Five Things: More Unique Christmas Gifts for 2020

November is almost at an end, and Christmas 2020 is getting ever nearer, so it’s time to get moving and order those important gifts for your nearest and dearest.

We’ve put together another list of our favourite items, all of which are available in time for Christmas Day but, even if you think we’re wide of the mark, there should be some inspiration in the items below.

Popbangcolour Art

Contemporary British artist, Ian Cook, has been creating unique, colourful works of automotive art using a selection of remote-controlled cars, wheels and other toy cars since 2007.

Ian has created four-storey high portraits of Lewis Hamilton, painted Jessie J live on BBC One, and appeared at seemingly every race circuit and motor show in the world, bringing his unique style of art to the masses.

Much of his original work is available to buy, and he’s open to commissions (Ian painted my Corvette. Ed.) and bespoke work, but he also produces prints, badges, t-shirts. Intriguingly, some of the toy cars used in the creation of his works make their way to his shop, each unique, making for a fantastic individual gift.

What: Re-Tyred Cars & Bikes
Where: Popbangcolour
How much: £40-70

Win the first-ever Re-Tyred artwork from Popbangcolour in our exclusive CALIBRE competition.

Pairs Scotland Socks

What would Christmas 2020 be without the gift of socks? The sock-based offerings from Pairs Scotland are targeted to the more environmentally-aware consumer looking to move away from fast fashion items.

christmas gifts 2020 pairs scotland socks

All the ranges are sumptuously thick and warm, and made from sustainable fibres which have far superior longevity than that of wool and cashmere.

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The range consists of mohair socks, natural undyed alpaca socks and alpaca bed socks, each available in a range of colours.

Pairs Scotland’s unexpectedly joyful (we know, we’ve tried some) Alpaca bed socks are knitted and hand-finished in a traditional British mill using the sustainably sourced fleeces of alpacas. The strong, breathable fibres of alpaca make these high-quality, soft, comfortable socks the perfect replacement for slippers and would make for a fabulous stocking filler this Christmas.

What: Alpaca Bed Socks
Where: Pairs Scotland
How much: £30

Smeg Milk Frother

It might not be high on a list of essential kitchen items, but you’ve not had a proper latte at home unless you’ve got yourself a high-qaulity milk frother.

christmas gifts 2020 smeg milk frother

Winner of a number of awards, including the 2019 Good Design Award, the Smeg milk frother has 6 different preset programs, as well as a manual function. Great Christmas 2020 gifts for those that enjoy high-quality hot and cold drinks alike, they can create the perfect cappuccino or latte, velvety smooth hot chocolate, or cold, foamy milkshakes, depending on the whisk function selected.

This beautifully styled 50’s-look gadget is available in black, cream or pastel blue, and will look chic in any contemporary kitchen.

What: Smeg Milk Frother
Where: Smeg
How much: £150

Schott NYC Perfecto

The Schott Perfecto Jacket is an iconic style, made famous by the likes of Marlon Brando, James Dean and Elvis. This classic design looks as stunning today as it did when Dean’s rebel had no cause, and Brando rode through Carbonville with his gang in the 1950s.

Designed in 1928 and named after the designer Irving Schotts’ favourite cigar, the Perfecto has blazed a trail through popular culture. The ultimate gift for anyone who knows their menswear and their motorbikes.

What: The Perfecto
Where: Schott NYC
How much: From £400

Alexandra Wood Limited Edition Silk Pocket Squares

Savile Row designer and tailor, Alexandra Wood, has created a range of accessories ideal for the refined sports fan or lover of the finer things in life, including these delightful silk pocket squares.

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Hand sketched and designed in house, the 2020 collection has been brought to life with vibrant tones that, as gifts, will add a colourful piece of art to any man’s stylish wardrobe, leaving him sporting the best that Christmas style has to offer.

The sporting range consists of five designs inspired by tennis, rugby, yachting, cycling and motorsport. Each limited-edition pocket square design has been styled and hand made in the UK from a pure, 18mm silk twill and comes with signed authentication.

What: Limited Edition Silk Pocket Square
Where: Alexandra Wood
How much: £90

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Samantha gave up a background in international business to concentrate on travelling and adventure. As happy Overlanding as she is relaxing in five-star luxury, Sam can make a memorable experience out of any situation, and usually does. Married in Las Vegas, she enjoys bourbon and avoids planning.