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
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.
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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