I love finding really strange and off-the-wall gifts to give to friends and family just to see the look on their face when they open their gift and receive something totally unique and totally different than everything else they’ve received during the holiday season. I’ve pulled together a list of 30 great gift ideas that meet that unique criteria.
Below you’ll find our unique gift idea picks for you. Just click on the image to find out more or purchase. (Affiliate links are used so if you do make a purchase I may receive a small commission .. the hungry teenagers and I thank you if you do!)
Gone are the days of just handing your kids or family members a holiday money envelope. Make them work for that hard-earned money with a Money Maze Puzzle Box. Definitely a unique way to give those money gifts and it’s safe for children.
Amco Rub Away Bar is great for removing odors from your hands such as onions, fish, or garlic. Makes a great stocking stuffer for avid cooks!
Who wouldn’t enjoy the gift of this beautiful Tree Of Life Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace made of stainless steel with a locket pendant and 24″ chain gift set that includes 4 amazing essential oils in Lavender, Peppermint, Inner Peace and Zen!
This “I’m Moms Favorite” will have your kids fighting over who gets to wear it on Christmas morning!
Imagine this beautiful Wetsone Himalayan Salt Lamp Rock With Bulb adorning your end table or that of a dear friend or family member. Absolutely gorgeous addition to any end table or desk in your home!
This is the perfect gift for my sister since she has adopted this ‘endearment’ whenever she speaks of our brother. I know the Dear Asshole: 101 Tear-Out Letters to the Morons Who Muck Up Your Life is definitely something she would use and appreciate!
This Magnelex Best Magnetic Wristband is a must-have for those of you that do crafts, DIY projects, or any type of maintenance work. This little wristband will hold tools, screws, nails, bolts, drill bits – whatever you need, right where you need it. Totally wins the prize for best unique gift idea!
Have an outdoor party or yard fanatic on your gift list? This Pandawill Mosaic Glass Solar Powered Table Light is the perfect gift! The waterproof glass ball has LED lights with color changing capabilities and solar powered – holla! Double-score on not running up the electric bill for those summer backyard parties!
Love the play on words with this Cereal Killer Spoon – because I have two teenagers who can kill a giant box of cereal and a gallon of milk within MINUTES! Definitely a stocking stuffer must have for them!
This is a gift for mom and dad in this household that would be used constantly … because we are always losing our glasses! This beautiful Classic Hand Carved Rosewood Nose-shaped Eyeglass Spectacle Eyewear Holder is just what we need for Christmas dear teenagers!
This little GOBUNNY Genuine Rabbit Fur Hand Therapy Stress Ball and Key Chain is just too adorable. Available in a variety of colors and either 2.5″ or 3.5″ you can’t help but want to stroke it all day long! (disclaimer: not super thrilled about the fact that they use real rabbit fur in making them so if you find a faux fur duplicate let me know!)
I don’t know about you – but there isn’t a single woman or teenage girl on my list that would turn down this amazing Bath Bomb Gift Set containing 6 Vegan, All Natural Essential Oil Lush Fizzies. Contain organic shea and cocoa butter to soothe dry skin. Perfect birthday gift or Christmas gift.
This little LUFFY Heart Marimo is the perfect gift for my bestie. Marimo is a rare lake moss that is native to Japan, and only 1 out of 1,000 marimos are heart-shaped. Giving the gift of a exquisite heart-shaped marimo that requires minimal to little effort to maintain, is a beautiful symbol of love and friendship that will grow for many years to come.
This Muggies Pop Pop Mug comes with a woodworking Ebook for that handy man in your life! This 11 oz. cup makes a great gift for any of the great guys in your life!
Another beautiful WBM Himalayan Glow Hand Carved Natural Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp with Genuine Neem Wood Base comes complete with bulb and dimmer control. Approximately 8 to 9″ tall and weighs approximately 8 to 11 lbs. depending on the natural crystal.
