Whether you are buying for a friend, colleague or client, if it’s someone you don’t know very well it can be very tricky negotiating the world of gifting.

Unless you know their personal preferences, gifts like bath salts, candles and homewares can easily miss the mark so you are better sticking to practical gifts that are not only useful but a little bit different.  Gifts that will raise a smile not just serve a purpose.

Oohbox Gifts offers an entire section on Practical Gifts for Busy People. 

Does your recipient drive?  Well we have curated a New Wheels gift box containing a host of handy gadgets and gizmos for all weathers.  A cosy lined ice scraper mitt for the colder months and a super absorbent glove for that nasty condensation on early morning starts.  In car charger, re-usable travel coffee cup from Eco Coffee and much more.  If they don’t drive we also have the Commuter, containing the Eco Cup, a power bank and a really quirky Pen with a built in USB memory stick, perfect for doing the crossword on the train and storing important documents!

Baking Day?  Everyone has to eat and for the person that is always too busy, maybe this is just the thing that will encourage them to slow down and enjoy a bit of Bake Off magic.  A great starter gift with ceramic measuring cups, rolling pin, mini whisks and a retro apron and pot holder that will look fabulous in any kitchen.  Continuing the foodie theme we have a BBQ set that will be the envy of all their guests.  It contains a really swish tool from Valiant that is the Inspector Gadget of BBQ equipment, quality rubs in 3 flavours for meat, fish and veg and the best apron which comes with BBQ hints and tips printed upside down for easy reference!  

If you are looking for a gift for an office based friend or colleague we have notebooks that will be sure to impress.  Bright white Cross notebook and pens sets, tastefully embossed with a note of Inspiration.  The book comes complete with its own gift box, the pen has a 100 year warranty and we’ve included a chilly style water bottle and a desk-mate of handy post-it’s, page flags and markers, just perfect for anyone who keeps a journal.  We also have a scaled back version with a beautiful soft touch Collins notebook and the USB Pen.  Whether office or home based our Coffee Lover Gift Box is just the thing for someone who loves a caffeine kick with a touch of class!

Last but my no means least, does your lucky friend have a garden or even a few pots?  We have a range of garden themed gifts, including our Winter Seeds Gift Box the Yuletide.  These quirky little gift boxes contain a mix of seeds, mugs and the winter one has cosy socks too.  All the seeds are for spring planting and will create a mix of blooms, some that attract wildlife to the garden, some perfect for a wildflower meadow and the shade loving white blooms of the Yuletide.  Or how about our Bee-Loved Gift box which contains a bee hotel for our most favourite pollinators and a cute bee hive felting craft kit, English tableware mug and yummy hand-made chocolate bar. Perfect!

We hope this gives you some food for thought, and provides you with some inspiration.

Remember all our gifts come beautifully wrapped and delivered free of charge on the UK mainland.

Happy Shopping x

November 06, 2021 — Julie Selby