20 unique Christmas gift ideas for hard to buy for people!

My speciality is unique gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for. I LOVE Christmas shopping but I know every year there will be a couple of names on my Christmas shopping list who I’ve just drawn a blank on! It happens every time!

  • older couples who have everything they need
  • dads, granddads and uncles (because by far the majority of gifts are aimed at women!)
  • family and friends with no hobbies
  • people who are really amazing gift givers!

The trick is to give a gift that shows how special they are.


So here are some unique Christmas gift ideas for those people who either have everything, or don’t like anything!

Something no one else will have, or a gift they’ve never seen before.

Personalised whiskey smoker from MijMoj Design on Not On The High St.

Pipe person lamp from Red Candy

Octopus plant pot decoration from CraftyMissChristy on Etsy

Escape room in an envelope by Puzzle Post

Something they’ll see often, and that will bring to mind loved ones and family.

Their very own framed calligraphy family tree

Forget-me-not seed balls from BearHugsGifts on Etsy

Dragonfly scarf by Myposhshopgifts on Etsy

Something specially made, with their name on

Personalised bauble gift with their name scribed by a calligrapher

Sterling silver bangle set, Sarah Lawrence Jewellery on Not On The High St

Personalised storage box, by Ginger Rose

A gift to show you know them well

Song lyrics calligraphy gift – handwritten by me!

Wicker man cult film inspired tee by London T-shirt company on Etsy

Something local or with memories of their home town

Metallic foil map print by Yve Print Co (we have one of these and we LOVE it!)

Personalised Old Map prints by The Unique Map Co.

Lakes Distillery whiskymakers reserve special edition bottle

Edinburgh Preserves mountain hamper, John Lewis

A gift that’s special because it’s from all the family and shows they’re loved

Personalised traditional family tree  made for you by a UK calligrapher – By Moon & Tide

Customopoly board game with their own branded currency – The Dice Guys

Harry Potter – the blueprints book (Waterstones)

Mother and baby elephant ornament from Olivia’s