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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:
Uncommon Goods Wooden States of America Magnetic Key Holders
Know someone who is seriously proud of their home state? Whether their sweet home is Alabama or in the land of Lincoln, they’ll love these state-shaped organizers. Each handmade cherry wood carving has four magnets secreted away in the state-shaped key holder that can be mounted by the front door or in the mudroom for easy access.
Uncommon Goods 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.
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.
Christina Haberkern 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.
Uncommon Goods Wishing Ball
The Wishing Ball creates a time capsule that holds all the important moments, milestones, and missives 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 that occurred throughout the year. Create a New Year tradition by reading the little notes as a reminder of what was, what was hoped for, and what was gained over the last 365 days.
Etsy Custom Photo 3D Lamp
This is such a unique, special gift and the price won't break the bank. This 3D lamp can be designed based on a photo of up to 10 people. Choose a round base or one that's a Bluetooth music player. Either way, the wooden base can include a short, personalized message.
Silk + Sonder Wellness Journal Subscription
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 or quarterly subscription.
Chefman Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
Easy to use and store, the Chefman Sous Vide Immersion Cooker creates restaurant-quality entrees on the stovetop. This programmable immersion cooker gets impressive results. Meals are seasoned and placed in vacuum-sealed or food-grade plastic bags and immersed in a pot of water with the Chefman clamped to the side of the deep pan. This version of the immersion cooker is easier to use than past gadgets due to its touch screen LCD display and 360 directional pump with smart sensors that monitor the water level to create succulent dishes.
Etsy Custom Pet Pillows
Everyone appreciates a personalized, customized gift and this one is especially sweet for any pet parents. Just submit a hi-res photo of their pet and a custom pillow will be sent their way. Whether the pet is a cat, dog, or iguana, the one-of-a-kind, handmade cotton pillows are unique and sweet.
The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Starter Brewing Kit
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.
Tile Mate - Key Finder
This tiny square looks after all the littles that you tend to lose from the time you enter your home to the time you need to get out of the front door, and fast. Just attach it to items that are important and either use the app on your phone, if you can find it, to track down errant items. If you’ve truly lost your phone, just press the tile fob twice and it will track your smart phone down within 200 feet. The handy 2-pack is waterproof and has a louder ring than previous versions.
Etsy Custom house illustration-5x7 watercolor + ink
A custom illustration offers a keepsake of a house’s unique curb appeal that they can hang in their new home or use to remember a beloved house they spent their formative years living in. The 5x7 watercolor and ink illustrations are handmade on white heavy weight paper. It is a whimsical rendering of the home’s façade with the address clearly stated.
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 so they'll hit every note. If movies aren't really their thing there is also an album poster that has all the top music albums or a places poster which has all the top-travel destinations to visit.
PortoVino 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. Besides being a fun present to give, this tote has made its way all over social media so the recipient is sure to also get in on the fun. Just make sure they credit you in the caption!
West Elm Yerbamala Designs Plant Hangers
Add warmth and texture to any space with a macramé plant hanger. They are ideal for those who have a green thumb and an eye for detail. The humble fiber creations are sleeker than their bulky counterparts. The bespoke macramé hangers from West Elm come in a wide variety of contemporary colors to enhance any home décor style.