Every lady on your Christmas gift list is special. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, wife, girlfriend, sister or daughter, each woman deserves a unique Christmas gift that’s unexpected. It could mean that you’re looking for something hilarious and funny. We’ve got some ideas guaranteed to deliver belly laughs all year long. Perhaps you’re searching for something more zen like, or an unusual gift that’s also a conversation starter. There are many ideas for her on this gift list. If you’re looking out for your lady’s health and saftey, we’ve got some oddly cool and effective tools to help channel her inner MacGyver. Some of our gift ideas are downright odd, but you’ll see our reasoning when you read about them. So if you’re ready to wander all over the shopping landscape for some truly unique, unusual and odd Christmas gifts for women, let’s get started with this list of twenty ideas, plus lots of extras we’ve thrown in for good measure.
Of course, we still think you should get the ladies you love some other gifts for her as well. Perhaps some special jewelry, pretty clothes and good snow boots can also land under your Christmas tree this year. And, if you’re still shopping for holiday decor, be sure to check out lists of the best purple, blue and angel ornaments, along with our choices for great Santa decorations and life size nativity sets. If those don’t get you in the mood for Christmas, grab yourself an ugly or totally inappropriate Christmas sweater to put a smirk on your face, and a holiday spark in your heart.
1. Loch Ness Monster Soup Ladle Set
They had me at monster. When it comes to odd, unusual gifts that are also totally fun and lighthearted, these food-safe, non-toxic, 100% nylon, Nessie ladles blow traditional soup and punch ladles out of the water. The legs on the ladles keep them upright, which eliminates the issue of fishing them out of a boiling hot pot of soup. Their stand up style makes storage a breeze. Plus, these cute ladles are great kitchen conversation starters. Your friends and family will absolutely love them, so you should definitely order a few sets for your loved ones, and while you’re at it, get a set for yourself. At just $7.99, they’re a great gift idea for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. We also love the Nessie ladle and colander set. The big scooping colander makes straining pasta and veggies a breeze.
2. Fred SLOW BREW Sloth Tea Infuser
We’re not sure who thought of this silly sloth patiently hanging from a tea cup, but it definitely fits our odd gifts list perfectly. The Fred & Friends sloth slow tea brewer is perfect for steeping a delicious cup of steaming goodness, with loose tea leaves of any kind. It’s bound to deliver a good giggle to any woman on your Christmas gift list who has a great sense of humor and loves tea. If you’ve got a person who’s a fan of Alice in Wonderland and all things magical down the rabbit hole, you might want to get her the Brew Bunny instead. We also fans of the Fred MANATEA Silicone Tea Infuser, just because. And for sure, don’t forget an assortment of loose leaf teas to go with these odd and unusual gifts.
3. Candle by the Hour 80-Hour Candle with Glass Cylinder
Skip that traditional Christmas candle and go directly for this odd and unusual gift that’s not only going to deliver warm and glowing light, but will ignite conversations too. This cool beeswax candle self-extinguishes when the flame reaches the clip. While it’ll burn for up to 80 hours, you simply adjust the wax and never worry about forgetting to blow it out. It comes with an artistic metal stand that features and elegant wick holder. It’s unique design is both rustic, and innovative. Another unusual beeswax candle is the Candle by the Hour 70-Hour Beehive Candle, featuring clever little bees on the hive itself. And if you just can’t give up the idea of a Christmas candle, the Candle by the Hour 80-Hour Christmas Tree Candle comes with 14 pretty charms decorating the holiday tree that even has a pretty star on top. If you really want to make this odd and unusual Christmas gift something to talk about, include a copy of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees to get the conversation started.
4. Freshette by Freshette
If you’re looking for unique and unusual gifts, perhaps even gifts that seem borderline odd, the Freshette might just blow your lady’s mind…until she needs to use it. I can say this from experience, as my mother, daughters and I were all presented with Freshettes for Christmas a few years back. The very thoughtful man in our lives (aka. my husband) no longer wanted us living in misery, having stopped at a roadside restroom that turned out to be filthy and unusable. Hence the Freshette. With this handy device, all women can easily pee standing behind the nearest tree, and discover the joys of outdoor plumbing that men have known about all their lives. Perfect for camping, hiking, and ridiculously long road trips, where rest areas are few and far between, the Freshette can save the day. For a quick clean up afterwards, be sure to include a box of GoodWipes Women’s Deodorizing Body Biodegradable Wipes with Tea Tree and Aloe. That way when she stuffs this freshening wipe under a rock, it’ll go right back to nature along with her pee.
