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Unusual Gifts for Under the Tree

Updated on April 19, 2013

Are you looking for something completely different to give this holiday season? Here are several products that might be forth considering and might just put a smile on the receiver's face if only they could figure out what it is!

There are so many unique and different items on the market so you don't have to buy your friend or family members the same old gift. No more pajamas, the sweater that never fits or gadgets that never get used past Christmas day.

One great way to figure out what gift to purchase for a friend or family member is to check out their hobbies and interests.  Most of the time you will be able to find an accessory that they would love to have that would help increase their enjoyment of a hobby or sport.

Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster

It makes toast.  It makes eggs.  It even keeps the meat warm!  The only thing this product can’t do is get your breakfast in bed. And if that wasn’t all you can get it with for two slices of bread or four, one poached egg or two.

You no longer have to go to the golden arches to get your favorite breakfast as you can now make it at home.  It will simultaneously toast the muffin, poach your egg and even warm up a pre-cooked slice of meat!  And it does it in just four minutes!  

You can toast bread, English muffins, croissants, bagels.  It features light to dark toast settings, and automatic shut-off, an easy to clean touchpad, removable crumb tray and handy cord storage.  

Ecological Non Toxic Flea Trap

For all your friends and family members who own a dog or cat this little gizmo will help get rid of fleas.  Not only is it environmentally safe but it draws fleas from up to forty feet away.  It works with 4 AA batteries, is cordless and highly effective.  According to one user it also makes a nice night light!

For the Wine Connoisseur

You will be surprised how well the Oster Wine Opener works.  It’s great for a house warming or hostess gift. It is easy to use and cleanly removes the cork from any wine bottle.  If you struggle with conventional wine openers or breaking corks then you will want to have this gadget.  It is stylish and ergonomically designed.  The stainless steel wine chiller will keep your wine fold for hours.

Beach Cart

Yes I know it's winter but somewhere it's got to be time to hit the beach! Going to the beach isn’t fun when you have to carry all your gear, especially if you are spending the day there. The Wonder Wheeler Beach Cart solves that problem.  It is designed to roll over sand or grass or concrete.  It will hold a 32-quart cooler for a cool beverage while you enjoy a day in the sand.  

It will also hold up to four beach chairs, towels, blankets, swimsuits and even the required beach umbrella.  And not only can you use it to go to the beach but it can also be used as a grocery cart, laundry cart or firewood carrier.  It will hold up to 50 pounds.   The best part of all, it folds flat for easy storage.

Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder

Do you need a better way to deal with all the leaves that end up in yard each fall? The Worx Leaf Mulcher might just be the solution of getting rid of them without having to burn them. This machine is easy to use and turns your leaves into a useful mulch and compost that you can use on your garden. The best part is that it is easy to install (check out the video below) and stores in a small space.

Bonsai Tree Juniper Do It Yourself Kit

This is a great gift for anyone who has a green thumb! The kit includes everything needed to create a great looking bonsai tree. It comes with a 3 to 4 year old Greenmound Juniper Bonsai tree in a bonsai pot with humidity tray. The tree has already been trained, wired and manicured.

This is a great project for a beginner and comes with a manual – 101 Essential Bonsai Tips. The kit also includes a pair of shears to keep your bonsai tree in good shape. No bonsai would be complete without the fisherman which is also included.

Razor Rip-Rider

The classic three wheel bike of the 1970’s got reinvented by Razor and what a great reinvention! It has casters instead of wheels that allow for drifting as well as spinning. The steel framed design is super cool and is designed for rider from age five and older. Adults will wish they were a kid again!

Desktop Aquarium

For the person who has everything! Why not give them a USB-powered desktop aquarium! The design allows for water to recirculate while LED lights provide the display.

It even has an adjustable overhead light, calendar with the time, day and date as well as a weekly temperature function! There is even an alarm clock with a snooze feature. This aquarium provides natural sounds as well all you have to do is provide your own fish!

Thanks A Million Gift Tote

Can’t find that perfect gift for a business associate? This unique million dollar gift box could be the perfect answer. Included are sweet and savory food items that include all sorts of chocolate goodies, popcorn, coffee and biscotti to name a few. You can even include a special message.


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    • True Blue Tips profile image

      True Blue Tips 7 years ago

      I'm with you on the electric wine bottle opener. I've lost count of the number of ones I've tried over the years that mostly broke the cork.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      These are some novel ideas. I think I'll look into that electric wine bottle opener.