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Unusual Gifts – homeArama Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Explore our handpicked selection of unusual gifts for those hard to buy people on your Christmas list!

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The big day is nearly here! With under two weeks until Christmas – where has time gone?! – it’s time to get your final Christmas shopping sorted! We know how hard it can be to find that perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list, especially those hard to buy for people!

That’s why here at homeArama we have put together a gift guide featuring a selection of our favourite unusual gifts to give you some much needed inspiration! We have got a gift for every budget and to suit all tastes and personalities! From wanderlust travellers to lovers of contemporary design, from gadget geeks to quirky homewares collectors, from the eco-friendly to the one person who seemingly has everything – happy shopping!

Unusual Gifts Guide


Unusual Gifts Products 2018

  1. Rikki Tikki Oh My Deer Mr Harlequin, £27.95 – designed by artist Maj-Rie Bidstrup, it is reinterpretation of the classic hunting symbol and will make for a statement piece wherever it is positioned! Comes packaged in a gift box.
  2. Bosign 2-in-1 Tablet & Travel Pillow, £26.95 – got a travel-lover on your Christmas list? Well this 2-in-1 Tablet and Travel Pillow from Bosign is the perfect gift for them! With an innovative design, this pillow provides the perfect support for your tablet when watching a movie on the plane/train/car and when you fancy a nap, the pillow doubles as an anatomically correct support for your neck! Neat hey!? A unusual gift any traveller would love this Christmas!
  3. Amorim Materia Voodoo Doll Memo Board, £39.95 – this quirky piece is a great place for keeping your to-do-list, as well as a place to strike back at those on your hit list! Remember important tasks, appointments and deadlines or exorcise your office and domestic grievances with some voodoo-style payback!
  4. Danlamp I Love You Night Light Bulb, £9.95 – a creative way to tell someone that you love them this Christmas! This innovative decorative pendant light bulb from Danlamp has the words ‘I Love You’ above a glowing pink heart in place of a traditional filament. Hang the bulb from a coloured textile cord to create a unique night light. At only £9.95 this fun light bulb makes for an affordable unusual gift for anyone on your Christmas list, from adults to children!
  5. Miss Etoile Ceramic Eyes Open Egg Cup, £12.95 – this quirky egg cup features one of Miss Etoile’s most iconic designs, and would bring a fun touch to any kitchen table! It has a small plate attached at the base with just enough space to balance your spoon and a touch of seasoning – all you need to enjoy your eggs in the morning.
  6. Amorim Materia Bote Speedboat Design, £34.95 – Bathtub fun and other aquatic adventures are guaranteed with our Bote, part of the Amorim Materia collection. Constructed with a cork hull and a plastic add-on piece, Bote is your ticket to plenty of imaginative seafaring adventures for kids to big kids alike!
  7. Verso Lastu Birch Bike Basket, £134.95  – add a vintage touch to any bike with this stunning handwoven birch bike basket from Finnish design brand Verso, the perfect gift for any cyclist!
  8. Bahne Decorative Glass Jellyfish Paperweight, £23.95 – this stunning hand blown glass paperweight encases a delicate and realistic looking glass jellyfish (don’t worry we checked it’s fake!!), and can be used as both a paperweight or decoration in it’s own right.
  9. Miss Etoile Eyes Open Ceramic Teapot, £59.95 – this fairytale inspired teapot, reminds us of Mrs Potts from Beauty and the Beast, is ideal for serving afternoon tea! This pretty yet quirky teapot would definitely make for an unusual gift this Christmas!
  10. Elephant Parade 15cm Ying Yang Limited Edition, £67.95 – our Elephant Parade elephants make a truly unique and thoughtful gift this Christmas for anyone on your list. Each elephant sold is hand-painted, numbered as part of a limited edition series, unique and donates to charity in aid of Elephant Conservation to help save the endangered elephants. Shop the complete Elephant Parade collection of over 100 unique designs here.
  11. Design Ideas Decorative FireEscape Shelf, £99.95 – inspired by the iconic metal fire escapes found on the outside of apartment buildings in American cities, this quirky shelf will definitely add a statement to any space, and makes for a unique Christmas gift for any interior designer lover!
  12. Italesse Set of 6 Richard Juhlin Optimum Champagne Glasses, £39.95 – the ultimate champagne glass, the Optimum glass has been designed by top international champagne expert Richard Juhlin in collaboration with Italesse. The shape and features of this stunning glass have been designed for the optimum tasting and it is sure to become an icon for Champagne enthusiasts!
  13. Feel Green Coffee EcoCube, £4.95 – an unusual gift that coffee lovers will love this Christmas! Plus at under a fiver this stylish eco-friendly grow-your-own coffee plant cube makes for a fun stocking filler or Secret Santa gift!
  14. Elephant Parade Set of 3 British Stories Multi Pack, £44.95 – this Elephant Parade multi pack includes 3 different British inspired designs including a super cute afternoon tea design, doesn’t get more British than that!! Each mini Elephant is hand-painted and comes packaged in a stunning coloured gift box with a hologram logo of authenticity, plus each one sold donates money to charities in aid of Elephant Conservation to help save the endangered Elephants. A great gift for someone who is loves all things British!
  15. Blue D1653 Chance Discus! Plate, £49.95 – this quirky plate will definitely be a conversation starter. Part of Blue D1653 Discus! Collection which has been created to inspire interesting and provocative conversations guaranteeing that mealtimes will never be boring again!
  16. Jalo Phoenix Fire Extinguisher in Black, £72.95 – the world’s first extinguisher designed especially for the kitchen, the Phoenix features a sleek and distinctive design that will look good on display in your kitchen and can be kept within easy reach in case of emergency. Easy and effective to use, this beautiful Finnish designed home fire extinguisher is an unusual gift that any design lover would love this Christmas!
  17. Design Ideas Set of 8 ToastIt Cork Coasters, £9.95 – we love these fun and quirky ToastIt Cork Coasters, guaranteed to spark a conversation!
  18. Spring Copenhagen Expression SEX Babushka Style Nesting Dolls, £39.95 – the ultimate fun and unusual gift to make someone blush this Christmas! Designed by Benjamin Hansen the Expression Collection is handcrafted with a modern take on the traditional Russian babushka dolls, there are 6 designs in the collection each with it’s own quirky twist!


Click here to shop the rest of our fabulous hand selected Unusual Gifts and make their day this Christmas!


Happy shopping and thanks for reading 🙂

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