The shops listed in our 'unusual gifts' category are probably not that familiar to you (yet). But, if you are looking for that unusual and unique gift idea, you should check them out. All are very reputable, well established and deliver from within the UK.
You're bound to find some cool gifts at BoysStuff who sell innovative gadgets, games and toys. Departments include bachelor's pad, gaming, spy & survival, fitness, boys accessories, naughty and girls stuff. Yes, there's bound to be something for everyone with a useful gift finder to help you choose.
Click here to visit the BoysStuff website
Buy a Gift - Imaginative gifts shop
If you are looking for that unusual gift, then how about a day spent tank driving or white water rafting, a relaxation day at a health spa, a champagne balloon flight or even a dive down to the Titanic? These are just a few of a host of imaginative gifts available at 'Buy a Gift'. There is also a 'hot deals' section with unique gift ideas on special offer. You can also use discount code "xmas1075" to get £10 any order over £75.
Click here to visit the 'Buy a Gift' website
Chocolate Tasting Club
What about this for a gift idea? Instead of buying someone 1 box of chocs, why not make them a member of the Chocolate Tasting Club. Their introductory offer starts from £9.95 and there's no obligation to continue.
Click here to visit the Chocolate Tasting Club website
Do they like drinking? You're in the right place! Drinkstuff offer the widest range of drink related gifts & gadgets on the net. From cocktail equipment to drinking games, and bar accessories to pub signs - just add the alcohol!
Click here to visit the Drinkstuff website
At the Ethical Superstore you'll find an excellent choice of gift ideas for family and friends who care about the environment. This includes fairly traded handcrafts, eco-friendly beauty products, green hampers and unique eco-gadgets like a wind up radio or a solar powered mobile & iPod charger. There's a useful gift guide to help you choose too.
Click here to visit the Ethical Superstore website
Find Me a Gift
An excellent specialist gift site packed with unusual and cool ideas - such as Star Wars lightsabers, desktop racing cars and a digital golf caddy or ... a naughty weekend kit, an eyezone massager or a vineyard wine tasting trip.
Click here to visit the 'Find Me a Gift' website
If you are looking for a unique gift why not buy a framed share certificate. FramedShare offer shares in all sorts of companies including big names like Gucci, Harley Davidson, Walt Disney, Rolls Royce and Manchester United. This unique gift not only makes your recipient a shareholder in a company but also gives them the shareholder perks and benefits too.
Click here to visit the FramedShare website
As the name suggests, this funky online shop specialises in selling hamper gifts. But while you'll find the normal range of food, fruit, wine and champagne hampers, they also have a more unique range such as their chocolate pizzas, sweet hampers and DVD gift boxes. And ... you can use our exclusive discount code "somucheasier" at checkout to get 5% off until December 31st.
Click here to visit the Funky Hampers website
While their popular personalised calenders have been featured ITV's This Morning and the BBC, there're many more unique and exclusive gifts on you can buy at Getting Personal. Like the Family History gifts set, naming a rose or the "commemorative sports books" with history newspaper clippings of their favourite team or sport, a highly recommended present for any sports fans.
Click here to visit the Getting Personal website
If you're looking for something unusual for the parents, children or grandparents then this is another good shop to browse. They sell unique designer-led home, lifestyle and gifting products for any budget with prices starting from £1.99. These include such original items and ideas like an X-Ray mouse pad, chocolate notepad, eco-friendly electric oil burner lamp, a book mark with magnifier and much more.
Click here to visit the GiftedIdeas website
Give a Song
Searching for an unusual, romantic and lasting gift for her or him? Well, Give a Song will make a unique personalised song from the information you provide, recorded and put on to CD in any style you wish.
Click here to visit the Give a Song website
The Guinness WebStore is your official source for buying Guinness merchandise and gifts. They sell Guinness t-shirts, shirts, jackets, fleeces, hats, pint glasses, St. Patrick's Day gifts, toucan posters, Gilroy collectibles and much more.
Click here to visit the Guinness WebStore website
At Hawkin's Bazaar you can buy those toys and gadgets which you thought had gone for ever, and unusual curiosities you never knew existed. Things like the twister duvet, magic bean can or wooden weather prediction house, all fun gifts for kids and parents alike.
Click here to visit the Hawkin's Bazaar website
Why not commemorate someone's birthday, christening, retirement or wedding anniversary with an original newspaper from the date of your choice. Historic Newspapers's archives go back over a hundred years and all come in presentation gift packaging and with a personalised Certificate of Authenticity.
Click here to visit the Historic Newspapers website
If you're looking for a unique present for someone who likes football then Icons will have some nice ideas for you. They sell an exclusive range of signed shirts, boots and photographs from the world's greatest footballers, including Ronaldo, Pele, Messi, Maradona, Torres, Pele, Fabregas, the 1966 England World Cup winning team and more. All items come with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Click here to visit the Icons website
I Just Love It
I Just Love It also offers a nice range of unusual and unique gift ideas for the whole family. These include things like naming a star, archive newspapers, adopting a polar bear or family history box and various personalised gifts like calendars, spoof newspapers, football books, jigsaws, mugs or posters.
