We aren’t huge gift-givers in my family. We’ve all sort of given a pass on the obligatory gifts, but when a gift is given, it’s meaningful and purposeful. And to be honest, I prefer it that way. Never expected, never obligatory – but it means something special.
If you’re gonna give a gift, let it mean something, I say. I’ve been sharing a Unique Gift series on the blog the past few weeks, and I’m going to cap it off with this roundup – a dozen unique and special gifts that, when you give them, they mean something. There’s something for everyone on your list here – friends, kids, husbands, wives, siblings. It really is possible to give a gift that is personal, unique, and meaningful – to everyone on your list.
I’ve included the 5 gifts from the series that had individual posts – and I’ve also included 7 more to present a neat dozen. Personally, I would love to get any one of these gifts – and I’m sure all of your friends and family would feel the same!
Top 12 Unique and Personal Gifts for Everyone on Your List
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This is a fantastic way to commemorate a special event – anniversaries, births of children, engagements…a picture of the stars on the night of that special occasion, along with the location and GPS coordinates, is a perfect, unique gift! You can read all the details of the starry sky map I have or go directly to the Modern Map Art site to create your own!
Subscription boxes are a fantastic choice for a gift that keeps giving. There are boxes for every kind of person – food, fitness, wine, outdoors, jewelry lovers – men, women and kids. Crate Joy has a ton to pick from, and I put together a list of 20 of the best subscription boxes for kids!
If you have someone you are looking to give an over-the-top, non-generic, blow-their-socks-off kind-of-gift, a Jord wood watch is an excellent choice. Made from rare woods from around the world, the details are exquisite. You can read all the reasons why I love Jord watches or just head straight to their site!
I got into essential oils earlier this year when my son had major issues from being on too many antibiotics Since then, we’ve been using essential oils for just about everything, and it’s made a huge difference! My go-to is Plant Therapy – no sign-up or membership required, just excellent, pure quality essential oils – and the prices can’t be beat! This is a great gift for someone who you know has been wanting to try oils or maybe someone who doesn’t have it in their budget. Take a look at Plant Therapy – or read my recommendations for 20 amazing essential oil gifts you can give!
I’m a sucker for personalized gifts. I love anything that has our names, where we live, important dates…it’s just so much more meaningful to me to give and get a gift like that. My sister Meredith creates all kinds of personalized signs and gifts! I’ve highlighted many of my favorites here, like the one pictured below – or you can just visit her Etsy shop!
6| Gift Baskets
Gift baskets are another way to do something unique. I love them because they work well individually, or as a family gift! Click here for a list of different kinds of gift baskets you can put together if you want to DIY from A Girl and a Glue Gun- or click here to check out some amazing pre-made gift baskets from Harry and David!
If you have a creative in your life and you know they would love to take their learning to the next level, Creative Live is a great option! There are so many classes available that can further them in their creative growth, like photography, video, art, design, crafting, cake-decorating, floral design -the list goes on. If it’s a skill that requires creativity, Creative Live has a class for it! Click here to see all that Creative Live offers!
I love Lisa Leonard jewelry because it is so symbolic! Rings and necklaces and charms with the names of your loved ones on them is a perfect gift, especially for moms. This will touch every mom’s heart! If you know someone who loves jewelry check out Lisa’s unique, hand-crafted designs!
9| Experience Gifts
A lot of people have homes filled with stuff and truthfully, they dread Christmas because it just means more stuff. But giving an experience gift is a great option! Things like Movie Passes, Museum and Zoo Memberships, Restaurant Gift Cards, Mani/Pedi, Massage, Concert Tickets, Sporting Events Tickets are fantastic options! I personally love using Groupon because of the fantastic deals that they have!
Here’s another fun take on personalized gifts. You can find family art, family mugs, pillows, framed pictures and other family gifts that are so fun and unique. Anyone would appreciate getting this!
I love the idea of this! This is great for the family member who loves keeping of dates and making sure the family tree is up to date. It is so fascinating to where we come from and our true roots. This is an especially great option for the history lover or the person who has everything!
12| Customized Books
Not only can you create photo books from Shutterfly, but you can also create personalized books! This will fill a kid’s heart with wonder to see that a book with his/her name in it was written just for them! There is a dozen to choose from – all of them magical and special!
When God says it’s more blessed to give than receive, it’s so true. Getting a gift that’s special is great, but when you can give a gift that really touches someone’s heart, well, that’s incredible and there really are no words to describe how that feels. Receiving any of these gifts on this list will definitely bring that surge of joy and gratitude to the person who gets it – and it will bounce right back to you!
Merry Christmas, friends!
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