20 Unique Gift Ideas They Definitely Don’t Have

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Who else has gotten fuzzy socks every Christmas for the last seven years? Don’t get me wrong, having a rainbow of fuzzy socks is a dream for this self-care enthusiast, but I would love to expand my horizons a bit. Whenever I receive a unique gift—whether it be personalized, specific to me and my interests, or an inside joke between me and the giver—I always feel incredibly special. That family member, friend, partner, or co-worker took time out of their day to think about what I would truly like to receive. Cue the waterworks. Honestly, the thought means so much more to me than the actual gift itself.

Gift-giving is one of my primary love languages, so this year, instead of resorting to my go-to presents like a new water bottle, a gift card, or a fuzzy blanket (all superior gifts btw), I’m going to dig deep and give my loved ones a quirky gift that they’ll never forget. I’m definitely winning Christmas this year. Not that it’s a competition, but if it were, Santa would be in second place. As exciting as one-of-a-kind gifts are, with all the chaos of the holiday season, not everyone has countless hours to brainstorm potential gifts. If you’ve already referenced The Everygirl’s perfectly curated gift guide and are still stuck on what to get your loved one, read on for 20 unique gift ideas that are sure to show up the big guy.

Freestyle Vinyl

Custom Vinyl Records

For the music lovers in your life, create a special vinyl record just for them. Choose 22 minutes of music for each side to create their very own album. You could even make it a tradition and give them a new batch of songs each year.

towel

Smart Oven

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Uncommon Goods

Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer

Give the food lover in your life the gift that will make their cooking experience ten times easier. They can start stirring their favorite cozy wintery meal, set a timer on the automatic stirrer, and turn on another episode of ‘Gilmore Girls,’ all without worrying about their food.

Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription

Trade offers freshly roasted coffee (espresso, single origins, decaf, you name it!) from 55+ of the country’s top indie roasters. With a flexible subscription, coffee connoisseurs can discover new blends of high-quality coffee all while supporting local, sustainable roasters.

Etsy | Popcandleart

Harry Styles Mini Dustpan and Brush

Let’s be honest, cleaning up messes is the worst, but cleaning up spilled chips with Harry Styles’ face on the dust pan? Sign me up! We all have at least one Harry Styles-obsessed friend, so whether you get them a HS dust pan, a phone case, or a prayer candle, they’re sure to love it (and start blaring Harry’s entire discography at your family gathering regardless of your cranky uncle’s complaints).

Etsy | Barnabasshop

Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt

For your loved one who wants to bring their pet with them everywhere, get them a customized sweatshirt with their furry friend’s face on it. Just stalk their Instagram for a few minutes and you’re sure to find an adorable portrait of Fido to create this one-of-a-kind gift.

Stove only

Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit

Add some ambiance to the cold winter months with this Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit from Solo Stove. Whether you roast marshmallows or you want to keep your hands extra toasty during a snow storm, this firepit is safe, durable, and best of all, smokeless.

uncommon goods

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Gift a piece of history with this custom coffee table book that features the front page of the New York Times from every year on their birthday.

Bird Buddy

Smart Bird Feeder

Bird Buddy’s smart bird feeder notifies you when your winged buddies are visiting as well as captures live videos and photos of your creatures so you’ll never miss another visit. No matter who you gift it to, they will be obsessed with sharing snaps from their yard.

Amazon

Travel Jewelry Case

Get jewelry travel box for your friend who has a big trip coming up. Whether it’s a chill weekend road trip or a vacation overseas, they’re sure to keep track of all their favorite jewelry.

Cadence

Magnetic Travel Capsules

Gone are the days of spilled travel bottles of shampoo and face wash. These magnetic travel capsules from Cadence are leakproof, sleek and not to mention aesthetically pleasing. Gift the traveler in your life a more organized approach to vacation.

recess

Pickleball Paddle Set

This Pickleball Paddle Set from Recess is a great gift for those who want to stay active in the winter months. Plus if your loved one has ever brought up joining an athletic club, save them the trouble and buy them their very own paddles.

Anthropology

Scrabble Game

For the person who always wins game night, this special edition Scrabble game is a timeless piece they will cherish for years to come. The garden motif and special details in the design make this board game a work of art.

Etsy | Manhattan Neons

Custom LED Neon Lights

Neon lights are all the rage right now (calling all maximalists). Choose a quote or a lyric from a song for your loved one and this custom neon sign will become their new favorite decoration.

Amazon

Hot Iron Holster

Who else uses up bathroom counterspace very quickly? Once my makeup gets unpacked and my hair utensils are spread out, there’s barely room for anything else. This hot iron holster from Amazon saves room, saves you from accidentally burning yourself, and can snap on and off the counter incredibly easily.

Carlyle Lane

Anti Hero Glass

Following the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Midnights,’ Swifties are alive and better than ever. Keep the T-Swift fans in your life happy with these small-business coffee cups with a quote from my favorite ‘Midnights’ song, ‘Anti-Hero.’

Etsy | Mary Ash Treasures

Disk Plant Holder

This disco plant holder is a Swiftie’s dream. Gift this to the plant lover in your life and they’re sure to live out their “Bejeweled” fantasies.

Wayfair

Bamboo Bathtub Tray

The best way to relax and unwind during the stressful holiday season is a hot bath, some Netflix, and a glass of wine. Gift your homebody a personalized bathtub tray to provide some major TLC throughout the chaotic holiday schedule.

Texas Canvas Wares

Magnetic Wristband

When you’re tasked with building all the family presents on Christmas Day, this magnetic wristband will be your best friend. No more crawling around underneath the tree because you lost a bunch of screws. This magnetic wristband ensures you can keep all the bits and baubles you need close without an extra set of hands. Plus it’s super affordable and with Amazon Prime, it’s a reliable last-minute gift.

Houndsy

Dog Food Dispenser

Gift both your loved one and their furry friend a gift this holiday season. The stylish container dispenses the perfect amount of food for your dog each time, so measuring and messes become a thing of the past. It’s high-quality, stylish, and incredibly convenient.

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