Buying Christmas presents can be increasingly complex over the years, as children grow up and start buying things they want in everyday day-to-day life, and repetitive yearly gifts can get a bit boring. So, here is a list of unusual Christmas presents that people will almost certainly never have received before – or even thought to buy for themselves.
1 3D pen
If you’re buying a present for either artistic or into their tech gadgets, then the 3D pen covers all bases. It’s ideal even for children who are just looking for a fun toy to play with.
The 3D pen is a bit like a handheld 3D printer. The user can draw 3D models, such as small toys or gadgets, and even solder using the same device. The pen has a third end attachment, too, in which you can burn into goods, such as etching into leather or wood. Of course, the latter would need to be done under the supervision of an adult, but this would be an ideal gift for creative teenagers or adults themselves.
2 Custom Neon Sign
One of the best ways to avoid a repetitive gift is to personalize it. A great gift idea is to customize a neon sign, such as a night light, that can go on the bedside table and create a beautiful ambiance in the room. The customization can be the recipient’s name, in which their name shines a specific color with a love heart, or other design, making it feel special and one of a kind.
3 Magazine Subscription
This may not be a physical present that can be fun to unwrap, but magazine subscriptions are something many of us would like but fail to go out of our way to get for ourselves. Everyone has an interest or hobby, and no matter how niche, there’s almost a magazine devoted to it. The best magazine subscription gifts are the ones you never even knew existed, such as The Idler for idle adults or The Surfer’s Journal, for those that enjoy watersports.
4 Mushroom Log kit
If the person you’re buying a gift for is environmentally conscious, loves nature, or enjoys gardening, then a mushroom log kit can be a great gift idea. The equipment is designed to be an easy way to set up a mushroom growing environment in your own home or garden. Mushrooms are incredible things and have become a hobby of many people due to their mysterious qualities and the wide variety of species. But, of course, you can eat the mushrooms once grown, providing free food, and it is almost certainly a gift no one has bought them before.
5 Spreadable Whisky
Finally, another gift idea is for the whisky lovers out there. Spreadable whisky is exactly what it sounds like, a way to place whisky on almost any food to spice it up – it’d be particularly nice to spread on toast or a bagel on the morning of Christmas. The whisky marmalade isn’t just a one-time novelty, though, as it tastes great and could be a real hit for those that enjoy the whisky flavors.