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100+ Gift Ideas They Will Love

There’s a genuine pleasure in giving and receiving a gift. Throughout the year, we have plenty of opportunities to give, whether that be birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s day or any other special occasion, each requiring new and exciting gift ideas.

The act of giving can be a very personal experience, that’s what makes it so rewarding. It involves knowing the person and understanding what they might like – or don’t like.

Choosing a gift can be extremely hard, even the most discerning of shoppers can be daunted by the task. So, whilst nothing can replace the thought and personal attention that goes into giving a great gift, we have put together a shortlist to help you with ideas.

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Gifts for Her

A Dual foot massager

Everyone loves a good foot massage. Getting her one that uses the Shiatsu massage concept can be the best thing she will receive this year. The foot massager will be of immense help especially after a hard day’s work. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Prezzybox and finding your gift there.

A Moonlight Cushion

Get her a cushion with carefully selected colours. Perhaps you will have to match the colour with the events around. Perhaps a red one for Valentine, pink for a wedding or even blue for her anniversary. The splendour of a moonlight cushion brings a lot of relaxation into the house. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Prezzybox and finding your gift there.

A Personalised Mug

The love for your wife, mother or sister is beyond anything else on this planet. That’s why it makes perfect sense to walk into a gift shop and order a personalized mug. Let the mug be engraved with her photo by a professional craftsman. It will remain very memorable to her. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to gettingpersonal and finding your gift there.

A Spa Day

Pamper a special somebody with a luxury spa day. From hot stone massages and facials to jacuzzis and steam rooms, a spa day is a great way to soothe the soul and relax the mind. With a range of treatments and packages available, you’re guaranteed to find a spa day experience for everybody!

You can donate up to 6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Buyagift here.

Afternoon Tea

Does a special person in your life love tea, sandwiches, cake and scones? Then they’ll love the gift of Afternoon Tea. From luxury dining experiences at high-end venues to the more traditional cream teas, finding an Afternoon Tea experience which suits your loved one’s style and taste is guaranteed!

You can donate up to 1.4% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Prezzybox here.

Avocado Stress ball

Conquering the millenials’ world, one skinny flat white at a time – the almighty avocado. When life gets too stressful, your loved one deserves a stress ball to match the stress of the modern times. Gift them the avocado stress ball and let them relieve some of that millennial angst.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through IWOOT here.

Birth Flower

Did you know that every month of the year has a flower associated with it? This flower is supposed to represent the qualities people who are born in that particular month poses.  Here’s what each of them are supposed to be:

January – Carnation – Represents fascination and imagination
February – Violet – Represents modesty and simplicity
March – Phlox – Represents sweet dreams and soul
April – Daisy – Represents innocence and gentleness
May – Cosmos – Represents intellect and confidence
June – Rose – Represents love and appreciation
July – Larkspur – Represents lightness and levity
August – Poppy – Represents dreaminess and imagination
September – Aster – Represents modesty and patience
October – Marigold – Represents passion and creativity
November – Chrysanthemum – Represents truth and friendship
December – Cornflower – Represents vitality and prosperity

Bobble hat beanie

An all time winter classic to keep your loved one warm in the colder months and darker evenings. The origins of the pompom on a knitted cap are claimed by several different origins, from Nordic Gods, to Scottish highlanders, sailors, and Roman Catholic clergy. Whatever the hat’s beginnings are, it’s become a cornerstone of the woolly hat market in the modern day.
Perhaps she already has a favourite coat for the winter, try to match the hat you buy with that for extra boyfriend (and fashion) points. You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through John Lewis & Partners at here.

Book by her Favourite Author

Getting her a book by her favourite author is something that mum will really appreciate. Getting to know her favourite author is something you should have done by now. You can also wisely ask her which book she has always wished to read, then look for it around. You can raise a 4.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Hive Books and finding your gift there.

Cozy Microwaveable Boots

There is nothing as soothing as getting off your high heels after a hard day and putting on these cozy boots. They keep your feet away from winter cold while in the house. For an added touch, get her a pair that are specifically scented with lavender. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Getting Personal and finding your gift there.

