Christmas gifts with a difference

We all get that warm, fuzzy glow as we give our carefully chosen gifts to loved ones each Christmas. But every year it seems harder to find that perfect present for family and friends, who, let’s face it, seem to have it all. Their alcohol store is overflowing, they’ve already overindulged on the chocolates and they’ve got more socks than you can shake a stick at, so it’s time to think outside the gift-box.

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Finding something a bit different to place under the tree is the holy-grail for festive shoppers, but we are on hand to help you find something with a quirky twist.

Gifts with a difference

One of the most unusual gifts on the market has surely got to be the Ancestry DNA gift from Living DNA, to help budding genealogists trace their family history.

For bookworms, you can’t go wrong with a handwritten copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby. Available from SP Books, this is one hand-picked gift that will certainly hit the mark.

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Gifts for thrill seekers

For a gift that your lucky recipient can enjoy well beyond Christmas, consider giving them an experience they’ll never forget.

From flight experiences and supercars to the thrilling slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For something completely different, try a tank driving experience. Somewhere like Armourgeddon supplies a number of activities for those all-action heroes amongst us, including tank paintball battles, quads and air rifle shooting.

Gifts for party lovers

If you’re buying for someone who loves to be the life and soul of the party, there are plenty of gift ideas to make sure the celebrations go with a bang.

Prosecco Pong is perfect for getting any party started, while a set of Tipsy Wine Glasses from IWOOT will make you feel quite wobbly from the off. Why not even go the whole hog and purchase a drinks trolley? Your host will never know how they managed without one.

Gifts from the heart

If all else fails, there’s always the homemade option. Although this can be risky, take a look at for inspiration.

Follow our tips for perfect gift buying and you’ll be the toast of the party come 25 December. But good luck next year; you will be expected to do it all over again.

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