Is your gift list made up of people who are hard to shop for because they seemingly have it all? Mine, too. That’s why I search high and low each year for unique and uncommon gifts that will leave them asking, “Where did you find this?” Now, you can do the same. Below, I’ve handpicked a variety of uncommon gifts that are sure to please this year.
The Beatles Socks Box Set
As a kid, no one wanted to open socks for the holidays, but Happy Socks will change your mind on getting or gifting a pair. They offer socks for men, women and kids in a variety of cuts and styles, so there’s a little something for everyone on your list. I personally like the limited-edition runs with sock packs inspired by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Andy Warhol. They’ll add a little fun to any wardrobe and your recipient will think of you every time they pull on a pair.
Do you have a cocktail-lover on your list? This whiskey barrel will make a perfect addition to their home bar as a functional conversation piece. Your recipient can place his or her favorite liquor inside and even infuse it with herbs. The barrel can also be used to hold pre-mixed cocktails for entertaining. I had a barrel like this and loved aging my own whiskey inside of it.
This one is for the little rockers or rockers-to-be on your gift list. Loog guitars were designed specifically for kids and are widely used as the guitar of choice for youth music classes. The Loog Mini is best for ages 3 and up and the Loog Pro Acoustic or Loog Pro Electric guitars are best for ages 8 and up, but I’ve heard of a few adults buying them just for fun. You can also pick up an amplifier, strap and strings while you’re at it. No matter which model you choose, you’re guaranteed to give a unique and uncommon gift as well as the gift of music.
A valet tray is one of those gifts that someone never knew they needed until they have it. Valet trays come in a variety of styles and are built using all types of materials, but leather and suede are popular options. I love this leather option by Bey-Berk because it’s a sleek and modern take on a classic design. I use my valet to hold my glasses, wallet and keys when I’m not using them. That way, everything is always in the place I left it. If you have a forgetful person on your gift list, a valet is a great choice.
Modsy is an online interior design service that will take any room and provide a blueprint for how to transform the space for a fraction of what it costs to hire an interior designer. If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind gift, you can purchase the Classic package, which includes a consultation with an interior designer as well as two draft designs and two revisions for a room of their choosing. Designs are provided as 3D plans, so they’ll have no problem picturing the end product.
This pick will delight the tech lover on your holiday gift list, and it’s pretty unique if you ask me. It’ll certainly spark conversation at home or in the office. Ember has been around for a while now with its line of smart travel mugs and accessories, but the Ember mug is a newer addition to their product line. It comes in two sizes: 10 oz. and 14 oz. and will keep your beverage hot for one hour in the mug alone or all day on the smart stand. You can control the exact temperature of the beverage using the Ember app, anywhere from 120 to 145 degrees.
Do you have a dog-lover on your list? Pajamas with their favorite canines are the way to their heart for the holidays and are certainly an uncommon gift they’ll appreciate. They’re practical for the winter months as well.
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