When it comes to Christmas, sourcing the perfect present is often fraught with frustration. There are crowds to contend with, the stress of out-of-stock items, and the worry the recipient will have it already! And while gift shopping can have you feeling suitably festive, finding the right gift can feel like a frustratingly futile endeavour.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up four of the most innovative present ideas on the market to take the stress out of shopping for loved ones, leaving you with a pleasing sense of calm, rather than a last-minute panic-buy before the big day.
- Luxury Family Hamper
If you’re looking for an innovative gift that taps into everyone’s tastes, a luxury family hamper is a surefire hit. There’s the shortbread and sweets for the children, as well as tempting treats for the adults. The hamper itself can also be reused for summer picnics the following year, making them the ultimate must-have for eco-conscious family members and foodies alike.
In terms of quality, Fortnum & Mason hampers are fantastic, featuring treats such as their own biscuits, and a selection of teas and coffees. Other notable hampers include the offerings from both Selfridges and Marks & Spencer, both of which boast a range of food, snacks and goodies that are ideal for this time of year.
- Indoor Skydiving Experience
After an aviation adventure that puts safety at the top of the agenda? The iFLY indoor skydiving experience offers just that. From energetic toddlers to thrill-seeking grandparents, the experience accommodates all ages, making it the perfect family present. Certified flight instructors provide training in body positioning and are also there to guide you throughout your flight. You’ll experience a simulated free-fall sensation akin to skydiving, but with none of the risks. iFLY centres are dotted around the UK, with cities including Manchester, Basingstoke and Milton Keynes.
- Family Photoshoot
If you’re after a Christmas gift that the whole family can get involved in, then a photoshoot is a wonderful idea. Yes, it will be challenging to get some of the little ones to stay still, but with a little perseverance, you’ll help to create a great memory that will be treasured for years to come. Although a traditional photoshoot is always a safe bet, there are additional options if you’re all feeling more adventurous, such as themed shoots, and it’s a good idea to get your pictures professional framed, too.
- Gift Vouchers
What do you buy the loved one who seems to have absolutely everything? It’s an age-old question and one that continues to play a part in present-buying decisions, as you frantically rush around attempting to find something truly unique. If that’s the case, a token or voucher is ideal. One option is to buy a gift voucher for the Warner Bros Studio Tour – that way, you’ll be giving your loved one the chance to enjoy something special at a time that suits them. Perfect!
Whether you’re looking for a fabulous foodie experience or a priceless present for your family to remember, these Christmas-gift ideas are sure to be well received by family and friends alike!
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