It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? With the little ones, Santa will have the gifts ‘covered’, but for those a bit older, it can sometimes seem like an impossible task to choose the right present. I mean, exactly what can you get someone who seemingly has everything they really need?
Here, we take a look at some quirky ideas to get those creative juices flowing and spread the Christmas cheer:
Hot air balloon ride
Okay, so it’s not exactly suitable to go up in the gas-cylinder powered transport in the winter time. But, this is a gift that can be redeemed later on in the year and is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to tick off 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?
How about an Infini London Rose
Offering luxury exquisite roses that last for an entire year – what an incredible gift idea. Real, long-lasting and gorgeous, these roses are the perfect gift for a loved one, as well as adding that glamorous touch in the home, just in time for Christmas. Infini London has a number of ranges, including the Suede Collection, Diamond collection and the White Diamond collection. Retailing between £120-£200, Infini London also ship to 190 countries worldwide.
For the motor enthusiast, treat them to time on the track in their favourite car. There are many track day experiences available up and down the country with a selection of motors available to quench even the biggest thrill-seekers’ thirst for excitement. Rev their engines as they sit behind the wheel of some of the finest automobiles known to man.
This is the ultimate day out. Do you know someone who watches survival programmes and says that they are well equipped to take part? Do they watch Bear Grylls’ The Island and consider applying? 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
Some might think of this as just an expensive bath, but it’s much, much more! This relaxation chamber is full of Epsom salts which are renowned 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 have a limited budget, why not purchase a truly stellar gift for just £10? With a ‘name a star’ present, 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 those who enjoy a sing-song, look no further than a Lucky Voice karaoke kit. From £60, your lucky recipient can sing to their heart’s content with thousands of tracks available. It’s a great gift to be able to pull out when you are entertaining. See who would be the next X Factor winner, and who Simon Cowell would throw his straight-to-the-point put downs towards.
If an activity isn’t something you’d be likely to gift someone, why not treat their sweet tooth instead? For approximately £24, you can purchase a personalised sweetie tree. 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.
So, there you have it. A quick guide to what to buy someone who has everything! Remember, Christmas is a time for giving, so spend every moment you can with your loved ones and enjoy the festive period!