This Christmas, why not give something special to your loved one rather than the same old predictable gift? 

A really unique and thoughtful gift will really make a memorable impression and be a wonderful Christmas memory to treasure in the future. TRULY Experiences take us through five of the best unique Christmas gifts.

Commission a Portrait by an Artist

Another amazing unique Christmas gift would be to have a portrait of someone you love painted by their favourite artist. Choose a great photo of the recipient, contact the artist and for a fee you will likely to be able to commission a one of a kind portrait. Whether it is done in a photorealistic style or a creative and impressionistic manner, the finished work of art will be a unique one of a kind gift that will really impress that special someone. 

Design Their Own Personalised Perfume

If you have someone close to you who loves perfume, you could treat them to a custom perfume design experience at Floris London. This high end perfume retailer is the oldest in the UK – founded in 1730 and still run by the descendants of Juan Floris. These superb scents have been worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe. 

 The personalised fragrance experience allows you to choose the scent elements you want to include and create a custom fragrance which you will be able to take home with you. The unique scent will be added to the private perfume ledger at Floris under your name and you will be able to re-order it at any time. 

Treat Them to Christmas Afternoon Tea

More of an early Christmas gift, afternoon tea is always a wonderful and decadent experience – and a festive afternoon tea is even better! The Dorchester is one of the best places in London to have Christmas afternoon tea and the festive spread includes delicate finger sandwiches, a glass of champagne, a choice of dozens of different teas and Christmas cake. 

The Great Outdoors with Added Luxury

To get a taste of the outdoors with a touch of luxury, why not treat someone close to you to a weekend away glamping? There are many luxurious camping sites throughout the UK, such as the Roulotte Retreat on the Eildon Hills, Scottish Borders. It features seven gypsy caravans handmade in France situated in a beautiful meadow of wildflowers and decorated with elegant bohemian drapery, Eastern textiles and intricately carved shutters and doors. All of the indulgent amenities are here, including yoga classes, massage treatments and horse riding. 

Create Their Own Line of Beer

Craft beers are a hot trend at the moment and if your friend or family member is a beer enthusiast this will be a great treat for them. Partizan Brewing is a brewery in London that allows guests to work with expert brewers to create their own unique bespoke beer. The experience starts with a beer tasting at the brewery, then includes a consultation to determine your preferred beer style and flavour. 

The beer will be brewed to your specifications at the Partizan facilities and around 1600 bottles will be delivered to you. You can even design your own bottle labels with your own drawings and photos.

Scarlet are luxury event planners based in London who also specialise in lifestyle concierge and gifting. For more information please contact us to discuss your celebration.