Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas? We don’t think so, as we all know that planning well is the key to enjoying any event to the maximum. With the festive season fast approaching, this presents you with plenty of time to start gathering ideas for the perfect present for your loved ones. Friends, family, even pets deserve the very best, especially after last year’s plans were largely scuppered no thanks to last-minute lockdowns.
Ultimately, Christmas isn’t about the gift giving, it’s a special occasion and the chance to enjoy quality time with your favourite people, but you will no doubt be looking for the opportunity to show them how much they mean to you by way of a fun or fancy gift.
If you’re looking for some out of the box Christmas gift suggestions that will put a smile on your loved ones’ faces during the holiday period then read on for some interesting and inspiring ideas.
If someone in your family of group of friends absolutely loves a night at the casino, bring it home to them with a Blackjack set so they can set it up whenever they fancy a flutter. Providing the perfect opportunity to host a casino night of their own, equipped with the best gear and donning their finest attire, a Blackjack set, complete with a felt tablecloth, the shoe, eight decks of cards and chips, is sure to please. When you receive your invite to play just make sure you swot up with the best blackjack tips and a strategy guide so that you can become a pro and rake in all those chips.
They say the best things come in small packages and we would have to agree with that sentiment. When you spot a small, delicately wrapped gift box, no doubt your excitement levels start to rise, and we couldn’t think of a finer gift than a piece of lovingly chosen jewellery. From rings to necklaces and watches to bracelets, there are a plethora of bejewelled gifts that you can choose from to surprise your loved ones with, leaving them with something they can treasure for life. It could also be the perfect time to present your other half with an engagement to make your festive celebrations all that more special.
Science and experiments
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the hands-on gift of a science or experiment set that will get you thinking, while providing riveting entertainment at the same time. There are plenty of science-related box sets available, so you will have no trouble in finding the right one for your giftee. Among the options that have caught our eye are Amazing Science, which includes 83 fantastic S.T.E.A.M. experiments with instructions and explanations about how and why they happen.
There are also build-at-home solar-powered robots and vehicles, crystal growing sets, rock tumblers, and chemistry kits from which you can make edible food – all providing hours of fun and superb for creative minds.
If you know someone who thinks they are the next Gordon Ramsay, then a piece of kit for their kitchen would make a great Christmas gift. From top-quality stand mixers to the finest knife sets and hand-held gadgets to equipment that will make their cooking go with ease, anything you present them with is sure to put a smile on their face. A fancy gadget is sure to encourage them to whip you up a gourmet meal, so it’s a win-win situation for you both!
Rare bottle of drink
From whiskeys to wines, there are a fantastic selection of tipples out there that you could treat the discerning drinkers in your life to. Rare whiskeys can reach thousands at auction, while hard to find wines and Champagnes are certainly worth searching for. If you don’t want to go for a gift that is too precious for them to enjoy, try sourcing a bottle of something that has significance to them or you both for that extra thoughtful touch.
Lego is so obvious as a Christmas gift that it’s often overlooked, but aside from the latest Lego City airplane or fire engine for younger family members, how about something for the big kids among us?
Lego has some amazing sets, including Star Wars, football stadiums, Stranger Things, Marvel heroes, and Harry Potter themed gifts. There’s also the adult-orientated Architecture series with iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the White House, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, among others. No matter what age – everyone loves Lego, and the best part would be the unexpected joy of seeing them opening it on Christmas morning.