bikes and Y Fliker drift scooters. They’re designed for safe use by little riders to introduce them to the thrills of the great outdoors and encourage activity.

If you’re looking for a gift with a twist for your little ones this year, you can’t go wrong with the Yvolve Fliker drift.

  1. Useful gadgets

As devices take over our lives, matching accessories to aid their functionality are not uncommon.

And additions such as wireless chargers may have started as a novelty, but these days they’re almost as common as those old-fashioned wires that children one day won’t believe we used to have to tether our mobile devices to when we wanted a bit of battery.

Of course, a standard-issue wireless charging unit in rose gold is unlikely to produce any kind of real surprise on Christmas day. But one that functions as an alarm clock and has an inbuilt Bluetooth speaker? Well, that’s a little more exciting.

And failing other inspiration, there’s always wireless headphones. Popularised by Apple’s abolition of the headphone jack, more and more users appear to be turning to wire-free listening, and we have to agree, it’s nice not to have those wires in the way. Depending on the listening habits of the person you’re buying for, you may want to do a little research to find the right fit for them.

  1. Fragrance

Fragrances are always a popular gifting item and a good perfume will never go out of style.

And the trend of the last few years has been Jo Malone. The favourite in fragrance, her range of candles, home diffusers, perfumes, colognes and other luxury scented products come with a hefty price tag.

But the rise of dupe products has seen shoppers make great savings on similar items, and you can pick up some fantastic smell-alike products for much less in places like Aldi and Primark. Perfect if you’re planning your Christmas shopping on a budget!

Stuck for what to buy? We hope this list has helped you find the perfect gift – or at least a few stocking fillers!