Christmas present ideas for significant others that think outside the (gift) box

The holiday season has arrived, and as a super organised scientist you may have had all your Christmas gifts wrapped months ago. But finding a gift for your loved one that will never go unappreciated isn’t easy.

Luckily for you, we’ve done some of the legwork and have collated a list of six unique Christmas gift options for the partners of scientists that will spread some serious Christmas cheer.

We’re going to assume that your significant other has a curious mind just like you and is probably always there to offer a helping hand when you need it. So we’re sure you’ll agree that this special person deserves to be showered with meaningful gifts that show you care, rouse their intellectual brain and satisfy their thirst for knowledge.

The current cost-of-living crisis will make the Christmas season especially difficult for a lot of people this year. So we’ve included some great gifting ideas for those on a budget.

To that end, here are some of our cheeriest gift ideas for a significant other this Christmas:

A Masterclass

You can choose from topics such as food, design and style, arts and entertainment, music, business, science and tech and many more. An annual membership for your partner will give them access to over 180 classes across 11 categories, access to sessions by Masterclass and bonus class guides and content. This thoughtful gift will light up their life and keep them busy all year round!

Moleskine’s smart writing set

 A great gift for smart people on the go!

Help your partner stay super organised in 2023 with this powerful digital note taking system. It allows users to store their handwritten notes electronically and includes a smart notebook, smart pen and notes app.

A Life on our Planet: My Witness Statement and Vision for the Future (2020), David Attenborough

Books really do make unforgettable Christmas gifts! They are inexpensive, timeless and have a long-lasting impact.

Keep your loved one entertained and mentally stimulated during the festive break with a fascinating book by the legendary British broadcaster, natural historian and esteemed author Sir David Attenborough.

In short, this thought provoking read presents a delightful autobiography and David’s views of key environmental issues that the world now faces, followed by a discussion on the approach he wants us to take to build a sustainable future. This book will make an engaging conversation starter to help you and your other half connect with your families around the dinner table too!

Tickets to a West End Show – Red Letter Days

Make this Christmas one you’ll both remember by treating your loved one to a dazzling night of entertainment in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world. Red Letter Days offers a deal that includes Tickets for 2 to a London West End Theatre Show.

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mary Poppins, and Mama Mia, to Les Miserables, Pretty Woman and Only Fools and Horses, you’ll be sure to find something that will captivate them. If you’re feeling super generous this year, you could even throw in dinner for two at your partner’s favourite London restaurant.

LifePlanner by Erin Condren

Does your significant other love organising and planning, or do they struggle with organisation? Either way, how about giving them the gift of productivity this year? One of these amazing LifePlanners by Erin Condren could be the best tool for ensuring they have their most successful year yet. They all come with fun and cheerful designs and everything is packaged beautifully. This is the perfect gift for boosting your partner’s productivity in the workplace or at home.

An M&S Christmas Hamper

Hampers can often be on the pricey side, but there’s good news. M&S offer a wonderful range of Christmas gift sets and hampers for no more than £30!

Here are a few that we’re sure will put a smile on your partner’s face this Christmas:

Red wine and swiss Truffles: £15

Afternoon Tea Letterbox: £18

Calm Wellbeing Gift Set: £20

Cosy Night In Hamper: £27

The Belgian Chocolate Gift Bag: £30

So there we have it, six meaningful and thoughtful Christmas ideas that won’t break the bank and will bring joy and happiness to your loved one at Christmas and into the new year.

Tis the season to be merry, but it’s also a time to give thought to those less fortunate than ourselves. Therefore CY Partners will be donating to local food banks to help those facing a difficult Christmas this year.

We understand that the festive season can be busy and stressful for our customers, and we are on hand to help. If you’d like to speak to one of our consultants about how we could help you map out your 2023 career goals, or how we could help you kickstart your new year job search, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.


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