What the heck 2020?!? We were all so excited to meet you! People around the world declared that 2020 was going to go down in history as the BEST YEAR EVER.
Well, to put it bluntly, you let us down big time.
You do have one last shot at redemption, however, by giving us exactly what we want for the holidays – a unique christmas gift! Here’s what’s on our list (in no particular order):
- A COVID-19 vaccine
- World peace
- Social justice
- Eradication of global hunger
- The repair of the environment
- Congenial, honest politicians
While that’s in the works, here are some pretty cool Christmas gifts we handpicked that will make anyone’s days merry and bright. Let’s round out the year with some good cheer.
Unique Christmas Gifts for Her
1. Bottle Stopper Garden Kit
Does the lady on your list love a bottle of wine, or three? She’s a kindred spirit with the crew at Love & Lavender.
Only problem is, all those empty wine bottles can start reminding a gal of how much wine she doesn’t have left. Well, we say, when life gives you empty wine bottles, grow a garden in ‘em! Oh yeah, and you can use other kinds of bottles too if, you know, you’re into other beverages.
2. Custom KitchenAid Mixer
If she’s a Food Network fan, chances are she’s watched with jealousy as Ina and Giada make an effortless souffle or whip up a quick batch of macarons using their trusty KitchenAid.
While she may not have a whole staff to measure and prep her ingredients, she’ll still be baking like a pro with this master mixer!
3. National Park Candle
These unique candles are a wonderful tribute to the sights and smells you’ll find at some of America’s most beloved national parks. Did she treasure her trip to Yosemite last year? The aromas of Yosemite’s Firefall candle will transport her back. Candles representing the Rocky Mountain National Park and Zion National Park are also available.
4. Service Buttons
Every woman needs one of these in her life. She can ring for her champagne, the pool boy, room service, wine, and, well, pretty much all the things a woman of style and substance could ever want..
5. Cheese Board
This brilliant agate platter was made for cheese and charcuterie board glamour shots. And when you’re not impressing dinner guests with your style, it can serve as a showstopping adornment on your wall.
6. Alexa-Controlled Microwave
It’s official. Alexa can do everything. Perfect for the dorm or loft dweller, this “microwave” isn’t just a microwave. It’s also a convection oven and an air fryer with a ton of voice controlled options and features. Simply amazing.
7. Sunnylife Giant Block-Balance Game
Great for a warm afternoon on the patio, a cold evening around the kitchen table, and everywhere in between. Gather up your friends and family, find a flat surface, and get ready for some bonding fun over Jenga blocks!
Unique Xmas Gifts for Him
8. Record Player
It looks like the record player has made a legit comeback. Not only does this one have cool features like bluetooth compatibility, it’s stylish to boot! All that’s left to do is raid your parents’ or grandparents’ old vinyl collection for some classics that you can crank up on your new old school record player.
9. Artisan Cheese Making Kit
If anything good has come of this whole quarantine situation, it’s the fun at-home projects and new skills that come along with them. Making cheese is a great way to pass the time and create something that everyone will love. This kit will get you started with everything you need to create delicious fresh, gourmet cheeses such as Mozzarella, Chevre, Queso Fresco, Mascarpone and Ricotta.
10. Funky Veg Growing Kit
Purple carrots, multi-colored swiss chard, red brussels sprouts – these are just a few of the fun vegetables included in the kit. Help him cultivate that green thumb!
11. Bluetooth Table
Say hello to the perfect space-save and multi-tasker for your living room! This 360-degree bluetooth speaker does double duty as an end table, and even wirelessly charges your devices.
12. Spinning Spirits Set
All handmade, this set is one-of-a-kind, literally. As beautiful as it is functional, the set’s four hand-blown glasses and decanter are designed to spin, aerating your spirit of choice for optimal flavor.
13. Smokeless Fire Pit and Grill
Take this little fire pit with you anywhere you want a cozy outdoor fire, but don’t want the smoke that usually comes with it. It’s perfect for cooking as well, thanks to the hibachi grill plate that’s included!
Unique Christmas Gifts For Everyone
14. Word Search Blanket
This fantastic blanket is cozy and entertaining. Customizable for mom, dad, grandparents, family, friends, naps, and a whole lot more.
15. Ostrich Pillow
Tune out and get some quality rest on your next long trip with this cocoon-like ostrich pillow. You may get some odd looks, but let’s face it – they’re jealous of your magnificent napping power!
16. Folding Book Lamp
Whether they’re a reader or not, this lamp is cool in so many ways, we’re pretty sure anyone would love to display it on their desk.
17. Alexa Controlled Roomba
For those of us who’d rather leave the vacuuming to Alexa (which is pretty much everyone, right?), we present the Alexa-Controlled Roomba! This nifty robot vacuum takes care of business, for real. It’ll even personalize your cleaning schedule for you.
18. Sanitizing Phone Charger
I think we’ve all heard that our smartphones are by far the dirtiest things we touch every day, so when we found this charger that sanitizes your phone using UV-C technology, we were sold.
19. Landscape Growframe
by West Elm
Treat your houseplants like the works of art they are with this all-in-one planter box/frame. IT even features integrated, adjustable LED lights to help your garden grow.
20. Aerating Wine Glasses
Leave your decanter on the shelf. These wine glasses feature a fountain design that aerates your wine as you pour. For those who prefer spirits, stick an ice cube or two into the integrated well, and chill your whisky (or whatever wets your whistle) without watering it down!
21. Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This one’s for anyone who’s ever craved a cold, nitro-brewed coffee first thing in the morning, but had zero desire to leave the house for said craving.
Now you can sit back and enjoy your cold brew in your jammies! Plus, your bank account will be happy. Win/Win.
22. Citrus Sprayer
Once we saw this cool gadget, we wondered why the heck no one thought of it sooner?!
The next time you grill a fresh slab of salmon with dill and butter sauce, you’ve got your spritz of lemon without slicing and squeezing. Really, it’s genius.
At least you’ll give us all something to make small talk about at parties for the next 20 years or so. Our children can tell their children about living through the perils of a life-threatening pandemic. So there’s that.
In spite of the isolation and fear this year has brought, we’ve managed to stick together and care for one another. It’s taught us not to take each other for granted and to cultivate the goodwill we all possess deep down.
Part of the joy of caring for others is giving. There’s nothing more rewarding than watching someone’s face light up when they open your gift. Don’t underestimate the thrill of being the Christmas-morning hero.
See? We can find the bright side of things when times are dark. That’s one of the reasons that humans all around the world deserve a great holiday season.
You’ve got our list. Now get to it.