Custom Name Rings

Buying a ring can often be a difficult purchase, it’s tough understanding exactly what the other person would like to display on their fingers. However, with a custom name ring, you have the opportunity to provide a very thoughtful gift. Perhaps have the name of a loved family member, a person or celebrity they look up to and take inspiration from, or maybe even your own! You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here.

Custom Stackable Rings

Who doesn't love an accessory, especially when its jewellery. Get these super rings and have them engraved with a name or a special date that you both share. This makes it more personal. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Etsy and finding your gift there.

Favourite Song Wave Colour Print

This requires you to do a bit of investigative work and find out what your girlfriend’s favourite song is. Or perhaps there’s a song that has significant meaning to the both of you? With this song, you can create a mesmerising piece of artwork to be hung up on the wall for her to enjoy. Choose a colour and a visual representation of the sound waves get painted onto a canvas. You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Not On The Highstreet here.

Flowers

When talking about presents for a loved one, it’s difficult for there to ever be a conversation where flowers don’t come up. Find out your mum’s favourite flower, go into a local flower shop and ask them to put a bouquet together around it.

Go Ape tree top adventure

Unfortunately, this is only available to gift buyers in the UK. For the adventurous girlfriends out there, this is an extremely popular treetop adventure. You will be up high in the canopy pushing yourself and having a lot of fun climbing, balancing, jumping and swinging – all within a safe, controlled environment.

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Hot Stone Therapy Pack

We all love massage. Your wife or mom are no exception. Bring the massage parlour right into her house. This is a perfect set that will bring her everything she needs to create her own paradise right there. This hot stone massage is very gentle on her.You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Prezzybox and finding your gift there.

Jewellery Case

Some gifts are simple yet elegant too. This is what the jewelry case is. Choosing jewellery for another person is very difficult, a case is a great middle ground. Inside the case, your chosen recipient can keep an item that means a lot to them, perhaps a necklace, earrings, or ring. It’s also extremely handy when travelling, a very organised way of storing jewellery within a suitcase. Getting such for your sister or mum will always refresh their memories about a memorable Christmas every time they are checking out what jewellery to wear. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Not On The High Street and finding your gift there.

Personalised Ash Wood Bath Caddy

For a bit of indulgent pampering, look no further than a personalised wooden bath caddy. Features include a slot for an iPad or phone to be placed, letting the bather listen to music or watch a favourite show. It also has a tea light holder, helping to ensure the right lighting and the relaxing atmosphere. For the icing on the cake, engrave a personal message into it.

You can donate up to 3.5% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Not On The Highstreet here.

Personalised Leather Diary

If you know somebody who likes to write or keeps a constant to-do list. A leather diary is a classic gift that will forever be valued by the recipient. Whether it’s for day to day tasks, work, or more personal writing, there’s a real pleasure in a leather diary. You can take this a step further by personalising the cover with a message or them. 

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Personalised Silver Plated Rose

The personalised silver-plated rose is one thing that your girlfriend might not forget any time in the future. It is an ideal gift to show someone you love her. This is better than fresh flowers since it will last longer. One can also mistake it for a real flower too. Have her name engraved on the flowers. It will make her smile brighter. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Getting Personal and finding your gift there.

Running Juvenate Shoes

Whether she is a fitness fanatic or not, these shoes are a “must-have” for almost every girl around. Get her a pair of such shoes and put that smile on her face. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Get The Label and finding your gift there.

Shattered Glass Necklace

Show support with this shattered glass ceiling necklace. It was made and is to be worn, as a tribute to all the great women out there breaking through the glass ceiling. The chained necklace has a focal point of a piece of glass that either looks shattered or has been, which creates a beautiful aesthetic. You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here.

Some Fresh Roses

Getting her some freshly picked roses can be one thing she will really appreciate. Get a unique arrangement of roses and present them in a white vase. Let the flowers be put together expertly. Roses can be ideal for many occasions. You can raise a 3.6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to You Garden and finding your gift there.

