Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Oh Christmas. One of the most wonderful times of the year filled with festive cheer, yummy
mince pies, hot chocolates piled high with marshmallows and the odd glass of mulled wine here 
and there. 

Sure, we all plan to have our Christmas shopping completed by the first week of December with 
the presents sat patiently under the tree, albeit slightly out of reach from excited little hands 
who just can’t wait until December 25th to unwrap their gifts! However, as the big day draws 
closer finding those last minute gifts can get tricky.

Whilst reaching for gift sets can be tempting they often lack the personal touch that Christmas 
is all about. So to help you in your gift searching travels here are some unique Christmas gifts 
that will give them a Christmas gift to treasure.

Gift an Experience

Christmas is all about coming together and enjoying spending time with one another so why not 
gift someone with an experience you’ll also be able to share with them in the following year 
too. Pick up tickets to a comedy show or a gig, or why not surprise them with a weekend away 
if you’re feeling flash. 

If you’re on a budget you could treat someone to a meal at their favourite restaurant or even 
give them an IOU for a coffee and slice of cake. You can even present them with an IOU 
certificate so they have something to open on the day. Remember, it’s the little things that 
count and nothing beats spending time with loved ones. 

Create a Photo Box

Memories are meant to be treasured and with everything now stored on our phones these days 
we can all be guilty of not printing off those precious snaps we’ve taken. From photos of our 
little bundles of joy to family pics and holiday snaps which seem like a lifetime ago, gifting them 
to a loved one in a photo box like this one from USB Makers is the perfect excuse to relive 
those happy memories once more. 

It’s also a lovely keepsake to have on show and is a nice alternative to a traditional photo album. If you want to create a keepsake for new additions then why not pop in memories you have to date and add to it as they grow up, opening it up on their 18th birthday you’ll be sure to find some memories which you may have forgotten otherwise.

The Customised Jar

This is a gift where you’ll need to get your hands dirty but it’s the one that will win you big 
brownie points for being so thoughtful. Grab any size jar as big or small as you wish and stock 
with yummy sweets and chocolates or create a spa in a jar with pampering treats! 

One of the most popular jar gift ideas is to put ingredients in the jar to allow them to recreate 
their favourite gingerbread cookie recipe. Just make sure you include the cooking instructions! 

This ones perfect for little ones who want to help out in the kitchen by making sure all the 
ingredients are all measured out ready. 

Festive Hamper

Pick up a basket or box and create a festive hamper stocked up with foodie finds, a stack of 
their favourite things or everything they need to have the perfect night in. Whether you stock it 
with chutneys and jams or every chocolate imaginable it’ll be a gift you won’t want to giveaway. 

Pack it up with a DVD, bottle of wine, popcorn and a voucher for their favourite takeaway to 
give them a little treat to look forward too. Swap the wine and takeaway out for a children 
friendly picnic and create a mini cinema experience for little ones at home.

These festive gift ideas are sure to but a smile on their face as they unwrap them on Christmas 
morning and all with a little sprinkle of thoughtfulness thrown in too!

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