It’s officially December, and that can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming! Cue the cheery songs, getting the family together to decorate your Christmas tree, telling the kids they need to be good for Santa, and the dreaded buying of Christmas gifts. But what about the often-overlooked aspect of shopping for stocking stuffers that are both unique and unisex? Help is here.
1. For the Budding Photographer
This stuffer is perfect for that one person who’s always clicking the family photos. The camera has 27 exposures (which means you can take 27 pictures with it) with a built-in flash, and is a fun way to challenge yourself to only click the moments that truly matter. Once you’ve finished using up all the exposures, drop the camera at a film-developing centre such as Photo One or Filmoticon-Spacelab to get physical copies of the photos.
Disposable Film Camera, KODAK
2. For the Culture Vulture
For a change, why not gift an experience that you’re likely to reminisce over instead of a physical object? Dubai Opera annually hosts a variety of events – from ballet performances and concerts to exhibitions – that any lover of the arts will appreciate. The gift voucher is valid for 12 months, and you can choose between denominations of AED 250 and 5,000.
Dubai Opera Gift Voucher, Dubai Opera
3. For the Skincare Junkie
This unique soap is perfect for anyone who loves natural skincare and isn’t afraid to try new products. Made out of fresh camel milk and pure olive oil, it will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. The added peppermint and rosemary essential oils have special anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which makes it an especially powerful blend to fight dermatitis and acne.
Camel Milk Castile Soap – Rosemary & Peppermint, The Camel Soap Factory
4. For the Young at Heart
This stocking stuffer is perfect for anyone who refuses to grown up (or has kids that need an extra push to get into the bathtub). Not only is this bath bomb vegan, but it’s also made from natural ingredients and safe synthetics – and can be used over three baths! Kids and adults alike can choose which of their favourite characters they want to drop into the bath or use the whole thing in one go!
Santa’s Magic Sleigh Bath Bomb, Lush
5. For the Gadget Collector
This quirky gadget is essentially a motion-sensitive LED light device that easily fits in your hand and can be clipped onto the side of a toilet bowl to give your bathroom a futuristic glow – perfect for anyone who values me-time in the washroom! You can choose between eight colours, and it automatically switches on when it senses someone approaching. The only caveat? It doesn’t work during the day, but that light looks better at night anyway.
Night Toilet Light Changer, ZEZHOU
6. For the Admittedly Lazy
If you have someone in your family who loves lazing in bed all day, then these spectacles was made for them. They use prism lenses to help you look at your phone or a book without having to adjust your neck position while lying on your back. Not only can this help to protect your neck posture, but they can also be worn over glasses!
Lazy Spectacles, Bestmaple
7. For the Meat Lover
If barbecues and meat dishes feature heavily in your family, consider these meat claws as a stocking stuffer. They make it easy to cut through meat without worrying about knives and forks. They’re also easy to hold, practical, and dishwasher-safe – perfect for any carnivore!
Two piece Meat Shredding Claws, Shuiyuan
8. For the Out and About
We all know that most places in Dubai like to crank up the AC as much as they can – especially when it’s hot outside. This constant temperature shift might leave some of us struggling to cool down or warm up ourselves. Enter: this pocket-sized device that you can wear around your neck and thermoelectrically cools or warms you. Bonus: it comes with three power levels (low, medium, high) to choose from.
Wearable Temperature Regulator, PolarSEAL
9. For the Perpetually Stressed
Let’s face it: most of us are stressed and just want to let it out, especially as the festive season approaches. Cue The Smash Room, an innovative concept that lets you… well, smash things. Gift a smashing voucher from anywhere between AED 250 and 1,000 to a person who could use some impact TLC (you’ll be grateful that you weren’t in their line of fire).
The Smash Room Gift Voucher, The Smash Room
10. For the Scent Enthusiast
Arabic perfumes are well-known for their luxurious notes, so any scent enthusiast is sure to appreciate this unisex eau de parfum spray’s leathery, woody fragrance made from the highest quality oud. Go on, spoil a loved one a little!
Dehn El Oud Malaki, Swiss Arabian