Spider Catcher

Is your mum the savior of your family? Bravely confronting dangerous beasts, rescuing yourself and loved ones from the life threatening peril that is the house spider? Every hero needs a sword, and whilst this spider catcher isn’t as sharp as a sword, it will probably prove better for catching the 8 legged foes. You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Prezzy Box here.

Wine Bottle Glass

This novel glass is good for a laugh if your mum likes to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day to relax. The glass is big enough to fit an entire bottle, playing on the common phrase, ‘I’ll just have one glass.’

If you’d like to donate to a charity of your choice whilst purchasing a gift for your mum, you can buy a wine bottle glass from Getting Personal and donate up to 6% through the Giving Machine.

Gifts for Him

19th Hole Gold Ball Drink Coolers

Maybe you have your suspicions, but it often seems like more time is spent at the 19th hole than actually playing. If that’s the case, then this novelty set of golf ball drink coolers would make a great gift.

Without watering down the beverage, they keep it cool. Simply store the golf balls in the freezer and place them into the drink when ready. Wash them afterward and they can be reused time and time again.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

A Nice Pair of Headphones

If he is a music lover or one that is always watching movies on his computer silently, then buying him a pair of silhouette headphones can be a good idea. They need to be a good brand with high sound quality. He will always remember this gesture every time he puts the headphones on. You can raise a 0.70% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Currys and finding your gift there.

A Wooden Monogram Watch

He is perhaps both a time freak and stylish. Why not get him a stylish hypoallergenic wooden watch. A striking fashion accessory that will keep him remembering you for a long time. It is one accessory that he can wear both to the office and over the weekend when hanging out with his friends. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Etsy and finding your gift there.

A bobble hat

An all-time winter classic to keep your loved one warm in the colder months and darker evenings. The origins of the pompom on a knitted cap are claimed by several different origins, from Nordic Gods, to Scottish highlanders, sailors, and Roman Catholic clergy. Whatever the hat’s beginnings are, it’s become a cornerstone of the woolly hat market in the modern-day.
Perhaps he already has a favourite coat for the winter, try to match the hat you buy with that for extra brownie points. You can donate up to 2.4% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Cotswold outdoor here.

A Drone

Drone’s have made a big impact since their conception and release into the market. They come in a range of sizes and with different features, such as cameras and lights. People use them for fun and even for work, particularly photography and surveying.

It might take a bit of practice to be able to fly one and in a lot of places, you will be required to have a licence. But there’s no denying the fun that can be had by flying a drone.

You can donate up to 4.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Menkind here.

A guide to using a penknife

The penknife has long been a favourite for a person with an adventurous heart. Tough, versatile and will always help you if you misplace a tin opener.

Within the book, you can find tips on whittling kitchen utensils to doorstops. Beyond the handicraft, it will also teach you to fillet a fish, amongst a host of other tricks! It’s filled with useful pictures and instructions that break the tasks down into every part.

You can donate up to 2.4% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Waterstones here.

Amazon Echo

Spoil the tech-savvy man in your life with an Amazon Echo. From changing the music and reading out weather forecasts to ordering groceries and paying phone bills, an Amazon Echo is an ideal gift for any 21st-century father. With over 70,000 Alexa Skills to choose from, he’s guaranteed to find the voice-activated assistance he needs!

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Cash Stash Keyring

A great little keyring holder for emergency cash. If the man you are buying for has ever lost their wallet when out and has been left stranded with no cash to get home, they will appreciate the cash stash keyring immensely. You can raise a 4.8% donation for a chosen charity by purchasing through TheGivingMachine at Menkind and finding your gift there.

Classic Men's Spray

We all love smelling good. Your boyfriend loves it too but might not be keen on walking into a spray shop and getting himself a nice spray. Getting him some would be a nice idea. Try getting one spray that is mild and lasts all day. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to The Perfume Shop and finding your gift there.

