Elevate Your Gift Giving Game at Auctions

Monday 20th November 2023 - Cara Bentham


Elevate Your Gift Giving Game at Auctions

Explore the benefits of Christmas Shopping at Auctions

Christmas shopping season has started, and the quest for the perfect gifts is in full swing! If you're tired of the same old options and seeking out something truly unique, consider turning your attention to auctions. Christmas shopping at auctions propels you into a world of distinctive, one-of-a-kind gifts that can elevate your gift-giving game. Using the easyliveAuction platform means you can bid across an entire catalogue for a flat fee of just £3, and explore an exciting range of lots from auctioneers across the UK and beyond. Let's explore five gifting categories where auctions shine:

1. Auction Gifts For Her:

Delight the special women in your life with unique treasures. From elegant jewellery pieces in an assortment of diamonds, sapphires, rubies and more, to luxury handbags and accessories, fine art, or nostalgic trinkets auctions offer a curated selection that caters to diverse tastes. Bid on items that reflect her style and personality to choose a memorable and thoughtful gift.

Gifts for Her in Our Upcoming Auctions

This vintage 1960’s Gucci brown leather handbag wouldn’t be found on the high street. It goes up for sale at Sloane Street Auctions on November 30th and is estimated at £500-800. 

This 925 silver and freshwater pearl necklace is a delightful yet super budget-friendly gift option with an estimate of just £20-30. It goes up for sale at Auctioneum on November 30th.  

If you're considering popping the question this Christmas, you can find many high-quality engagement rings at auction, including antique and artisan examples. This 18ct white gold and diamond ring goes under the hammer at Gerrards Auctioneers and Valuers on November 23rd with an affordable estimate of £160-200. For something really special this double diamond engagement ring on yellow gold features two large stones and an uncommon design and is estimated at £1500-£2000.  

2. Auction Gifts For Him:

Auctions can help you discover exceptional gifts for the men in your life; even those that are hard to buy for! Whether it's a rare watch, a vintage whisky set, or a collectable sports memorabilia piece, auctions provide a platform to find gifts that stand out. Surprise him with a thoughtful and distinctive present that shows your attention to detail.

Gifts for Him in Our Upcoming Auctions

This 1911 FA Cup Final (Bradford City v Newcastle United handwritten letter was penned and signed by the Newcastle United Captain, Colin Veitch, to the Bradford City Captain, James Speirs, advising him of sportsmanship and hoping for a good game in the Final at Crystal Palace. It's an excellent gift for football fans and goes under the hammer on December 1st at Sportingold with an estimate of £30-35. 

This impressive gold square curb link chain necklace goes up for sale on November 29th at Auctioneum. It is estimated to fetch between £450-550. 

The ultimate luxury gift is this Oyster Perpetual Day-Date men's stainless steel wristwatch that comes in the original Rolex box with paperwork and documentation card. It goes up for sale on November 30th at Sloane Street Auctions and is expected to fetch between £3000-5000. 

3. Stocking Fillers From Auctions:

Looking for quirky stocking fillers? Bid on rare books, limited-edition prints, or curiousities and collectables that add a touch of charm to the holiday tradition. Make every stocking stuffer count with items that go beyond the ordinary and bring joy to the recipient.

Stocking Fillers in Our Upcoming Auctions

Small items are perfect for stocking fillers like this collection of silver pieces, which goes under the hammer at Ottery Auction Rooms on November 26th with an estimate of £40-50. 

This hallmarked silver bracelet would make a delightful stocking filler with its many charms. It goes up for sale on November 29th at Auctioneum Ltd and is expected to fetch between £40-80. 

Corgi Toys Whizzwheels Mini-Cooper is the perfect stocking filler for kids and big kids alike. It goes under the hammer on November 28th at Wallis and Wallis and is expected to fetch between £60-80. 

Fill multiple stockings in one go with a collection lot. This group of gents vintage pocket and stop watches goes under the hammer on November 30th at Potters Auction, and with no estimate, you just might grab a bargain! 

4. For the Collector:

Auctions are a treasure trove for collectors. Whether your recipient is passionate about rare coins, vintage stamps, or antique books, auctions offer a curated space to find unique collector's items to finish off a set. Bid on pieces that complement their collection, adding value and rarity to their hobby.

Collectors Items in Our Upcoming Auctions

This collection of over 100 comic books (mostly Marvel) would be a treasure trove to any comic book or superhero enthusiast. It goes up for sale at Lockdales Auctioneers on December 5th, estimated at £500-700. 

This lot of 6 albums of cigarette cards goes under the hammer on November 25th at Hawleys Auctioneers and Valuers, and it has an estimate of £30-50. 

This exquisite set of British coins goes up for sale at Gorringe’s on November 27th. It is expected to fetch £100-150. 

5. For the Person Who Has Everything:

For those who seem to have everything, auctions present an opportunity to discover truly exceptional items. Antique curios, one-of-a-kind artworks, or rare artefacts can be found at auctions, making for gifts that transcend the ordinary. Surprise the person who has everything with a piece of history or a unique item that becomes a cherished possession.

Unique & Unusual Items in Our Upcoming Auctions

This French 1813 Hussar trooper's sword and scabbard would make a great home display piece. It goes up for sale on December 13th at Warwick and Warwick Ltd with an estimate of £400. 

This unusual Rolex Prince 9-carat gold fob watch goes up for sale on December 13th at Bishop and Miller Auctioneers. It has an estimate of £3000-4000. 

This Chicago Coin Basket Ball Champ is a machine which made its debut after WWII and is rarely found in the UK. It goes up for sale on November 24th at Spicer’s Auctioneers and is expected to fetch £4500-5500. 

You can never have too many ornaments, and these are functional too. This lot of art deco ceramics goes up for sale on November 29th at Bishop and Miller Auctioneers. It has an estimate of £150-200. 


Auctions offer an exciting alternative to traditional Christmas shopping, especially when it comes to finding gifts tailored to specific recipients. Whether you're searching for the perfect gift for her, looking to surprise him with something exceptional, filling stockings with unique treasures, adding to a collector's repertoire, or surprising the person who has everything, auctions provide a curated selection that stands apart from mainstream options. This holiday season, explore the world of auctions and discover gifts that reflect thoughtfulness, uniqueness, and a touch of luxury. And most importantly, enjoy the fun and thrill of shopping at auctions Live at home instead of queuing at the shops!