The 14 Best Unique Christmas Gifts of 2021

Get clever with these fun presents

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Shopping for a Christmas gift can be quite challenging, but finding a present that stands out from every other one under the tree? Now that's really tough. Luckily, many retailers have fun, personalized, and downright quirky presents any recipient will love.

If you're on the hunt for something truly special, here are the best unique Christmas gifts:

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Every special occasion deserves a beautiful hand-blown cocktail glass like this.
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This present is the perfect way to record all of the joys and accomplishments in life.
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Being productive and mindful just got a bit easier with this planner subscription.
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This unique vase combines fashion and function and is the perfect bedside companion.
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The service makes it easy to find a photographer in your area and book a 30-minute session to capture those special moments.
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Instead of a one and done gift, this subscription of interesting tea varieties arrives monthly.
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These don't just stand out because of their intoxicating scents, but there are also crystals inside each candle.
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Coloring can be a relaxing activity and this book is one that's sure to bring back memories and some laughs.
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Whether they are new to the kombucha craze or an expert, this kit is a must for every wellness lover’s pantry.
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This tote fits two bottles of wine and is sure to make any wine-loving recipient giggle.
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Estelle Glass Hand Blown Cocktail Coupes

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Know someone who recently moved into a new home or apartment? Help them outfit the space with these hand-blown cocktail glasses. This glassware is almost too beautiful to drink out of. They come in candy colors like blush, smoke, and mint, or you can buy the mixed set and enjoy all of the hues.

Uncommon Goods Wishing Ball

Wishing Ball

The Wishing Ball creates a time capsule that holds all the important milestones that may otherwise go unnoticed as the year rushes by. Each blue glass ball is hand-blown and comes with 52 slips of paper to record hopes, wishes, and lovely moments.

Silk + Sonder Wellness Journal Subscription

Journal

Finding the best planner that's specific to one's needs can be challenging. Silk + Sonder is actually a monthly planner subscription. Instead of a yearly planner, theirs are monthly ones that don't just focus on a to-do list, but productivity and creativity. Sign up for a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription.

Uncommon Goods Bedside Smartphone Vase

Bedside Smartphone Vase

Many of us are attached to our phones and they constantly need to be charged, so why not gift a charging base that's also a vase? It perfectly holds a phone and there's an opening for the cord charger. The glazed stoneware vase holds a bouquet of flowers and will look great on a desk or nightstand.

Shoott Photo Session

Shoott Photo Session

While most of us are accustomed to snapping pictures on our phone, nothing can truly replace the skills of a photographer. Shoott is a service that pairs local photographers with those looking for professional pics, whether for an engagement, headshots, or just some stellar social media photos. Gift your favorite person a session and watch them sparkle in front of the camera.

Rare Tea Cellar Tea of the Month Club

Rare Tea Cellar Tea of the Month Club

This tea of the month club is the gift that keeps on giving. Choose a three, six, or 12 month subscription so your recipient can sample at least two seasonal teas with each delivery. The varieties can include bourbon vanilla chai in winter, black citron ice in summer, or blood orange green in fall.

Chiji Crystal Energy Votive Candle Set

Chiji Crystal Energy Votive Candle Set

Candles are always a great gift, especially for the homebody. But these from Chiji stand out from the rest because they have crystals in them. The soy wax candles have rose quartz, citrine, amethyst, and more in this 4-piece set. Also, with the scents of bergamot, jasmine, lemongrass, and citrus, there's something for everyone.

Christina Haberkern Totally '90s Coloring Book

Totally '90s Coloring Book

All things 90s are trendy again, so a 90s themed coloring book is certainly a must buy for the person in your life who loved The Spice Girls, roller blades, and scrunchies. The book is 96 pages of nostalgia that's just waiting to be filled in with brightly colored crayons.

The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Brewing Kit

The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit with Organic Kombucha Scoby. Includes Glass Brew Jar, Organic Kombucha Loose Leaf Tea, Temperature Gauge, Organic Sugar and More!

This handy kit contains all the necessities to start brewing kombucha in a breeze. That includes a gallon jar, organic loose leaf teas, pH test strips, and more. Even the kombucha novices will find this easy to use, thanks to the easy to follow instructions. There's even a deluxe kit for the more advance crowd.

PortoVino Beach Wine Purse

Beach Wine Purse

For those who like to indulge, why not get them a truly unique gift, like a tote that can fit two bottles of wine! They can take it to the beach, on a picnic, or girls night in. Whatever the use, this gift is sure to get a giggle.

Intentionally Blank Whip It Skates

Intentionally Blank Whip It Skates

Skating can be a fun activity and there's been a resurgence in the four-wheel activity lately. This pair of roller skates from Intentionally Blank is super stylish thanks to the fun prints. The white laces stand out against the genuine cowhide. Anyone will love going for a spin around the block or in the park with these beauties.

Tile Mate - Key Finder

Tile Mate - Key Finder

This tiny square looks after all the ​little things you tend to lose track of. Just attach it to items that are important and either use the app or your phone (if you can find it!) to track down errant items. If you’ve lost your phone, just press the tile fob twice and it will track a smart phone down within 200 feet. The handy 2-pack is water resistant.

Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

For the recipient who is a frequent binge-watcher, why not give them this fun interactive poster that lets them scratch off each movie they've seen in hopes of seeing all 100 on the list. From Toy Story to ​The Prestige to Titanic there is an array of genres on this poster. If movies aren't really their thing, there is also an album poster or a places poster which has all the top-travel destinations to visit.

July Carry All Weekender Plus

July Carry All Weekender Plus

For the person who loves to travel, whether it's a weekend getaway or a month long stay, they'll love this duffle bag. It has a 50L capacity, which fits a ton of clothes and accessories, but it also opens flat like a suitcase. That eliminates the struggle of digging through a bag to find specific items. There are also a few internal compartments and a magnetic exterior pocket to access important items on the go.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.

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