Well the silly season has arrived with a bang so it’s time to start thinking about what Christmas gifts you’re going to give everyone this year. If you want to try something a little quirky with some novelty value, we’ve been checking out some unusual gift ideas that will be sure to please. Here are our top 10:
If you’ve got someone on your list with itchy feet or who loves to travel all over the world then My Travel Scratch Map is the perfect Christmas gift idea. This is a truly unique travel memento that will have them scratching off all of the places they’ve been.
Even if you don’t have a green thumb these gorgeous Grow Kits have been designed so everyone can grow their favourite edible plants at home! Each kit includes all the bits and bobs you need to get growing, and you can choose from 5 different seed varieties. They kit comes with detailed instructions, and recipes that are perfect for the plants in each kit.
Here’s a novel twist for your next BBQ – this branding iron comes with 52 interchangeable letters so you can brand each person’s steak individually. No more giving a rare steak to the person who likes their’s well done, just create your brand stamp and then change it out whenever you want to. Steaks can be branded with the person’s name, a cheeky message or simply how well cooked it is. This is a great gift idea that will be well received by any BBQ King or Queen.
A great gift for the foodie in your life, this Infusion Food & Drink Smoker creates wood-smoked deliciousness in under two minutes. Just add wood chips (pick them up at Bunnings or order online) to the device then place the attached tube into the container or snap-lock bag containing the food you want to smoke. The infuser pumps out the smoke, creating a flavoursome food or drink item with a deliciously smoky taste.
What will they think of next! It seems like these day’s there’s an app for everything and now you can control this amazing plane from your smartphone. Despite being called a paper plane it’s actually made from carbon fibre but looks similar to the old paper planes we all used to make as kids.
The POWERUP FPV plane lets you experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit of your very own paper aeroplane, with a live video feed showing you exactly what your plane sees. The plane will stabilise in windy weather and can navigate its way back by itself, and since it’s made from durable carbon fibre it’s virtually crash proof.
The perfect gift idea for anyone who loves a coldy, this 50 x 40 cm beer cap map is actually a map of Australia made from plywood, with 74 holes to fit your beer caps. Just pop a cap and stick it on the map! Pair it with a range of different beers so the man in your life can enjoy tasting some new brews while filling up the map!
If there’s a budding palaeontologist in the house, they’ll love this unique T-Rex dinosaur fossil table lamp. Made from polyresin, the lamp emits a soft, warm glow so it’s a perfect night light to illuminate those scary dark corners for the little ones, especially if they love a bit of Jurassic Park. The lamp is mains powered using a 12v Australian wall plug transformer and the LED bulb means it isn’t just cost-effective to run, it’s also child-safe.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life then you can’t go wrong with this stylish and practical wallet and key-ring set that will be appreciated all year round. The personalised set contains two fantastic gifts, and is available in either black or brown genuine leather. Both the wallet and the key-ring are embossed with up to four letters of your choice. Classically stylish, this gift exudes a timeless feeling of class and the high-quality leather material ensures unmatched longevity in terms of both fashion and durability.
Featuring LED lights for the prettiest of plant displays, this fun plant pot plays music and lights up with each touch of the plant petals or leaves. The unit comes with multi-coloured LED lights and 7 in-built songs but can also connect via Bluetooth for streaming music.
From National Geographic, this fun kit allows kids to cast their own volcano from plaster, before painting it and then watching the scientific reaction take place as they make it erupt. It's the ultimate science project for kids, with everything they need included in the pack, as well as a learning guide so they know exactly what’s happening at each step as their experiment develops.
So there you have it – some unique and relatively inexpensive gifts to put under the tree this Christmas. But if you want to go all out for your loved ones and splash out on a big ticket item, we can help you find the cash to pay for it. Just check out our fast cash loans from $1K - $5K to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, we can usually deposit the cash into your bank account within a few hours - so you can start shopping around this week!