December 15th, 2018 | Updated on December 9th, 2020
The year has been a good one but now it is ending and so it is time we bid it a tearful goodbye. As the holidays start coming closer we start looking for gifts to give to the special people in our lives.
However, no sooner we start to contemplate this, the problem arises that we start feeling short of ideas. Over the years we have probably gifted all the items that can ever be present on their wish list and doing the same again is so repetitive that no one is actually going to like it.
To avoid that situation we are going to help you pick up some curated ideas that are not only unique but also are high on the usability factor.
Here are best gift ideas not only for Christmas but also for the New Year i.e. 2019 which beckons us with open arms. These gift ideas have been shortlisted by an expert team and are bound to be extremely helpful according to the trends of the coming year.
Not only that the gifts we have selected are slightly offbeat in nature and type and anyone who receives them is going to thank you for being so thoughtful.
1. pH Revive Alkaline Water Filter Bottle
Invigorated Water is an international team that works on optimising people’s health and lives by providing them with clean water supplies that are available to all.
Strong and big (750ml capacity) but lightweight, our pH Revive is built for adventure. It’s made by BPA-FREE, recyclable plastic and features a quick release button for the lid to be operated with one hand.
Super easy filter change with our threaded PH003 – simply unscrew your used filter, discard safely and screw on the new one, after removing it from its protective plastic.
Review: Paul E. Ramseyer
Let me start out by saying Wow. I have been researching Alkaline water for about a year now and back in early July this year I decided that Invigorated Living has figured it all out when I ordered their Premium Alkaline Water Pitcher Ionizer, 2 each. I did a 5-star review on their pitcher and my review talked about why I decided which was mainly that they hit on all the key parameters of water quality that I was concerned with plus because of all the positive reviews.
2. Hardside Spinner Luggage
A step-up from the original AmazonBasics hardside spinner luggage, this premium version provides a variety of impressive upgrades. From its exterior shell made of durable polycarbonate material (instead of ABS like the original) to its space-enhancing compression pad inside, AmazonBasics Premium Hardside Spinner Luggage makes it easy to travel in smart, savvy style.
The AmazonBasics premium spinner luggage features a protective hard shell made of durable polycarbonate material, which intentionally gives it useful flexibility for superior strength that will bend (but won’t break). Enjoy peace of mind knowing stored items won’t be crushed en route, and achieve ultimate performance—the shell stands up beautifully to rough and tumble travel conditions.
Review: Rachel W.
Took it on a 2 week overseas trip, airports, trains, buses, metro, street… this thing took it all like a trooper. The wheels have a good size that allow it to roll on most city streets. The trip had one flight with very tight luggage constraints, this luggage fit everywhere. Highly recommended.
3. Stainless Steel Hip Flask
flask is a must-have collectible for any world traveler or digital nomad. 8 oz is the perfect balance between getting you tipsy and still fitting in your pocket for discreet carry! Easily fits in your pants pocket or purse. Screw Down Cap Attached to the Flask so it Cannot be Lost.
Review: Ian vanspronsen
4. Homesick Scented Candle, Australia
There’s a feeling that exists within every state, small town or city – an energy all its own. The smell of the air, the sounds of the morning and the memories that reside there can fill us with nostalgia when we return or rifle through mementos. These places exist in our memories, and though life often relocates us, the sentiment for our experience there remains.
Review: K9mom in SoCal
Purchased the Australia candle for my Aussie husband. I expected more eucalyptus but still enjoy it. I’ve smelled plenty ocean or beach fragranced candles. This smells similar to those but with eucalyptus. I happen to have a very strong sense of smell. Most scents and smells bother me. I recommend this candle. I like it. Husband liked the smell also.
5. Brew: Better Coffee
Brew isn’t a book for coffee professionals, but rather an indispensable and accessible guide for any specialty-coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home.
Great book for coffee lovers old and new. Bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband who is just starting to get into the world of the perfect at home brew and he loves it. Great techniques and explanations about a variety of different methods.
6. Tactical Travel Backpack
70-85L MOLLE Backpack can put under 17 inch laptop, around 40 pieces of T-shirts, this backpack can be expanded from 70L to 85L(zipper closure), it’s very simple and convenient. Suitable for going shopping, sports fitness, outdoor travel, mountaineering, The best choice, both men and women.
