The only thing better than getting a really unique gift… is giving one. Now, the name of the game is finding presents that are hilarious or heartfelt that will touch someone in a special way. We’ve gone in search of the unusual suspects and come up with some unexpected treasures that will delight even the pickiest person on your gift list. We’ve got gifts for foodies, gifts for techies, gifts for musicians and artists…even gifts for people who have everything. We’ve packed our list with unusual gift ideas that will bring joy, fun and lots of laughter to everyone on your list.
Are you shopping for a special anniversary gift? Perhaps you’re looking for some perfect presents for men, gifts for mom or a gift for that special couple. From small to large, expensive to downright cheap, check out our Top 10 Best Unique Gift Ideas.
1. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Sweet Treat: Carousel Cakes 7 Inch Elvis Cake
Who wouldn’t want a cake that’s fit for “The King?” Make your someone special’s day by bringing a yummy dessert to go with a birthday dinner or serve with coffee. “The Elvis cake is a decadent combination of light and airy cakes, layered with peanut butter and banana cream filling, and topped off by a drizzled rich chocolate topper. Everything baked by Carousel Cakes is certified Kosher. If you’re not sure the Elvis Cake is the perfect all occasion treat, consider a Red Velvet Cheesecake instead. Don’t forget to bring some fresh ground coffee to serve with dessert. For more fun dessert ideas for you and your sweet stuff, look here.
2. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Creative Gift: Design Originals, Joy Of Zentangle
Let people draw their own conclusions with this fun and unique coloring gift. Zentangle is designed to increase creativity, focus and well being though coloring. But this isn’t just any adult coloring book, Zentangle leads you through a series of unique and brain-twisting exercises, each specifically designed to accomplish something different in your brain. What you end up with could be frameable works of art that become handmade gifts for someone else. Take Zentangle’s six-week creative course and get your kids into the action with Zentangle for Kids. High quality, acid-free paper and good pens make for artworks that will last over time.
Price: $15.59 (38 percent off MSRP)
3. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Funny Gift: Nothing, For The Person Who Has Everything
This hilarious gift for the person who has everything is seriously better than a lump of coal. The ultimate gift in minimalism, Nothing invites you to think more deeply and savor the moment, bringing calm, tranquility and peace. If you feel like something is better than nothing, try some other light-hearted, funny and inexpensive gift ideas like a can of Unicorn meat, the Nap Sack sleep hood or a pack of Zombie Jerky.
4. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Foodie Gift: Müeller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer
If you’ve got a foodie on your gift list, finding a perfect, yet unusual present is as easy as spiralizing. Excellent for making veggie pasta or spirals for healthy vegetable meals, you get all the benefits of a Tri-Blade or 4-Blade Spiralizer and more with this 8 in 1 Spiralizer that can act as a grater, mandolin and juicer. The Müeller Spiral Ultra comes with four removable high-carbon 312 stainless steel blades, a four cup container, protective mandolin vegetable holder, citrus juicer attachment and a Müeller Spiralizer recipe ebook. Not only is this handy kitchen tool easy to use, it’s super easy to clean. If your foodie is into the Paleo food plan, combine this with a Paleo or Primal cookbook, and send them a basket of baby veggies.
Price: $27.99 (63 percent off MSRP)
5. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Outdoor Gear: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
The LifeStraw is a perfect unusual gift for anyone outdoorsy on your gift list. We’ve all been out hiking or biking or whatevering and run short of drinking water. The LifeStraw’s unique filtration system removes a minimum 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), and removes a minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns, surpassing EPA standards for water filters. It also can filter up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. They’ll never go thirsty or risk their health again by drinking unfiltered water. The LifeStraw comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergency situations. In case they get caught out in the cold, you might want to get them a good magnesium fire starter and some emergency mylar thermal blankets.
Price: $19.93 (23 percent off MSRP)
6. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Robotic Toy: Miposaur
For a super-cool kid or a proudly-nerdy grown-up, the Miposaur is the perfect unique gift that keeps everyone entertained. With hand gesture command recognition and unique dual-wheel balancing the Miposaur has constantly evolving intelligence for progressive play. This robotic dino comes with a Beacon Sense infused trackball which he won’t let out of his sight. The trackball allows activation of some of Miposaur’s secret talents including dancing, chasing and feeding. You can also get the Miposaur app that allows control over the robots movements. Compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0 enabled devices. If the Miposaur is a little too scary or technical for younger kids, try Dash and Dot learning robots. Find more robotic toy choices here.
Price: $69.97 (41 percent off MSRP)
7. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Techie Gift: Tile Gen 2 Phone Finder, Key Finder, Item Finder
Everyone knows someone who is constantly losing their keys, their phone, their whatever. Tile is the perfect unique gift idea for them. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds your phone, keys, and anything else you’re prone to losing, in seconds. Attach a Tile to an item and locate it by sound, by seeing its last known location on a map, or by marking it as “lost” and getting an alert when it’s found. Tile can find your phone with a simple press by making your phone ring, even if it’s on silent. Reduce frustration, and save hours of frantic searching with Tile. Get extra key rings and Tile them all. For another fun techie-type gift, give them remote control of their appliances and electronics from anywhere with the WeMo Switch.
8. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Most Cozy Gift: Sunbeam Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw
Everyone loves a cozy blanket or throw, especially during the cold months of winter. This Sunbeam reversible faux fur throw is just the ticket for snuggling up in your favorite chair with a good book on your Kindle and some hot cocoa. The EliteStyle II Control features three warming settings and a three-hour auto-off function. It also senses your body heat to deliver consistent warmth. Made from 100 percent polyester fleece, this heated throw is machine washable and dryer safe. It’s perfect for any time of the year when you’ve got the sniffles or you’re just feeling under the weather. You might want to order two to avoid squabbles between partners over just who’s turn it is to get this cozy blankey. Or consider an oh-so-soft electric fleece wrap with hand-warming pockets.
Price: $57.55 (42 percent off MSRP)
9. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Picker Present: Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch
If you’ve got a picker you’ll have them grinning from ear to ear with the Pick-a-Palooza Guitar Pick Punch. Simple to use, the punch creates custom guitar picks out of old credit cards, gift cards, hotel room key cards, driver’s licenses or any thin piece of plastic laying around the house. The Pick-a-Palooza is a useful and unique gift for any guitar player and comes with a leather, pick holder key chain (holds up to 10 picks), four starter strips of plastic (enough to make 20 picks), plus a plethora of interesting information about the history of guitar picks. Expand their pick making options with a multi-pack of punchable plastic in a variety of themes from patriotic to psychedelic.
Price: $22.95 (26 percent off MSRP)
10. Best Unique Gift Ideas-Best Mini-Speaker: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Who says you can’t get mega-sound out of a mini-speaker? The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere. Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so connecting to your music is easy. The speaker’s lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of unplugged playtime, and it can be conveniently charged from most USB power sources. Protect your SoundLink Mini with a hard case when you’re on the go and protect it from scratches around home or outdoors with a colorful soft cover.
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