The presents stash will work for forgotten birthdays too

The presents stash will work for forgotten birthdays tooIMAGE: Getty

It happens to us all: an unexpected visitor, an unanticipated gift from a colleague and you have nothing to give them. The solution? Have a back up bundle of suits-everyone gifts, to grab from if you’re caught short.

Grab some trinkets and gifts that could work for anyone in case you're confronted with a present crisis. Pretty boxes of chocolates, foodie gift sets, stationary and candles all work well. 

Steer clear of the highly festive options, that way if you don't need them over December they can do for forgotten birthdays or sudden special occasions through the year. A double win! 

Pink Himalayan Salted Caramel Truffles, €15, Charbonnel et Walker

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Slate and copper round candle holders, €30, Slated

Perfect Night’s Sleep-Pillow Mist, €20, Neom

Cliff Garden Linen Spray, €15, cliff home

Gardiner Street Flats Notebooks, €12.50 Each, Fergus O'neill @ Irish Design Shop

The Winter Essentials, €24, The Nature of Things

Dragon bamboo coffee cup (14oz), €13.95, Edamame

Boyle’s Irish Gin Tasting Set, €9.99, Aldi

Write On Mechanical Pencil Set, €10, BANDO @ The Marvel Room, Brown Thomas

Frosted Ginger & Winter Berries, e22, Brooke & Shoals

Anything Go-Gos Gift Set, €24, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Trinket Trays,€17.50, Patch NYC, at Article

Merrilossus Biscuits, €20, Fortnum & Mason FORTNUM & MASON

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