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Unwanted Christmas presents: our tips to avoid receiving them

If your worst nightmare is to receive unwanted gifts this Christmas, do not miss our special guide on how to avoid them: many ideas starting points to lead your Him to the perfect present!


Unwanted Christmas prensents? Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year: we rediscover the pleasure to spend time with our loved ones, a unique opportunity for a holiday in magical snowy atmospheres and the possibility to make the people around us happy, with one-of-a-kind presents that put a smile on their faces.

Speak the truth, however: except the post-feast scale anxiety, for how many of you is the worst Christmas nightmare receiving unwanted gifts? That scarf with a “total fuchsia + glitter” combination that ends, after a second, at the bottom of the wardrobe, or that micro jumper that you could only have worn 10 years ago.

If this Christmas you want to avoid that unpleasant tradition, here are our pieces of advice to accompany your Him to the perfect gift: 3 ideas to suggest him with discretion – but only a little! – your wish list and, finally, find under the tree the presents you really wanted!



     1. OOPS…I did it again!



In the age of technology at all costs, in the century of the smartphone fever, there is no better way to communicate with the world if not through the social networks and the apps.

But pressing the wrong key between a traffic light and the other is really easy: how many times did the message intended to your sister arrive to your best friend? That happens, true?!

Here is our first tip, then! A brilliant plan to enact in three simple steps:

  1. Make a screenshot of your wish.
  2. Send it to your him – by mistake!
  3. Send a justification message in which you explain – with the exact dose of fainted indifference – that you wanted to show to your colleague that super glamour matching set with which you literally fell in love.

If he is smart… he will get the message! 


     2. The coffe is to blame




There it is, lying on the page of your favourite magazine: the mini-dress with precious embroideries that you are already imagining to wear for the New Year’s Eve. Simply perfect for you. How to get it? 

Considering that for us, women, multitasking is a piece of cake and that every morning, besides choosing what to wear, thinking about make-up and hair, we also do the laundry, the grocery list and review the presentation of the last project in our head, why not make a last effort and prepare a sweet breakfast for him?

A hot croissant, some biscuits, a coffee and…the magazine opened at the page of your Christmas presents. As simple as drinking coffee!



    3. God save Facebook

This is, without a doubt, the tip that will require the least effort from you and once again, technology will come to your help. You will be wondering how it is possible to have him, who practically only lives between smartphone and PC, understand that this Christmas, the only way to make you really happy is this maxi eco-shearling on which you lost heart and eyes?

Share, girls: post and share! Maybe an entire week should suffice: seven days of sharing your beloved eco-shearling on your Facebook profile, and, if you have time, some likes would help a lot.

Rest assured he will notice it! … And worst case scenario, do not forget that maybe someone else from your virtual friends list (brother, mummy, best friend) will not miss the chance to make you smile with perfect Christmas presents!



We did all we could do to make your way towards your perfect gifts as short as possible.

Now it’s up to you! 


Chistmas shopping in Rome: Via del Babuino, for the coolest gifts

Chistmas shopping in Rome. The most beautiful period of the year has arrived:

Are you ready to offer yourself an intense shopping session in the perfect Christmas atmosphere?

We take you through exclusive boutiques, super green breaks and many gift ideas.


Here are the coolest Christmas shopping places in Rome.




Two steps away from the most famous Roman shopping streets hides a destination for true fashionistas: Via del Babuino.

Far from the chaos of the well-known via dei Condotti, this street maintains its retro charm, offering starting points for a romantic walk and inspirations for the most exclusive Christmas shopping in Rome.

Natale 2016 Chistmas shopping in Rome


Christmas Shoes-time!

More than mere shoes, for them they are a true and proper passion, a reason to live, a great tradition. We are talking about BALDININI. Via del Babuino 150, here is your first shopping stop.

For this Christmas 2016, you will make your very glamorous fiancée’s or fashionista sister’s eyes shine with joy! Tradition and quality, but also innovation and attention to the trends make the Baldinini shoes a must-have in every shoes-addict’s wardrobe.

Christmas in Compagnia!

N.31, you cannot go past it! On Via del Babuino stop in the Compagnia Italiana’s flagship store. Are you ready to lose yourself in a unique shopping experience? All the trends of the moment reinterpreted according to Compagnia Italiana’s style and the season’s must-have items of clothing are waiting for you for the coolest Christmas presents.

And if you cannot resist it at all, we advise you to create now your personal wish list: what do you think of trying on this mini coat in fluffy boucle wool with an iconic design or to offer yourself a super glamorous dress for the parties of this time of the year?

Natale 2016 Chistmas shopping in Rome

Compagnia Italiana FW 2016/17

A very Green Christmas

It is now break time, a refreshing break to rest after the first unrestrained shopping hours. A few steps away from Via del Babuino, you will find Margutta Vegetarian Food&Art – Via Margutta 118- for a quick, healthy and green meal.

What to order? Do not let their tasty savoury mushrooms and lotus strudel get away or the tofu millefoglie accompanied with a refreshing fruit and vegetables smoothie. If you want to offer you a treat, try the choco-ice-cream parlour VENCHI, a few steps further – Via della croce 25- where you will be able to taste delicious chocolate desserts.

C like Christmas

If you think their company only produces drawing paper you are far from the truth. To choose original Christmas presents with a slightly retro look, you must absolutely drop in Fabriano Boutique. In Via del Babuino 173, the most famous ever entirely paper-dedicated store.

The year is about to end and it is time to start organising other 12 busy months – and not only! – here is the perfect Christmas 2016 gift for him or for a special person: did you know that the Fabriano agenda and note-pads can be customised with a thought, a unique sentence or a distinctive marking?


After a break for the body, you also need one for the mind. What Roman walk would it be, after all, without a little art? Before the end of your shopping session, stroll by the Art Gallery Russo – Via Alibert 20. A tour between priceless artworks, and a special gift for your eyes. Do not miss the opportunity to meet new rising artists and admire timeless works.

Precious Christmas

Hausmann&co, Tiffany, Rosato, Chopard, all the jewellery big names are located in Via del Babuino. For your extra luxury Christmas shopping, we chose a perfect location: do not fail to pay a visit to De Grisogono, in the wonderful and verdant garden of the exclusive Hotel de Russie – Via del Babuino 9. We are pretty sure that you will leave your heart and eyes on the precious and unique jewels of this boutique.


Are you ready to explore Via del Babuino for your Christmas shopping in Rome and let yourself conquer by its unique style and its timeless charm?