40 Unique Christmas Gifts

Our Best 3 Picks

THE COMFY Original Wearable Blanket

Best

Comfy Original Wearable Blanket

It’s oversized, lined with Sherpa fleece, and comes in various colors.

Buy Now for $49.91
Chef'n S'mores Roaster

Also Great

Chef’n S’mores Roaster

With a ceramic dome, wood base, and 4 stainless-steel roasting sticks.

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Ototo Platypus Scraper & Spatula

Runner-Up

Ototo Platypus Scraper & Spatula

Made of BPA-free silicone, it’s dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant.

Buy Now for $9.95

Affordable Unique Christmas Gifts

The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer

The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer

The carbon steel blade has serrated edges for a smooth cut.

Buy Now for $27.76
Daily Food Journal

Daily Food Journal

192 pages for 3 months with space to note calories, exercise and more.

Buy Now for $7.95
Ototo Platypus Scraper & Spatula

Ototo Platypus Scraper & Spatula

Made of BPA-free silicone, it’s dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant.

Buy Now for $9.95
Pressed Flower Art Kit

Pressed Flower Art Kit

With a 4-inch flower press, glue, brush, double-sided tape, and more.

Buy Now for $14.99
ELECTRIC COLD BREWER

Electric Cold Brewer

Add water and coffee grounds and the select speed — brews in 15 mins.

Buy Now for $49.99
Golf Pen Gift Set

Golf Pen Gift Set

3 fine-tip golf club pens with a matte finish in a putting green box.

Buy Now for $12.99

Multiple Representation Dice

Explore many representations of numbers 1-20. Also teaches subitizing.

Buy Now for $25.59

AeroGarden Bounty Elite

It’s stainless steel with a 50W adjustable LED grow light — grows 9.

Buy Now for $259.95

Luxury Unique Christmas Gifts

EZVALO Multifunctional Table Lamp

EZVALO Multifunctional Table Lamp

A 4-in-1 touch lamp, Bluetooth speaker, wireless charger, and more.

Buy Now for $69.99
Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage 3-Piece Set

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage 3-Piece Set

Made of scratch-resistant polycarbonate with TSA-compatible locks.

Buy Now for $329.00
Modern Sprout Smart Standard Growframe

Modern Sprout Smart Standard Growframe

With full-spectrum light, 1480 lumen output and a 25,000-hr lifespan.

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Chef'n S'mores Roaster

Chef’n S’mores Roaster

With a ceramic dome, wood base, and 4 stainless-steel roasting sticks.

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Manta Rays and Jellyfish Night Light

Manta Rays and Jellyfish Night Light

Made of resin wood, the illuminating light enters from the bottom.

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WOLF Axis Triple Watch Winder with Storage

WOLF Axis Triple Watch Winder with Storage

Patented tech counts watch-axis rotations guaranteeing precise turns.

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Sleek Sparkling Water Carbonator

Sleek Sparkling Water Carbonator

It’s made of stainless steel and comes with a reusable bottle.

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Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2

Virtual reality headset with a fast processor and high-res display.

Buy Now for $199.00

Unique Christmas Gifts for Friends

The Home Office by Worky

The Home Office by Worky

With built-in power, charging, LED video conference lighting and more.

Buy Now for $123.74
THE COMFY Original Wearable Blanket

Comfy Original Wearable Blanket

It’s oversized, lined with Sherpa fleece, and comes in various colors.

Buy Now for $49.91
Custom Spinning Record Shot Tray

Custom Spinning Record Shot Tray

Personalize the label with a record title, subtitle, and 5 songs.

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Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer

Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer

It features aluminum casting with a mirror polish.

Buy Now for $100.25 ($100.25 / Count)
PRUGNA Wall-Hanging Acrylic Fish Bowl

PRUGNA Wall-Hanging Acrylic Fish Bowl

Made of sturdy acrylic and holds approximately 1 gallon of water.

Buy Now for $32.99 ($0.26 / Fl Oz)
Presto Microwave Bacon Cooker

Presto Microwave Bacon Cooker

Easy to load and makes 12 pcs of crispy bacon without messy spatters.

Buy Now for $21.06
ONO Roller Handheld Fidget Toy

ONO Roller Handheld Fidget Toy

Made of high-quality aluminum, the soothing rotations relieve stress.

Buy Now for $29.74

Smart Digital Picture Frame

Send photos and videos directly from your phone to the frame.

Buy Now for $149.00

Unique Christmas Gifts for Women

DOWAN Porcelain Butter Dish

DOWAN Porcelain Butter Dish

It’s chip-resistant, lead-free, and holds 2 sticks of butter.

Buy Now for $19.99
LIGHTSHARE LED Acrylic Blossom Bonsai Light

LIGHTSHARE LED Acrylic Blossom Bonsai Light

It’s energy-efficient with 36 LED petal lights and flexible branches.

Buy Now for $19.99
Genuine Fred Cool Shooters Shot Glass Ice Mold

Genuine Fred Cool Shooters Shot Glass Ice Mold

Made of flexible BPA-free silicone that makes the ice easy to remove.

Buy Now for $7.99
Umbra Anigram Elephant Ring Holder

Umbra Anigram Elephant Ring Holder

Copper-plated zinc bunny, reindeer and elephant hold multiple rings.

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Alessi Food à Porter Portable Lunch Box

Alessi Food à Porter Portable Lunch Box

It’s made of thermoplastic resin and divided into 3 containers.

Buy Now for $76.80
Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover

Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover

With stainless steel blades for instant and painless hair removal.

Buy Now for $19.45

Five-Minute Journal

Enough pages for 6 months with prompts, inspirational quotes and more.

Buy Now for $28.99
Felted Wool Pebble Coasters and Trivet Set

Felted Wool Pebble Coasters and Trivet Set

4 coasters or 3 trivets handmade by Nepalese artisans — eco-friendly.

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Unique Christmas Gifts for Men

DOWAN Coffee Mug

DOWAN Coffee Mug

2 ceramic mugs with splash-proof lids and heat-resistant cork bottoms.

Buy Now for $21.99 ($11.00 / Count)
FIZZICS DraftPour Beer Dispenser

FIZZICS DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Uses micro-foam tech to transform regular beer into a draft beer.

Buy Now for $124.99
Beard Apron

Beard Apron

It’s made of polyester and non-stick with a waterproof coating.

Buy Now for $9.95
LED Rechargeable Camping Lantern

LED Rechargeable Camping Lantern

With 46 LED light bulbs and a built-in 4400 mAh rechargeable battery.

Buy Now for $32.95

Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer

This model is 100% wire-free, with 2 sensors in 1 probe.

Buy Now for $69.95
Orbits Eye Stones

Orbits Eye Stones

Made from Finnish soapstone, they bring tired eyes instant relief.

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Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

Pick your choice of dehydrated fruits and spices to infuse your drink.

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Build Your Own Bluetooth and FM Radio

Build Your Own Bluetooth and FM Radio

Build it with electrical components and wood and polyurethane parts.

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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

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.