If you are stuck for something to buy someone for Christmas, traditional sweets could be the answer. Everyone loves sweets, and most people have a favourite. If you know what that favourite is, you can buy them some for Christmas. Put the sweets into a nice box or jar, which the person you give the gift to can keep and use after Christmas. A selection of traditional sweets makes a great main gift, but you can just as easily put a few small packets into your loved ones stockings.
Sweets for every age group
The great thing about traditional old-fashioned sweets is that they make lovely gifts for the elderly. Most people remember the sweets they used to eat as a kid. Maybe your granddad loves humbugs, and your great aunt has told you she used to buy a quarter of pear drops or perhaps sarsaparilla drops where her dream sweet. Buy them some for Christmas and stir happy memories, and show your Nan that you actually do listen to her stories about the good old days.
The nice thing about buying these gifts for your older relatives is that they can share them with younger members of the family and introduce them to their favourite sweets. Many modern kids have never tried traditional sweets, but when they do, they usually love them.
International traditional sweets
If you want something different, try some traditional international sweets. Most people have heard of Hershey bars, but many have never actually tasted one. This world famous chocolate bar has been sold in the US for over a hundred years, but has never been widely distributed in the UK. It is a similar story with Twinkies. Sit down and think of a few other American candies, order them and enjoy a sweet treat that is a bit different, this Christmas.