5. Crystal Decor Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
While we don’t recommend getting your lady a box of rocks for Christmas, we do recommend getting a lovely star design metal basket filled with huge chunks of pink Himalayan salt, which are so different than rocks. These beautiful salt crystals are designed to bring warmth and health to the mind, body and spirit. While there are plenty of skeptics about the healing properties of these lamps, there are actual scientific facts to back up at least some of the claims. Just think about how the fresh sea salt air improves the way you feel in general. Now if this nifty little lamp can do that for someone on your gift list, and provide beautiful, relaxing and glowing light too, it’s definitely a cool possibilty for your list of odd and unusual gift items. It also has many other purported healing attributes, so do make sure to read more about Himalayan salt lamps. You can also get this pretty salt lamp in an angel design, as well as a cross design, Jesus design, and several other nature inspired themes. If you think the woman on your list would prefer a single impressive chunk of the pink stuff, the Himalayan Glow 1002 Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp features one large stone on a wooden base. We also love the look of the Rakaposhi Natural Himalayan Salt Ball Bowl that glows with round salt stones. So pretty.
6. Nature’s Blossom’s Herb Garden Starter Kit
This fun and unusual gift is great for someone who loves natural and organic herbs, but simply doesn’t have the garden space to grow them. With seeds sourced from the best gardens in the country, this is the perfect gift for a mom with kids, because they’ll quickly see the fruits of their labor. This cool kit contains Basil, Thyme, Cilantro, Parsley, and Sage seeds. The Nature’s Blossom’s indoor grow kit also contains everything they’ll need to get started including: seed starting soil pellets, biodegradable growing pots, plant markers and an easy instruction manual. We also love the Sow & Grow Kit for growing berries from seed, and the Sow & Grow Exotic Vegetables kit that has black corn, purple carrots, romanesco brocolli and more. The lady on your Christmas gift list can start them in a window sill, and transplant to any outdoor garden space in the spring.
7. Awkward Family Photos 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
We’ve all got those hilarious family photos in our archives, but for the woman on your Christmas list, this odd present might brighten every single day of her 2018. With 365 daily family photos that are totally belly-laughable, this daily calendar is a perfect small gift for any woman. From bizarre poses and matching outfits, to bad hairstyles and props that defy logic, these full-color snapshots of family bonding will cause the lady on your gift list to gasp, cringe, and laugh uncontrollably all at the same time. With a daily dose of the most absurd, uncomfortable, and embarrassing family pictures ever captured on film, her desk is likely to become the office gathering place for a daily ritual revealing the the next horrible photo. Another favorite has to be the 2018 People of Walmart Boxed Calendar: 365 Days of Shop and Awe. You can only imagine that daily excursion. And the You Had One Job 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar features the foibles of workers who somehow managed to hold down regular jobs…at least for awhile.
8. Knock Knock Mental Note Sticky Notes
These nifty note pads from the folks at Knock Knock are great little stocking stuffers or humorous add ons for the woman on your Christmas list. These little pads will make the message stick – over and over again. Each notepad has 100 sticky sheets, making them a fun, quirky and odd gift that she’ll love. With so many humorous options, from Mental Note to Deal With This, these little conversation pieces are a great way to break the ice and create interaction. The “Please” notes are especially funny (or offensive, depending) and the “We Need to Talk” notes are one of our faves.
9. Silicone Wine Glasses
Women love wine, and frankly, they should get to take it wherever they go. Seems ridiculous to travel to the beach, barbeque or camping trying to juggle wine glasses. That’s when these oddly cool silicone wine glasses make the perfect unusual gift for the lady on your list. She can crush them, fold them, stuff them into her pocket or purse, and then simply fill them with her favorite red, white, rose or bubbly to enjoy whenever the occasion calls for it. Better yet, they’re completely dishwasher safe and stain proof – an awesome attribute for sure. These stemless silicone glasses hold a regular glass of wine, or any other kinds of drinks. Made from clear silicone, they’re an intriguing option for Christmas. Just in case she’s a beer lover rather than a wine drinker, consider the silicone pint glasses instead. Collapsible plastic wine bottles are another interesting addition to the silicone glasses. A set of two will only set you back about ten bucks and you can take them anywhere you take your silicone glasses, without ever worrying about breakage.
