There’s a reason people start their Christmas shopping so early. It’s tough to find unique Christmas gifts that genuinely surprise friends and family. Don’t get tangled up like a set of Christmas tree lights when searching out the latest gifts.
Find all kinds of unique Christmas gift ideas that’ll satisfy even the hardest person to shop for. From the latest tech to heartfelt items that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, it’s all here for the taking. Grab your eggnog, and let’s get started!
75 Best Unique Christmas Gift Ideas
Make the holidays merry with outstandingly unique Christmas gifts for one and all.
This updated aromatherapy diffuser is one of the best ways to help a loved one relieve holiday stress. The diffuser is made from hand-blown glass set on a wooden base that displays a 3D fireworks effect. It can be customized to provide an essential oil mist at their discretion and provide aromatherapy for the holidays.
Mead is an old-world wine made from fermented honey and yeast. It’s typically enjoyed during the winter months, making this mead DIY kit even more interesting at Christmastime. Other than water and honey, this kit’s got everything they need to create this holiday concoction. It’s an easy alternative to traditional winemaking and is loads of fun for the holiday season.
Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
There are so many Bluetooth speakers out there, but none like this levitating orb speaker. It looks like a UFO about to descend onto a landing pad. It connects easily to any smart device so your favorite people can play their tunes their way. The speaker also displays a quirky LED light display on the base.
Spinning Rocks Glass
Few other whiskey glasses spin on their side as this non-traditional glass does. The diamond-shaped glass comes with a metal base that allows them to spin their whiskey around to aerate it. The set of two fun glasses is made for that special holiday drink with someone they care about.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
This mermaid tail blanket is a beautiful example of unique Christmas gifts that are the most simple. The textured wool blanket looks like a mermaid’s scales right down to her fins. The feet can still poke out and it comes with a mermaid necklace for those who wish to live under the sea.
LED Mirror Clock
Christmas is about the latest clever gifts that make life easier, like this LED mirror clock. It performs dual functions as an alarm clock and a makeup mirror. The clock has adjustable brightness settings and detaches for use on a tabletop or a wall. It ensures that personal time will never make those you love late again.
Owl Crystal Salt Lamp
This owl crystal salt lamp is a memorable creature to leave under someone’s Christmas tree this season. Not only can he improve air quality and encourage relaxation, but his adorable appearance won’t disappoint. This owl lamp is the kind of unusual piece of home decor that makes a statement all year long.
Aerating Wine Glass Set
For adults, this aerating wine glass set is the equivalent of getting toys at Christmas. The set of two stemless wine glasses each contains an inner chamber. Once the wine is poured, it passes through to the outer glass, becoming perfectly aerated in the process. What they’ll get in the end is a top glass of wine that’s ready to enjoy.
Tea Advent Calendar
Someone you love will love counting down to Christmas with this tea advent calendar. It unfolds to hang on the wall or over a door and displays a classy selection of teas. The set has 24 teas, with flavors like supermax Matcha green and three ginger. Whatever time it is, they’ll feel more calm and content as the holidays approach.
Bluetooth Beanie Hat Set
Other Bluetooth beanies out there pale in comparison to this set. It includes a knit cap with ear covers that connects to smart devices to play music. The set also contains a matching knit mask, scarf, and two touchscreen-friendly gloves. There’s also a USB charging port, so they’ll feel connected wherever they go.
Mini Movie Projector
This cool mini movie projector is a fun way for friends and family to enjoy shared memories. The smart projector uses Bluetooth technology to display a movie, series, or other video content on any flat surface. This projector comes with its own projection screen to make holiday movie marathons more fun for all.
Personalized Family Recipe Board
There’s usually one holiday family recipe that stands above all others. You can memorialize it for those you care about this Christmas with this personalized family recipe board. The board comes with options of maple or cherry wood, where the famous recipe is etched in for posterity. It also won’t be far away anytime someone wants to make it.
