Unusual Christmas Gifts

The festive season is upon us, and with it comes the age-old question: what gifts should we give our loved ones this Christmas? While traditional gifts like socks, ties, and gift cards have their place, there’s something extraordinary about receiving a gift that’s out of the ordinary. This blog will guide you to unusual Christmas gifts that surprise and delight your friends and family.

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How to Choose the Best Unusual Christmas Gifts

Choosing the best unusual Christmas gifts involves a creative and thoughtful approach. Begin by considering the recipient’s personality and interests – an unusual gift should be intriguing and align with their sense of humour or taste. Originality is key; look for something that stands out and is not commonly found in regular stores. However, ensure the gift’s uniqueness does not compromise its appropriateness or quality. It should be engaging and, if possible, have a practical element that adds value. Cultivating an element of surprise can make the gift more memorable. Also, consider the presentation, as creative packaging can significantly enhance the gift’s appeal. Lastly, consider the gift’s relevance to the individual, potentially drawing on inside jokes or shared experiences, to ensure that it holds personal significance. By carefully selecting an unusual gift, you can provide a delightful and memorable experience that captures the festive spirit of Christmas.

Top 3 Best Unusual Christmas Gifts

1 – Cheese Making Kit – View the best deals here

2 – At-Home Sauna – View the best deals here

3 – Wine Teaser – View the best deals here

Cheese Making Kit - make 30 different Artisan Cheeses Basket

Discover the perfect gift for cheese lovers and culinary enthusiasts with our Cheese Making Kit. Unleash your creativity and embark on a delicious journey as you craft over 25 unique artisan cheeses from the comfort of your own home. This comprehensive kit provides everything you need to become a skilled cheese maker, including step-by-step instructions, high-quality ingredients, and specialised tools. From creamy mozzarella to tangy feta, impress your loved ones with unusual Christmas gifts that elevate their culinary adventures and create unforgettable cheese-tasting experiences.

BIIB Gifts for Men, LED Gloves with Lights, Father s Day Gifts from Daughter/Son, Mens Gifts for Dad, Gadgets for Men Birthday Gifts for Him, Fishing Gifts for Men Who Have Everything, Christmas Gifts

Looking for the perfect unusual Christmas gifts for men? Look no further than our BIIB Gifts for Men collection. Whether it’s Father’s Day or you’re searching for dad gifts, we’ve got you covered with our range of gadgets for men. One standout item is our LED Gloves with Lights, perfect for fishing enthusiasts or men who seem to have everything. These innovative gloves illuminate nighttime fishing adventures and serve as a practical and unique stocking filler for both men and women during the holiday season. Surprise your loved ones with a gift combining functionality and fun, making their Christmas memorable.

Eat.Art Red Hot Chilli Addict - 8 Unique Different Chilli Spice Set - Unusual Food Cooking Gifts For Chilli-heads - A Gourmet Selection Box - Fine Food BBQ Seasoning For Chilliheads

The perfect unusual Christmas gifts for the chilli lovers in your life? Look no further than the Eat. Art Red Hot Chilli Addict set. This collection of 8 unique and different chilli spices will delight any heat-seeking food enthusiast. This set is a fine food BBQ seasoning dream come true for chiliheads, packed in a gourmet selection box. From fiery habanero to smoky chipotle, each spice is carefully curated to elevate any dish with a burst of flavour and heat. Surprise your loved ones with this exceptional gift, and watch their taste buds ignite with joy and excitement this holiday season.

Segway Experience for 2

Unusual Christmas Gifts

This Christmas, gift your loved ones the exhilarating Buyagift “60 Minute Segway Thrill for Two” for a unique and unforgettable experience. This high-tech adventure isn’t just a ride; it’s a journey into the future of personal transportation. During this 60-minute session, participants step onto a Segway, taking the gyroscopic controls in hand for an incredibly smooth and intuitive ride. It’s an experience suited for newcomers and seasoned riders, offering a thrilling taste of innovation and speed.

