Looking for something a little out-of-the-ordinary for a loved one this Christmas? Fed up giving the same sort of presents each year?
Don’t worry. We’re here to give you a few last-minute ideas to keep the spirit of Christmas alive and well. There are ideas that you won’t see in every high street, so you’ll get extra points for finding a great gift that’s exclusive as well.
Know someone who loves cooking? This is perfect. It’s a cute mini allotment that lets you grow your own herbs wherever you like. The allotment even has a little ‘shed’ for you to keep your tools in. Functional and cute? Yes please.
Monopoly is a firm favourite around the UK. With this special edition version you can enjoy the added excitement of the game being based on the hit series ‘Game of Thrones’. The playing tokens include a Dragon egg, White Walker and The Iron Throne. And the board itself has all your favourite locations including Kings Landing, Braavos and Winterfell. It’s not quite as serious as the programme, where they believe: “When you play a game of thrones you win or die.” Let’s keep things on a fun level, please.
Hatchimals are a really interesting idea – an over-sized egg that hatches after care, revealing a cute animal inside. For it to hatch, the owner has to show some love. Try singing to it, talking to it, playing with it and telling it you hope to meet the Hatchimal soon. This is one of these things that grown-ups don’t really understand, but kids love.
Nanoleaf Aurora modular lighting is where beautiful geometric wall art meets dynamic ambient lighting. You can arrange the panels into almost any shape and create animated light sequences to match your mood. And you can operate its phasing using your voice. What’s not to love? This is one of these presents it’s really, really hard to wrap and give away.
Pet lover’s hamper heaven
For those in your life who love their pets, what about these dog and cat hampers? The dog edition comes in a bone-shaped wicker basket, complete with dog popcorn, training biscuits, venison treats, a rope toy and a whole host of other goodies. For cat lovers there’s a special edition hamper, full of tasty treats for the feline in your life. No self-respecting pet lover would be without one.
Make something to give them
No, seriously. Why not try it? Use your skills to make something for your loved ones. A book of pictures of the two of you (or all of you)? Or a necklace? Or a batch of organic home brew ale? There are so many tutorial videos on YouTube now that you can watch and learn from. Be brave. Go for it. And feel free to share what you come up with in the comments section below.
A book you can judge by its cover
Moleskin have made a name for themselves by creating beautiful notebooks for a whole host of uses. They have a range of gift ideas on their website. They’re practical, beautifully made and they look fantastic. Pick up a specialist notepad or a diary. Whichever you choose, the recipient will love it.
In a galaxy really, really close
For the overgrown child in your life, there’s a Star Wars quadcopter. It flies at up to 35mph and is an accurate replica of an X-Wing starfighter. Don’t worry if you have no idea what we’re talking about. We know it’s the perfect gift. Want one, they will.
Money is accepted everywhere
Some people have an aversion to giving money to people as a gift.
We’re not one of those people.
Money has a number of advantages – it’s accepted everywhere, doesn’t tie the recipient to a specific shop and it isn’t subject to a sudden closure (as gift vouchers can be).
If you’re still unsure of cash as a gift, remember you can hand it over and tell the recipient that you thought they’d be able to make a better job of choosing a gift than you could.
Tinggly offers a huge selection of amazing experiences, all across the globe. You simply buy a voucher and your loved one gets to choose the experience that sets their pulse racing. Or helps them relax. That’s the beauty of this gift – the person gets to spec their experience themselves. They also have two years to use their voucher, so there’s no pressure to decide what they want to do.
If you find people are too generous
Once Christmas is over, you may need to find some room for your Christmas gifts. So have a new year clear out. Give stuff to local charities. Or pop things on eBay or Gumtree. Or box things up and drop round to see us. Whatever you love, but don’t need every day, we can offer storage that looks after it as well as you would. Our secure premises offer a simple, modern way to keep what you love, but at arm’s length. So be generous this Christmas. And let us handle whatever’s leftover afterwards.