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Unusual Christmas Presents For Him And For Her

You’ve diligently stocked up on the usual socks, chocolates and liqueurs for your nearest and dearest, and yet your Christmas shopping this year seems to lack that essential je ne sais quoi.

Enter The Telegraph’s unusual Christmas gift guide, offering no less than 30 of the most thoughtful – and downright bizarre – presents to buy in 2017. ​

1. Fortnum and Mason “Odditeas”

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This new range of quirky teas from the Queen’s grocer includes a Bloody Mary brew and a botanical gin and tonic-inspired blend.

2. Ancestry DNA test

For a highly personal (and unusual!) gift this Christmas, Living DNA can help your loved ones discover where they come from and provide a highly-detailed insight into their family history.

3. Decanters with tags

These stylish hand-cut soda-lime glass decanters are a thoughtful, unusual gift for him or for her. They’re available in three different designs, so he or she can fill them up with their tipples of choice.

4. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten The Great Gatsby


The manuscript is presented in a deluxe iron gilded slipcase and is the perfect Christmas gift for bibliophiles. An exclusive foreword from Baz Luhrmann will be printed alongside the manuscript.

5. The gift of flight at Flight Experience London

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Treat someone special to an experience they truly won’t forget – the chance to become captain of a Boeing 737 aircraft simulator.

After carrying out real pre-flight aircraft checks and talking to Air Traffic Control, a fully qualified instructor will take them through the controls of the aircraft and then allow them to fully experience the exciting sensations of take-off, climbing, cruising and landing.

6. The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump

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A collection of his best tweets and transcripts reordered into poetry.

7. Spreadable Coffee espresso marmalade

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A tasty, unusual way for a coffee lover to get their caffeine fix and add some buzz to their bagels.

8. Plug and Play retro TV games

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An unusual gift for any child of the ‘80s who may which to reminisce over the video games they used to play.

9. iLounge tablet pillow

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One for the person who has everything – the iLounge pillow holds your tablet in place so you don’t have to.

10. Two giant gin and tonic glasses

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These super-sized giant gin glasses hold an incredible 990ml of gin and tonic.

Drink responsibly folks…

11. Segway Experience for two


Give them the opportunity to test both balance and skill with this unusual form of transport. Reaching speeds of up to 12.5mph, pulses will race as you compete for the fastest time. Perfect for all ages, this experience will make for lasting memories.


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