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Unusual Gifts

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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN UNUSUAL GIFT IDEA?

We know you want your gift to be spectacular, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. You’d be at your local big box store looking for something generic, easy, and uninspired. But that’s not you! You’re here to find a gift that will be truly memorable and make an amazing impression. We’ve got more than enough unusual gifts to recommend, and we’ll offer tips along the way to help you find the right choice. Read on and we’ll go over our most popular unusual gift ideas and who we think they’re best for.


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DO YOU NEED UNUSUAL GIFT IDEAS?

Unusual gifts are gifts that you just don’t see every day. They’re those unique gift ideas that stick around long after they’ve been opened. We are proud of our curated collection of unique gift ideas because we don’t opt for the trendy, typical, standard gift fare. We look for gifts that are unique and gifts that you can personalize to make them one-of-a-kind. We love finding gifts that you’ve never seen or heard of that speak uniquely to someone’s interests or dreams. That is what makes unusual gifts some of the coolest gifts you can give, and if that’s what you’re looking for, then you’re in the right place!

 


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HOW DO YOU SHOP FOR UNUSUAL GIFTS FOR WOMEN?

You know you want to find her a truly unique gift idea, but sometimes you just draw a blank. That’s perfectly normal, and we’re here to help! Whether it’s a jar or love notes, plantable wish paper loaded with beautiful flower seeds, a personalized red rose, or some tobacco spicy chocolate, you must know her well to find unusual gifts that will really make her day. Check out our Expert Tips for more recommendations and find something that stands out as uniquely “her.”

 


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WHAT ARE SOME FANTASTIC UNUSUAL GIFTS FOR MEN?

He’s not your average everyday dude, and that’s why you won’t rest until you find the perfect unusual gift ideas for him. But where do you even start, anyway? You could begin your search for cool gifts by looking at a personalized whiskey aging barrel, or maybe a subscription to the beef jerky of the month club. If you want your unique gift ideas to go in a different direction you could also decide on getting him his very own Pac-Man arcade table, or a chance to race a Lamborghini. Our collection of unique gift ideas is tailor made for any and all types of men, the only limit is how unusual you want your gift to be!

 


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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED PUTTING TOGETHER AN UNUSUAL GIFT BASKET?

Typically, when someone puts together a gift basket, they pack it full of generic items to maximize the quantity, not the quality of the gift. They can be so haphazardly put together that it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve been put off from the idea of gift baskets altogether, but there are some amazing gift baskets out there! In fact, we’ve found some of the most incredible and seriously unusual gift baskets that will be sure to surprise and delight the oddball on your list. From beers around the world, to a caviar chest, to a basket of superfood lattes, we have unusual gift baskets to suit just about anyone!


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WHAT IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR UNUSUAL GIFTS FOR COUPLES?

We all know a happy couple out there that just doesn’t fit the cookie cutter mold. You know that to give them the best possible present, you need to come up with some unique gift ideas and find the perfect unusual gifts. Are they food lovers? You could get them a pizza oven that fits right in their regular charcoal grill, or toast to the happy couple with a set of singing wine glasses. And, if they’re the more artistic type, you could give them a kit to make their own work of art by rolling around in paint on the canvas… Just make sure you’ve gone home before they take that gift out of the box.


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SECRETS TO SCORING COOL GIFTS FOR DELIGHTFULLY UNUSUAL PEOPLE

For many occasions, earnest gifts are often the right way to go. For others, gag gifts will fit the bill just fine. But every so often, there's someone you know so well that you are absolutely sure that unusual gifts are the only route possible. Here's to the unusual people in your life - may they stay weird!


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PICK SOMETHING THEY’LL NEVER ACTUALLY USE

Did you know you can name a star after someone, buy them an acre on the moon, or purchase them a tiny small plot of land in a foreign country? No, they'll never use it - but they'll relish the strangeness in knowing it's theirs.


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GET THEM SOMETHING WEIRDLY PERSONALIZED

Personalization is heartwarming. That is, unless it ventures into unusual territory. A personalized set of towels? Great. A custom stuffed animal of your friend? That’s unusual but is one of the most unique gift ideas they’ll ever receive.


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GIFT THEM SOMETHING WACKY TO WEAR

Silly socks, outrageous t-shirts, and even funny-looking hats are perfectly strange gifts for someone who refuses to dress "normal," and the options we’ve found are next to endless. 


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PICK SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER THING

Measuring spoons that look like musical notes, a bottle opener that resembles a hockey puck, a pillow that looks like a chocolate chip cookie - these are just a few examples of unusual gifts that could appeal to unique sensibilities.


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IDENTIFY A DOUBLE-DUTY GIFT

Multitasking is normal. But a smartphone stand that doubles as a vase, or a towel that doubles as a guide to food and wine pairings. Pretty unusual? Sure. But they make for seriously cool gifts.


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GRAB A GOOFY GAME

Unusual people love to share in their weirdness, so gift them a three-man chess set, or another bizarre board game for their next party.


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GIFT A GOOD GAG

We're not talking about just any gag gift. We're talking about a gift that doesn’t make any sense at all. Find a gift for someone of a completely different age, with completely different taste, and get them a hilarious gift they’ll keep on questioning.


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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNIQUE GIFT BASKETS

Think of an unusual gift basket as a curated collection. Each basket has a theme, and inside you discover an awesome sampling of unique gifts. Gift baskets make the perfect gift for someone with an adventurous spirit, or someone with a foodie palate because each basket lets them try something new. Check out our blog to find the perfect gift collection for everyone on your list.  



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THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WITH THESE UNSUAL GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

As it turns out, there’s only one thing you need to remember when it comes to finding great gift ideas for guys. Remember, unusual, unexpected, uncommon, and unique gift ideas for men and you’ll be on the right track. You might also want to forget boring, blah, and been-there-done-that gifts. Our blog has the best recommendations that will help you find cool gifts for the man on your list.    



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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF UNUSUALLY AWESOME ECO GIFTS

Just because a gift is unusual doesn’t mean it can’t be good. These unique gift ideas show us ways to make our water cleaner, our air fresher, and of course, help us create less waste. Let this blog be a kickstart to being earth-conscious with unusual gifts that give the gift of living greener with a unique spin. 



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