With only a few more weeks left until Christmas, it’s probably time to start thinking about your holiday shopping list if you haven’t already. After all, it is best to get ahead of the last-minute mall crowds and avoid as much hassle as possible when shopping for loved ones. Aside from trying to avoid crowds, one of the most difficult things about shopping for Christmas gifts is trying to give something unique. Luckily for you, if you’ve run out of ideas—we’ve got some you can use. From a DIY hot sauce kit to gift baskets for Christmas, here are seven unique gifting tips for you.
1. Book Subscription
For a gift that keeps on giving, consider gifting a book subscription to your favorite bookworm. Book subscriptions are ideal because there is always something new to expect each month, so the recipient will always be surprised! Not to mention it keeps things interesting and your gift is sure to be unique. Best of all, these subscription services can be adjusted to be as long as you want them to be—whether three months, six months, nine months, or the entire year.
2. Personalized Picture Book
If you know someone who has just had a baby or you want to give your own child something special this Christmas, consider giving them a personalized picture book. These books include sweet stories that include the child’s name in them so when you read them to them, they will feel that the story is that much more special. There are many different stories to choose from so you can rest assured you’ll find one perfect for anyone on your list. This gift is sure to be appreciated not just this holiday season, but for many more years to come.
3. DIY Hot Sauce Kit
If you have a foodie in your life or just know someone who is constantly drowning their food in hot sauce, consider gifting them a make-your-own hot sauce kit. This unconventional gift is sure to satisfy your loved one’s need for heat in everything they eat and makes the absolute perfect gift! The kit contains six different bottles that they can use to make their many different concoctions and have in their pantry for whenever they are craving a spicy snack.
4. Gift Baskets
Gift baskets for Christmas are always a good option. They allow you to give your loved one more than one thing and you can even customize them to suit that person’s likes. For instance, if you know a cheese lover, you can always put together a basket of different types of cheeses along with a box or two of crackers, some nuts, dried fruits, and maybe even a bottle of wine! For someone who likes dessert, you can always create a basket with different types of cookies, chocolates, candies, and any other type of sweet treat that they might like. The possibilities are endless!
5. Roller Skates
This childhood staple is now starting to make a comeback and is sure to make anyone happy. If you are looking to bring some nostalgia to your Christmas celebrations, be sure to put these under the tree for your partner, child, or even just for yourself! They come in a variety of different colors and variations so you are sure to be able to find a pair for everyone on your list. Better yet—get some for everyone you know and you can all take them out for a spin together!
Everyone has that one friend who prefers to stay in while everyone else is out for a night on the town. For that friend on your holiday shopping list, consider purchasing a new pair of cozy slippers. Slippers are a necessity for any homebody and are always going to be a hit. You can get slippers with characters on them, plain-colored ones, or ones that have hard soles on the bottom so they can double as outdoor shoes if you need them to. No matter what kind of slippers you get, they are sure to make the perfect gift.
7. Leather Journal
If you know someone that is constantly forgetting things, consider giving them a leather journal. This way they can carry it around with them at all times and write their thoughts down so they won’t forget anything. A leather journal is not only beautiful but many can be customized to have their initials or their name on them, making them that much more special. To add an extra special touch, consider writing a note on the first page of the journal to let your loved one know just how much they mean to you.