Cufflinks

Traditionally, cufflinks are a classic present for the suit wearers and formally attired. However, these days, they can be incorporated into a variety of wardrobe choices. Cufflinks hold the shirt cuffs together so as long as the receiver of your gift has some clothes with long sleeves and holes for them to be put through, these stylish pieces of functional jewellery can be a lovely gift.

You can donate up to 0.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through TM Lewin here.

Dash Cam

Dashcams are becoming more and more popular. It keeps a constant eye on the road ahead and records what happens in front of you. People find them extremely useful if there is a collision that isn’t the driver’s fault, but also some amazing images have been caught over the years, including comets, that people wouldn’t have believed if not for the footage! You can buy a dashcam from John Lewis & Partners, if you purchase through the Giving Machine, a donation of up to 1.2% of the product price will go to a charity of your choice.

Dinosaur Bottle Opener

There are numerous ways to open a beer or bottle top, with the internet filled with countless imaginative efforts, some good, some bad. Have you ever seen a dinosaur opening a beer though?

This dinosaur bottle opener uses the T-rex’s infamous bone-crushing jaws for something a little more productive, prize open your bottles with no problem!

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

Gardener's Toolset

Spare some time and find out if he loves gardening. If yes, then you can get him a fantastic gardening tool that comes with a bag and can be carried around easily. Ensure that the bag is better than any other bag he has already, maybe it needs more compartments for tools or another section to store a lunchbox. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Screwfix and finding your gift there.

Glass Globe Whisky Decanter

If the man in you life likes a tipple of whiskey from time to time, this unique decanter can add a bit of sophistication to his drinking experience. The Glass Globe Whisky has been crafted from hand blown glass and can gently spin on an ‘axis’. Up to 700ml of whisky can be stored within, and kept fresh with an airtight seal and a ball stopper.

If you buy this product from I want One of Those through the Giving Machine, you can raise up to 3.6% of the product price to donate to a charity of your choosing.

Golf Ball Finding Glasses

Another one for the golf lovers out there. Whilst the sport can be a great way to stay active, get outside, and socialise, mastering your swing can take a long time and a lot of patience. Whilst that is happening, there are going to be a lot of wayward balls flying about the place. Not all of them easy to find.

During this time, and throughout a person’s time playing, these glasses could prove invaluable. The innovative technology means all a player has to do, is pop on the glasses that are tinted to illuminate everything white, meaning the golf balls will stand out a lot more in the rough.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

Man's Best Friend Dog Ball Launcher

This one is a double load of fun, but does require a dog to get the most out of it. Entertain your dog on a walk whilst also getting to play with the ball launcher. No more dodgy throws or pain from shoulder injuries. Simply lock and load, fire, and see your dog’s wagging tail as it chases down the ball.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

Micro Silk Tie Set

Fashion is always on the move. You have to do your best to keep up with it. Let him look trendy at his workplace in this sleek micro tie. You need to find out his best colours before buying him this gift. If he isn’t colour sensitive, get him a blue and silver tie. It will complement almost every suit in his wardrobe. You can raise a 3% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to House of Fraser and finding your gift there.

Mo Bro's - Starter Beard Grooming Kit

On a man’s journey to grow a beard, there are a few essential steps. If they desire to take things to the next level, every apprentice beard man needs some vital tools. This kit covers the very basics including beard oil, beard balm, moustache wax, grooming scissors and a wooden comb.

You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through notonthehighstreet here.

Personalised Cushion Gift

This is one gift that he will have with him every night. A cushion gift that is customized with a picture of you two is certainly the best thing he will have in his bedroom. Perhaps, it will be a constant reminder that he is loved every time he dreams when sleeping on it. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Getting Personal and finding your gift there.

Picnic Time 6-Bottle Beer Caddy

This bag pack makes sure that he has enough room for his beers every time he is going out for a picnic. An attached opener is also available so that he cannot lose it every time he is moving around. The bag also has a strap which will assist him to easily move around with it.

You can raise a 4.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Menkind and finding your gift there.