10. GET POPPIN’ Snack Attack for Popcorn Lovers Gift Set
For the woman who has everything, including an open mind about popcorn, these sweet and savory seasonings are an odd and unusual gift that combines crazy with crazy hot. From tangy dill pickle seasoning with tons of herb and garlic yumminess, to sizzling sriracha seasoning, this popcorn spice pack has a delightful array of odd and wonderful ideas. This gift set comes with a pound of premium white gold popcorn kernals, ready to be popped on the stove or in a popper for your next movie night.
11. Poo-Pourri in a Pinch Pack Toliet Spray Gift Set
There’s just nothing worse than getting stuck in a pinch, in a public restroom. That’s when this Poo-Pourri toilet spray gift set comes in so handy. Now the woman on your Christmas gift list can leave any toilet smelling better than she found it with these essential oil based sprays that cover the evidence of what’s just happened. Five fabulous, flush-worthy scents are easy to toss in her purse or pocket all but eliminate public restroom embarrassment. The include Lavender Vanilla, No. 2, Deja Poo, Poo La La and Royal Flush. When you give the ladies on your list this unique gift, they’ll a lot be more appreciative than they might initially appear. Unicorn Gold toilet spray actually attacks and kills odors rather than masking them, so it’s terrific to leave a bottle in every bathroom.
12. Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
While this might seem like an odd gift idea for your lady, women get flat tires too. They need a simple and functional tire pressure gauge to see what’s up, and know whether they’re safe to drive to the tire center or if they should flag down some roadside assistance. This digital tire pressure gauge is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in either a woman’s or man’s hand, and features and easy to read LED screen and non-slip rubberized grips for easy use in even the worst of weather conditions. If your lady commutes to work by bicycle, the CO2 Inflator By Pro Bike Tool makes short work of fixing a flat on any ride.
13. A Woman’s Prayer Oil Warmer & Diffuser
This Christmas, give the woman on your gift list a unique and most unusual essential oil warmer that will heal her spirit at the end of a long day. Beautifully crafted from stone, resin and glass, this sculptural piece shares the sisterhood of caregiving. A trio of women bow their heads in reverent reflection, offering up a heartfelt prayer of gratitude and joy. From within the heart of their circle, a glowing votive gently warms a pool of essential oil on the transparent plate above. This beautiful piece will give your lady a feeling of serenity and warmth. If you want to give her something that evokes more of the Christmas spirit, the Angelic Trio Essential Oil Warmer is a beautiful option.
Price: $14.49 (15 percent off MSRP)
14. Accoutrements Shakespearean Insult Bandages
Even knaves, rascals, scoundrels and fair maidens get scrapes and cuts that require bandages. There are 15 bandages in the included tin, each measuring 3-inches long x 1-inch wide. The assorted plasters (British for bandages) are decorated with an image of Shakespeare and 1 of 15 insults from his plays. From the makers of Handerpants, our favorite gloves that look light tighty whitey boy panties, and Bacon Balm, the ridiculous Shapespearean Insult Bandages come in a 3 3/4-inches tall decorative metal tin. Plus they come with a free prize inside, because big girls need giggles, and free prizes too.
15. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic Pocket Knife
Why is it that most women never think to carry a good Swiss Army Knife? Every woman needs a good MacGyver tool to get her out of a pinch when the going gets tough. Plus it never hurts to have some tweezers and a toothpick for the random sliver or that stubborn piece of spinach between her front teeth. Get your gal the tool that will save her from those disasters and more. This pretty pink flowered Swiss has a sharp-as-a-razor knife blade, nail file, mini-scissors, and the aforementioned tools, all for under twenty bucks. This unusual gift will be a hit with your wife, girlfriend, daughter or mom. If she’s more self-sufficient than some, don’t be afraid to up the ante with a big Swiss army knife. This Swiss Army Camper Pocket Knife features a saw, bottle opener, and wine key along with a gorgeous scene of Glacier National Park on it’s handle. Buying this cool knife helps to support the National Park Service, meaning you’re giving her a gift that also supports a cause she cares about, while ensuring she’s got all the tools she needs. Talk about twice the bang for your buck.
