Anyone who knows you knows you’re anything but ordinary. So as the holidays roll around and you start thinking about the perfect present for your parents (who have everything) and your quirky best friend (who doesn’t want anything), search your mind before scouring the mall or heading out on some off-the-beaten-path trips. Our gift to you? One-of-a-kind gift ideas and creative inspiration to make the gift-giving season go smoothly. Consider us your holiday helper.
First things first. Make your list. Check it twice. Think about the people you’re shopping for, and come up with something they’ll treasure, no matter the package or price tag. Meaningful memories and a personal touch go a lot further than fancy gadgets and trendy toys.
Feeling crafty? Start with some of our favorite one-of-a-kind gift ideas and make something yourself. Knitted scarves and gloves, painted home décor, homemade bath bombs — you know, everything eight-year-old-you dreaded unwrapping, but adult-you would absolutely adore.
Our advice for the less artistically inclined: If you can’t make it yourself, make it your own. Upcycled gift ideas make holiday shopping so much more fun. Find thrift gifts — a beautiful cart begging to be cleaned up and stocked with chic barware for the entertainer, or a stack of old books bound together to create a kitschy knife block for the foodie of the family. The list of upcycled gift ideas is endless.
Wrap up your gift giving in one big batch. Baked goods are back on our nice list for one-of-a-kind gift ideas. It may seem like your mom’s way of spreading holiday cheer, but what’s old is new again. A container of homemade cookies or chocolate-covered party mix is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers and dog walkers. They’ll find it as charming as we do — we promise.