Printed Socks

You perhaps have a male co-worker, brother or even your dad that you want to drop a Santa surprise on. A set of printed socks can be a good idea. The printed socks won’t cost you much. With a few dollars, you can have them sorted. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to HappySocks and finding your gift there.

Push Pin Travel World Map

A great wall feature for those who love to travel. All the countries of the world can be fixed onto the wall, creating a beautiful wall decoration. The map comes in a variety of materials, from cork pinboards to natural wood finishes.

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here.

Racing Day Around a Track

Some people absolutely love cars and they’re a lifelong obsession. Other people just absolutely love to go fast. If your mum falls into either of these categories, perhaps she’ll get a real kick out of burning some rubber around a racetrack. Putting the pedal to the floor you could watch her speeding around with a smile from ear to ear. Whether it’s a vintage model, the latest supercar, or even a 4×4 round a dirt track, give your mum something different this year. You can donate up to 9% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing at Red Letter Day here.

Ray Gun Nose Trimmer

Appeal to the kid within whilst trying to improve your boyfriend’s personal hygiene. Let him zap the stray nose hairs away with a ray gun nose trimmer. Unfortunately, there comes a time in most guys lives where they have to accept that the nose hair needs a bit of a trim. If your boyfriend has reached this time, you can broach the subject in a light-hearted manner.

If you buy a ray gun nose trimmer from I want One of Those through the Giving Machine up to 3.6% of your purchase can be donated to a charity of your choice.

Rick and Morty USB Spaceship Light

A niche present for a Rick and Morty tv show fan. Simply plug the UFO into a USB port and it will light up the surrounding space.

You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Asos here.

Rounded Mirrored Sunglasses

This is a perfect accessory for your boyfriend. Not only does it enhance his look but also does it showcase an elegant personal style. The glasses are UV protection lens so he can drive well even when the sun is overhead. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Sunglassesshop and finding your gift there.

Slippers

On those cold mornings and days spent relaxing, it’s never quite the same if you don’t have a good pair of slippers.

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Smartphone Projector

Who doesn’t want a portable cinema? Smartphones have completely revolutionised the way we live. With this new addition, your loved one’s smartphone can finally include a feature most people have hoped for for years.

Capable of projecting a 40” screen, with minimal setup and no battery/charge point required.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

Stone Drink Dispenser

Let him enjoy his drinks from a rock dispenser. Perhaps it feels more natural that way. If it’s his anniversary, buy him this cobbled granite coated dispenser that comes with a stainless steel tap. This will be a good way to keep him smiling every time he pours some wine from the rock dispenser.

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here

Sudski Shower Beer Holder

A gift that looks very simple yet very practical for your beer-loving daddy. The beer holder can allow him to have his favourite drink even when engaged in some other activities. It could stick onto anything around him, so he can always have his beer anywhere regardless of what he is doing.

The Macallan Rare Cask

This is the ultimate gift for your old man. A bottle of some extremely rare whiskey will certainly make his day. Be extra nice to make sure he shares it with you too. If your Dad is a whiskey drinker, this is one gift he will take any day, anytime and anywhere from you. You can raise a 3.% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to The Whiskey Exchange and finding your gift there.

Underground Beer Fridge

This is the type of present a lot of Dads would say is the perfect gift when joking around. It is a novel idea that would definitely get people talking and your Dad feeling pretty cool. With his very own beer cave, it’s hard to imagine anything but a smile on his face during a BBQ or quiet drink in his garden.

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Wireless Charging Station

The old man perhaps needs this piece of technology anyway. While having fun by the fireside, he can always charge his phone without having to leave the warmth he is enjoying. Be sure to check his phone model so that you get him a charging station that is compatible with his gadget.

You can raise a 0.9% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Argos and finding your gift there.

Woodturner's Gift Box

Wood turning is an ancient craft that dates back thousands of years. By turning wood, craftsmen are able to create bowls, cutlery, furniture legs and much more. This thoughtful gift incorporates a variety of different types of wood of shapes and sizes for the receiver to experiment and practice their skills on.