16. Dash DOM001RD Nonstick Omelette Maker
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not give the lady on your Christmas list an easy way to whip up a healthy, high protein omelette in a matter of minutes? It’s simple with the Dash omelette maker. Plus this little kitchen gadget is cute as heck, and you can get it in either Christmasy red or implement yellow. Designed with a narrow footprint and an upright storage option, the clever appliance is perfect for her kitchen countertop and can quickly slip into a cabinet once she’s done cooking. From omelets and fluffy frittatas to pizza pockets and even crispy skin salmon, this omelette maker makes quick work of her favorite snack and meals. Another fave on our Christmas wish list is the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, a quick healthy way to dump that stop at the fast food joint and relax at home for a bit longer.
17. VIPERTEK VTS-989 Heavy Duty Stun Gun
While this might indeed seem like an odd gift, and not at all holiday like, keep in mind, Santa isn’t the only one out after dark. Give your lady the gift of the ultimate in self-protection devices. The VIPERTEK VTS-989 stun gun really packs a punch. Just test firing this unit into the air is often enough to stop an attacker. As the bright electric current pulsates between the test prongs and creates an intimidating electrical sound, an attacker with any sense at all will be stopped in his tracks. If the sight and sound doesn’t stop him, a jolt from this stun gun certainly will bring an attacker down. When an attacker is touched by the stun gun it will disrupt the message the brain sends to the voluntary muscles. Simply touching an attacker will deliver a high voltage shock causing loss of balance and muscle control, confusion, and disorientation bringing him to his knees and making him incapable of further aggressive activity. This stun gun isn’t legal in every state, so be sure to check this listing to make sure you can actually deliver this gift of safety and security. Since you might have a teen lady on your list, a stun gun can’t be taken to high school, so give her something that she can take for self-protection. The Emergency Personal Alarm Key Chain looks like a pretty trinket, but it’s got a serious intent.
18. Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker
Let’s admit it, as fitness trackers have gotten smarter and more intuitive, they’ve gotten bigger and bulkier. Having recently replaced my old, narrow bracelet style fitness tracker, I’ve discovered I hate the wide band version I spent some serious cash on. This fitness tracker from Bellabeat might be the perfect unusual gift for your lady on the go. The Leaf is a sleep, activity and reproductive health monitor, that helps her cope with stress through built-in breathing exercises. This smart piece of jewelry works as a tracking system for health, providing insights and helpful reminders to keep her on track. Monthly cycles (fertile days, ovulation, period, and contraception intake) are tracked through the app, to help her keep tabs on her reproductive health. It can be worn as a necklace, a bracelet, or a clip. The Leaf syncs with the app and transfers data wirelessly. It also vibrates to remind your lady to be more active, based on her set preferences. The leaf comes in this rose gold tone version, and you can also get it in silver as well as a woodgrain look.
19. Wedderspoon Raw Premium Manuka Honey KFactor 16+
Sure, you’re thinking “what the…?” It’s okay. We understand. Why in the world would you give your lady a jar of honey for Christmas? Indeed, when it comes to odd and unusual Christmas gifts, this ranks right at the top as a strange idea, but hear us out. Would you give her this jar of Manuka honey if you knew a daily spoonful was filled with health-giving goodness? That changes everything, doesn’t it? This yummy sweet treat, produced only by bees who frequent the New Zealand Manuka flowers, is a one of a kind miracle in a jar. Manuka honey is an amazing superfood, with multiple uses in home remedies and beauty regimens. People around the world are using it to calm everything from irritable tummies to acne. Plus it tastes delicious on a piece of toast or a biscuit, so you can’t go wrong giving someone you love a jar of this golden elixir. It also gives you the perfect excuse to buy your lady the perfect little honey pot, like this Le Creuset Stoneware Honey Pot. Now it all makes sense.
Price: $32.39 (5 percent off MSRP)
20. Dimming Industrial Steampunk Pipe Table Lamp
Steampunk designs embrace the industrial revolution, but also revere the science fiction and fantasy worlds in a unique combination that’s become a design aesthetic for jewelry, décor and more. This awesome industrial looking lamp features the best of Steampunk design – industrial fittings, Edison bulbs and an earthy wood base. It would be a perfect unusual gift for a woman’s office, nightstand or living room. Handcrafted by artisans with amazing imaginations, there are even more cool designs to choose from. We also love the Industrial Steampunk Wall Sconce, as well as these super cool Steampunk Bookends. If your lady likes things odd and out of the ordinary, Steampunk jewelry is another fun gift idea for her.
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