Christmas Gifts for Adults 2022
Gifts for adults can be boring and predictable, so let’s change that this year.
Gone are the socks, Lynx giftsets and bunches of flowers that we buy the parents, grandparents and old family friends.
Instead, let’s give something that will be appreciated that bit more.
Here’s a gift guide packed with a range of gifts for adults that will spark excitement, joy and maybe even some happy tears.
This year I’ve found some great ideas that include unique, personalised, fun, creative, useful and eco-friendly gifts.
These can all be purchased online, so you don’t even need to get off that sofa!
Some even have discount codes*, so I’m even saving you some money (or giving you more gifts for your budget).
Home Décor Gift Ideas
For those who love to decorate their walls with colour, Hidden Prints offer a wide range of high-quality wall prints.
Their range of images include abstract art, nature, Formula 1, fashion, music, travel, kids, inspirational quotes and more.
I have their Blue Agave Print which has gorgeous colours and intricate detail which has given a pop of colour to my plain, white kitchen.
These prints enable you to transform your space easily, and they are printed on luxury matte fine art paper using a state-of-the-art 12 colour digital giclée printer.
Due to postal strikes, Hidden Prints are offering Tracked 24 and Next Day Guaranteed post if ordered by mid-December.
To get 15% off, use the code SPP15.
There’s no expiry date, so it can be used as often as you like!
Sonia Cave Photography
For the landscape and nature photography lovers, talented photographer Sonia Cave sells a range of her work on canvas.
Sonia has taken some beautiful scenic images in Sweden and Norway of lakes, boathouses, beaches and more.
I have the Bottled Sunset Canvas which highlights the magic of a sunset captured in a bottle on a dull day.
There are also images of wildlife and nature, including some stunning snow scenes that feel festive.
Canvases come in two sizes, and postage is included in the price.
Other images and sizes can be requested using the website’s contact form.
Personalised Gifts for Adults
There’s always a wine lover in the family, so Personalised Wine Glasses can be a great gift.
Engraver’s Guild have a wide range of wine glasses that can be personalised, including a Dartington Crystal Wine Glass.
This elegant glass is specifically designed to enhance white wines and can be engraved in a choice of 3 fonts.
It’s perfect for special occasions but can also be used everyday, and is dishwasher safe.
The personalised glass is medium in size, and can hold 450ml of wine.
Each glass can be delivered in a signature packaging or luxury presentation box.
Personalised Photo Frames can be a lovely present for the special people in your life, and Engraver’s Guild offer a great selection.
I like their Solid Oak Personalised Photo Frame, which can be ordered in portrait and landscape.
The frame can be engraved in three fonts using a precision laser, to create a unique, sentimental gift.
An additional option is to upload a photo which can be printed and inserted into the frame ready for the recipient.
Wallets can be a practical gift, but an engraved option turns it into a special and unique present.
The Fred Bennett Black Leather Wallet is made from black leather and can be personalised on the front for free.
It can be personalised with text, handwriting or even a sketch from a child!
For safety, this wallet also has anti-scam technology via an integrated aluminium case to protect cards from fraud.
Hidden Prints (also mentioned in the décor section) offer personalised prints, including a Personalised Star Map Print.
This print is of how the stars look on a specific date, time and location, so you can personalise it to a special moment in that person’s life.
Events could include the day of their or their child’s birth, wedding anniversary, first home or anything that is is sentimental date.
It comes in three sizes: A1, A2 and A3, and there’s 15% off if you use SPP15 at the checkout.
Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts
Eco-friendly and sustainable gifts continue to be as important as ever.
Here are some great ethical gifts for adults, and don’t forget to check out other eco-friendly gifts in previous guides.
Using only ethically-sourced organic and natural ingredients, Sitaarah create beautiful high quality skincare products and treatments.
Their range includes a Vitality Body Scrub made from Himalayan salt crystals, which contains 80 minerals and trace elements that aid skin health.
This scrub also contains Argan oil and sweet almond oil to nourish the skin with vitamins and nutrients too.
Sitaarah also creates Vitality Body Oil to keep the skin supple and glowing, and Radiance Face Oil which hydrates and brightens the skin.
The essential oils used in their products have purifying properties that help to invigorate the skin, whilst the sweet scents also lift mood and ease tension
To get 20% off across their entire range, use the code SPP20.
Discount expires 31 January 2023.
