Unique Gift Ideas that Your Friends and Relatives Won’t Expect

cocktail gift

The festive season has come back around again and as usual you are faced with the challenge of finding gifts for your loved ones. Most of us are very lucky in that we want for very little. Christmas is not the same as it used to be in that people tend to buy the things they need themselves throughout the year. So when it comes to Christmas and you want to get something meaningful, or useful it can be extremely difficult. If you are tired of giving the same gifts of socks and alcohol every year then read on for some inspiration for unique gift giving.

Book gift

For The Book Worm

Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten The Great Gatsby. This gift comprises of a copy of the manuscript which comes in a deluxe iron gilded slipcase. Perfect for the bibliophile. It also comes with a foreword from Baz Luhrmann. It is £199 from SP Books. This is a very thoughtful gift and something that will likely stay with this person for the rest of their life.

For the Jet Setter

Treat someone special to an experience they truly won’t forget – the chance to become captain of a Boeing 737 aircraft simulator. After carrying out real pre-flight aircraft checks and talking to Air Traffic Control, a fully qualified instructor will take them through the controls of the aircraft and then allow them to fully experience the exciting sensations of take-off, climbing, cruising and landing. It is £109 from Flight Experience.

 Coffee gift

For the Caffeine Addict

Spreadable Coffee espresso marmalade is a tasty, unusual way for a coffee lover to get their caffeine fix and add some buzz to their bagels. It is £9.99 from Firebox. This is a great stocking filler or a gift for a friend.



For the Late Night Movie Watcher

The iLounge tablet pillow is a gift for person who has everything – the iLounge pillow holds your tablet in place so you don’t have to. It is also designed like the original iMac desktop computers which gives it a cool retro feel. This gift is £17.99 from prezzybox.com​.

For the Hostess with the Mostest

The Luxe drinks trolley is £350 from Oliver Bonas and a gift for someone special. If you don’t have a small budget this is the one. This rather unusual gift is the piece of furniture they never knew they needed – until now. We all have that friend who is constantly having parties and spends the duration of the night running between the kitchen and the lounge filling people’s drinks. This classy bar cart comes with wheels meaning they no longer have to travel far to prepare the next cocktail.