If you fancy easy preparations for the seasonal joy on its way then there are amazing online options which do all the work for you.
Cancer Research has a wonderful feast of great gifts on their online shop. Not only to you get to choose some interesting items but you are giving at the same time. I like the bright and bold items. They have something for everyone. Try here first before anywhere else.
Next on the making it easy for you stakes is Not On The High St. So many gorgeous gifts it is overwhelming. I like the fact you can personalise items really for no effort other than parting with your dosh - no wonder the founders are multi millionaires now. Don't you just equally admire and grit your teeth over these smart movers. Still they make our lives easier even if we wished we'd been the smarty pants instead.
If only Mr MDS was a rugged out doorsy type I could get him this log carrier (sigh). Luckily for him I've found these nice cashmere football scarves. His team might be looking down at the championship but there is no need for him to let standards slip!
'Save Water Drink Wine' framed print £45 Not On The High Street.com
Of course you can't go wrong with Amazon for books, cds and dvds but don't get everything else from there. Not when you can get great retro gadgets at The Contemporary Home
And one of my personal favourites is the naughty but hilarious Shot Dead in the Head. I religiously read The Guardian every week but laughed a lot at this tee for your Guardian reading friend.