Unusual Christmas gifts for him: perfect presents for boyfriends, husbands, dads, brothers and grandads

These are the best unusual presents for men for Christmas 2021These are the best unusual presents for men for Christmas 2021
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The most wonderful time of the year is now just weeks away - and so it’s time to consider what gifts you want to buy for your loved ones this Christmas.

Men can be difficult to buy for. Whether it’s your dad, grandad, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, boyfriend or husband, knowing what to buy for them can cause more stress than seasonal joy.

Not to worry, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best unusual gifts you can buy for him this year - whether he’s into technology, cooking or getting cosy.

You’ll find presents to suit all budgets too, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get him something truly unique that he’ll love.

If he’s a gamer and dreaming of finding a PS5 under the tree this year then check out our guide to where to buy the Playstation 5, and if you’re feeling festive and trying to prepare your home for the big day on December 25 too then take a look at our guide to the best Christmas decorations for 2021.

We’ve also rounded up the highlights of the Marks and Spencer food to order festive menu and food gifts as well as the Sainsbury’s food to order menu, so you’ll be spoiled for choice with delicious dishes.

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This is a personalised bottle of spiced rum with a Spotify code which, when scanned, plays a specially curated playlist of the hits from the year printed on the bottle.

Choose from two designs, either Dad Est. or any year of your choice.

This means, of course, that this gift can be given to any special man in your life - not just dad.

The music code will work whether you have the premium subscription on spotify or the free version.

Each personalised bottle is made of toughened glass and comes with a wrapped cork so the bottles are reusable when the delicious contents have all gone too.

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Men who love Apple products will love this personalised charging dock.

It has space for an iPhone and Apple Watch with this product made from eco-friendly bamboo and can be personalised with any name or slogan.

The charging station is laser-engraved with two lines of personalised text, making a great unique tech gift.

Please note, you need your own charging cables to use this product.

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This is a beautifully designed and unique artisan board ideal for use as a chopping, cheese or antipasti board, made from olive wood.

The board can be personalised with names, dates and even a love heart.

It’s the perfect present for the man in your life who fancies themselves as the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay.

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This personalised leather photo keyring, which has been made in the UK, is a great way of treasuring special memories and is the ideal luxury gift for him.

The keyring makes the perfect gift for all men this Christmas and can be treasured for years to come. It’s also ideal for hard-to-buy-for man for birthdays, if you’ve got any coming up.

The leather case is available in two colourways – tan brown with traditional blind debossed text and steel fixings or smart black with contrasting luxurious gold.

You can also choose to have a message engraved on the back of the photo plate for £5 as an extra personal surprise for the recipient.

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This gravity-defying moon lamp seems to magically ‘float’ above a walnut or white ash wood base and slowly rotates just like the real moon.

It glows an ethereal-like light as it emits it’s cool white light. Suspended by a strong built-in magnet it creates a fascinating and like-like illusion of the real thing.

It’s a great gift if he likes things that are quirky and fun - it could be a bedside lamp or would look great in an office.

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Socks are a classic Christmas gift, but he’ll have never seen socks like these before.

These charming Christmas nutcracker socks can be customised with a photo of your choosing, and make a fantastic festive stocking filler, Christmas gift or simply a winter warmer, for loved ones.

You could choose a photo of them, or a photo of yourself to remind them who got them such an amazing gift.

Getting Personal

This gift might have an expensive price tag, but this is a once in a lifetime experience for a special man in your life.

He’ll be able to take some truly memorable photographs as they see famous landmarks such as The Millennium Dome, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and The Houses Of Parliament.

After a pre-flight briefing, he will take off for the tour, giving him a superb aerial view flying over the capital and surrounding countryside.

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You’ve given them plenty of boxes of chocolates over the years so this year you need something a bit different.

This Malteser and Smarties sweet trees is a different twist on a classic chocolate gift.

Designed to look like a tree but covered in delicious chocolate, these are hand-crafted and available in two sizes - 20cm or 30cm.

Treat someone special to an unusual chocolate creation they can savour.

Priced £28.99 or £37.99, depending on the size chosen.


This sleep mask is an ideal gift for the man who values his sleep.

The bluetooth sleep headphones have wider and deeper eye space than traditional eye masks, so you can be sure they will block out all light as he drifts off in to a peaceful sleep while listening to his favourite relaxing music.

They can block ambient noise without the use sleep earplugs, which can fall out or become uncomfortable after many hours.

The package includes a Bluetooth sleep mask, USB Charging cable, instructions, and a carry pouch.


This might seem like an expensive mug, but the price becomes worth it when you realise what it can do.

It features the latest self-stirring technology that turns on automatically without the need to even press a button and will even keep his drink at the perfect drinking temperature at all time.

No more cold coffee, no matter how busy he is.

The mug can be used for all kinds of drinks including hot chocolate, tea and juice - making it an ideal gift for all age groups.

It’s all suited for indoor an outdoor use so he can enjoy his favourite drink anywhere.


Yes, this is a mask which will allow you to look like any of your favourite TV and film characters, or indeed anyone you like.

If he’s a bit of a prankster or loves to have gadgets that are a bit different then he’ll love this item.

Thanks to the app paired with this mask, he can choose any face you want for your LED mask.

There are many preset options available as well as a customisation section where he can add photos of your favourite characters or even friends - hence the more expensive price tag.

The beauty of this, of course, is that he can wear it for countless parties and occasions, and as he can choose any face he wants you know he’ll never run out of ideas or get bored. Just prepare for him to make the mask look like you.