5 Unique Christmas Gifts to Impress Your Loved Ones
Looking for unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends? Look no further! Read on for the best Christmas gift ideas of 2018.
Christmas is a time to let go and disconnect yourself from daily stress and worries and reconnect with family, sleep, and even a few Netflix shows.
It’s a time to snuggle up with a hot cup of cocoa — marshmallows of course — and watch the Grinch’s heart grow.
But, despite the stress-free traditions, somehow the stress still finds a way to leak back in.
How can that be? You may ask. Simple: holiday traffic, holiday hurry, and holiday shopping.
It’s all great fun on Christmas morning when everyone exchanges gifts, tears the wrapping paper and laughs. But, the holiday shopping that precedes can cause a lot of anxiety and frustration.
We love our family and friends, and we want the best for them, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what they want for Christmas.
This year, we’ve decided to destroy the stress of holiday shopping by providing you a list of the top 5 unique Christmas gifts.
The best part? All of these gifts are available online, so you can skip the holiday hustle.
Upgrade Something They Already Have
A gift is supposed to be something that you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself. Sometimes people can get so wrapped up in the everyday stress that they forget to take care of themselves.
Electronics and equipment can easily and quickly go out of date without you even noticing. Adding some new gear to your loved one’s life can make a big impact, especially if they’re going to use it every day.
Here are a couple of ideas:
A new cell phone can help your loved one increase productivity and can be seriously convenient.
You can find brand new cell phones for a pretty decent price on websites like Craigslist, eBay, or even Amazon.
Helpful Hint: If you notice that your giftee already has an iPhone, even if it’s outdated, don’t get them an Android. You’ll want to keep within the same style they already have, unless they’ve expressed otherwise. Mixing phone styles is a fast way to go from a perfect gift to a crummy one.
Does your loved enjoy cooking? Get them some upgraded kitchenware!
Before you decide what type of kitchen supplies to get them, take note of a few things:
- Cooking style (baking or cooking?)
- Are there any old appliances that they use often?
- Do they like cooking with a lot of spices?
Knowing how your loved one likes to cook will help you pick out the perfect gift. If they like to bake, try a new Kitchenaid mixer, or if they use a lot of spices consider a nice spice rack.
Make It Personal
If you feel like your loved one already has everything they could want, the last step is to find a memory and make it a keepsake. This memory could be anything from a big vacation to baking cookies together.
The best part? It’s impossible for anyone to already give them this gift because your memories are just that: yours.
Here are a couple of ideas:
Have you ever heard of a photo cube?
This nifty little cube is not just a box, it’s a cube of memories that brings feelings of love, laughter, or whatever you want your loved one to feel. It comes pre-filled with perfectly sized little chocolates, for an added surprise.
Once all of the chocolates have been depleted, this box is the perfect storage place for keys, jewelry, or even more chocolates!
Don’t Forget the Furbabies
Does your loved one have seven cats? Do they live by the phrase, “No outfit is complete without pet hair”?
If this sounds like your loved one, then this personalised little picture frame is perfect for them. Secretly snap a photo of their furbaby when they aren’t paying attention, personalize the frame, and voila.
It’s simple. It’s easy. And your loved one will surely appreciate that you didn’t neglect their furbaby on this special day.
Helpful Hint: Try to get a cool picture of your loved one playing with their furbaby. It will remind them of how much their fluffy friends love them.
Wine gets its own section in this list because it’s the most universal gift.
There is no better gift than the gift of inebriation. Ok, maybe not that much wine.
But a nice bottle of wine can definitely be the highlight of Christmas evening, or even New Year’s.
Loved one doesn’t drink? No problem. You’ve got two options here: non-alcoholic wine or cooking wine.
There are plenty of non-alcoholic wines to choose from, this way your loved one won’t feel left out when all of the winos get together for a drink.
What about the cook in the family? If you don’t quite have the extra cash for the Kitchenaid, go for the bottle of wine. White wines are great for cooking, as they can tenderize any meat or add the perfect flavor to any sauce.
Want More Unique Christmas Gifts?
Finding the perfect, most unique Christmas gift doesn’t have to be stressful. Just listen to your friend, observe what they like to do, and overall go with your gut. After all, no one knows your loved one better than you do.
Bottom line: no matter what you get for your loved one, they will appreciate the thought that you put into it.
Still haven’t found the perfect Christmas gift? Don’t fret, we’ve got plenty more gifts to pick from. Remember, when in doubt, go with what you know: priceless memories.