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here.

Gifts for Couples

A Fire Pit

Enjoy your outdoor space when the sun goes down with a fire pit. Perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere on cool summer evenings or using as an alternative to a BBQ, a fire pit is sure to be a hit with all the family.

You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Wayfair here.

A Flower Vase

A new home can be really empty. It will need some flowers to bring some life in. It is exactly why the new couple might find a good flower vase useful. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to John Lewis & Partners and finding your gift there.

A Glamping Break

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, a glamping break can provide the peace and quiet your mum well deserves. The beauty of a glamping pod is that you get the upsides of camping and being outside, without having to compromise on comfort and warmth. So this sounds like a win-win to us. Choose the location to be around amazing landscapes or near activities your mum enjoys.

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Prezzy Box here.

A New Taste Experience

This one might not be titled the most accurately. Push your mum outside of her culinary safe zone and get her to try some Crispy Crickets! Insects are supposed to be one of the major food sources of the future, helping to prevent world famine. So why not give your mum a head start and watch her eat the delightful snack.
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A Portrait of the Couple

You can always sneak into their social media pages and get a nice photo of the couple, have it redesigned and gift it to them. Engraving their name and adding the date of the wedding is a perfectly cool idea. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Wayfair and finding your gift there.

Crystal Champagne Flutes

Consider buying your loved one a set of crystal champagne flutes and present it to them in a gift box. These flutes might then be used for other special occasions as well. For an added touch, you could add a nice message onto the glass, engraved in a stylish script. Receiving this, hopefully they will always remember how special you made them feel. You can raise a 4.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Dartington and finding your gift there.

Drinks Jar with Tap

This is another one for the drinks lovers out there. A large vintage style glass jar with a tap. It’s an ideal way of offering drinks to guests, whether a juice, wine, cocktail or even a homebrew!

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

G & Tea Cocktail Set

This could be a real crowd-pleaser, combining a lot of people’s two biggest pleasures. A tongue in cheek twist on the classic ‘proper’ tea set, bringing some fun and laughs to a gift that a lot of people will have already given and received in their lifetimes.

You can raise a 4.2% donation to a charity of your choice by purchasing a G & Tea set from the Oliver Bonas store here.

Monogram Doormat

This is one gift that he will have with him every night. A cushion gift that is customized with a picture of you two is certainly the best thing he will have in his bedroom. Perhaps, it will be a constant reminder that he is loved every time he dreams when sleeping on it. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Getting Personal and finding your gift there.

Gifts for All

A Custom Pen

Pens are not expensive. Buying a couple and keeping them in your bag won’t cost a lot. This way, you can always reward persons as a miscellaneous gift from time to time. You can raise a 5.4% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Vistaprint and finding your gift there.

A Simple Watch

Buying a simple watch won’t cost a lot. It will, however, mean a lot to the person you gift it to. Get a unisex watch if you are not sure who will finally have it. You can raise a 3% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Watch Shop and finding your gift there.

A Unisex Backpack

A unisex backpack can be a perfect gift for a student. You can also give a backpack to someone with kids at school. A backpack can also be used when going for outdoor activities too. It is a gift that you can always consider for random persons. You can raise a 1.8% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to ASOS and finding your gift there.

A Waterproof Notebook

This is a gift that many people around you will find worthwhile. A notebook can be used by anyone. Both students, or colleagues, and anybody else. So this gift can always be a perfect choice if you want to reward a random person. You can raise a 3% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to WH Smith and finding your gift there.

Adopt a Sloth Gift Set

People from all around the world love the relaxed attitude and cute face of the sloth. For the sloth lovers, this present is a great idea, letting them adopt a sloth through the registered charity the Sloth Conversation (SloCo). This support gets the person you are gifting this to a welcome letter, facts on sloths, posters, cards and a personalised supporter certificate.

You can donate up to 6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Moonpig here.

