Proper Presents Gift Ideas Blog

Hello! I’m David and Proper Presents is the name of my unique gift ideas blog. I promise you'll only find the very best gifts I would consider buying myself.

Instead of writing about cheap gifts or tacky gadgets, I only look at products that amaze, excite, or satisfy. You’ll find a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime experience days, tantalising foodie subscription gifts, luxury hampers chock full of exciting delicacies, as well as interesting gifts and gadgets. I try to cover a wide range of options so there’s something for everyone here. Rest assured, you won’t find cheap and tacky ideas here. All you will find are proper presents for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or seasonal events such as Christmas.

Experience more in 2018

When it comes to shopping, more of us are investing our hard-earned cash on experiences than material goods. We're a nation of shoppers that love to be entertained. So it makes sense to treat yourself to a fun experience and you can't go wrong with these top options.


Look Glamorous With These Top Beauty Experiences

Does your wardrobe ever leave you feeling frumpy? Do your makeup skills leave a lot to be desired? Tired of the same old fragrances? Fancy a refresh? There’s a range of experiences for men and women who want to pick up some new skills to look smell their best, look the part, and feel fabulous.

JCB Digger Racing Driving

I Tried The Utterly Bonkers JCB Digger Racing Experience

For some muddy good fun, look no further than digger racing. Some bright spark looked at these 8-tonne monster machines and thought “hey, they’d be great to race” – and they were right! This is a downright quirky experience and it delivers fun in bucketfuls.

Become a coffee barista Skills

Ultimate Tea And Coffee Lovers Experiences

Tea and coffee, the staples of our everyday diets, the hot beverages we just cannot do without, that get us through the day from waking to bedtime and everything in between (although too close to bedtime might not be the greatest of ideas…).

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About Me

Hi, I'm David. I love finding unique gift ideas, so decided to blog about the best ones here. You won't find junk or tacky products here - I'm only interested in proper presents worth giving (and receiving).

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Racing a Piaggio Ape Driving

10 Totally Wacky (But Awesome) Driving Experiences

So you’re looking for a driving-themed gift but want something a little bit weird and a little bit wacky. You’ve looked at supercar racing and thought that’s fun but it’s not bonkers enough.

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Chocolate pralines Skills

Delicious chocolate experiences for chocoholics

Know someone with a sweet tooth or a a die-hard chocoholic? Got someone in mind who would happily take death by chocolate? Then why not treat them to this delectable chocolate making workshop.

Smartbox by Buyagift Gifts

Is A Smartbox A Smart Choice?

While browsing the Buyagift website I stumbled across a type of gift voucher called a Smartbox. The Smartbox by Buyagift range° currently contains 46 options, each catering for a different person or theme.

Harrods Department Store Christmas

The Best Department Store Christmas Hampers 2017

So it’s that time of year again, when the country’s department stores unveil their wintry windows for the Christmas season. It also signals the launch of Christmas hamper ranges.

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