Is October really too early to begin thinking about Christmas? With two and a bit months left until the big day, it’s not that much time if you really think about it. Also, the shops are putting out their Christmas stock earlier and earlier each year. Regardless of all of that, here’s a guide with some funky and unusual gifts that you can buy for your loves ones this year.
One thing about Christmas that people tend to make the mistake with, is buying someone something they need rather than thinking about what they’d like. While buying people things they need is a lovely gesture, the surprise of a completely unexpected gift is even nicer.
Gifts that you can personalise like mugs, keyrings, lighters, t-shirts and so much more are a brilliant way of showing someone that you were thinking of them while you were buying them a present. It gives that extra touch onto any gift if it’s got their name on it. Try and associate the gift with something that you and that person share together. For example, if you’re regularly having coffee with someone, getting them a personalised mug will show them that you treasure those times and want to make it more special.
Another way of making a gift more unusual and keep it special is to buy them something that is linked to them in some way, or it will mean a lot to them to have it. For example, if a loved one is in the military, or used to be, buying them MilitaryCoins challenge coins that can be personalised with their service number, dates of service and many other things too will mean a lot to that person. It will give them a gift which will allow them to reminisce the time they spent in the military.
Donating money on people’s behalf is another way of giving a great gift to someone. If you know that a loved one is passionate about the protection of animals, for example, the donating to a charity that looks after animals will mean much more to them than another pair of socks.
Buying your loved ones comedic presents that means something to them is also another great idea. You can buy things like funny slogans on soaps, extra large wine glasses, pamper sets which have funny phrases on, funky chopping boards, strangely shaped beach towels and so much more. This way you would be providing them with a funny, yet useful gift.
This year, try to be creative with your gift giving and see how much of a smile it gives people. When you receive something completely unexpected it gives a sense that you’ve put a lot of thought into the gift; therefore making it mean more. Do remember, whatever you buy to keep it within price range and remember that the true meaning of Christmas is to spend time together with your loved ones. Enjoy the festive period!