Unusual gifts that are guaranteed to surprise and spark a chuckle are a recipe for success at a work Kris Kringle or family Secret Santa gathering. We’ve found 11 quirky affordable gifts for females, kids and the inherently hard-to-buy for, ie men, that are sure to spread the joy this Christmas.
Dads, husbands, uncles… in fact all males, are notoriously hard to buy for. But if they love their footy, then you’ve got it made. They can let everyone know what team they support at the beach with sports beach towels.
This wooden board game is a Sudoku-lover’s dream! Imagine playing Sudoku without the frustration of crossings out, smudges and illegible numbers. This 24 x 24cm board makes play easy; simply fit one of the 100 printed puzzles beneath the removable grid and use the tiles to work out the solution. A great Kris Kringle gift for teens to grandparents.
• 24 x 24cm board with drawer for storing tiles
• 81 large, double-sided number tiles
• 4 large, blank spare tiles
• 81 mini ‘thinking tiles’
• Solution booklet
If a footy beach towel isn’t his thing, then maybe a one-line slogan T-shirt will fit the bill.
This is a great gift for those that like travelling light. Perfect for nights out, this handy leather bag has a compartment for a smart phone, zippered pocket for cash, and a zipped accordion-style card section. Coming with an adjustable strap to wear across the body as well as a detachable wrist strap, this is a practical gift for friends who are always losing their phone! Comes in black or red. (Accessories not included.)
Here’s one for the eco warrior in your life. Pegs that are made from stainless steel! That’s right. No plastic to be seen! In fact, these pegs could be the last your environmentally-aware friend may ever have to buy. At 6.5cm long, they won’t rust, rot, snap or fall apart. They hold your clothes firmly on the line yet have a gentle grip making them safe to use on delicate fabrics.
Perfect as a gift to share amongst many, or for those who are truly hard to buy for, this assortment of creamy toffees and mouth-watering chocolate éclairs are sure to delight. From Walker’s Nonsuch® in the UK, this 700g tin is also a family pleaser and certain to be a firm favourite around the dinner table this Christmas.
A beach towel is the perfect accessory for the hot summer ahead. These super bright and cheerful soft cotton velour beach towels are machine washable and are just the ticket for trips to the beach, river or pool over the holidays. Make the child’s towel personal with his or her name.
Every child needs a bag they can take to the beach or pool to put their wet swimmers and towel in. These polyester wet bags are double lined and come with a handy hidden side zip for keys and phones. To personalise the child’s gift, you can have their name written on the front. Bags includes internal open pocket and soft pull cord to close.
With plastic pollution and climate change on most people’s mind, these stylish reusable water bottles are a great practical gift to stay hydrated (especially to those who persist in buying bottled water). These stainless steel water bottles are double walled and insulated to keep liquid hot or cold for longer.
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“Not socks again for Christmas,” I hear you groan. A-ha, but what man wouldn’t delight in these bright and colourful fashion items for the ankle. Made from a stretchy and comfortable 80% cotton, 15% polyester and 5% spandex mix, this colourful combination is sure to put a smile on the dial.
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