Unique Christmas Presents - Unusual Xmas Gift Ideas For Friends & Family
If you're looking for unique Christmas presents for your friends and family, there are several options to consider. This article provides a guide to some unique Christmas gift ideas that will show the recipient that you really care!
One of a kind gifts will often fall into one of the following categories:
1. Personalized Christmas Presents
Personalised Xmas gifts are extremely popular, in part thanks to the internet – there is a huge choice of sites that offer personalized gifts to suit just about everyone. These include everyday items like mugs, keyrings, magnets, as well as clothing, notebooks, bumper stickers, blankets, kitchenware and much more. You can get personalized Christmas cards too, to complete the occasion.
Depending on where you buy from, when shopping for a personalised Christmas present, you basically have the option of designing the whole thing yourself (both picture/graphics and text), or just adding a written message to a pre-designed item. The second option is easier, but if you have a photo or other image that you'd like to use, the first gives more choices.
Zazzle.com is among the best of these 'print on demand' sites, with a huge variety of merchandise available, and it allows you to either design your own gifts from scratch, or to add a message to any of the many thousands of designs available via the 'stores' that are operated by the very talented individual sellers on the site.
Personalized Christmas Gifts From Amazon
2. Handmade Xmas Gifts
A second way to get an unusual Christmas present is make it yourself. Depending on your skills, you could create a painting or drawing, a framed photo or montage, a knitted or crocheted item of clothing or homeware, hand-crafted jewelry, a piece of furniture or other one-off pieces that are sure to be appreciated by the receiver. Don't forget about edible gifts too – some home cooking might also be enjoyed!
If you're not feeling this creative, you could try putting together a Christmas gift basket with several smaller items that you know the recipient will enjoy – this still has a wonderfully personal touch, but is less time-consuming to make.
3. Vintage and Other Unusual Xmas Gifts
The next option for finding a really special Christmas present is to buy a gift, but to look for something that is rare or a one of a kind item. Antiques, artisan pieces and vintage items fit the bill here, although these might be difficult to locate, so it pays to start your Christmas shopping early. As well as local antique stores, craft shops and the like, don't forget eBay – you can often find some wonderful rare items there, often at knock down prices. Items from other cultures can make unusual gift choices too, as do those which are made from recycled material, such as belts, wallets and other accessories.
4. An Experience-Based Present
Fourthly, you could get away from the idea of giving a physical item, and instead provide a unique experience that your loved one will remember for years to come. Ideas include a romantic weekend away, a luxury spa break, a day of rally car driving, tickets to a desired sporting event or concert, or whatever you think the recipient will enjoy the most.
Things to Consider When Choosing A Unique Christmas Gift
- What is the person you're giving to interested in? If they have a hobby or interest, perhaps you can look for a present that is related to it.
- Start looking early. While the shops both online and off will be full of Christmas present ideas, if you want something non-mainstream, you may need to spend more time looking, so start your Xmas shopping early and avoid last minute panic or compromises.
- Remember that you don't have to spend a fortune. While you certainly can spend a lot on a unique gift at Christmas, it's not necessary. An item that you make yourself, or a small personalized present doesn't have to cost a lot, but it will still show that you've put thought and care into the gift.
More Christmas Present Ideas on Amazon
More Xmas Features
- Top Christmas Toys - The 10 Hottest Christmas Toys For Kids
If you're looking for the top toys for Christmas 2009, look no further! Here you'll find a list of the hottest 10 kids Xmas toys this season, so you're bound to find one that suits your child's taste and your...
- Christmas Gifts For Her - 10 Great Xmas Present Ideas For Women
Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for the women in your life? This article lists the ten hottest Xmas presents for her this year, and there's plenty to choose from, whatever her taste. An MP3 player...
- Christmas Gifts For Him - 10 Great Xmas Present Ideas For Men
If you're stuck for Christmas present ideas for the men in your life read on this article provides a quick guide to the top ten hottest Christmas gifts for him this year! Many men like to use aftershave...
- Solar Powered Christmas Lights - For Cheap & Green Xmas Lighting
Solar Christmas lights are increasingly popular, and are great for those who want to save on energy bills, while helping the environment too. Many people like to decorate their homes with festive lights, but...
- Cat Christmas Cards - Xmas Cards For Cat Lovers and Their Cats
Cat Christmas cards are ideal for cat lovers, and there's a huge variety of cat-related designs to choose from. And did you know you can also get Christmas cards for cats? While that might sound a little odd...
- Xmas Baubles - Christmas Tree Bauble Decoration Guide
What would the festive season be without Christmas tree baubles? Also known as Christmas balls, these beautiful, brightly colored Christmas ornaments are an essential part of xmas dcor for most homes. This...
- Fiber Optic Christmas Decorations - A Guide
Fiber optic Christmas decorations are very popular these days, and it's easy to see why they are versatile, stunning to look at, and cost effective too. This article takes a look at why fiber optic...
- Christmas Presents For Mom - Great Xmas Gift Ideas For Mothers
Buying Christmas presents for mom can be challenging, especially if she seems to have everything already! Chances are your mum loves you enough that she'll appreciate most gifts. However, you'll probably...
- Cool Christmas Presents For Boyfriends (& Husbands Too)
Choosing Christmas presents for boyfriends and husbands can be challenging, especially if you haven't been together for a long time. This article aims to help by providing some Xmas gift ideas for men....
- Christmas Gifts For Pets - Xmas Present Ideas For Dogs, Cats & Other Pets
Pet Christmas presents are very popular with pet lovers who wish to give their furry friends a special treat at Xmas, and there's plenty of choice available, especially if you shop online. You can either...
- Christmas Yard Decorations: Outdoor Xmas Decor Guide
If you're looking for Christmas yard decorating ideas, this article aims to help. Outdoor Christmas decorations can really create a fantastically festive atmosphere for your house, and the neighbors will be...
- Inflatable Christmas Decorations - Decorate Your Yard With Xmas Inflatables
Inflatable Christmas decorations are an effective way to create a festive atmosphere for your home this Xmas, and they're popular too; most neighborhoods will have at least a couple of inflatable decorations...
- Christmas Presents For Cats - Xmas Gift Ideas For Our Feline Friends
If you're looking for Christmas presents for cats, there's plenty to choose from. Cats are so popular that there's a huge range of toys, treats and other items available for them the only problem is...
- Christmas Gifts To Make - Easy Homemade Xmas Present Ideas
If you're looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make, this article aims to help, by providing suggestions for a variety of homemade Xmas presents, from the simple to the more complex. Why Make Your Own...
More by this Author
Toeless socks? Most people have heard of fingerless gloves, but socks without toes might sound a bit bizarre to some people. Nonetheless toeless socks are pretty popular, and have a variety of uses and benefits. This...
Eliminating body odor is important for anyone who wants to feel socially comfortable. Unlike other 'embarrassing problems' such as acne or dandruff for example, body odor not only affects the sufferer but everyone...
This article takes a look at the different back hair removal methods that are available, all of which have their pros and cons. Back hair is common among men, who often develop back hair in their 20s, although in some...
No comments yet.