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Weird and Wonderful Gift Guide 2020
This post contains gifted items and also affiliate codes.
2020 has been a weird year, to say the least, with so much uncertainty and change on the horizon. Most of us are craving a somewhat ‘normal’ 2021. Although this year may seem like a total wipeout, Christmas is lifting our spirits. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had my Christmas tree up for the last few days, and it just brings some joy into my home. After all, it’s the little things (although, in my case- the tree stands at 7ft 6, so not so small.) With shops being closed throughout lockdown and social distancing being a huge thing, many of us are opting to shop online.
With that being said, I wrote a post all about some of my favourite independent online stores to share some of my favourites. Whether you’re looking to view any of my previous gift guides, or your here to check out my top picks for this years ‘weird and wonderful’ gift guide, stick around to find out more.
Marvling BRos – Matchbox gifts – Postboxed
If you’re looking for the cutest lil gift for someone in your life, whether it be a friend, family member or a partner these matchbox gifts say it all. With so many to choose from, there are plenty of matchbox presents to choose. My top 3 are the Christmas Marshmallow Toasting Kit, a Spirit Animal in a Matchbox and a Grow Your Own Sweet Shop.
The Marshmallow Toasting kit is great fun. Plus the seeds will eventually grow into Peppermint leaves ready to be turned into sweet treats later on. Finally, the spirit animal is full of lovely wisdom and is guaranteed to make your recipient smile.
To buy any of the matchbox gifts or to take a look at the full range, check out Postboxed where the gifts start at £6.50
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Happy gift box – postboxed £36
Another great gift idea, especially for 2020 is a postbox friendly gift, with Postboxed offering a large array of gift boxes. Guaranteed to make a loved one smile. With gifts for every occasion, gender and age you’re bound to find the perfect treat for a loved one. The Happy Gift Box is filled to the brim with exciting gifts including a pin badge, chocolate and a spirit animal.
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Big potato games – Sketchy Tales, Muffin Time and P For Pizza.
Big Potato Games are hands down one of the friendliest companies, and they happen to sell a considerable amount of amazing games. With yearly releases of games, their selection of unique games is bound to excite those who love to play games.
For Disney Fans
Sketchy Tales is a lovely Disney themed game, which involves drawing, guessing, confusion and lots of laughs. With the game being ideal for those who can and also can’t draw as it adds so many exciting twists and turns. Sketchy Tales provides cars of Disney characters in strange scenarios and guessing the character as well as the action, can be quite tricky for those who find drawing a little more tricky. Buy for £18.99 here.
For Quick Play
P for Pizza is a quick play game which is excellent for those who love word games. The objective of the game is to build a pizza from the cards, by winning a card you then get to add it to your slice. It’s cheesy-peasy (couldn’t help myself), and it’s lots of fun. Grab a slice of the action for £11.99
For a Weird and Wonderful Time
Based on the famous ‘asdfmovie’ series on YouTube (if you don’t know what that is, I am v sad for you) where you need to collect ten cards to win. However, with the weird twists and turns that are amongst the cards, it isn’t as easy as it seems. Available for £15 from Big Potato Games.
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Deluxe Gourmet Escape – SMartbox – £149.99
Treat your loved one to a gift unlike any other, with a Deluxe Gourmet Escape for 2. Although 2020 hasn’t provided us with the best time to explore, hopefully, 2021 has more exciting prospects on the horizons. Choose from over 460 stays around the country. With 24 months to use this voucher, it’s excellent for those who love to travel.
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Voucher express gift card £10-£250
If you are unsure on what to buy someone for Christmas this year a gift card from Voucher Express is a great pick. By offering the recipient the gift of choice. With VEX you can choose the voucher which best suits you. So your recipent can choose from plenty of great retailers including Hobbycraft, ASOS, Ikea, Currys PC World, Selfridges and more.
Sous Chef- the perfect foodie gift
Sous Chef are one of my favourite sites for buying food from around the world, with their site offering a large variety of cuisines. Including Italian, Japan, France, USA, Spain and plenty more. With traditional gifts from around the world, you’ll love what Sous Chef has to offer.
Red Hot Chilli -Luxury Matches – £6.50
Although these matches may not seem like a traditional gift, they’re an excellent decoration for any foodies kitchen, and of course, they come in handy for a range of things around the house, or just for looking cool.
Pastificio Del Colle – Sombrero Pasta – £5.99
A gift perfect for any pasta fan, fill these little Sombrero hats up with your favourite fillings just as you would with ravioli. Then seal them up and cook in your favourite sauce, with these 100% natural coloured pasta shapes being unique and a real showstopper for any mealtime.
Frantoio Muraglia – Rainbow Bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil – £29.50
Did you know that traditional olive oil is kept in a terracotta bottle to protect it from exposure to light? Which is one of the biggest causes of deteriorating flavour in olive oil. This delicious fruity olive oil made from cold-pressed Coratina olives which are native to the Apulia region of Italy which gives it a truly unique flavour.
This olive oil not only tastes fantastic, but the rainbow bottle is hand-painted, making it the perfect art piece for any kitchen.
Buzzy Blends Honey – prices start at £5.50
If you’re looking to create a hamper for a gift or you’re shopping for someone who loves honey, Buzzy Blends is a perfect choice. With a range of flavoured honey which also deliveries on the health benefits, you can be sure that it’s handmade with love and none of the nasties. Buzzy Blends honey makes a fantastic gift and comes in several flavours including Lemon & Ginger, Blackcurrant and Peppermint. With so many choices on offer, your loved one will be buzzing (I couldn’t help myself!) with excitement.
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Choc on Choc – Retro Ice Lollies £18
Think a box of chocolates with a fun twist, then you have Choc on Choc. A company who creates chocolate which is almost(?) too good to eat. Their range of chocolate is super exciting and there is something suitable for every age range. These retro ice lolly favourites are £18 from Prezzybox.
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Skates, SKATEBOARDING & MOre
This year has been a weird one for all of us, so taking up a new hobby or skill is a great way to pass the time. With so many cool and unique ways to enjoy the outdoors, including skateboards (for all ages) and rollerskating, again for all ages! Whether you’re looking to do this alone or with a fellow family member, it can be a fab way to get outside more and have fun together.
Mermaid Salt Vodka & ROck Rose Premium Gin
It wouldn’t be a gift guide without some weird and wonderful alcohol, previously I’ve featured some magical drinks and this year isn’t any different. From Mermaids to premium gin, these two gifts are ideal for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
Mermaid Salt Vodka – Isle Of Wight Distillery £36
This 40% ABV vodka is hand-crafted at the Isle Of Wight Distillery and made from being shot through with a pinch of locally sourced sea salt. This mermaid vodka truly is unique. The salt enhances the smoothness and accentuates the subtle flavour. Poured into a lovely mermaid scale-styled bottle Great to add into adventurous cocktails or even drink on the rocks.
Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin – Dunnet Bay Distillers – £34
If you’re buying for a gin fanatic, they’ll love this fabulous Rock Rose Gin. Created after 55 experiments by Martin & Claire, and since the first batch in 2014, it has truly made an impression. According to Dunnet Bay, this gin is flavourful and fresh, zesty yet berryful with a long smooth finish. Whether the gift is for a gin connoisseur or just as a treat, this is a premium gift.
If you’re searching for that perfect gift but there wasn’t anything in this part of my gift guide, stay tuned for more gift guides for beauty fans and more weird and wonderful picks.