Trendhim offer a range of gifts for men, and now have eco-friendly bags.
This Lawson Foldable Bum Bag is eco-friendly as the fabric is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
The bum bag has ample space for you belongings in it’s main compartment, front zippered pocket and secure back pocket.
An adjustable, buckled strap enables you to wear the bum bag across the body or around the waist too.
Zero Waste Path
For sustainable, ethically made, gifts, Zero Waste Path is a great place to check out.
The company offers only natural products that are ethical and sustainable from production to final packaging.
They make vegan, palm-oil-free, handmade skincare, haircare, essential oil candles and giftsets, for self-care.
Some of their products include Soap Bars, 2in1 Shampoo + Conditioner Bars, Body Moisturisers, Skincare and Essential Oil Candles.
Zero Waste Path even have products for dogs, such as the Dog Shampoo Bar featured in my Dog’s Christmas Gift Guide.
Keep This Cracker
Can you get more eco-friendly than reusable crackers at Christmas?!
Keep this Cracker have created crackers you can reuse, that can also be pet-friendly.
They can make usual cracker sounds using noisy snaps, or can be quiet using an ecosnap®.
This allows the cracker to be pulled as normal, but without the loud bang that pets and people with sensory issues can struggle with.
These crackers also come in packaging that’s reusable too, designed to store your crackers away each year.
Each pack is made using responsibly-sourced materials.
The kraft crackers and wallet packaging are compostable, and the ribbons are woven in the UK using yarn made from recycled plastic bottles.
To win a pack of these, enter my giveaway here by 14 Dec 2022.
Wolf & Zephyr only sell ethically-sourced jewellery, and use eco-friendly packaging.
More information can be found in the Jewellery section below, along with their 10% discount code.
One of the classic gifts for adults is the giftset, and there’s so many options out there!
I’ve found some lovely sets that can be bespoke to suit the receiver, such as useful gifts for new mums.
For the new mums in your life, Baba West have a fabulous giftset.
Self-care can get lost when you first become a mother, so the Ultimate New Mama Baba Pack can help keep this a priority.
This pack has been created to meet all the new requirements of a mother’s body for the first month of the postnatal period.
It features multivitamins, minerals, essential fats, Omega 3 and friendly bacteria, for both mum and baby to benefit from.
For mum, to help soothe the body and mind after giving birth, the pack contains a selection of completely natural skincare products.
Products in the pack include Revital Essence, Vital DHA, Bifikalm, Restore & Renew, Zinc & Calendula Cream and Lactakalm.
There’s also some luxurious two-piece loungewear with subtle zips designed for breast or pump feeding in total comfort in those first stages of motherhood.
Baba West is a creation by Leonora Bamford, the publisher of My Baba parenting website, and fertility expert midwife, Zita West.
They have created a range of supplements to support babies and children, using their science and nutrition knowledge.
It’s The Thought
Everyone loves a thoughtful gift, so how about one that fits through the letterbox?
It’s The Thought create bespoke letterbox gifts for all occasions, including congratulations, birthdays, positive pick-me-ups and Christmas.
There’s also a Create Your Own giftset option, where you can choose up to six products.
Product choices include candles, chocolates, sterling silver jewellery, lip balms, soaps, bath salts and more!
To make each gift more personal, you can include a handwritten card specifically for your loved ones.
They also have vegan beauty and home fragrance for pampering gifts options that come in bigger sizes and packaging.
Quirky Gifts for Adults
Gifts for adults can be fun too!
If you want to raise a smile on your loved one’s face, try one of these…
Find Me Arrow
The Find Me Arrow is both useful and quirky.
It’s especially great for people who always lose their keys or phone!
Use the arrow to store your keys, wallet or other small items that you always need.
The large red arrow is eye catching enough to help you found those important items when you’re in a rush.
Knitted Planter Covers
If they like to knit and to garden, how about combining these two passions in a gift?
The Knit Your Own Planter Cover from Kikkerland enables you to decorate your house pot plants.
The kit contains all the materials needed to decorate pots of different sizes using wool threads.
Three yarn colours are included, as well as templates, a needle and easy to understand instructions.
For cyclists who like their bikes to be pretty, this is a fun accessory.
The Bike Vase by Kikkerland is a mini vase that wraps around the handlebars.
Real or fake flowers can be added to the vase to decorate the bike.
