Right now we’re in the middle of Christmas shopping, trying to fight our way through all the Black Friday deals which are bombarding us from everywhere. It seems an easy job to find the stock fillers for most of the family members and especially the kids, but what we do with that person who already has everything they need?
It can seem like a daunting task picking the right present for that person. I want to make that job a bit easier for you with my list of quirky ideas to help you get creative…
Hot air balloon ride
In winter a gas cylinder-powered mode of transport isn’t really the most suitable. However this gift could be redeemed at a different time of the year and is likely to be an experience on someone’s bucket list. While it could be a bit pricy, there are deals to get yourself up in the air for close to £100, with take-off spots all around the UK. To make it that extra bit special, why not book a trip to watch the sunrise?
For any beer enthusiast spending a day sampling craft beer is a day well spent. Add to this experience that they can roll up their sleeves and actually learn how to brew beer themselves, and you have found them the perfect gift. The courses usually range around £100 or less. When you think about it.. it’s a day well spent that gives a lifetime knowledge.
Floatation tank therapy
This may seem like some sort of an expensive bath to some, but it is so much more than that! This chamber of relaxation is filled of Epsom salts which are known for their health and beauty benefits. So, why not present the gift of stress relief this Christmas. The soothing music that plays for the hour-long session allows the person enjoying it to drift into a near-meditative state of calmness which washes all the negativity away.
Name a star
If you’ve got a small budget, why not ‘Name a star’ for just £10? The perfect gift for someone who loves a clear night sky or has a fascination with space, you’ll be able to choose a name to be registered in the Intergalactic Star Database which will then have a unique number solely for the recipient. It’s a gift that is out of this world – literally!
For any motor enthusiast you could treat them to some time on a track with their favourite car. Track day experiences are available all over the country as well as a range of motors to choose from to help satisfy what the thrill seeker’s looking for. Rev their engines as they sit behind the wheel of some of the finest automobiles known to man.
Maybe the person you’re buying for isn’t the activity type, so why not get something to please their sweet tooth instead? A personalised Haribo tree is available to buy for around £24! With a chocolate stalk and an abundance of the sweet manufacturer’s finest jellies, this 25 cm tree is entirely edible. It could be the perfect accompaniment for the recipient to take to work to save them venturing to the vending machine.
Now you have a list of fun ideas, you can focus on making the most of every moment you get with the loved ones you have that surround you over the festive period!