The gift includes the Segway experience, a comprehensive introduction, a safety briefing, and the use of essential safety gear like helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads. An expert instructor guides participants through a dedicated training session, ensuring they’re ready to take the sleek electric steeds out for an adventure around the Segway Rally Course. The experience is wrapped up with a commemorative certificate, making it a memorable gift for those seeking adventure, shared excitement, and the chance to create lasting memories together. This Christmas, offer your loved ones the gift of an electrifying journey and a friendly competition to see who claims the bragging rights for the journey home.

Bluetooth Beanie Hat,Upgraded Hat Headphones Headset Winter Music Hat Knit Running Cap with Speakers & Mic Unique Christmas Tech Gifts for Women Mom Her Him Men Teens Boys Girls

The Bluetooth Beanie Hat, the perfect combination of style, comfort, and technology. This upgraded hat doubles as a headset, allowing you to enjoy your favourite music or take calls on the go while keeping your head warm during winter activities. With built-in speakers and a microphone, this unique Christmas tech gift is perfect for women, moms, dads, teens, and everyone. Connect it to your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices and enjoy seamless wireless audio. Whether running, skiing, or simply strolling in the cold, this beanie hat is a must-have accessory that combines functionality with fashion. Surprise your loved ones with this innovative gift and let them stay connected and stylish all winter.

Gifts for Him, Decorations Storm Glass, Weather Forecaster Weather Station Fashion Creative Office Desktop and Home Decor Water Drop Glass Bottle

Searching for distinctive Christmas gifts for him? Look no further than our Decorations Storm Glass. This uncommon weather forecaster and station is a functional tool and a fashion-forward and creative addition to any office desktop or home decor. With its unique water drop glass bottle design, it brings a touch of elegance to any space. Witness the captivating crystal formations as they predict the upcoming weather conditions. This extraordinary gift is practical and visually striking, making it a memorable choice to impress and delight him this holiday season.

Ainkedin Gifts for Men, Golf Ballpoint Pen Presents for Men, Secret Santa Gifts for Men, Golf Gifts for Men, Mens Gifts for Christmas, Gifts for Dad, Desk Gadgets Gifts for Men Who Have Everything

Make this Christmas memorable with our Ainkedin Golf Ballpoint Pen Gifts for Men. These funny and unusual gifts are perfect for adding a touch of amusement to the holiday season. These golf-themed pens make for delightful and unique Christmas presents, whether for dads, colleagues, or anyone who appreciates a good laugh. They are designed to resemble miniature golf clubs and bring a playful twist to everyday writing tasks. Their fidget pen functionality offers a fun and stress-relieving experience during holiday gatherings or office parties. Surprise your loved ones with this distinctive gift that combines humour and practicality, making it a standout addition to their desk or personal collection.

Namesakes® - Bottle Jail puzzle - Wooden IQ brain teaser for adults - Novelty packaging with unique lock challenge - Fun gift for men or women - logic game handcrafted from precious wood

The Namesakes Wine Bottle Jail, the perfect brain teaser puzzle for adults that makes an unusual and entertaining Christmas gift. Designed to add an extra layer of excitement to the gift of wine, this cleverly crafted puzzle provides a fun challenge for both men and women. Place a standard wine bottle inside the jail-like contraption and watch as the recipient tries to solve the puzzle and release the bottle. It’s a unique and interactive way to present a bottle of wine, turning a simple gift into a memorable experience. Surprise your loved ones with this fun and intriguing gift to keep them entertained long after the holiday.

Roces RC1 Classic Roller Skates Artistic, Quad 4 Wheels Skating, for Man and Woman, Unisex, Adult

Get ready to roll in style with the Roces RC1 Classic Roller Skates Artistic. These quad roller skates are the perfect choice for both men and women who appreciate the joy of skating. With their timeless design and durable construction, these skates combine functionality with retro flair. Whether an experienced skater or a beginner, these skates offer a smooth and comfortable ride, allowing you to express your artistic side on the rink or the streets. Unleash your inner skater and make this Christmas unforgettable with these unique and unusual gifts. Whether for a man or a woman, these unisex adult skates bring smiles and excitement to the holiday season.

