Top 20 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas in 2022 Special Christmas Gifts for the special people in your life


Every year we see the same Christmas gifts guides coming up with the same usual suspects. These gifts always come because they are popular, but if you want to think outside the gift box this year, you’re in luck. 

We’ve curated a list of some of the most unique Christmas gift ideas of 2022. So whoever you’re looking for Christmas gifts for, we’ve covered all bases.

The following list is based on the results of a survey we conducted with HR Managers, together with both current (and ex) employees of several UK startups (list of them below).


1. Boomf Exploding Gift Boxes and Cards

Boomf really is a one-stop shop for so many different gifts, for all the most important people in your life. And right now, you can get 15% off your orders! To get your 15% discount, simply email Lana@splento.com today.

They have a wide range of gift boxes, greetings cards and brilliantly unique ways to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to those you care about the most.

Check out their Ta-Dah cards, Wild Cards and Flutter cards (for all occasions – not just Christmas), but first of all, take a quick look at their Gift Box pages – there really is something for everyone! And they can deliver direct to their door, with love from you! They also have a range of LetterBox Gifts – you’ll be very surprised at the gifts they can fit through a letterbox.

Boomf can even deliver flowers for you – take a look today!


Boomf Gift Boxes


2. Splento Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for Christmas – A Splento gift voucher is not just the gift of a photo or video session – it’s a whole, unique experience! From start to finish, a Splento photo session – or video session – is unlike any other. And the results have to be seen to be believed!

Not only that – but Splento deliver the finished photos from any photo session with 24 hours! How’s that for a fabulous gift?

Book online today – and have the photo/video session whenever you like! Give something a little different this year!


Splento Party Photo


3. Self-cleaning water bottle

Whether the recipient of this gift is obsessed with hydration or just wants to drink more, a self-cleaning water bottle is perfect. Not only is a reusable water bottle a great incentive to drink more water, but it also cuts down our waste from disposable bottles. The LARQ self-cleaning bottle intelligently self-cleans every two hours using UV light.

4. Silk scrunchies

If you’re struggling to think of a gift for a girl in your life, silk scrunchies make a great present. Silk scrunchies are one of the trending Christmas gifts for her in 2021, and it’s not hard to see why. These can just be worn as a cute accessory, but the natural fibres also protect the hair and prevent damage. 

Unique Christmas idea gifts

5. Crosley record player

For the hipster in your life who loves to listen to the smooth sound of vinyl, we have the perfect gift. The Crosley record player turntable comes in a vintage-inspired faux leather briefcase. It not only looks cool and retro but is a great way to play your LP collection. The record player also comes with a headphone jack and is equipped with Bluetooth to play music from your smart device.



6. Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser

The chocoholic in your life needs the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser. This clever hot chocolate machine enables you to make luxury style hot chocolate from the comfort of your own home. Imagine sipping on velvety smooth hot chocolate whenever you feel like it. The Velvetiser comes in stellar white, copper and charcoal.

Unique ideas for Christmas

7. Cheese Advent Calendar

We all know someone who sees Christmas as ‘cheese and crackers season’. Help them have the best Christmas ever with the gift of a cheese advent calendar. The lead up to Christmas will be all the more exciting for them with the prospect of a cheese, biscuit or chutney waiting for them behind a door each day.

Unique Christmas gift ideas 2021

8. Essential Oil Diffuser

For the person in your life who is the living embodiment of Zen, (or maybe just really enjoys the spa experience) – they need an essential oil diffuser. One step up from scented candles, an essential oil diffuser allows them to enjoy the calming effects of aromatherapy.

Unique Christmas gifts 2021

9. Coffee selection

We’ve all got that one friend who denounces Starbucks and claims black coffee is how coffee is best enjoyed (even if we like milk and sugar). Get your coffee-loving friend a Coffees of the World selection, to tingle their taste buds with various coffees that the world has to offer.

Wooden Earth Cutlery

10. Fortnum and Mason Christmas Hamper

Make their Christmas extra special with a Fortnum and Mason Christmas hamper this year. There’s a Christmas Hamper for every price bracket, ranging from £35 – £2,500.

11. Stackers Jewellery Box

People will advise you to give someone jewellery for Christmas, but what about something to put it in? Stackers jewellery boxes are both beautiful and practical. Not only are they great as a single box, but they are designed to stack together to create your customised jewellery box.

12. 100 Days of Happiness Journal

We could all benefit from an extra ounce of cheer in our lives. The 100 Days of Happiness Journal gives you a prompt each day, for 100 days, to help you build the habit of happiness. Each day you will do something to make you, or those around you, happier.

13. Name a star after someone

It doesn’t get much more unique than naming a star for someone! Through the World Star Register, you can dedicate a visible star to a special someone, and even gift them a posh certificate to prove it.


14. Personalised dog lead holder

If you are buying for someone whose whole life revolves around their dog, nothing will make them happier than a personalised dog lead holder.

Dog Lead Holder

15. Bonsai starter kit

Whether your recipient is a seasoned gardener, or just growing into their green fingers, they will be sure to love a Bonsai starter kit.

bonsai tree

16. Personalised notebook

A notebook is a great gift for the student, student of life, serial note-taker, writer, or stationery enthusiast in your life. But a personalised notebook makes their gift even more unique.

Christmas unique gift ideas 2021


17. Cosmetic fridge

The beauty enthusiast in your life will love a mini cosmetic fridge. Unnecessary? Maybe. Adorable and fun? Absolutely. A cosmetic fridge will ensure that her beauty products stay as cool as she is.

18. Alpaca walking experience

Give your loved one the most unique and memorable experience of walking with alpacas this Christmas.

Unique Christmas gifts

19. Spotify Plaque

If you’re thinking of someone who loves music, but has every album, how about a Spotify plaque? You can engrave the Spotify code of their favourite song on the acrylic music plaque. This cute memento means that they can scan the Spotify Code to listen to their favourite song anytime, anywhere.


20. Freestanding LED Mirror

Portable, practical, and pretty, this freestanding LED mirror makes it easy to apply makeup on the go or to check your appearance when travelling.



Happy gifting and happy Christmas! Don’t forget to make your memories last on camera.

Make your Christmas outing even more magical with a professional photoshoot. Book a Christmas session with Splento for a great photo session at an affordable price, when it’s convenient for you. Contact a member of the team today to find out more. 

As mentioned above, the list is based on the results of a survey we conducted with HR Managers, together with both current (and ex) employees of several UK startups, including:

Curve, Rapyd, GoCardless, Seedrs, TradingView, Signal AI, Medopad, Tide, Depop, Currencycloud, Zego, Nutmeg, Tessian, Blue Prism Group, Culture Trip, Huddle, Festicket, aceIT, Habito, Moneyfarm, IP Group Plc, ClauseMatch, Bitstamp, Contino, Graphcore, Hopin, HungryPanda, CMR Surgical, Bought by Many, Snyk, SaltPay, Zopa, Onfido, BenevolentAI, Gousto, TrueLayer, Privitar, Dext, Paddle, Ogury, Azimo, Winnow, Five, Monese, Soldo, Oxbotica


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