The Tempus Christmas Gift Guide 2022: Bonus round

If that one friend or relative never seems to appreciate your gifts, why not try one of these this year?

With Christmas fast approaching, last week saw Tempus compile the best gifts to grab for a family member, a friend – or even yourself. But in this seventh and final instalment, we round the guides off with a look at gifts that are so unique that they simply don't fit into one category or another.

If drinks, food, clothes or homeware simply aren't cutting it, let's face it; you've got an acquaintance who is difficult to buy presents for. But this doesn't mean they'll leave the festivities empty handed! 

With this list curated by Tempus, those hard-to-guess family members and friends are sure to be pleased when they unwrap their gifts.

Swinging Day Bed by Sitting Spiritually

Sitting Spiritually, based in the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis, make beautiful, hand-crafted swing seats that have become a well-known name at the Chelsea Flower Show and highly sought after both across the UK and internationally. Now, you can have your very own day bed in your garden!

Handmade by master craftsmen, the unique design makes it a fabulous garden statement piece to be enjoyed by the whole family. The bed is specifically designed so people can enjoy their outdoor space in both comfort and style, there are cushions available in multiple designs and the perfect sizes. Optional drinks holder add-ons are also essential for enjoying a glass of bubbly while unwinding outdoors after a long day. It’s even available with a gorgeous cedar roof, so it can be enjoyed all year round!

Toolbar 6-Piece Set

Surprise a loved one with their very own cocktail mixing kit!

The brand new Toolbar collection is the perfect gift for aspiring bartenders, including the Toolbar 6-Piece Set – containing all the mixology essentials in a wooden toolbox caddy. Includes two highball glasses, a cocktail shaker, muddler, measure and bar spoon.


What do you buy the guy who has everything? Why not try the lightest city-based e-bike on the market? This Christmas get your hands on a lightweight, everyday e-bike with the TREK FX+. An intuitive, fully equipped electric assist bike designed for exploring more of your city, this amazing design will improve your journeys around town, whether you're making your daily commute or running errands.

Just get on and go! FX+ is equipped with lights, mudguards and a rear rack to carry your essentials, simple and intuitive on-bar controls with three levels of assist, a sleek 250 Wh internal battery and so much more.

OTO x Mandarin Oriental Gift of Dreams

With the magic of Christmas just around the corner, luxury CBD brand OTO has launched its most indulgent Christmas gift yet – The Gift of Dreams – designed in exclusive partnership with London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel and featuring seven luxurious rituals to help deserving loved ones relax, rest and reset throughout the festive season. 

The package contains OTO 7-day Glow Treatment, Cleansing Jam Exfoliator and Rejuvenating Night Eye Cream, while those in need of some shut-eye will have their best rest yet with OTO’s CBD Sleep Drops and CBD Pillow Mist. Furthermore, CBD Bitters that will add depth, dazzle and flavour to any Christmas tipple. 

Finally, owners will be treated to an hour-long OTO Signature Renewal Massage at the Mandarin Oriental in London.

After the Rain Female Wash Bag

Gift a slice of Scottish island life this Christmas and put a smile on the face of your loved one with a sumptuous range of self-care products from Arran Sense of Scotland.

Our pick is the After the Rain Women's Wash Bag, containing a full-sized Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hydrating Hand Cream and Eau De Parfum in the brand's most-loved fragrance, After the Rain.

Noble Macmillan

Noble Macmillan, an independent luxury leather goods company situated in South Kensington, is offering the quintessentially British gift of vintage style board games.

Entertain your loved one on long journeys with a charming set of 'Noughts and Crosses' or challenge the family to a classic game of 'Pick Up Sticks'. Their fantastic range of all-time classics and adult games with a modern twist will help bring the fun indoors and out, banishing boredom for all.

Customisable yoga mat by Liforme

Liforme has been the choice of yogis all over the world, thanks in part to their patented materials, including the GripForMe technology, which becomes grippier the sweatier you get; a waterproof barrier that prevents moisture from making its way through to the rubber beneath; and the fact that all mats are created to biodegrade in just five years in landfill conditions. 

And now, you can custom design your own Liforme mat for the first time. From the colours to the alignment patterns, central design and right down to the finishing touches and signed with their name, Liforme x You lets you create a one-off mat that’ll be the perfect present for yoga-lovers this year.

Gillette Labs 

Morning routines across the UK are about to get more effortless thanks to the latest drop from Gillette Labs. The much-hyped new release from Gillette Labs sees the launch of the first ever razor with a built-in exfoliation bar to combine shaving and exfoliation in one effortless stroke.

Its sleek, premium metal handle comes with a lifetime guarantee1, making this the last razor guys need to buy, upgrading their shave to look and feel their best, effortlessly.

Seeps Eco Friendly Cleaning Hamper

Whether you’re looking to clean up after your Christmas cooking mayhem, kicking off the New Year with another eco swap or you’re looking to gift something different and kinder to the planet, Seep’s collection of cleaning tools will get you excited.

Seep’s Eco Friendly Cleaning Hamper is the perfect ethical cleaning gift for an eco-conscious family member or friend. This latest package contains tools crafted using sustainably sourced raw materials like bamboo, wood pulp and rubber.

Hollywood Bar Trunk, Black & Gold

Big enough to hold all the secrets of a past life, this decadent trunk celebrates the very fibres of glamour. It is enriched with a real leather trim and a stunning black penshell and white hammer shell design. But while from the outside, it's an antique trunk, from the inside, it’s a bar decked out with ample storage for bottles, glasses and more.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard have been making eclectic, decadent designs for years, with each piece being designed with function and beauty at the forefront.

Made By Cooper’s Natural Linen Meditation & Yoga Cushion

Practically perfect for those that need to slow down, Made By Cooper’s Natural Linen Meditation & Yoga Cushion is the ultimate aid to taking some ‘me’ time or those yoga lovers out there. The all-natural cushion allows receivers to take a moment of stillness and self-reflection. It provides increased comfort, reduces pain, and naturally allows more focus. 

Inspired by the traditional Japanese Zen meditation cushion (Zafu), the buckwheat filled cushion is perfect for long meditation sessions or use during yoga.

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