Immediately thought of Teen #1’s girlfriend when I saw this! She takes the most amazing photos with her phone and is always running out of space because of it. The PORTWORLD 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Unique Nail Polish Bottle Shaped Memory Stick is the perfect gift for her! Also available in 32GB.
The folks from Hershey’s sure know how to cater to your taste buds! This Hershey’s Dual Single Serve Ice Cream Machine makes it easy to create two flavors of ice cream at once. It’s perfect for families who love ice cream but all like different flavors! Top off your finished creations by adding your favorite candy pieces or syrup.
I have to admit that this Violet Vintage Light Bulb (Edison Style) from DarkSteve intrigued the decorator in me (and my eldest son who is always looking for strange lighting). This bulb produces a warm, soft and romantic light that glitters in darkness; Cute and comfortable light bulb fit for living room, bedroom, office, study room, or college dorm. Easy and inexpensive way to add this trend to your existing decor. (They have specials on their Amazon page as well – just scroll down to the Special Offers and Product Promotions section to see what is available from DarkSteve)
One per pack because this Funny Nose Pencil Sharpener contains all the fun and merriment your kids will be able to handle. I can just hear the booger jokes now…
If you’ve got a family member who loves to write, this is the perfect gift. Straight from Unique HM&LN a Genuine Leather Refillable Journal Notebook measuring 5.3″ x 4″ in Notebook Brown.
The Original SNAPN STRAIN by Kitchen Gizmo should be a staple in every kitchen with it’s easy no-hands, no-fuss clip-on strainer that fits all pot sizes. Hey kids! Hint hint!
For the handyman or backyard chef in your life, GreatGadgets 1880 Genuine Leather Classic Beer Holster in espresso brown is just what they need to keep them cool and their hands free while they putter around the house (hanging Christmas decorations outside maybe?) or grilling up a steak on the BBQ this summer!
This unique 2016 Glass Globe Dandelion Wish Keepsake Ornament encourages you to make a wish each time you see it with a real dandelion wish seed inside and adorned with a silver charm. Limited supply of these so grab them while you can!
I would definitely love to be the recipient of this IP Brothers Head UP Display Car Dash Mount Cell Phone Holder & Cradle for all smartphones (Samsung and iPhone too) with an inverted image reflector for your GPS and YouTube video watching teens. Comes with the sticky pad and reflective film. Never have to fumble with your phone trying to see the GPS directions again!
Want to make them work for that gift card? Use the Gift Card Maze by TechTools where you have to roll the ball through the maze to unlock the door to get the gift card! Available in a six pack as well to share the fun this holiday season!
The FOMI Coccyx Cushion W Acupressure Mat is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who suffers with back pain or needs help with blood circulation, numbness or posture. Totally portable and usable in any hard surface area. Naturally reduces scatia, muscle tension and back pain by simply laying in the mat for 10 to 30 minutes daily. Acupressure releases endorphins that block pain and helps relax muscles in your back, neck and feet.
I love the sound of a xylophone, and this Teak Wood ChiangMai Xylophone Musical Instrument is perfect for setting on the mantel or the coffee table to dabble with when the mood hits! Double score with the cute handmade Mulberry Paper Key Chain that comes as your free gift!
With coloring books being all the rage for adults and kids alike, this JNW Direct Colored Pencils Set with 48 beautiful colors and a bonus roll-up case with accessories is just what your little artist will be craving this year!
I immediately thought of my husband’s boss when I saw this gag gift because she’s got a gazillion items to cover up our little Pipik-Ring Holder and Jewelry Organizer in all the right spots!
For the Ireland and all things Celtic lover on your gift list – this beautiful Toferner Celtic Pocket Knife with a hand forged knife and hardened blade is just the ticket!
So what do you think? See something one of your friends or family members would absolutely love? Leave a comment below and tell us what it is (but don’t spoil the surprise if you’re buying it for Christmas by mentioning names!) and I’ll see you on the wacky side of life!