5 original gift ideas for Christmas from our rated startups
By Héloïse Frantz - 10 December 2019
Finding the perfect present for family and friends takes time and careful consideration, but with Christmas approaching at reindeer-speed, you might want to hurry up your shopping! If you need a little inspiration, this article is your guide to saving Christmas 2019. We have selected some of the most exciting and original products from our rated startups, so you can find the perfect gift with any budget, and for any person.
For the wine lovers: Gift a grapevine with Cuvée Privée
Gifting a nice bottle of wine is a safe and mature choice, but it can seem a little bit old-fashioned – especially when you can now adopt your very own grapevine! French startup Cuvée Privée offers a fully personalized experience around wine by connecting independent winemakers with wine lovers. Oenophiles can adopt a set of vines for a year and follow the winemaker thanks to a newsletter, take a tour of the vineyard and receive six bottles of wine or champagne personalized with their name. That sounds Groot, right?
Price: starting at £121 per year.
For the beauty addicts: Gift tailored-made cosmetics with Emulsion
Choosing a beauty product for a person who takes skincare seriously can be a delicate exercise. The young UK-brand Emulsion offers game-changing skincare products that will appeal even to the most exigent beauty addicts. The brand makes it possible to buy and mix at home, in the palm of the hand, different bases, exfoliants, perfumes and oils . This means your friend could make a new product every day according to their special desires and needs, including creams, shampoos and moisturizers. With the multiple bases and add-ons offered, everyone can create their very own new skin essentials.
Price: bases start at £18, essential blend and extract add-ons start at £12
For the nature lovers: Gift a classic with a twist with Bloom & Wild
Who doesn’t love having freshly cut flowers in the house? If you are looking for an affordable luxury gift, you should have a look at Bloom & Wild. They provide flowery gifts and offer convenient letterbox delivery (even adorably tiny Christmas trees). The letterbox packaging enables a bouquet of beautifully presented flowers to be delivered through any standard letterbox. This means there is no need for the recipient to wait in for the delivery, and as the flowers are shipped soon after they are cut, they are longer lasting. Bouquets are carefully designed with a selection of fresh blooms at the beginning of each season. You can also choose a subscription to send a new set of fine luxury blooms every month and treat your loved one throughout 2020.
Price: starting at £22
For the party people: Gift fashionable ear-savers with Loop
If you’d like to offer a useful yet trendy gift to the DJ, headbanger or musical festival goer in your life, we have exactly what you need. Loop offers earplugs that protects hearing without ruining looks. These next generation earplugs have a high-end design and don’t distort sound quality: instead of blocking sound waves, the earplugs lower all frequencies equally, delivering a balanced acoustic filter of exactly 20 decibels. Thanks to this, music and speech remain clear, but at a lower volume. You’ll hear sound as it was intended, just less loud – while making sure you look great!
Price: starting at $29,95
For the cyclopaths: Gift a freer and safer journey with Galanck
Cyclists love tech gadgets and backpacks (that is a fact), so this next present is a sure win. Meet French startup Galanck: a brand of intelligent and connected backpacks with integrated light signs allowing cyclists to be safer on the road and to be guided through vibrations. These backpacks are designed for all weathers and have an anti-theft opening. They offer a new navigation experience to all people who love moving around the city on a bike, scooter or even a skateboard! By connecting the backpack to an app, your friend will be able to load a route and then the straps will vibrate, light up and change colour to indicate a turn. This way he or she can enjoy exploring without needing to look at their phone while rolling!
Price: starting at €169
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