Come this time of year Santa has all the little ones gifts ‘covered’, but for those of us who’re a bit older it can seem like a daunting task picking the right present for someone, especially when they seem to have everything they already need.
We’ve set out a list of quirky ideas to help get the creativity flowing:
Hot air balloon ride
In the winter time a gas cylinder-powered mode of transport isn’t really the most suitable. However this gift could be redeemed at a better time in the year and is likely to be an experience one can tick off on the 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 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 motor 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.
This has to be one of the most extreme and ultimate gifts you could get for someone. Know someone who loves to watch survival programmes? Say that they have the skills equipped to do what it takes or have considered applying to Bear Grylls’ The Island? If so, send them on a weekend’s survival course first and see how they fare. Let them battle the conditions and fend for themselves in the wilderness. They will learn new survival skills and really test their mettle.
Floatation tank therapy
To some, this might just seem like some sort of an expensive bath, 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, thanks to this pod’s magnesium content. The soothing music that plays for the hour-long session allows the recipient 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!
Know anyone who enjoys a sing-song? Then a Lucky Voice karaoke kit could be the perfect gift. Starting at £60 your lucky recipient will be able to sing their heart out to the thousands of songs that are available. See who would be the next X Factor winner, and who Simon Cowell would throw his straight-to-the-point put downs towards.
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 25cm 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.
Christmas is a time of joy, giving and celebration, so make the most of every moment you get with the loved ones you have that surround you over this festive period. Hopefully this guide has been able to help you pick what you’re going to give this year!