5 unusual Christmas gifts

Finding the perfect Christmas present is often the biggest stress we face in the lead up to the big day. Why not give your loved ones something completely different this year with one of these experience presents that are sure to impress and leave a lasting memory.

For anyone who enjoys a tipple

Enjoy a day out learning about the history of gin, how it is made and of course, tasting lots of it too. You will also get to make your own gin and take a bottle home with you. The Ginstitute keep your bespoke recipe on file so you can order it time and time again.

For the dreamer

Perfect for a movie lover, Everyman cinemas offer a unique twist on the normal cinema experience. Swap your coke and popcorn combo for a glass of red wine and a deliciously juicy burger – served right to your seat! The cosy sofa seats make it the perfect place to sit back, relax and escape the winter chill for a few hours.

For the person who has everything

Gone are the days where receiving socks for Christmas was seen as a boring and uninspired gift. The London Sock Company have created a video sock box which is just genius! Packed with 15 pairs of stylish socks, the video sock box plays a bespoke video message, making this the perfect gift for someone you might not be spending Christmas with but you want them to know just how special they are to you.

For the foodie

The Bread Ahead baking master class is ideal for even the most novice baker. Held in the heart of Borough Market, their team of expert bakers offer different baking courses all through the week – there is even a gluten free baking course, perfect for someone with an intolerance to wheat. You can’t get more thoughtful than that!

For the history lover

Historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane, this museum is probably unknown to most history lovers but well worth a visit. General entry is free but there are lots of events on and talks to go to, so it’s best to check the website and book tickets to something of interest.

Interested in some pre-Christmas work?

The Change Group work with many of London’s finest restaurants, hotels, events companies and luxury businesses. In the lead up to Christmas, we have some incredible temporary roles available, perfect for those looking to make some extra cash for pressies. Get in touch if you’d like to pick up a few extra shifts, we have chef jobs, front of house positions and administrative roles available. Call us on 02079236021 or submit your CV online.