November 30, 2014. Written by Kate Thompson

Christmas gift inspiration starts here with engraved or personalised keepsakes that are extra special. Here’s our pick of both unusual and classic Christmas gifts for all the family, from beautiful jewellery to homewares that you won’t see on the high street or anywhere else. And don’t miss the photo shoot experience for that special person in your life  – whether that’s him or you!

Gifts for the home

Everyone loves to receive pretty and practical presents for their home. These cute mini Martini glasses shown are for drinks or desserts and make a real style statement at parties.

Neill said photographing Babs was a really uplifting experience, capturing glamorous and elegant images of someone who has such joie de vivre. She has such a wonderful spirit and he caught that in her images. There are a collection of old school Hollywood  images as well as few more slightly risqué ones.

For engaged couples and newlyweds, or even those celebrating many years together, these cute personalised Christmas baubles, teapot, mugs and egg cup sets below are as brilliant as they are unusual. Individually or together they make a very personal keepsake gift that will be treasured in the family home for years to come.

A stylish photo frame is a lovely present that you just can’t go wrong with. Give with a photo of loved ones inside and personalise with names or a message of your choice.

Candles are another classic that everyone loves, particularly at Christmas time. The gorgeous lace effect candle above is available in a choice of metallic pastel shades and will cast a pretty glow over surrounding walls.

If you’re looking for something different, then this elegant, old fashioned dip pen writing set  above is a very unusual gift, ideal for writers of all ages. The adorable white ‘bear hug’ salt and pepper set will be a small and welcome addition to any happy home.

Gifts for her

Looking for something different to the usual collection of ‘smalls and smellies’ you give every year? A photo shoot and makeover experience is a truly amazing gift, ideal for someone special to you. Book a full makeover with professional hair and makeup with the shoot for the full experience. Or book yourself a shoot and give a framed portrait to your loved one.

Giving something pretty to your partner, sister or female friends is a Christmas classic. These sleek silver trinket boxes and compact mirrors are available in various shapes and styles, and can also be engraved with a personal message.

When it comes to jewellery, choose from sophisticated crystals, pearls and diamond-like cubic zirconia for a sparkling gift that won’t break the bank. Here’s a beautifully gift boxed 3-piece pearl set that makes a gorgeous Christmas present.

Gifts for him

Stuck for what to get the men in your life again this year? This unusual vintage style pocket watch can be engraved with names or initials or your own personal message.

For your dad, brother and male friends there are personalised team mugs for football or rugby supporters and glasses for every type of drinker.

A traditional real leather wallet is another favourite Christmas gift. Add the owner’s initials for an understated personal touch, or for something extra special, these gift boxed lead crystal whiskey glasses can be personalised with a unique message of your choice.

Simply phone or order online and we’ll send to your door. That’s another item ticked off your list and you didn’t even have to leave the house!

For more Christmas gift inspiration please visit the Confetti shop. Order by 15th December*  to ensure gifts arrive in time for Christmas. * Please note some personalised gifts will need to be ordered before this date.

This article was written by Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson is Confetti’s Features Editor and a wedding expert with over 12 years’ experience. Kate writes regular features for Confetti and the national press and wedding media. She has appeared on BBC TV and radio and been the expert on live web chats and podcasts.

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