Unconventional gift ideas

Nov 30, 2020by Olivia O'Dwyer

Buying for someone who's taste is a bit unique or want to give your family some Christmas ideas for yourself?

After a tough year, we've created a guide to help you gift something a little different that your loved ones will actually like! 

Every product mentioned is from our neighbours at the Oxo Tower Wharf and are all independent makers and designers. 

Skull organiser

Do you know someone who needs help getting organised but still needs something in their niche?  

This Skull organiser by SUCK UK is the perfect solution! The ideal place to store your wallet, keys, phone, jewellery or makeup.  Feel your head skull up with your belongings before you lose them.

The Skull Tidy is available in gold, white and black - shop here.

Skull Tidy by Suck UK A hollow skull for your essentials Measures 12.5cm(W) x 16cm(H) x 21.5cm(D) Highly detailed surface and shape the ideal place to store your wallet, keys, phone and belongings

A neon sign 

Did you or someone you know just move into a new place? 

This TV neon sign would be the perfect statement addition into someone's home.

Shop here and check out other Neon signs by Locomocean.  

Neon TV sign by Locomocean

A perfectly useless morning by Kristof Devos

A perfectly useless morning is the perfect gift for someone who needs a reminder next year to take time to relax.

This animated watch was designed in Belgium and made in London. The hour is shown using the falling leaf and the minutes are indicated by the flying bird. 

Shop here. 

A perfectly useless morning by Kristof Devos and Mr Jones Watches

Japanese coasters by Wagumi 

Got a friend who has an eye for artwork or an appreciation for Japanese culture? These coasters are by Shin Kogei and narrate the scenes from life and nature in historic town Hida-Takayama. 

Shop them here. 

wagumi is a Japanese craft and design shop in the Oxo Tower, London. Japanese coasters

Iron and Glory playing cards

Do you have a loved one who is a fan of playing cards? These impressive cards with silver and black will add a different touch to any game. 

Shop at Brand Academy. 

Iron & Glory  Deck of playing cards 'Up The Ante' Silver shop at brand academy

Fantastic Exploits by Vic Lee

This unique watch was inspired by old school tattoos, the world of the circus and Victorian lettering.

The watch also features an animated kaleidoscope centre and impressive Swiss-made mechanical movement that is visible through the case back.  

Shop here. 

Fantastic Exploits by Vic Lee and Mr Jones Watches

Can't see a gift right for you or that special someone here? Check out the rest of our collection.