A pen for Christmas just got a whole lot more interesting with this floating hoverpen. The aluminum pen’s sleek design is impossible not to notice. It sits on a circular base, which makes it appear to float in place. No matter what it’s used for, friends or co-workers will appreciate this unisex choice for the holidays.
Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Christmas is the ideal time to enjoy a hot chocolate with those who you cherish most. Make sure to give them this gift set of nine hot chocolate mixes to make their season taste amazing. It’s got holiday-themed flavors, from salted caramel and gingerbread to snickerdoodles and s’mores. All they’ll need is a warm fireside where they can enjoy it most.
Masterpiece Knife Set
Something as everyday as a set of knives can become a masterpiece when they look like these knives. The set includes six chef’s knives for all kinds of work in the kitchen, like slicing, julienning, and cutting bread. The colorful knives each feature a famous piece of artwork, from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Munch’s The Scream.
Holiday Gift Basket
Few things bring smiles to faces at Christmas like this jam-packed holiday gift basket. It’s filled with all kinds of unique sweet treats the whole family can enjoy. There’s Ghirardelli peppermint bark, vanilla fudge, and French-style soft nougat that they may accidentally forget to leave out for Santa. There is something for everyone here to emphasize the deliciousness of the season.
Winter Candle DIY Kit
The slow-burning flame of scented holiday candles is one of the best things about Christmas. This DIY kit makes it easy for those you know to create candles of varying sizes. It contains lots of holiday-themed decor they can use to make each candle special. With wintry scents like cedarwood, orange, and cinnamon, the holidays can officially begin.
This hand massager represents the best kind of gadgetry available for the holidays. It’s a thoughtful way to bring massage into the life of a loved one that lasts long after Christmastime. The massager uses heat and compression to help alleviate hand strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and carrying a heavy Christmas tree.
Bloody Mary Cocktail Set
Christmas cocktails can get a little heavy, but this set will ensure that there’s no holiday hangover coming. The mixology kit contains hot sauces, seasonings, and flavored salt. The seasonings include cayenne, spicy dill, and red pepper. The sauces employ flavors with spice, smoke, and sweet heat. There’s also a celery salt for the recognizable Bloody Mary flavor.
Christmas Spa Gift Basket
This spa gift basket has Christmas merrymaking in mind for whomever you give it to. It’s proof that spa products are as appreciated during the holidays as any other time of year. The set contains two bath bombs, body lotion, a body loofah, and a back scrubber. The bombs and lotion both carry the scent of strawberry and sandalwood to make the season sing.
Personalized Family Mugs
Personalized mugs are an easy way to make family members feel special. These mugs come as a single or as a set of two to eight mugs. They’re made with family members in mind and use attributes like skin color, hair color, and clothing to reflect them. Each person’s name is also on the mug, to make sure no one else steals it.
Billion Dollar Art Gallery
This Billion Dollar art gallery is one of the most unique Christmas gifts you can give. It consists of a USB stick containing 500 world-famous paintings. It plugs into a laptop or television, so the owner has access to hundreds of memorable pieces of art. The art display can be enjoyed while lounging at home or makes a cool backdrop for their next holiday gathering.
My Christmas Crate Subscription
What do you get for fans of Christmas who want it to stay around from December to July and beyond? This “My Christmas Crate” subscription celebrates the magic of the holidays on a monthly basis. The collection of holiday accessories and treats includes Christmas-themed items. Things like Christmas tree pasta, caramel-drizzled coffee, and holly cake toppers.
Murder Mystery Party Game
Single friends or whole families will love getting together to play this murder mystery party game. It’s perfectly suited for those who love a good scare since it takes place in Antarctica, somewhere near the North Pole. Up to eight players use the available clues and case files to try and figure this mystery out together.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
Most people would fight through holiday crowds to get their hands on this temperature-control smart mug. Luckily they don’t have to, when you give them the mug this Christmas. Each charge lasts well over an hour, so their cup of coffee or other hot beverage can keep warm. Whether it’s their first or last cup of the day, technology comes to their rescue yet again.
