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Although the holiday season should be about spending time with your family and friends, receiving and unwrapping gifts can bring extra excitement, especially if it’s unlike anything they get on past Christmasses. Worry not, panicked reader. You can heedlessly handle cooking for family potlucks and planning Christmas parties because we have made this curated list of out-of-the-box affordable and deluxe gifts to put under the Christmas tree for you.
Choosing the best unique Christmas gifts
Believe it or not, there is a scientific method to choosing the best Christmas gifts. Oftentimes, we choose gifts based on what we think will make the other person happy, and while that’s still a good reason to pick a gift, there are a few other reasons to choose. We can choose gifts that fix annoyances. Think of removing the negative, rather than adding happiness. For example, if someone complains of a sore neck, why not get them a heating pad?
Pay attention to the little things people say and this will help you make more informed decisions. The key to gift-giving is to give them more of what they asked for. Another thing to consider is to get a gift that keeps on giving. This can either be of sentimental value or it can be something with longevity. Novelty wears off but sentimentality and usefulness never do.
Finally, you don’t need to be flashy. You can find quality products that don’t break the bank. But make sure they’re just that: quality.
How we identified the best unique Christmas gifts
When evaluating the best gifts we researched products that dug into the recipient’s character. We selected common interests to base our list on including food, journaling, golf, art, travel, gardening, and self-care. Above all, we kept it unique, and while the interests may be common, the gifts certainly are not. Usefulness was also a great consideration when we evaluated our gifts. As we said before, the novelty wears off. We ensured that all our gifts had use for years to come. These aren’t the traditional gifts of socks, sweaters, and candies, but rather a range of practical and interesting items that aren’t immediately thought of when you hear the word “Christmas.”
We also considered the reason for giving gifts when choosing our picks. There are two reasons people give gifts. One is to make the other person happy, and the other is to strengthen the relationship between the giver and the recipient. It serves to increase bonding and commitment. All of our gifts cater to a particular person, need and interest and all have an aspect of sentimental value, even if it’s just noticing you need a new work table.
Tips for buying the best unique Christmas gifts
- Assess the social risk
A gift is meant to improve the relationship between the gifter and the recipient, however, a poorly chosen gift can lead to the opposite. Assess the risk when purchasing your gift and base your choice on that. Will it bring you closer and be appreciated, or will it fall flat?
- Give them more of what they ask for
It’s often annoying when people say they “don’t need anything.” The key in this case is to ask questions and more importantly, listen. Throwaway comments, complaints, and desires often express all that we need to know when it comes to providing a need for someone.
- It’s the thought that counts
A lot of anxiety follows the Christmas period, and you may not be confident that you chose the right gift. It’s important to remember that it’s the thought and sentiment that counts most of all, not the gift itself.