It is securely attached to the handlebars so the vase will stay put no matter how fast you pedal!
For those special or sentimental gifts for adults, jewellery always works well.
From personalised lockets and stunning earrings to crystal necklaces and engraved bangles, there’s always something for everyone.
Primrose Hill have a wide range of engravable jewellery, including charms, bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
They offer free engraving and birthstone options for customised, unique gifts for adults.
Their Sterling Silver Engravable Oval Locket Necklace makes a great unisex present, with various chain size options.
Made in sterling silver with a polished finish, the locket can be engraved on the front and back with eight different fonts.
Custom engraving of drawings or handwritten text can also be options for some of their jewellery range.
Each locket arrives in a presentation box made from recycled and eco-conscious materials.
Wolf & Zephyr
Wolf & Zephyr are an ethical jeweller, who have a stunning range including necklaces, ear cuffs, rings and vintage pieces.
They try to reduce harm to the environment by using eco-friendly packaging and methods to ethically manufacture and source materials.
All pieces are made from recycled sterling silver, gold vermeil, 14ct gold and ethically sourced, conflict-free gemstones from India.
I’ve previously reviewed their stunning Moonstone Tibetan Cross Necklace which remains one of my favourite pieces to wear.
From their new range, the Zephyr Stone Studded Hoops are on my wishlist, as they are from the Zephyr capsule collection, which is all about freedom and adventure.
These sterling silver hoops are studded with sparkling stones and have a butterfly back.
I also love their Multi Stack Ring which consists of ten bands that have another band wrapped around them.
These stacked rings catch the light beautifully whenever your hands move!
For 10% off anything in their range, INCLUDING sale items, use the code SPP10 at the checkout.
There is no expiry for this code, and it can be used as often as you like across the year!
Gifts for adults should always include a book or audio book as it’s a great way to gain some self-care and time for yourself.
From self-help, autobiographies, educational or just an easy to devour fictional story, there’s something for every adult to enjoy.
Here’s some of my current favourites:
Discovery of Less
Want to achieve more by doing less?
The Discovery of Less is a great book to read when approaching a new year, as it’s about doing and having less, to gain a better life.
The book is a the true story of Chris Lovett’s journey of stepping out of the comfort zone of everyday life and letting go.
He shares how a simpler approach to life and work after decluttering and walking away from a stable career improved his life.
This book helps you to step away from a hard year and provides motivation to ditch stuff that holds us back, to feel better.
Do you know someone who is kinder to others than to themselves?
Self-Compassion is an area that’s been research a lot recently.
Studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need.
Kristin Neff is a leading Professor in this field and has written various books.
Self-Compassion is a book that looks into the positive effects of showing compassion to yourself to heal and become happier.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is another useful book to help those who would benefit from loving themselves a bit more.
This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach, including exercises to do, to help remove harsh self-judgments to improve emotional wellbeing.
Adventure Books by Vertebrate Publishing have a great range of books for those who love to be active.
Cycling Gifts for Adults
There’s a section for cyclists, which features various guides including Cycling Days Out – South East England which offers traffic-free family and leisure cycling routes around the South of England.
Cold Water Immersion
For anyone who has been inspired by the recent Wim Hof TV coverage, there’s a new book called The Cold Fix.
The author, Sara Barnes, writes about how she discovered the benefits of cold water immersion in Cumbrian tarns, river pools and lakes.
She gets to know other cold water swimmers and explores why it’s becoming so popular around the world.
Enjoying Life After Retirement
For those retiring or already retired, there’s an inspiring book by Siobhan Daniels.
When approaching retirement, she makes a big decision which enables her to start living life by her own terms.
This includes buying a motorhome to travel in order to face some of life’s challenges.
Retirement Rebel is Siobhan’s story about how she stepped off the merry-go-round of life and started enjoying the journey.
Gaming and tech is not just for kids.
For the gamers, podcast lovers and general tech-heads, here are some great gadget gifts for adults.
Trying to stay active is key as we get older, and a fitness tracker can be a great way to motivate this.
The Fitbit Sense 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch has many health features, and is compatible with Android and iOS.
It has built-in GPS, stress detection, heart rate monitor and even an ECG app for atrial fibrillation assessments.
When exercising, it maps the intensity of your workouts, and logs when you’re being active throughout the entire day.