Wood Beer Box
The creative design of this wooden beer box is a one-stop shop for a beer lover’s needs. It’s a combination drink box and snack tray. The box has room for two bottles, two sets of snacks, a remote control, and a cell phone. Sitting back and relaxing for the holiday season is a time-honored tradition, which is easier with this accessory close by.
Holiday Waffle Maker
Why bake Christmas cookies when you can introduce those you care for to the awesomeness of holiday waffles? This waffle maker easily prepares up to six mini waffles at a time. Each one is imprinted with Christmas designs, like snowflakes, Santa, elves, and stockings. Families can have a ball decorating the waffles with the included set of six colorful edible marker pens.
Gourmet Fruit Basket
Other fruit baskets typically don’t have the style and delicate design of this gourmet basket. It’s a healthy alternative to sugary Christmas treats that leave loved ones feeling too heavy. The set has 16 fruit snacks elegantly arranged like a box of chocolates. The dried fruit uses all-natural ingredients for flavors like matcha quinoa and apricot flax seeds.
Storm Weather Glass
Weather lovers will be super excited once they find this storm weather glass under their Christmas tree. The glass takes old-world weather prediction and turns it into a beautiful piece that stands out. The appearance of the glass changes to reflect warming trends, rain, snow, and storms differently. They’ll have the inside track to the art of weather prediction.
Bonsai DIY Kit
Christmas is a time to celebrate peace, which makes this Bonsai DIY set the ideal peacemaking activity. The kit has everything needed to grow and tend to five varieties of Bonsai trees. It includes plant markers, seed packets, and all the necessary tools. The easy-to-use instructions will make it nothing but a fun process to get into.
Wall-Mounted Ski Bottle Opener
You may doubt if someone will appreciate a bottle opener this Christmas, but not when it’s made from recycled skis. This handmade wall-mounted bottle opener is carefully crafted from an actual ski. It’s as much a piece of home decor as it is a tactical accessory they’ll love showing off to friends.
LED Star Projector
You don’t have to bring friends to the North Pole to enjoy the majestic beauty of the northern sky. This LED star projector can instantly transport them there with an array of shimmering stars. They can adjust the color display or utilize other components, like a Bluetooth speaker and multiple relaxing sound choices.
Christmas Movie Cookbook
This Christmas movie-inspired cookbook manages to capture all the things people love about heartwarming holiday films. It’s filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from classics like North Pole and A Royal Christmas. This cookbook is ready to bring delicious food back to Christmas, from holiday party snacks to main meals and festive cocktails.
King-Of-The-Grill Gift Set
This king-of-the-grill gift set is the only Christmas gift package you’ll need for the BBQ lover you care for. It’s got heaps of fun BBQ snacks, like crackers, nuts, cheese, and sausages. The set also has seasonings he can use for his next session at the grill, along with a beer can roaster. Just try to keep him indoors long enough to enjoy Christmas before he gets started.
Custom Photo Bracelet
The inventive quality of this custom photo bracelet personalizes it for those you want to treat this Christmas. The braided bracelet has a special stone at its center, which is engraved with your favorite photo. The photo projects onto a surface by aiming the projection stone. What they’ll get is a cool way to see those they love most.
Retro Record Coasters
This set of retro vinyl record coasters turns an everyday object into something more fun. The set of six coasters looks like actual 45s that can be used to keep a coffee table neat and dry. Realistic labels make the coasters a fun conversation piece for any guests over the holiday season.
Mulled Wine DIY Set
Mulled wine is a tried-and-true Christmas tradition that becomes easier for all with this DIY set. The kit’s got all the spices that make mulled wine taste unique. Flavors from cinnamon and cloves to star anise, cardamom, nutmeg, and dried orange are included. The holidays are warmer for all with a mugful of this delicious brew.
