Westfield: What are some never-fail gifts that you find are always appreciated?
Lesley Crawford: For men, clothing is always popular in our family! A good quality shirt or a designer graphic t-shirt are always needed in men's wardrobes. Honouring our gorgeous weather, swimmers or a large beach towel and books always seem to be appreciated by the boys as well as the girls. Leather goods, like a wallet, a key ring or a leatherman, are masculine choices and are investments that can be kept.
Tech gifts are also very popular, [like] portable chargers, headphones and wireless speakers. For the gourmets, I like to buy the best bottle of their favourite spirit, whisky glasses or a cookbook. For women, makeup and cosmetics are a superb choice – a great lipstick, nail polish or body lotion are my picks. I also will often buy fine teas, a practical tote, a silk scarf, jewellery, books or gorgeous-smelling candles.
W: What’s the best Christmas present you've ever received? And the worst?
LC: I don’t really have a best or worst. It doesn’t really matter what the gift is as long as it comes from the heart.
W: How do you determine what sort of gift is best for a person?
LC: I try to think about the person I am buying for and choose something which will bring them a little joy.