It’s billed as being the most wonderful time of the year. Santa will sort out all the kids’ presents, but what can you do for those a bit older who seemingly have everything they really need?
Here, we consider some quirky gift ideas to help you spread a bit of festive cheer this Christmas:
Hot air balloon ride
Going up in a gas cylinder-powered hot air balloon may not seem like much fun in the winter time, but this gift can be redeemed later in the year and is likely to tick off a bucket list experience. While it could be a bit pricey, 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?
A track day can be the ideal gift for a motor enthusiast. 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.
A survival weekend can be the ultimate gift for those who are adventurous. 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
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just an expensive bath. 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 don’t have a huge budget, why not look into purchasing a truly stellar gift for only £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!
The Lucky Voice karaoke kit is perfect for those who enjoy a sing-song… 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 you want to steer away from an activity-based gift, tackle your recipient’s sweet tooth instead. For approximately £24, you can purchase a personalised Haribo 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.
Of course, there is an abundance of other gifts to choose from out there this Christmas, but hopefully, this quick guide will help to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, Christmas is a time for giving, so spend every moment you can with your loved ones and enjoy the festive period!