Personalized Charm Necklace
Make it personal this Christmas with this birthstone charm necklace for someone close to you. It features a sterling silver bar design that is personalized with a birthstone and a name. The chain length is also adjustable. The piece can become the popular accessory she wears with every outfit, from Christmas to her birthday.
Christmas Tree Mug Set
The jolly feeling of the holiday season is honored here with this set of Christmas tree glass mugs. The double-walled glass keeps an upside-down Christmas tree inside. It helps keep beverages warm or cold, from hot chocolate to chilled holiday cocktails. They’re the perfect thing for co-workers and friends who love Christmas as much as you do.
Edible Flower Garden Kit
This garden kit not only helps people grow everything green and tall, but makes it possible to enjoy what they grow. The DIY growing kit has four sets of pots, markers, soil discs, and seeds for growing. The seeds include flowers like cornflowers and marigolds, which can be enjoyed in cocktails, salads, or baked goods alike.
Personalized Pet Necklace
This personalized pet necklace is the best way to treat your favorite animal lover this season. The round charm can be customized with a photo of the pet, along with its name. The necklace varies in options from gold to rose gold and silver. It’s bound to warm the right person’s heart like nothing else Santa has in mind.
Seasonal Simple Syrup Set
If you could design one set of holiday flavors into simple syrups that satisfy, this is the set to give. It includes four flavors of simple syrup that can be used in Christmas cocktails and favorites, from mulled wine to coffees and sweets. The inventive flavors include winter forest, gingerbread, candy cane, and sugar plum.
Instant Photo Printer
This instant photo printer is sure to impress this Christmas for anyone who wants to cherish every memory. The lightweight printer won’t take up space and uses Bluetooth to print photos from any smart device it’s paired with. They can enjoy prints of their favorite holiday photos while they’re still taking part in the holiday itself.
Retro Candy Set
There’s a reason retro-style candy is more popular than ever. It’s fun! This set of retro candy is a great way to bring someone back to a simpler time when they ate delicious candy all they wanted. The collection includes favorites from different decades, like Red Hots, Smarties, Good & Plenty, and Sugar Daddies.
Gooseneck Electric Kettle
This gooseneck electric kettle isn’t your grandma’s tea kettle. It heats 27 ounces of water without using the stove. The attractive design looks great in a kitchen even when not in use. It offers the best method for neatly pouring water for a cup of tea or pour-over coffee makers. The machine has an auto shut-off to keep things safe no matter how busy Christmas becomes.
Matching Christmas Pajamas Family Set
There’s nothing more festive around the holidays than a whole family with adorable matching pajamas. This family-sized set can be customized for moms, dads, kids, and pets. The comfy cotton-spandex blend makes them easy to wear all day long, which is a wonderful way to spend Christmas Day.
Peanuts Chocolate Truffles Gift Box
Fans of classic Charlie Brown will appreciate the offbeat quality of this set of chocolate truffles. To honor the famous Christmas TV special, this gift box has 12 scrumptious truffles on offer. The box showcases the memorable Peanuts characters. The Belgian chocolates are made with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sea salt, hazelnut, and caramel to delight all.
12 Games Of Christmas Set
On the 12th day of Christmas, this holiday game set arrived under the Christmas tree. It has a dozen entertaining games and activities for adults, kids, and teens to enjoy. From reindeer hoopla and a Santa’s hat memory game to Merry Quizmas, there’s something for everyone. Family games have a fresh new start with this set nearby.
LED Flashlight Gloves
The person who loves special projects will find much value in this set of LED flashlight gloves. They shine brightly using an on/off switch on the glove itself. They’ll have instant access to light when it’s most needed, from a nighttime jog to DIY in the attic. Plus, they look really cool while worn.
The smile you’ll see when someone you love opens their Christmas presents and gets this personalized bobblehead is priceless. Using a photograph of the person, the artist creates a fun, quirky bobblehead style they’ll enjoy having around. It’s a cool reminder of how personal we can get with unique Christmas gift ideas when done right.