This smartwatch can measure your sleep quality and create a profile to give ideas on how to improve your sleep.
There’s also mindfulness content, menstrual cycle tracking and access to workouts on the app.
Blue Yeti Mic
If they host podcasts or radio shows, love to sing,, are a content creator or a YouTube sensation, then high quality audio is important.
The Blue Yeti USB Mic gives premium and professional audio from your home.
It has three custom condenser capsules and four pattern settings that provide crisp, sharp recordings.
Patterns it can records in include stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional.
Blue VO!CE technology allows you to block out unwanted noise to create the perfect vocal sound.
Life A1 Earbuds
Soundcore by Anker have a huge range of earbuds to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Life A1 earbuds are one of the mid-priced models, and they have incredible sound.
They feature oversized drivers with triple-layer composite diaphragms that produce a lot more bass, treble and clear-mids than most in this price bracket.
There’s three sound modes: Signature for great music, Switch to Bass Booster to intensify bass, and Podcast to enhance audiobooks and pods.
These wireless earbuds have nine hours of playtime from one charge and can charge three more times in their charging case.
A quick 10-minute charge gives you 1.5 hours of listening when you’re in a rush..
Boardgames are a firm favourite when relaxing with the family or having a chilled dinner party.
As well as the timeless classics, new boardgames are constantly coming out to add to your collection.
Escape Room: The Game
It’s become trendy to visit escape rooms recently, but if that’s not in your budget, how about making one at home?
Escape Room: The Game does exactly that.
Designed for 16+, this game allows your friends and family to experience an escape room in your home.
In groups, you work together to solve puzzles and find clues to escape from multiple-themed rooms before time runs out.
You have an hour to escape each room, and the Chrono Decoder counts down for you.
This game includes three scenarios to escape from: Prison Break, Virus and Nuclear Countdown.
Spot the Intro
For the music fans, Spot the Intro by Cheatwell can provide hours of fun!
The aim of the game is to race to name famous songs and artists against the clock.
Songs from the last sixty years are featured, with mystery songs being uploaded from the game cards onto your smartphone.
There’s 1200 tracks to try and identify, with teams competing around the board in a battle to be top of the charts.
Every song comes with a bonus question to add an extra element of fun and competition too.
Twister Splash by Hasbro is a new spin on a classic game.
The rules are the same as the original game, but with water added in.
Each time you land on a spot, water shoots out on your or your opponents.
It’s easy to set up by connecting the game mat to a hose.
The inflatable mat fills up within one minute and comes with a hose connector and waterproof spinner.
Practical Gifts for Adults
Things that are practical don’t have to be boring!
Useful gifts for adults might not sound the most interesting, but this section might surprise you.
Dog Cable Ties
If they have lots of cables stuffed into drawers and cupboards, cable ties can tidy them up.
These Dog Cable Ties by Kikkerland are great for keeping things organised, but also look cute!
Each tie has a snap button that looks like a dog’s nose, and keeps the cables together neatly.
The ties come in packs of three and are made from a durable leather-look material.
Cactus Scrub Sponge
To brighten up the kitchen, try the Cactus Scrub Sponge.
They come in sets of two and like the name suggests, they look like cacti.
Scouring sponges are great for getting stubborn marks and stains off cooking utensils.
The sponges are safe to use on all dinnerware and cookware surfaces.
Reusable Ice Sticks
Another practical ideas are these Reusable Ice Sticks.
Each pack contain eight ice sticks in four bright colours.
They are narrow enough to fit into water bottles when you want a cold drink whilst out and about.
Other uses for them include keeping things cool in a lunchbox and using them as a cold compress for minor bumps and scratches.
Never lose the remote again with a Sofa Pocket!
The Kikkerland Grey Felt Sofa Pocket is can store magazines, glassed, phones, remotes and more whilst you sit and relax.
This soft and secure pocket keeps all of your essentials safe whilst sitting on the sofa or in your bed.
It can be hung on the sofa arms, and for beds on either the bed frames or between the box spring and the mattress.
Gifts for Children, Teens and Pets
If you liked this Christmas Gift Guide, check out my others!
I’ve also found some great gifts for the younger people and pooches in your life.
To find ideas for teenagers and young people in your life, check out my Christmas Gift Guide for Kids and Teens.
And for the canines you love, there’s also a range of Gift Guides on this site for Dogs.
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All opinions are honest and my own.
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