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Unique gifts for the holiday season

Written by Erik Larson, Community Blogger | Nov 14, 2017 9:41 PM

1. Custom-made Snow Globe With A Gift Card

Gift cards are a very popular gift for the holidays. They're perfect for people who are a tad bit picky when it comes to receiving gifts or if you're shopping for someone whose hobbies and interests are unknown to you. To bypass the bland and unspectacular arrangement of a gift card placed in a holiday card, use a little of your creativity to craft a homemade snow globe with your gift card as the centerpiece.

This unique and surprising gift can be crafted using a clean jar, water, glitter, miniature ornaments, ribbon, a hot glue gun, and the gift card. Follow these simple instructions to build the snow globe yourself. A homemade snow globe containing a gift card is a perfectly unique and thoughtful gift for the holiday season.

2. Bath Caddy

While most people prefer to take showers, there are still some people out there who are dedicated to their daily time in the bathtub. With the advent of technology, we also enjoy bringing our phones and tablets into the tub with us while we relax and soak. This can present a water hazard to our electronics, but a bath caddy virtually eliminates that hazard. A bath caddy is crafted with plastic, metal, or wood and is essentially a tray that rests on the edges of the tub to hold items for you.

If you happen to have a friend or a loved one in your life who enjoys their daily soak in the bathtub with soft candlelight and scented bath bombs, gift them a bath caddy. It will hold their phone, a tablet, a drink, the soap, a book, a razor, or any other item they may use while in the tub. A thoughtful and unique gift, a bath caddy will revolutionize your friend's bath time enjoyment.

3. Wine Toolset With Case

Wine is a highly appreciated gift for the holiday season, so if you find yourself shopping for a wine aficionado, opt for an additional gift with their bottle of wine. A wine talk 5-piece toolset is a cute and unique gift that pairs well with a bottle of wine.

The toolset consists of pieces that are essential for opening, pouring, and closing a bottle of wine which includes:

  • wine opener

  • foil cutter

  • wine stopper

  • drop-stop collar

  • wine spout

What makes this gift even more unique is that the case for these wine tools perfectly resembles a wine bottle complete with a faux label.

4. Personalized Bedding

A gift that is always nice to receive is a set of comfortable and stylish bedding. Bedding sets can be quite expensive and with so many designs and materials to choose from, it can be rather overwhelming to go bedding shopping for another person. Luckily, there are ways that you can personalize a bedding set to make bedding gift shopping easy and enjoyable. For most personalized bedding websites, you can choose from a plethora of available styles, designs, and colors. If you're looking for a bedding set that's completely unique, these companies will accept uploaded photos when you order the bedding. This photo will be used as the printed design on the bedding set.

5. DIY Personalized Gift Baskets

Similar to a Christmas stocking, a personalized gift basket can be filled with anything that pertains to the hobbies, interests, or favorites of the person for whom you are shopping. The wonderful thing about personalized gift baskets is how unique they can be for each person.

If you find yourself shopping for someone who loves coffee, you can purchase a wicker basket, stuff the bottom with newspaper, and begin to layer in coffee-related gifts such as matching coffee mugs, bags of specialty coffee beans, cups of instant coffee, coffee shop gift cards, a stylish tumbler, and a box of their favorite powdered coffee creamer.

6. Replica Record Coasters

For a loved one who's a big fan of vinyl records, a set of replica vinyl record coasters would make a completely unique and adorable gift. Available as a set of six, these replica record coasters are highly accurate depictions of vintage vinyl records that are handmade in Philadelphia. Each set will feature a different collection of records chosen by the creator of the coasters.

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