Gift Ideas

Unique Gift Ideas For Every Occasion

It is always the time of year to buy presents for people. It does not matter how far away we are from Christmas. The next holiday, birthday or naming ceremony is just around the corner. With so many presents to choose from and so many places to buy from, it is so hard to make your gift stand out from the crowd. This can be problematic if you are looking to impress, or you want to make someone feel special. It would also be nice if we did not need to spend a small fortune in the process. Here are some fantastic ideas for people of all ages. Some of them will not even break the bank.

Ready, set, go!

Top Gear Track Experience vouchers are available

This is sure to win more than a few hearts. Is your dad’s birthday coming up? Maybe you are a little late on your husband’s anniversary present. Then you should think about buying him a whole day to spend in his favourite car. You can get him a track day with the ultimate Top Gear experience. He can have a go at getting his name on top of the leader board for driving a reasonable priced car, (Matt LeBlanc is the star to beat btw) or will he let The Stig take him on a speedy fast lap? Tickets are also available for a tour around a replica of the Top Gear studio. 1 additional adult and 2 kids can also go around for free.

Experiences available include:

  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car – £175
  • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Short Circuit – £85
  • Ariel Atom – £135
  • Hot Lap – £60
  • Hot lap with The Stig – £99
  • Off-Road – £85
  • Hot Hatch Heaven – £90
  • Off-Road 17s and Under – £45/£90


Dates are available throughout the year. Vouchers can be bought from  or by calling  0844 2250 767.


Twinkle, Twinkle

How much do you want to be named godparent of the little angel that has just been born? This gift will put you at the top of the wish-list. What better way to welcome a new baby into the world than with a star named after them in the night sky? With a simple and easy visit to the Online Star Register, this is easy to arrange. You will receive a gift certificate and a goody bag that tells you a little about what you have bought. Prices vary for this option but it is something that will last a lifetime, no light-years, quite literally!

That Personal Touch

Did you strike out on Valentine’s Day this year? There is no better way to change that then buying your loved one some personalised jewelry. Borrow one of her favourite necklaces or bracelets and get it engraved with a message that means something to both of you. Or why not buy something brand new? There are lots of different items available. For example, why not something you can both enjoy? Did you know there are couples jewelry sets? You can have the bracelet, and she can have a necklace with the key that unlocks it. That is sure to win you some Brownie points.

I’m the Doctor…

There is some fantastic merchandise available related to your son’s favourite television shows.  You can buy a sonic screwdriver universal remote. It is a replica of the one seen on the hit TV show Doctor Who. It can be programmed to control any TV, Blu-ray or music player. Your son will love it! Whether you will love him having that much control is another question.

Use these ideas to become the favorite aunt or uncle. They will make a brilliant get out of jail free card with your partner. Or, you could just treat yourself after a long week. Check out some other smaller gift ideas we had.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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