Every year it’s always a struggle to buy for certain people as they either already appear to have everything, or they keep their interests and hobbies to themselves. Well fear no longer, we’ve put together a simple guide to unusual gift ideas for men and women, which we’ll almost guarantee the person won’t have received previously.
A men’s sock subscription
Probably the best possible gift you can get for any discerning gentlemen, this is a new idea in the UK based on the hugely successful razor subscriptions in the States. Available at Socked.co.uk
, you can choose from a variety of subscriptions based on how much you’re willing to spend. On a regular basis, the recipient will receive a fresh pair of black socks through the post.
It’s a great gift for men of all ages; specifically any that like to get suited and booted on a regular basis. It certainly beats a boring old magazine subscription!
The scratch map
The scratch map is the perfect gift for both seasoned travellers and novices alike, helping to give a subtle prod to visit or relive the holiday memories of destinations worldwide. Essentially it’s a map of the world with a special metallic gold scratch foil coating (similar to what you find on scratch cards) – each country can only be scratched off after it’s been visited by whoever owns the map. Geographical details are then revealed, bringing your scratch map to life with an array of colours. It’s a fantastic conversation starter and it’s near the top of our list of the best presents you can get for just about anyone.
The scratch map is available in a variety of sizes, which makes it an affordable gift for all budgets. We also think it works as a great gift for couples if you’re trying to buy an anniversary present or joint-gift. Available at multiple online stores, check out IWantOneOfThose.com
first as they usually have reductions on the map.
Personalised word search print
Don’t worry if you don’t think the person you’re buying the gift for is a cross word fan, this is more of a piece of personalised wall art than anything else. Essentially it’s a standard cross word in a variety of different grid sizes, that you can then personalise with words that need to be included. These could be based on anything such as the names of family members, football teams or even different wine varieties if you’re buying for a bit of a connoisseur.
The word search will then be made based on the specific requirements and you can then have fun watching the recipients face when they open the gift. Yes, you will spot disappointment but this will soon change to a smile when they spot some of the words included – they can then have some fun finding the others. A great gift for both adults and children, it’s available at Firebox
in a variety of formats, including the option to have it printed on a cushion.
Zoo keeper experience
If you’ve got some budget to play with and are looking to spend £50 or more on the gift, look at getting an experience voucher for your local zoo. Most wildlife parks offer either the day as a zoo keeper or animal feeder experiencing, allowing any nature lovers to really get as up close and personal as possible. They make a fantastic gift for children (over the age of 8) and adults, guaranteed to be a one in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten.
The only drawback is the cost, but things like this are so specialised that there’s no way around it. If it’s completely out of your budget, see if your local farm or pet store can provide a simpler experience for kids. Any contact with animals for young aspiring vets will be absolutely priceless for them.