Personalized Photo Snow Globe
This clear figurine of Frosty the Snowman is made better once customized with a photo of someone you love. Every year, when they take him out of the Christmas storage box, they’ll be reminded of how much you care. It’s a marvelous way to have an instant snow globe that’s closer to home and a memorable keepsake.
Custom Map Serving Tray
This custom map serving tray at first seems like another well-crafted piece of home decor, which it is. Once they get a closer look at the wooden tray, they’ll see it’s personalized to a specific map location. Whether you chose their street, their hometown, or somewhere they went on their honeymoon, the creativity here will touch them deeply.
Engraved Wooden Watch
This engraved wooden watch features a new type of watch design that feels at home for the holidays. The unique design uses wood in place of metal to keep the look rustic yet manly. It uses a quality Japanese quartz movement that remains as dependable as other watches. The watch is also engraved with a custom message for a boyfriend, husband, dad, or son.
Headphone Charging Stand
Gamers, computer geeks, and tech heads will all love to find this headphone charging stand under the tree at Christmas. The stand is the perfect docking station for many of their electronic devices, like phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming accessories. It includes plug outlets and USB ports, so everything can charge up in time for fun.
Beer & Bourbon Nuts Gift Tin
For those who need something more savory in their holiday gift baskets, this beer & bourbon tin is there. The gift tin is a way to enjoy the flavors of alcohol without getting drunk. It includes a trio of peanuts made with Jamaican lager, Irish stout, and Kentucky bourbon. Their family room or man cave will be awash with delighted guests this Christmas when these snacks come out.
All the fun of the holidays doesn’t have to end once Christmas is over. This Christmas scrapbook allows your favorite DIY lover to use their skills to capture memories made each year. The book is made to hold family photos, recipe cards, mementos, written memories, and lots more all in one place.
Bluetooth Eye Massager
This Bluetooth eye massager uses modern technology to bring soothing relaxation to a place we often ignore—our eyes. The person you provide the massager to can experience gentle heat and massage for tired eyes, sleeplessness, and stress. The Bluetooth capability also allows them to listen to music, meditation, or speak to someone they love.
Bose Smart Glasses
There’s a reason why these Bose smart glasses are trending for unique Christmas gift ideas. They’re unlike anything else out there. They’re a quality pair of sunglasses that block UV light and keep the sun’s rays at bay. The glasses also connect to smart devices for listening to music, content, or talking on the phone hands-free.
Acupressure Massage Slippers
Acupressure is a unique system of massage that uses specific points to alleviate dozens of ailments. These massage slippers make it easy to experience the benefits of acupressure without leaving one’s chair. The points are carefully plotted out on the soles, which can reduce stress and plantar fasciitis, and help make the holiday calmer.
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp
Who wouldn’t dream of having a detailed replica of the “leg lamp” from the famous holiday movie A Christmas Story in their home? This lamp brings the film back to life with cheerful glee. The table lamp has a three-way light to illuminate the festive gatherings. The notorious fishnet stocking leg lights up too, just in case someone didn’t notice.
Cocktail Smoker Kit
Christmas cocktails can have a fun new twist with this professional-grade cocktail smoker kit. It comes with an infuser, along with a variety of gourmet wood chips, including apple, peach, cherry, and hickory. There’s a helpful guide to smoky cocktail flavors and pairings, and a torch to make it fiery and delicious.
Hydroponics Growing System
Even when Christmastime doesn’t allow for an outdoor garden, this hydroponics growing system allows one to flourish indoors. The gardening system uses 24 LED lights to safely and efficiently grow greens from the 12 included pods. The timer means the watering system is always consistent, so anyone can grow a garden all winter long.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Anyone who remembers reel viewers or craves the best retro designs will appreciate this reel viewer. It’s easily customized with a set of digital photos you choose. The reel comes fully loaded with tons of unforgettable memories to enjoy with the popular device.