Click here to visit the I Just Love It website
In The Paper
What about this unusual and novel idea to buy for someone who has everything: a personalised tabloid newspaper with the headline of your choice ... e.g. scoring the winner at Old Trafford or being voted Sudoku champion. Their website is simple and very user friendly and allows you to create and view the personalised newspaper on line, and ... using our exclusive code 'somucheasier' will give you 10% OFF all purchases.
Click here to visit the In The Paper website
I want one of those
I Want One of Those are official UK distributors for some cool toys, kitch gadgets, funky lifestyle tools and gifts ... e.g. a mini finger drum kit, adopting a vine, dashboard Star Wars figurines, spa lights, air drum rhythm sticks and more.
Click here to visit the I want one of those website
Joe Browns brings you a selection of cool accessories and imaginative gifts for guys and girls. These include funky keyrings, floral printed garden tools and knifes, trendy canvas art and more unusual items like Betty Boop lighters, camper van design money boxes, scented candles and egg cups.
Click here to visit the Joe Browns web site
Name a Star
Naming a star is a unique and extremely popular gift for all gift giving occassions. 'Name a Star' are the leading UK supplier of this great unusual gift and offer a range of packages starting from £39.99.
Click here to visit the Name a Star website
Needapresent.com (UK) specialises in funky, stylish, unusual & unique gifts for men, women and children. No matter what occasion - a birthday, wedding, or anniversary - they have lots of cool gift ideas for you. How about a 3D Camera, a set of James Bond Cufflinks, an Everlasting Torch or a one metre tall Fazing Lamp. And ... you can use our exclusive discount code 'easier' to get £5 off when you spend over £30.
Click here to visit the Needapresent website
Own a Racehorse
What about ownership of a real racehorse as an unusual and unique gift? Well, OwnaRacehorse are the UK's leader in these kind of gift packages (from £85), which let the recipients experience all the thrills of a real owner, including visiting the stables, meeting the owner and if luck is on their side, collect the winnings of their chosen horse.
Click here to visit the Own a Racehorse website
At Oxfam you'll be able to find the perfect gift for anyone who likes to help others from their wide range of charity presents like "safe water for 10 people", "feeding a crisis-hit family" or "giving a goat", all pretty unusual and bound to make a difference. In addition, they also sell a nice selection ethical and fair trade accessories, gadgets, jewellery and toys.
Click here to visit the Oxfam website
Personalised Gift Shop
At this giftstore you can design your own unique gift using a photograph you provide to make a personalised calender, poster, apron, mug, photo album book, magazine cover or card. They also stock a nice range of engraved and other presents ideal for Christenings, weddings and anniversaries.
Click here to visit the Personalised Gift Store website
PersonalNOVEL offers you a unique range of books and novels, fully personalised to your preferences with up to 29 characters of your choosing (i.e. you can include your partner, family or friends in the story line). Titles include romance, thriller, wedding and detective books. These really make perfect tailor made gifts and prices start from £24.99.
Click here to visit the PersonalNOVEL web site
Practical Presents has loads of unique and unusual gifts that not only solve the age old problem of what to buy someone who has everything but ... also bring hope to the world's poorest people. From fluffy ducks or funky chickens to safe water, there's a gift to suit every budget in their alternative gift catalogue with prices starting from £11.
Click here to visit the Practical Presents website
For something that surely is unusual, will be appreciated by most and also help poor communities around the world, have a look at Present Aid. Their fun gifting range includes things like a herd of goats or a community tap of water, and with prices starting from £8 there's something for every budget.
Click here to visit the Present Aid website
Prezzybox offer 1000's of fantastic gifts - all with free delivery. Unique gifts range from a pair of boy cufflinks, right the way through to a football table or a jukebox.
Click here to visit the Prezzybox website
Say It With Bears
Say It With Bears offer a cool range of personalised bears for every occasion. All are delivered in a special gift box.
Click here to visit the Say It With Bears website
At Sharpe Designs you'll find a nice selection of unique British Celtic Art, astrology, medieval and new age gifts and crafts. Their collection includes Green man celtic ecowarrior tops, dragon boxes, ethnic jewellery, gothic vamp witchy clothing, talismans and more.
Click here to visit the Sharpe Designs website
At Shirtcity you can create and buy personalised T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, baby bibs, hats, teddy bears and other stylish products. You can use your own graphics or text to make it as unique, wacky, funny and unusual as you want, or just choose one of their many funny designs.
Click here to visit the Shirtcity website
Storybook Stars sell books in which your child is the Star of the Story. These make great children's gifts and their selection includes: Ballerina Princess, Circus Star, Goal and many more.