A 100% Real Rose That Lasts Years - Eternal Petals, Handmade in UK – White Gold Solo with A Clear Swarovski Crystal (Blush)

Make this Christmas truly extraordinary with our 100% Real Rose That Lasts Years by Eternal Petals. Handmade in the UK, this exquisite gift symbolises eternal love and beauty. Each rose undergoes a meticulous preservation process, allowing it to maintain its natural appearance and texture for years. The White Gold Solo variation features a stunning clear Swarovski crystal, adding a touch of elegance and sparkle. Surprise your loved ones with this unique and unusual gift that captures the essence of romance and stands as a lasting reminder of your affection. Whether it’s for a partner, a family member, or a dear friend, this everlasting rose will leave a lasting impression this holiday season.

Talking Tables Silent Disco Music Game | Dipsticks Charades Games for Kids and Adults | Dancing, Singing, Acting Ideas Whole Family, Stocking Filler, House Party, 13+, REPLAY-SILENTCHAR

Elevate your Christmas celebrations with the Talking Tables Silent Disco Music Game. This unique and unusual gift combines the excitement of a charades game with the immersive experience of a silent disco. With Dipsticks Charades, players of all ages can showcase their dancing, singing, and acting skills as they act out various prompts and guess the performances of others. Perfect for the whole family, this game is a guaranteed hit at house parties and gatherings. Packed with fun and laughter, it makes for an entertaining stocking filler. Suitable for ages 13 and up, the Talking Tables Silent Disco Music Game, also known as REPLAY-SILENTCHAR, ensures that your Christmas celebrations are filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

aokat Coffee Mug Warmer for Desk, Cup Warmer Automatic Shut Off, Beverage Warmers for Coffee, Milk, Tea, Water, with Touch Screen Switch,Safely Use for Office/Home (Black B)

Keep your favourite beverages warm and your holiday spirits high with the okay Coffee Mug Warmer for Desk. This unusual Christmas gift ensures that your coffee, milk, tea, or water stays at the perfect temperature throughout the day. Its automatic shut-off feature and touchscreen switch offer a convenient and safe way to enjoy warm drinks at the office or home. The sleek and stylish black design adds a touch of elegance to any desk or tabletop. Surprise your loved ones with this practical and unique gift that will bring comfort and warmth to their daily routine. The Aokat Coffee Mug Warmer is a must-have holiday companion for coffee enthusiasts or tea lovers.

Heated Socks for Men Woman, Rechargeable 4000mAh Battery heat holders ladies socks, Foot Warmers electric socks Cold Weather Thermal Socks for Sport Outdoor and Camping Hiking Skiing

Stay cosy and combat the winter chill with our Winter Heating Socks. These unusual Christmas gifts are designed to keep your feet warm and provide relief from arthritis and freezing temperatures. With rechargeable heating elements embedded in the socks, you can enjoy continuous warmth during skiing, outdoor activities, or cold winter days. These socks are practical and provide soothing comfort for those suffering from arthritis or poor circulation. Surprise your loved ones with this innovative gift that combines functionality, warmth, and pain relief, making it an essential companion for winter adventures.

Runitude Portable Sauna Steam Tent | Full Size Home Personal Sauna Steam Detox Room | Infrared Touchscreen 1000W 2.6 Litre Generator | Including Chair & 2X Protective Floor Mats | Men & Women

Elevate relaxation and detoxification to a new level with the Runitude Portable Sauna Steam Tent. This unusual Christmas gift brings the luxury of a full-size personal sauna steam detox room to the comfort of your own home. With its infrared touchscreen and powerful 1000W 2.6 litre generator, you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of steam therapy at your convenience. The package includes a comfortable chair and two protective floor mats for an immersive sauna experience. Suitable for both men and women, this portable sauna is the perfect gift for those seeking relaxation, detoxification, and rejuvenation. Surprise your loved ones with this extraordinary gift and let them indulge in the ultimate home spa experience this holiday season.

Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Kit - 7 Year Old Bonsai Tree with Plant Feed & Scissors

Introduce a touch of serenity and nature into your loved one’s life with our Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Kit. This unusual Christmas gift includes a 7-year-old bonsai tree, plant feed and scissors for nurturing and shaping. The Chinese Elm is renowned for its elegant appearance and resilience, making it an ideal choice for bonsai enthusiasts of all levels. With proper care and attention, this bonsai tree will thrive and bring a sense of tranquillity to any space. Surprise your loved ones with this unique and meaningful gift that allows them to embark on a journey of cultivation and mindfulness. Whether they are experienced bonsai artists or beginners, the Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Kit will captivate and inspire their green thumb this holiday season.

novium Hoverpen Interstellar Edition - Luxury Pen Made With Aerospace Alloys, Unique Aesthetic, Free Spinning Executive Pen, Cool Gadgets, Gifts for Dad (Space Black)

Step into the future of writing with the novium Hoverpen Interstellar Edition. This unusual Christmas gift combines futuristic design with luxurious craftsmanship to create an extraordinary writing experience. Crafted with aerospace alloys, this pen boasts a unique aesthetic that will turn heads. The free-spinning mechanism adds a touch of elegance and functionality, making it the perfect executive pen for any occasion. Whether jotting down notes or signing important documents, the novum Hoverpen delivers a smooth and effortless writing experience. Surprise your loved ones with this cool gadget that exudes sophistication and innovation. Whether for birthdays or special occasions, this Space Black Interstellar Edition pen is a standout gift that will leave a lasting impression.

Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Eye Mask,Musicozy Sleep Mask Headphones with 14 Hrs Playing Music,Upgraded V5.3 Eye Mask Headphones for Side Sleepers/Office/Travel,Tech Sleep Aids for Men Women

Experience the perfect blend of comfort and technology with our Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Eye Mask. This unusual Christmas gift is designed to provide the ultimate relaxation and uninterrupted sleep. The ultra-soft sleeping headphone mask features built-in Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to wirelessly listen to your favourite music or soothing sounds while drifting off to sleep. This washable mask is made with high-quality materials for maximum comfort and is perfect for side sleepers, office use, or travel. Surprise the special men and women with this unique and thoughtful gift that promotes deep, restful sleep and enhances their overall well-being. Whether for birthdays or holidays, the Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Eye Mask is a perfect companion for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Eilik – Cute Robot Pets for Kids and Adults, Your Perfect Interactive Companion at Home or Workspace, Unique for Girls & Boys

Eilik, is the perfect interactive companion for kids and adults alike. This unusual Christmas gift brings the joy of having a robot pet in your home or workspace. Eilik is designed to provide companionship and entertainment, featuring interactive features that respond to touch and voice commands. Eilik quickly becomes a beloved family member with its charming personality and playful interactions. Perfect for both girls and boys, this unique gift sparks imagination and encourages creativity. Surprise your loved ones with Eilik and witness the joy and laughter it brings to their lives. Whether for playtime or as a desktop companion, Eilik is the ideal interactive pet to make this holiday season unforgettable.

CVCBSER Smooth Swing Dueling Lightsaber, Upgradation Motion Control 12 Sets Sound Effect, with 16 Colors Changeable Premium Metal Handle Light Saber for Adults and Boys Gift (Sliver Handle)

Ignite your imagination and embark on epic duels with the CVCBSER Smooth Swing Dueling Lightsaber. This unusual Christmas gift takes your lightsaber experience to the next level with its motion control and upgraded features. With 12 sets of sound effects and a smooth swing action, each battle becomes an immersive and thrilling experience. The premium metal handle and 16 changeable colours add a touch of elegance and customisation. Whether for adults or boys, this lightsaber is the ultimate gift for Star Wars enthusiasts and fans of epic adventures. Surprise your loved ones with the CVCBSER Smooth Swing Dueling Lightsaber and let them unleash their inner Jedi or Sith. May the force be with them as they create unforgettable memories this holiday season.

