Year on year it becomes harder to buy gifts for people and we often resort to tried and tested gifts like cream tea afternoons or perfume, after shave, socks and pants.
In this article we scour the web for some of the more unusual gifts, including personalised gifts, non-traditional gifts and some unusual experience days.
Men can be notoriously hard to buy for and simply reverting to socks and pants doesn’t really cut the mustard anymore, so here are a few unusual gifts for the man in your life:
Watches tend to be a very popular thing but not everyone can afford that expensive luxury Omega watch. These personalised cufflinks from not on the high street will satisfy every watch loving man. Not only do they contain a vintage watch movement you can also have them engraved with a short message to add that personal touch.
The Sound of Music
Does your man love music and love the sound of vinyl over CDs? Why not surprise him with this great retro suitcase turntable from Amazon? It will play all his singles and LPs and is portable so he can take his party with him wherever he goes.
We all know paintballing is great fun but how about paintball on steroids? This great tank paintball battle is the perfect upgrade for the paintball enthusiast and he (or she) will get the opportunity to not only drive a tank but also defeat the enemy by loading and firing paintballs.
The Way to a Man’s Heart
A common present is a wine tasting experience but we all know that men love beer, cheese and meat so why not wrap all three up in to one great experience for him with this Cheese, meat and beer tour? He’ll get a tour of local breweries in London and taste various beers alongside cheeses and meats. What more could a fella want?
Ladies can be just as difficult to buy for. After perfume and her favourite face cream what on earth can you buy her? Here are a few more unusual suggestions we found:
Light of your Life
The ladies really do love candles for those romantic evenings in and often the candles are pretty standard but how about treating to her to one of these Swirl Multi candelabras from Tom Dixon. Each one is unique and rather stylish; we think she will love them.
To the Moon and Back
Jewellery is a great go-to for everyone and is always is usually well received if somewhat predictable, but how about these marvellous Royalty star and moon earrings from Thomas Sabo? They are a cut above the average earrings and will certainly be a conversation starter.
A Cheesy Gift Idea
For the height of opulence you could treat your true love to this Luxury Wine, Champagne and Port tasting day paired with Cheese and Truffles from Virgin Experience days. Not only will she be taught all about wine tasting by a professional, but she will also be taught about pairing them with cheeses.
Jumping for Joy
No matter how old we get we all have an inner child that needs to be let loose once in a while. This underground trampolining experience will do exactly that. Bounce and slide your way down 6 levels in a former slate mine and unleash that inner child.
Keeper of the Jewels
For that personal touch why not give her this stunning engraved silver plated with mother of pearl trinket box? We think this is the perfect addition to any lady’s dressing table.
For the Children
Knowing what to buy children, whether your own or those in your extended family, can be a bit of a minefield. They may already have the latest games consoles, dolls and games, here are few more out of the ordinary ideas for you to consider:
Did you think that car experiences were only for adults? Well think again as there is now quite the selection of junior driving experiences on offer. Take a look at this selection from Everyman Racing. We’re sure your budding Lewis Hamilton’s will love any one of these.
Clothes are always a good option for the children as they grow so quickly and we think that this interactive green glow t-shirt from not on the high street is brilliant. The kids will have hours of fun customising their tops in every way they want.
It’s a Snap
For a few years now Meerkats have been very popular, children have been treated to meet the Meerkat experiences. We found an animal meet experience which we think knocks the spots off the Meerkats: Swimming with Crocodiles. Your kids will be the envy of everyone at school when the tell them about this experience.
Ultimate Personalised Kudos
If you really want to rack up the brownie points, then what could be more different than a personalised registration plate for your loved one’s car? You can buy them directly from the DVLA, simply type in what you would like and the DVLA will show you if it is available. You might need to be creative with your suggestions!
Christmas truly is a magnificent time of year; with a little thought and research you can find the most unusual gifts. We hope we have given you some good ideas, now set your imagination loose and see what weird and wonderful presents you can find!