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Unique Gift Ideas for Any Occasion


| By Alex Greig | February 18, 2021

Looking for unique gift ideas? We have the perfect present for all occasions, whether you’re shopping for a birthday, a wedding, a baby shower and more.

Be prepared with unique gift ideas for every occasion from engagements to birthdays.

If you’re organised enough to have a dedicated drawer or even a cupboard stacked with clever presents for last-minute gifting, you might want to add any or all of the below to your shopping trolley. Not the type to maintain a gift stash? Cease stressing – we’ve found unique gift ideas for every occasion, from engagements and birthdays to presents for brand-new babies. All you need to do is wrap them up.

Gift Ideas for Birthdays

Looking for a birthday gift idea? Try one of these great suggestions.

If you’re celebrating a colleague or acquaintance, think outside the typical chocolate box with a one-kilogram bag of Fantales which you can transfer to a cute jar, tie a ribbon around the middle and voila! You can say “I care”, as well as “Improve your pop-culture knowledge”, all in one fell swoop. A small person will be delighted to see their own name in print in a sweet personalised storybook that even allows you to include other characters, such as a beloved friend (you?!?). Slightly older children (and their parents) will be grateful for this travel Who’s Who game, guaranteed to pass the next car trip time with nary an “Are we there yet?” to be heard. Any young creatives in your life? A cool calligraphy set might be just the ticket, or an extensive new marker collection (maybe even one that’s scented!). Or, for a great allrounder: consider a set of earbuds — a life essential in the post-Covid world. Try Otto’s true wireless options, which come in both pale pink and blue.

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Gift Ideas for Engagements or Weddings

A personalised photo book is the best gift for a wedding or engagement, one they can cherish for years.

A gift registry or wishing well is common at modern weddings; they’re totally practical, but can be lacking in that personal touch. A carefully chosen personalised piece makes a sweet extra wedding gift or a wonderful engagement gift, and it will last a lot longer than a toaster. A hardback photo book full of beautiful memories of the couple will probably get more attention even than the wedding album in years to come. For couples who love to entertain, this Mr & Mrs Bamboo Cutting Board is so much fun, its sweet message revealed with each wedge of cheese or stuffed olive that’s consumed. Know some folks who prefer to stay in? You can pretty much guarantee that the kind of couple that enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles together is in it for the long haul, and this puzzle featuring their own lovely faces will be a favourite Sunday night activity. As a cute keepsake, you can’t go past a pair of wineglasses engraved with their names and the date of their engagement or wedding. They’ll be toasting you long into the future!

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Gift Ideas for Baby Showers

Consider these unique gifts for a baby shower: personalised wallpaper or an embroidered blanket.

If there’s one thing expectant parents probably don’t need, it’s another adorable onesie. The things they’ll really love will outlast the first few blurry months – like some special wallpaper for the baby’s nursery. Choose a cute pattern or DIY a wall decal to have printed to the exact specifications of the space. If you know the baby’s name, this sweet embroidered blanket will prove invaluable to new parents, giving little ones a constant companion at nap time and bedtime. Of course, if it ever gets lost, they’re in trouble (you might consider buying two to have a spare as a back-up!). Parenting small ones has been called “the longest shortest time”, nights when they won’t sleep feel long but, before you know it, they’re walking. And for when they are slightly older, this cute personalised set could be their first-ever cutlery, perfect for small hands and made from smooth glossy plastic for gummy mouths.

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Gift Ideas for Housewarmings

A thoughtful and unique housewarming gift is an instant camera or an artificial potted plant.

Help friends celebrate a new home with a thoughtful gift to warm their space. Attending a housewarming party? Gift this cool Instax Mini 11 kit, which comes with camera, film and a row of fairy-light photo clips so they can instantly peg up their snaps for some personal decor. First-time home-leavers will find this personalised photo mug invaluable – it serves morning coffee and ensures flatmates can’t claim ignorance as to its ownership. Moving into your own home is a big deal, so give it the full ceremony it deserves with a charming property sign (even if it’s only an apartment!) to name the place. Of course, if you know someone who has recently acquired a sizeable mortgage, this money tree artificial potted plant may help attract them some wealth – it’s considered good luck in some Asian countries. Add a Google Nest Audio to the mix to make a new home a smart home. It has a stylish exterior, an excellent speaker, and an answer for just about everything.

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