Beard Grooming Kit

Is your brother, dad or some favourite co-worker a bearded wonder? Treat your bearded buddy to their very own beard grooming kit.

You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to buyagift and finding your gift there.

Bedtime Stories for Stressed out Adults Book

More and more people are waking up to the realisation that sleep is a hugely important part of a healthy lifestyle. The need to get a good night’s sleep is amplified even more with our busy lives, and all the stresses that come with it. With this in mind, getting ready to nod off because an important part of the process of relaxing into slumber.

This is where ‘Bedtime stories for Stressed Out Adults’ steps up. This soothing book is expertly put together to relax the reader into a peaceful sleep. From Oscar Wilde, to Katherine Mansfield, and loving childhood stories, the book has it all to accompany you before entering some sweet dreams.

You can donate up to 2.4% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Waterstones here.

Birthday Sweet Gifts Jar 590g

This one’s for the sweet toothed people out there. Give them a jar of tasty treats with a birthday label on it. Their very own pick and mix to indulge until their sugar heart’s content!

You can donate up to 5.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Moonpig.

Chilly Feet Penguin Drink Coolers

Has melting ice ever ruined your drink by watering it down too much? For those who like a tipple, this is not a good place to be. To keep drinks cool, and for a fun twist, consider giving your loved one some Chilly Feet Penguin Drink Coolers. Simply store the penguins in the freezer and plop them into your drink when needed. Completely safe, completely reusable.

You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those.

Christmas Mugs

What’s better than sipping steaming hot coffee on a cold winter day from a mug with a silly picture of you on it? It doesn’t just have to be a picture, it could have a name or a message engraved on it as well. Kids might love a mug with a picture of Santa on, or if you’re buying for a parent or grandparent, – consider a mug with pictures of their kids on. You can raise a 6% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to gettingpersonal and finding your gift there.

Custom Map Art

We all have favourite places. From amazing holiday destinations, to pretty streets in your local area, and bustling cityscapes. Sometimes just by hearing about these places, an emotive response can be produced within the person. For this gift to have a full impact, try to find out if your mum has any places that have real significance to her. With this information, you can go and create some custom map art. You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy.

DIY Rolling Ice Cream Maker

If you haven’t seen this being done before, it’s a good one to watch. With this great gift, you can create your own ice cream rolls with the frozen aluminium pan. It comes with everything you need, however, you’ll have to source the ingredients – but you’re given a list of what’s needed and a well-stocked supermarket will have most of them.

If you’re looking for something a bit different to give a person with a sweet tooth, this could be a great answer to your problems.

You can donate up to 5.25% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Robert Dyas.

Engraved Pencil Set

Taking notes during your meetings at the office is sometimes one thing you can’t avoid. Your boss needs to see you take important notes. You got this friend that always forgets his pen. Get them these hand-stamped pencils. Let the pencils be engraved with their name. They won’t forget such a gift the next time you are attending a meeting. You can raise a 1.2% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Etsy and finding your gift there.

Grow Your Own Bonsai

The literal translation of Bonsai is ‘tree in a pot’. Whilst this may sound simple, the artistry of the bonsai masters’ is astonishing. Growing and caring for a bonsai really can be an amazing hobby that requires patience, attention and creativity. You could begin your girlfriend on this rewarding journey by purchasing her beginner’s grow your own bonsai kit. You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those.

Personalised Family Chef Chopping Board

Every family has a head chef. Some within the family would absolutely love to be referred to as ‘head chef’ despite their poor cooking skills. Make their position official by giving them a personalised chopping board. Customisable to include their name as ‘head chef’ of your family’s household.

You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through notonthehighstreet here.

Pizza Scissors

Who doesn’t love pizza? Whether your mum is an advocate of deepdish or nepolitan styles, it’s no mystery that cutting a freshly cooked pizza into the right sizes can be annoying and fiddly without the right equipment. Here up steps the Pizza Scissors. With these novelty scissors, all squabbling over who gets the biggest slice goes out the window. Simply measure the slice on the guide and cut away.

