*Five Quirky Gift Ideas

Saturday, March 02, 2019
Ever found yourself in that awkward position where you have to buy a gift for someone that you don’t really know? It could be a new work colleague, a partner’s friend who is getting married or a relative that you see once every few years. We have all found ourselves in such a position and it can be difficult to know exactly where the line is between quirky and cheap, as well as making sure you don’t go over the top. Chances are, they won’t be expecting anything too lavish, so worry not about failing to meet expectations – just make sure you gift something tasteful…or tasty.

Who doesn’t like sweets? Perhaps diabetics, but even they can enjoy sugar-free treats just as much as the rest of us! But what do you get? Do you opt for a box of chocolates? They could give the wrong idea, depending on the type of chocolates you gift, so tread carefully. If you are gifting sweets to someone you don’t quite know as much as you would like in order to make an informed decision, go for something (you hope) will make them smile. Novelty sweets are a fun and meaningful present that will get you out of that hole of wondering what to buy.

Do you enough about the person to know that they like decorations? If so, buying quirky ornaments can be a cost-effective means of gifting the ideal present. Hopefully, you will know a little bit about the giftee helping you to choose an ideal gift. If you don’t then, if you can, try and learn a little bit about them by looking at their social media profiles (assuming you are already connected with them) and what they commonly discuss and/or like. This is often the best indication of what would be an ideal gift.

Personalised Gifts 
Are you able to get your hands on a picture of the person you are buying a gift for? If so, then excellent! People love quirky personalised gifts that they can show off and use, such as mugs, notepads and picture frames. If you are buying for a celebration such as a wedding, then why not look to get a picture of the happy couple and blow it up on a canvas? It’s quirky, meaningful, personalised and, if you use the right place, can come really cheap without looking cheap!

Board Games 
You didn’t think you would see this as a suggestion, did you? Board games are a fantastic means of socialising with other people, especially those you don’t know, because they serve as the ultimate ice breaker. Everyone has played some form of Monopoly at least once if their lives (there will, of course, be someone reading this who hasn’t) but there is a big wide world of board games to explore. Quiz and trivia games always make for a laugh and, no matter what the interests of you giftee are; they can have hours of fun with a Trial Pursuit-style game. They can pull it out on lazy Sunday afternoons, holidays or whenever they are at a loose end.

100 Movies Scratch Poster 
Who doesn’t love a good film? Everyone has their own favourite flick, so why not gift the gift combining a love for film with a challenge? A poster consisting of the title of 100 classic films with scratch pads designed to be scratched off as and when the owner has seen the film. They will be surprised when they realise just how many films they have to watch to complete the set. Just like that, you have gifted them a thoughtful and quirky gift that will keep them occupied for hours.

What do you think of these gift ideas?

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  1. These are all such great suggestions!

    Danielle xx

  2. Sweeties are ALWAYS a good shout for me, love them!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. So many people I know have the scratch movie poster and it is such a good idea x

  4. I always love getting people personalised gifts!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  5. I love giving personalised gifts, and novelty sweets are great too! x


  6. Personalised gifts are my favourite to give.


  7. I have one of those movie scratch posters!


  8. Personalised gifts are always thoughtful I think. You can't go wrong with sweets either! xx

    Tiffany x wwww.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  9. Anything that's persoalised is a sure winner x

  10. Sweets is always a good idea! x

  11. Sweets and personalised gifts are always a good shout!

  12. Any form of food is always great!


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