Click here to visit the Storybook Stars website
At Tartan Trader you'll find a nice selection of gifts for everyone from Scotland and around the world. Many of their products can be also engraved by their engraving service allowing you to make your present that bit more unique and special.
Click here to visit the Tartan Trader website
The Brilliant Gift Shop
This gift catalogue is brought to you by the JD Williams group and brings you a massive choice of cool and enchanting gifts for those special occasions. These include novelties, gadgets, experiences days, collectables, toys and personalised items like champagne flutes, cuddly bears, trinket boxes, backpacks and much more. You can spread the cost and get 10% OFF your first order.
Click here to visit The Brilliant Gift Shop website
The Dog House
The Dog House is a great place to shop for funky and fun gifts for any occasion or any person. Their wide range includes office gizmos, framed shares, cool toys, adventure experiences, cool gadgets, home & lifestyle products, spy stuff and much more.
Click here to visit The Dog House website
The Toybox Charity
Why not give a gift which is different and makes a difference. At the Toybox Charity you can sponsor Latin American street children, giving them the hope of a secure future. Or buy them a gift, such as a hug or a snuggle, and get yourself a beautifully presented box with a special souvenir. You'll also find some alternative gifts and fair trade goods in their crafts shop.
Click here to visit The Toybox Charity website
Looking for an ethical and different gift idea? Why not surprise your friends or family with natural tree gifts and wild flower gifts from Tree2mydoor. Forget cut flowers, natural tree gifts and wild flower gifts will grow for years of lasting memories.
Click here to visit the Tree2mydoor website
Vintage Wine Gifts
At Vintage Wine Gifts you can buy vintage wine, whisky, port, cognac, champagne and armagnac per bottle, with prices ranging from £19.99 to £4,000 (wow). All are packaged in a beautiful silk lined wooden box and come storage and tasting notes. You can also use code 'latour2000' to get £5 discount off any order value.
Click here to visit the Vintage Wine Gifts website
Virgin Experience Days
At Virgin Experience Days you'll find an exciting range of Gift Experiences for her, for him, for couples and for special occassions - from driving Ferraris to flying helicopters, white water rafting or pamper days.
Click here to visit the Virgin Experience Days website
What about this as an ideal gift for every wine enthusiast ... a row of 50 vines which entitles them to pick the grapes and enjoy the wine from 'their' vineyard. Wine Share was the first to make this dream of 'owning' your own vines a reality and have a selection of special gift packages available.
Click here to visit the Wine Share website
101Candles specialise in selling high quality (and value) candles and accessories. You'll find a candle for every occasion. Leading candle brands on offer include Price's, Yankee and Colony. Their site also features detailed information on products, candle safety, home decoration, health, aromatherapy, feng shui and many related subjects.
Click here to visit the 101 Candles website
Selected other gift shopsHere are some more online stores where you may find unusual, original or unique gifts:
ASOS.com - ASOS let's you buy clothing and accessories you see on celebrities, such a 'Jakes Lucky 7 T-Shirt' as seen on 'David Beckham' and more.
Bits N Stuff - a unique and wonderful collection of products, many of which are not available the High Street stores. These include lovely gifts, fashions and accessories, home accessories, baby products, wedding items and more.
Caboodles - selection of charming gifts for every occasion (birthdays, weddings or new baby), including Lola Rose's jewellery collection, Chubblies candles and Willow Tree figurines.
Corking Designs - will engrave and hand paint a specially selected bottle of champagne or wine with a design and message of your choice to match the occasion or recipient.
Elite Titles - Selling 'Titles', so you can make someone a Lord, Lady, Baron, Baroness, Sir or any other noble English and Continental Titles. They make a great gift for any occasion all year round.
Global Mapping - this online store specialises in maps and aerial view posters, allowing you to buy a map of someone's postcode district or the area they'll plan to visit on their next holiday.
My Mousemat - design your own personalised mouse mat with any image of your friends, family or other you upload.
Patagonia Gifts - established retailer of handmade jewellery, including Celtic, real leaf & luxury gemstone jewellery, elegant money clips & cufflinks, original yerba mate tea gourds and more unique ideas for every occasion.
Safe the Children - help a child in one of the poorest places in the UK or the world. The person you're buying for will receive a greeting card of your choice and a "Wish Certificate" explaining how their gift will directly.
Storytime Stars - create a personalised children's books with the name of the child as one of the characters, making it a nice gift for births, christenings and birthdays.
Touch of Magic - specialises in alternative, natural and magical gifts for every occasion such as relaxation cd's, healing crystals, tarot cards, Feng Shui, scented candles and aromatherapy oils.
Union Jack Wear - one of the UK's leading shops for union jack clothing and gifts, including duvets, bags, socks, stationary, cufflinks, baby bibs, handkerchiefs and much more to make any patriotic recipient happy.
International Star Registry - ISR have named nearly 750,000 stars in honour of celebrities, dignitaries, corporations and special people worldwide. If you are looking at buying a gift that is 'out of this world', then this is your stop.