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Prezzy Box here.

Polaroid Camera

Smartphones with cameras are pretty much everywhere in life these days. With them, particularly for the younger generations, it is difficult to imagine a time when a photo was a physical thing to be held and turned over. On those rare occasions you might get out a physical photo of a precious memory, there is a quality to the image that digital screens just can’t replicate. A polaroid camera also cuts out the fiddly parts of the process where you have to send your film off to be developed, just point, click and get your photo then and there.

You can donate up to 0.9% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Argos here.

Portable Speaker

Take your tunes anywhere, from a park to a beach, party, or a relaxed chill in the bedroom or garden. A portable speaker is a great addition for anyone who loves to while away the hours with their favourite melodies backing whatever activity they are up to at that moment. Donate up to 1.2% of your purchase price to a charity of your choice by buying at John Lewis & Partners here.

Reasons Why I Love You Children's Book

A beautiful idea for a children’s book that celebrates the reason why your child loves their either their Mum, Mama, Gran, Aunt, Grandpa, Dad, Papa, Uncle, Grandpa or Grandad. The book is also customisable to be printed with the child’s name as the author. A further personalised message can be printed onto the first page, giving a lost lasting, loving message.

You can donate up to 1.8% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Not On The Highstreet here.

Smartphone Microscope

This smartphone microscope is an awesome gift for anyone with an inquisitive, scientific, or nature-loving mind! It can magnify up to 30x the original size of the object. Developed by the Discovery Channel and with no need for a battery, you can just clip it on and go. This means taking both photos and videos in microscopic detail!

You can donate up to 5.25% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through The Present Finder here.

Smoovie Stabiliser

The rise of the selfie alongside smartphones seems to know no bounds. If the person you are giving your present to has wielded a selfie-stick like Excalibur in the past, then this knew Smoovie Stabiliser could well tick a lot of their boxes. Simply attach your phone and get a professionally looking stable video, free of shakes, thanks to an inbuilt stabiliser. Once finished, it packs down neatly to fit within either a pocket or a bag.

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Volcano Egg Cup

How do you like your eggs in the morning? I like mine… in a volcano egg cup of course! Bring a bit of fun to your girlfriend’s dippy egg by pretending the yolk running down the side is hot molten lava. You can donate up to 3.6% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through I Want One of Those here.

Wine Infused Coffee

Gift hunting for a Santa gift for a family member that loves wines and also loves coffee? Why not get them some wine infused coffee? Order for some Arabica coffee beans that have been aged in oak wine barrels from your local coffee shop. Leaving this gift secretly on your colleague’s desk will surely make their day.

Wireless Headphones

Most people have experienced the sheer frustration of putting your hands deep into your pockets or bag, rummaging around for your headphones, finally finding them and pulling out a completely tangled mess. The time and frustration it takes to sort them out sometimes doesn’t feel worth it. Well, you can banish these issues for your loved one by purchasing them a set of wireless headphones.

Donate up to 0.6% of your purchase price to a charity of your choice by buying at Currys PC World here.


Wooden Desk Organiser

Some might not think this is the most adventurous of gifts out there. But if the person you’re buying for loves to run a tight ship and keep their desk nicely organised, this will go down an absolute treat. A tidy desk means a tidy mind, reducing stress and increasing productivity!

You can donate up to 1.2% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice by purchasing through Etsy here.

iFly Indoor Skydiving

This one is limited to the UK unfortunately. Why not let someone experience the thrill of skydiving from a safe, indoor environment? They will get to feel the excitement of complete freefall, without having to jump out of a plane. It’s done in a controlled chamber, where a 120mph updraft is created to make them float in the air.

By booking this through the Giving Machine at Red Letter Days you can raise a 9% donation to a charity of your choice.

About the author

Rachel Jackson

Giving Director - Marketing

Rachel oversees all our marketing activities. Rachel is a wife and mum to two children, she enjoys theatre trips and (fair-weather) running. You may also find her treading the boards with a local theatre company.    

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