Xmas presents for grown-up kids

If you’re stuck for ideas of what to get your adult children for Christmas and long for the days when all you needed was the Argos catalogue, do not despair.

We have compiled a roundup of the quirkiest, coolest and downright most fantastic gifts available this festive season…

Sipsmith London Dry Gin baubles (£25)

A set of 6 drinkable Christmas tree ornaments! When Christmas is over they will have a festive way to drown their sorrow… Responsibly, of course…

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Bees for Development Bee House (£95)

You don’t have to be a beekeeper to save the bees. These affordable bee houses provide the right sized room for a honey bee colony to build their nest.

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Bespoke Cricket Bat Experience (£600)

Learn how to make a bat and have the experts create a bespoke one for you. Not a cheap day out, but this service is usually reserved for the professionals. The lucky recipient of this gift will have to get themselves to Somerset County Cricket Ground where they will meet with the master bat makers, who will assess them for their ideal dimensions and profile of bat.

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Dukes of Hazzard driving experience (£39)

Available at 13 locations around the UK, this day out involves doing laps around a circuit in a genuine 1969 Dodge Charger. Daisy Dukes not included…

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Jousting experience (£199)

A different kind of contact sport. A day out in Warwickshire with jousting, long-bow, and broadsword training, and then an opportunity to take on their resident Black Knight.

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The Vector robot (£199)

Super cute and smart. It’s like having a pet without the mess or violating restrictive tenancy agreements.

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Make your own gin workshop for two (£170)

We make no apologies for the second gin-inspired present to make the list. This day out lets you create own signature gin for at Staffordshire’s Nelson’s Gin Distillery and Gin School. Students can even bring their own botanicals should the mood take them…

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Brutalist calendar 2019 (£20)

Just in time for the revival. “Printed by one of Europe’s most environmentally progressive family-owned printers, this calendar will provide connoisseurs of concrete with twelve months of Brutalist bliss.”

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Offbeat Christmas jumpers (From £35)

Christmas jumpers with a wide variety of themes, from Rick & Morty to Metallica, Slipknot, The Walking Dead and Harry Potter. Perfect for any fanboy or girl.

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Libreria subscription (From £12.49 per month)

This is not your average book club. Hand-picked books delivered once a month to their door designed to help them discover new books and ideas, and encourage interdisciplinary thinking.

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Go Fleur plant subscription (£275 for 12 months)

Alternatively get them a plant subscription. Subscribers receive a monthly surprise package of an unusual and beautiful plant from geo-fleur’s Yorkshire studio.

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Zookeeper for a day (£175)

Exotic wildlife in North Yorkshire, where else? Recipients will meet with giraffes, hippos, and rhinos as they join the staff on their daily routines

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Spicy Homemade Bacon Curing Kit (£20)

Everything they need to make three different spicy flavours of bacon – except the pig.

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TheVeganKind Lifestyle Box (From £8 per month)

Or, for something with a more vegan/vegetarian orientation, why not plump for the TheVeganKind Lifestyle Box featuring a range of products, such as soap, candles and books as well as vegan crisps, chocolate, ingredients and drinks delivered straight to their door.

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