Smartphone Pro Lens Kit
Those you know who want to take their phone photography to the next level will love this kit of smartphone lenses. The set has a wide-angle lens and macro lens to transform their view into something unique. Each lens clips onto a smartphone, so the picture-taking process remains seamless.
S’mores DIY Kit
Who says the middle of winter can’t be a wonderful time to enjoy s’mores? This enjoyable DIY kit has everything needed to make the classic treat and share them around a winter campfire. They can just as easily be served at the Christmas fireside indoors. In addition to graham crackers and marshmallows, they’ll find dark chocolate, dark chocolate sea salt, and milk chocolate toffee.
Rose Gold Wine Glasses Set
This set of rose gold wine glasses is the type of glassware that looks amazing at a Christmas dinner table. They’re made from durable stainless steel, so breaking is not an option. Each golden rose glass holds 18 ounces of wine and looks modern yet traditional at the same time.
Bonne Maman Christmas Gift Set
All the flavors of Christmas are represented in this Bonne Maman gift set of spreads and honey. It has 12 miniature jars of Bonne Maman products, with a heap of unique varieties to go around. Cherry with Christmas spice, orange cinnamon, and plum/pear/star anise will make it taste a lot like Christmas.
12 Coffees Of Christmas Gift Set
The holidays love a good set of flavored coffees, which this 12 coffees of Christmas gift pack delivers. Each of the 12 individually-wrapped coffees keeps the flavors of the season at hand. From spiced eggnog and candy cane to glazed cinnamon rolls and hot buttered rum, there’s something to delight every day.
Digital Photo Frame
This digital photo frame is the ultimate in memory-making for those you love around the holidays. Its warm and inviting design belies its first-grade technology. The frame uses touchscreen options to customize the digital photos, along with the app and 16 GB storage. They can change it up anytime they like to reflect memories as they’re being made.
Christmas Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are quite trendy lately, and with good reason. They offer a sense of comfort and safety when taking a nap, which is a treasured part of the Christmas season.
This blanket has a holiday-themed design to fit into anyone’s family room in the days and weeks around Christmas. The fleece sherpa combination is a win-win situation when it comes to getting cozy and having a much-deserved rest.
BBQ Sauce DIY Kit
BBQ lovers will count the days until Christmas morning when they know you’re getting them this BBQ sauce DIY kit. It allows them the space, assistance, and creativity to concoct their own grilling sauce. The set has loads of flavors available to make it their own, plus helpful instructions along the way. They can make vinegar-based and tomato-based sauces, and also use the dry rub on its own..
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit
Mushrooms are complex and fascinating to grow or even find in their natural outdoor habitat. This easy-to-use shiitake mushroom log kit makes the process smooth and still enjoyable. The wood can be re-used for up to three years, with delicious fungi ready to emerge about every six weeks.
Rocketbook Reusable Notebook
Technology really came through when this Rocketbook smart notebook was invented. It allows anyone who loves to take notes to be able to copy them to the cloud digitally with ease. The notebook can then be cleaned with the included cloth and re-used with the pivot pen. It’s a step into a world where notes don’t have to go missing, and paper doesn’t go to waste.
Bluetooth Retro Record Player
The worlds of old and new join up when you give this Bluetooth retro record player for Christmas. The vintage red design is just as bold as it must have looked years ago. This record player is also Bluetooth-enabled, so songs can be played from any smart device it pairs with. Because the retro suitcase look is used, they can pick it up and head wherever the party goes.
Christmas Gift Basket
This Christmas gift basket uses the magic of the season for items that people need all year long. It’s got a sandalwood candle, a gorgeous green cup and saucer combo with gold spoon, and three Christmas-themed bath bombs. They’re shaped like a Christmas tree, a stocking, and a star. The items can start the self-care process that lasts long after the holidays end.