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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Feeling Festive? Thoughtful and Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Now that we have had Halloween over and done with, it is time to focus on Christmas, right? Before we know it, November will be in full swing. Then December just appears from nowhere, and Christmas is around the corner. I love all of the festivities and the parties and celebrations. If you are someone that gives gifts at Christmas, then now is the time to start thinking about what to buy for people. If you leave it all to the last minute, it can be stressful as well as expensive. Spreading the cost a little can make a difference. But what do you buy people? It can be tricky to decide, for sure. So here are some quite unique gift ideas, that you might not have thought of before.

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Personalised Clothing

It is nice to get clothing as a gift I think (as long as the person buying knows just the right size to get you). But sometimes, they don’t quite get your style right. You could give them a gift card instead so that they can choose. But that goes in the boring pile of presents, along with chocolate and socks. So one thing that you could do is to make some clothing for them. If you are a whizz on the old sewing machine or knitting needles then fantastic. If you’re not, there are other options. You could buy a normal piece of clothing and then customise it a little. You could add patches and badges to a denim jacket for instance. This would give it an instant retro vibe. You could buy a t-shirt and then design something to go on it. You could have it printed professionally, or do it yourself. If you choose the latter, just make sure you use the right screen printing inks. Otherwise, the colour will just run, the first time it goes in the washing machine. Somewhere like Hydrotech could be a good place to look.

Experience Days

If you have friends that are adrenaline junkies, then experience days are a good idea. They also work for those friends of ours that seem to have everything! It could be a fancy afternoon tea if you are looking for something more subdued. Or perhaps a skydive or hot air balloon ride for more adventurous friends? If something is booked and ready to present to them, then it makes it a really thoughtful and exciting gift.

Fan Memorabilia

Another quite unique but thoughtful gift is getting a friend or family member some memorabilia. It could be a record or disc from one of their favourite old school artists. It could be a piece of clothing or something signed by a band. This does need a little preparation and scouring the pages of eBay perhaps. You could even write to a certain stars PR team to see if there is anything that you can pay to have sent over. It might take some hard work, but it will pay off, though. It would mean the world to the recipient.