I’ve always loved searching stores and the internet for unique gift ideas, and now I get to share those fun finds with you!
25 Unique Gift Ideas
1. Wrestling Bear Cups
I love everything about El Guapo!! Set of 4 bone china coffee cups with artwork by Jimbobart in London.
Available from Jimbobart: El Guapo Coffee Cup Set
2. Cheese Markers
Unique and repurposed – a set of 6 cheese markers made with upcycled vintage forks.
Available from Etsy: Beach House Living: Cheese Marker Set of 6
3. Leather Tote
This leather tote is made by artisan women in Ethiopia who are paid a fair wage for their work. Raven + Lily is a company doing important work to empower women and impact poverty.
Available from Rave + Lily: Azeb Getaway Tote
4. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
Loaded with antioxidants, this scrub will leave your skin “glowing brighter than a jack-o-lantern on Halloween!”
Available from Simple Sugars: Pumpkin Body Scrub
5. Travel Coffee Mug
We’ve got your coffee loving hipster friends covered with this leather holdster and canning jar travel mug – – oh yeah, it’s a thing! And trust me, they will love it!
Available from Holdster USA: Holdster Mason Jar Mugs
6. Bacon Cookbook
Bacon!! Enough said 🙂
Available from Amazon: 101 Things to Do with Bacon
7. Pumpkin Whiskey Aftershave
Inside the apothecary inspired bottle are scents of pumpkin and whiskey with skin pampering ingredients like witch hazel and green tea extract.
Available from Etsy: Jack O Lantern Men’s Aftershave from Nevermore Body Company
8. Spice Shaker Set
I can almost hear their dinner guests now, “Oh my gosh, these are sooo cute! Where did you get them?!”
Available from ModCloth: ‘Tis the Seasoning Shaker Set
9. Decorative Throw
A sari is a traditional garment of South Asian women, and these blankets are made from old saris that are collected, washed and stitched together. They are handmade by women who have broken away from the red light district in Bangladesh.
Available from Ten Thousand Villages: Sacred Sari Throw
10. ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Candle
From the Banned Books Collection, this is the candle inspired by Where the Wild Things Are with scents of sweetened grapefruit, lemon, and orange and a touch of slightly exotic island greenery.
Available from Etsy: North Ave Candles’ Sugared Citrus + Island Greens Candle
11. Tea Cups
I love coffee, tea and a great pun. These mugs are everything!
Available from Etsy: Lenny Mud’s Ultimate Tea Lover’s Set
12. Margarita Glass
These rustic-styled Garcia Margarita Glasses are handcrafted from recycled tequila bottles. Thank you Crate & Barrel for making it okay to drink from the tequila bottle 😉
Available from Crate and Barrel: Garcia Margarita Glass
13. Fun and Funky Jam
Handmade in Brooklyn, it “tastes like sugar-coated bananas dipped in rum”
Available from Scoutmob: The Jam Stand’s Drunken Monkey Jam
14. Holiday Soaps
Handmade goat’s milk soap with cranberries and fig, a great go-to holiday gift or the perfect way to bring a little fa la la to your powder room.
Available from Etsy: Buttercup and Thistle Cranberry Goat Milk’s Soap
15. Fun Ideas for Dads
Sometimes we might find the men in our families hardest to buy for. If he’s a dad (or even an Uncle!) to small kiddos, give him the blueprints to rockstar dad status. More than 60 cool and clever DIY projects and mad scientist experiments.
Available from Amazon: Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff
16. Cooperative Play Board Game
Perfect for extremely competitive groups because this is a collaborative game! Still, there can only be one winner, the diseases or humanity. The goal of the game is to eradicate the deadly viruses before all of the humans die…you know, just a little light hearted family entertainment
Available from Barnes and Noble: Pandemic
17. Children’s Book
This book by Brad Meltzer is one of my all-time favorite children’s gifts, especially for little girls! This picture book with it’s beautiful illustrations tells the true story of an inspirational hero who even as a little girl knew she would have many adventures.
Available from Amazon: I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer
18. Decorative Pillow
One of many huggable home decor pieces from Pittsburgh designer OTTO FINN
Available from OTTO FINN: Pretzel Hug Pillow
19. Fun Office Supplies
A fun holiday stocking stuffer! Perfect for teenagers, college students and your friend’s work cubicle.
Available from Amazon: Googly Eye Push Pins
20. Pie Carrier
The perfect way to deliver your famous pumpkin or pecan pie this holiday! Even if baking isn’t your thing, pick one up from the freezer section and dress it up in this beautiful handcrafted wooden pie carrier. That pie sure will taste homemade!
Available from PieBox: PieBox with Small Strap/Handle Bundle
21. Dazzling Earrings
Handmade silver earrings with a modern and edgy look from Pittsburgh jewelry designer Melissa Frost.
Available from Etsy: Frost Finery’s Druzy Silver Stud Earrings
22. An Infusion of Flavor
For the master mixologist on your Christmas list. They can make their own liquor infusions with berries, fresh herbs or straight from their imagination.
Available from Uncommon Goods: Flavor Infusing Decanter
23. Building Blocks
These colorful blocks were a staple of my childhood. My cousins and I spent years building many forts and wonderlands out of these blocks.
They are sturdy, durable and lightweight blocks – the building blocks of endless fantasies and adventures.
Available from School Specialty: Childcraft Corrugated Blocks
24. Random Act of Kindness
The Pittsburgh Kindness Initiative, who believes we can change the world with kindness, is sharing 24 ideas for a random act of kindness. They’re offering so many great ideas, why stop at just one? I’m totally doing number 13! 🙂 I’m also committing to 8, 10 and 20.
25. Handmade Pitcher
This authentic and cheerful sangria pitcher is handmade and handpainted. It has a clever pinched spout design to keep the wine flowing and the fruit in the pitcher.
And Sangria’s not just for summertime! Caramel apple sangria is my new fall favorite!
Available from La Tienda: Sangria Pitcher-Colorful ‘Flor’ Design