Loupedeck Live S - The Streaming Console for Desktop Productivity, Full Stream Control and Content Creation with Customizable LED Touchscreen Buttons, Dials and RGB Buttons, Works with PC and Mac

Upgrade your desktop productivity and elevate your content creation with the Loupedeck Live S. This unusual Christmas gift is the ultimate streaming console that puts full stream control at your fingertips. With its customisable LED touchscreen buttons, dials, and RGB buttons, you have complete control over your streaming experience. Whether a professional streamer or a content creator, this console works seamlessly with both PC and Mac, providing intuitive control over your favourite streaming platforms and creative software. The Loupedeck Live S enhances your workflow and streamlines your productivity, from adjusting audio levels to switching scenes and activating macros. Surprise the tech enthusiast with this exceptional gift that combines functionality, customisation, and seamless integration, making it a game-changer in their streaming and content creation journey.

AIKARO Electric Wine Bottle Opener Automatic Electronic Corkscrew, Rechargeable (Set with Base)

Make wine opening effortless and stylish with the AIKARO Electric Wine Bottle Opener. This unusual Christmas gift combines modern technology with convenience, allowing you to open your favourite bottles of wine easily. The automatic electronic corkscrew effortlessly removes the cork at the touch of a button, saving you time and effort. With its sleek and ergonomic design, it adds a touch of elegance to any wine lover’s collection. The set includes a rechargeable base, ensuring your opener is ready for the next celebration. Surprise your loved ones with this unique gift that brings sophistication and simplicity to their wine-drinking experience. Whether it’s for a wine connoisseur or someone who enjoys a glass now and then, the AIKARO Electric Wine Bottle Opener is a must-have addition to their kitchen or bar.

Divoom Ditoo Retro Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker with Programmable RGB Led Screen, Gaming Gadget with Mechanical Keyboard, Also a Smart Alarm Clock (Blue)

Experience the perfect blend of nostalgia and modern technology with the Divoom Ditoo Retro Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker. This unusual Christmas gift is a unique combination of a Bluetooth speaker, programmable RGB LED screen, gaming gadget, mechanical keyboard, and smart alarm clock all rolled into one. The retro pixel art design adds a charming touch to any space, while the powerful speaker delivers immersive sound quality. Customise the LED screen with pixel art creations, or choose from various pre-programmed designs. You can enjoy a tactile and responsive typing experience with its mechanical keyboard. Plus, it doubles as a smart alarm clock, ensuring you start your day on a high note. Surprise your loved ones with this extraordinary gift combining style, functionality, and a touch of nostalgia, making it the ultimate companion for music lovers, gamers, and tech enthusiasts.

Why Go for Unusual Gifts?

Breaking the Monotony

Let’s face it: traditional gifts can be predictable. How often have you received a pair of socks or a gift card from a rarely visited store? While these gifts are practical, they lack the personal touch that makes Christmas gifting special.

The Benefits

  1. Personalisation: Unusual gifts often allow for a level of personalisation that goes beyond simply writing someone’s name on a card.
  2. Thoughtfulness: When you opt for an unusual gift, it shows that you’ve put thought into the gift selection process, making the recipient feel genuinely valued.

Factors to Consider When Buying Unusual Christmas Gifts

When buying unusual Christmas gifts, it’s essential to consider several factors to ensure the gift is both memorable and appreciated:

  1. Recipient’s Personality and Preferences: An unusual gift should align with the recipient’s personality, interests, or humour. It should be unique but still resonate with them.
  2. Appropriateness: Even though the gift is unusual, it should still be appropriate for the recipient. Avoid anything that could be potentially offensive or too personal.
  3. Quality: Ensure that the unusual nature of the gift doesn’t compromise its quality. It should be well-made and serve a purpose, even simply to entertain.
  4. Surprise Factor: The best unusual gifts are often pleasant surprises. Think about how the gift will be received and the reaction it will evoke.
  5. Cultural Sensitivity: Be mindful of cultural norms and sensitivities. What’s considered unusual yet acceptable in one culture might be inappropriate in another.
  6. Practicality vs. Novelty: Decide whether you want the gift to be purely novel or if it should have some practical use. Sometimes, the most unusual gifts find an unexpected but practical application.
  7. Personal Connection: Try to find something with a personal connection or inside joke between you and the recipient, making the gift more meaningful.
  8. Presentation: The way you present an unusual gift can add to its impact. Creative packaging or a unique delivery method can enhance the overall experience.
  9. Budget: Unusual gifts can range in price. Set a budget that allows you to find something unique without overspending.
  10. Availability and Accessibility: Some unusual gifts might be rare or hard to find. Ensure you have enough time to acquire the gift, especially if it needs to be ordered or custom-made.

By considering these factors, you can choose an unusual Christmas gift that is unique, memorable, thoughtful and well-suited to the recipient.

The Charm of Unusual Gifts

The Emotional Impact

There’s magic in the air when someone unwraps a gift and finds something genuinely unexpected. The look of genuine surprise, followed by the dawning realisation of how thoughtful the gift is, can be priceless. Unusual gifts can turn a regular holiday gathering into a memorable event.

Making the Season Memorable

Remember that Christmas when Uncle Bob gave everyone in the family a personalised bobblehead of themselves? Or the year Grandma decided to hand-knit outrageous Christmas sweaters for all the grandchildren? Those are the Christmases we remember. Unusual gifts have a way of making a lasting impression that stands the test of time.

Why Unusual Gifts Make an Impact

Breaking the Norm

Going against the tide can be a thrilling adventure. The same is true for gift-giving. By choosing an unusual gift, you leave the routine and show your loved ones how much you appreciate their unique tastes and personality.

Memorable Experiences

A gift doesn’t always have to be a material item. It can be an unforgettable experience, like a hot-air balloon ride or a cooking class. Unusual gifts can make special occasions like Christmas even more memorable.

Advantages of Unusual Christmas Gifts

Shows Creativity and Thoughtfulness

Opting for an unusual gift demonstrates your creativity and the effort you’ve put into finding a present that’s not run-of-the-mill. It shows your loved ones that you care about their interests and are willing to go the extra mile to make them happy.

Sparks Joy and Curiosity

Unusual gifts often provoke excitement and curiosity. They make the gift-opening experience more exciting and leave a lasting impression.

How to Choose the Perfect Unusual Christmas Gift

Consider the recipient’s interests and hobbies when selecting an unusual Christmas gift. Don’t hesitate to leave the conventional gift box and choose something unique.

Tips for Gifting Unusual Items

Know the Recipient

While unusual gifts are exciting, it’s crucial to consider the recipient’s interests and comfort zone. A hot air balloon ride might sound thrilling, but it could be someone’s worst nightmare.

Presentation Matters

The way you present your gift can add an extra layer of excitement. Creative wrapping, a handwritten note, or even a tiny clue about what’s inside can make the gift even more special.


Unusual Christmas gifts are a wonderful way to surprise and delight your loved ones. They embody thoughtfulness, creativity, and individuality, adding a unique twist to the festive season.


Where can I find unique and unusual Christmas gifts?

Numerous online and physical retailers specialise in unusual gifts. Be sure to read reviews to ensure quality.

Are unusual gifts suitable for everyone?

While they might not be everyone's cup of tea, unusual gifts can be a big hit when chosen thoughtfully, considering the recipient's interests.

Can unusual gifts be personalised?

Absolutely! Personalising an unusual gift can make it even more special and unique.

How can I come up with unusual gift ideas?

Consider the recipient's hobbies, interests, and things they wouldn't buy for themselves. Sometimes, the most unusual gifts come from the most unexpected ideas.

Are unusual gifts expensive?

Not necessarily. The cost of unusual gifts can vary widely, with plenty of affordable options available.


  • Michael James

    I am a keen gifter and pride myself in selecting the best gifts for my friends and family whatever the occasion. I have specialist keen interest in sports, technology and gaming.

    Michael@thegiftbags.co.uk James Michael

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