It’s a no brainer that Christmas comes every year, which means the yearly pressure of trying to figure out what awesome gift to give next is on. And if you’re the kind of person who wants to give gifts that will impress, create some smiles and stand out from the crowd, the gift hunting endeavours can certainly prove to be challenging.
Lucky for you, we’ve done all of the hard work and found some creative Christmas gift ideas that make great conversation starters and aren’t just going to sit on the shelf untouched. Without further ado, here are our top 5 picks for quirky, unique, and creative gifts to give this festive season.
1. A self stirring mug
No matter who you are or what walk of life you lead, there’s always going to be someone you know who enjoys drinking a cup of tea or coffee.
So what better way to celebrate their love for a daily cuppa than to gift them the gift of convenience with a twist of technology fun?
A self stirring mug that will impress, and all the user has to do is press on a button, sit back and relax, and watch their beverage get stirred up for them automatically.
The great thing about having a self stirring mug isn’t just for looks or having a quirky gadget, it’s actually useful in ensuring no sugar or coffee granules get stuck at the bottom of the mug from lack of stirring.
Beyond the actual usefulness of the product, these self stirring mugs come in a myriad of designs that are fun and slick, can be used for any drink that requires stirring, and are easy to wash. Do note that these beauties aren’t microwave or dishwasher safe given the tech inside them.
Talk about convenience. Browse self stirring coffee mugs on Amazon here.
2. Grow your own tea kit
If you have someone in your life that’s a tea appreciator and enjoys getting their hands dirty (literally), then this grow your own tea kit will make a perfect Christmas gift for them.
There aren’t many things that offer the sense of achievement and satisfaction that reaping your rewards especially when it comes to growing your own food.
From seeds, organic soil, and growing pot to an enamel mug, tea strainer ball, and full user instructions on how to use the kit, your gift has everything covered to grow your own herbs for a lovely cuppa tea.
Get your gift now from the EcoLifeBox website.
3. Tipsy tower drinking game
For those who enjoy drinking with friends and family, this tipsy tower drinking game is a winner. The game includes 4 shot glasses and a wooden block tower with words and drinking instructions. It’s basically jenga but with drunken instructions bound to get a ton of laughter and leg pulling that’ll keep the party going.
You can get the tipsy tower drinking game from Catch knowing that it’ll make that party person in your life that much more fun to drink with.
4. Ancestry DNA
Bring uniqueness to someone this Christmas and get them an Ancestry DNA kit that will help them discover their roots and ancestry. It’s extremely easy to do and is a DNA saliva kit that they follow instructions from and send their samples off to await results in 6 to 8 weeks.
The Ancestry DNA kit promises a more accurate ethnicity estimate with “greater geographic detail and in-depth historical insights” into your ancestry and the places where your story first began.
The test, although relatively simple, delves deep into your past, where records aren’t always able to take you. From your ethnic mix, countries and cities or towns your ancestors once lived in, the results can even help you discover new living relatives around the world and discover a shared family history.
You can find the DNA kits available on Ancestry’s website here.
5. A Whitsunday cruise
If you’re looking to go all out and have the means to spoil that special someone, it’s time to gift them a Whitsunday cruise. Featuring a multi award winning cruise that ventures to Whitehaven Beach, the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, there’s no better place to make the most of your time in Australia than to immerse yourself in one of the world’s natural wonders.
Cruise Whitsundays is the region’s largest cruise operator, with extensive experience and connections that will make the adventure amazing.
Promising pristine beaches that will make you feel like you’re in paradise, this gift is for the person in your life who has done so much for others and deserves some relaxation, serenity and peace with nature.
When in Bowen, don’t miss out on your chance to experience some Australian history at the Grand View Hotel. Once featured in the iconic movie set of ‘Australia’ starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, the Grand View Hotel is filled with history in its walls.
The beer garden also features old yacht pieces from ‘GRETE’, a yacht built in 1937 Denmark that made its way to the Bowen Boat Harbour.
Plus, the food is phenomenal, with an unparalleled dining experience offering only the freshest seafood and local produce. You’ll also find mouthwatering premium steaks grilled to perfection among other specially curated dishes by the professional chefs that head the kitchen.
The waterfront views top the experience, so don’t forget to make a booking by calling (07) 4786 4022.