I use this thing for packouts with my disaster relief organization. Plenty large. I can easily hold 4-5 days worth of clothing and supplies. Seems to be well build, has withstood some significant abuse and still looks good.
7. Date Night Box
This is a creative date night, designed to engage and entertain you and your partner. Our date night box comes complete with everything you need, including an easy to follow instruction card. This “Scatterbirds” date is one of our most popular date nights. The game is super quick to learn, and different every time.
Best of all, it’s personalized for you and your partner – so every answer is a surprise. Packaged in an organza pouch, the entire game can fit into your purse for easy entertainment anywhere The game comes complete with 2 answer pads, 2 sets of lists, timer, alphabet dice, pens and quick start instruction card.
This is the perfect stay at home date night, no babysitter needed. Simply open and enjoy a few hours of meaningful connection with your partner. This also makes a great gift. This date night is designed by the experts at DateBox Club. Every item, exercise and game has been tested and tried by our team. We pack a lot of romance experience in every date night box!
Review: Lori S
My husband and I played this game once so far. If you are familiar with the game Scatergories you will enjoy this game. Date night game has a little more personal questions about your partner and yourself otherwise it’s the same thing. Was an alright time, will play again eventually.
8. Air Plants
These are all the same plant. The photo represents different versions of the same species. Use in Containers, Globes, Terrariums, Displays, Vertical Gardens, Party Favors, As A Succulent Alternative, In Weddings & For Events. Air Plants (Genus: Tillandsia) are hardy bromeliad plants from Central and South America that don’t require soil to grow. Simply soak them in water for 20 minutes once a week and let them dry out. They require indirect, but bright light. A care instruction card from Air Plant Shop will be included in every order.
The plants arrived quickly, packaged well and were healthy. There is a care sheet included. The 5 plants were identical shape and size and all the same shade of green. I bought these as a gift and was hoping to get a variety of shapes and colors like the photos show but that was not the case, it was somewhat of a disappointment. The company does support an educational program and $1 goes to that charity which is nice. I would just like to see the photo changed to reflect the products that are shipped. I read another similar review after I ordered.
9. Personalized World Traveler Map
The Original Personalized World Traveler Map is the heirloom-quality travel map built to last with over 75,000 people mapping their travels since 2006! Our maps include push pins to map your travels. Personalize your map with an elegant brass plaque and up to 50 characters of your choosing. A mahogany stained wood frame is the perfect compliment to this classically designed world map. The Map Your Travels’ framed world map is the perfect gift for friends and family who love to travel.
10. Slow Down Kids Playing Sign
Send a loud and bold message out to crazy reckless drivers speeding through your neighborhood! With our heavy duty ultra reflective “Slow down kids playing” child safety street metal sign.
11. Polaroid Originals
Inspired by the original one step camera from 1977, the Polaroid one step 2 is an Analog instant camera for the modern era. It takes a moment and turns it into something you can hold, something you can share, something real.
Review: colden mitchell
Exceeded my expectations, I thought I was getting a camera that was gonna take pictures of todays quality however apon taking my first picture I found out that it takes great pictures that look like there straight out of the 80s
12. Rituals Foaming Shower
Lather yourself in our luxurious gel-to-foam shower sensation. Combines the relaxing fragrance of white lotus with the nourishing properties of yi yi ren.
I am very picky about the soap I use in the shower because I have really dry skin. I got a sample of this to try and loved it so I ordered the regular size. Not only does my skin feel silky (not dried out), after I use it the smell is amazing. My friend stopped by to pick up some clothes and commented on how wonderful my bathroom smelled and I told her that the fragrant aroma was coming from my shower because I had used the Happy Buddha about 30 minutes before she came! Also, it lathers up great so you only have to use a small amount.
13. ReLive – Spa de Provence
Give yourself a little luxury with this Spa Recovery Kit! With an eye mask that says “if you can read this, do not disturb,” shea butter soap, mesh loofah, and two bath bombs, you’re ready to have a relaxing time. This set provides an effortless way to relax. Nourish your skin and rejuvenate yourself!
Review: Amazon Customer
14. Archangel Power Tarot Cards
Archangel Power Tarot Cards were created to empower you! After all, you can always get wonderful answers and guidance from the angels. But if you don’t feel strong, prepared, courageous, motivated, or qualified, you may not put their messages into action. With this deck, you’ll get the answers plus the courage to move forward fearlessly.
Review: The Mad Cartomancer
I received the Archangel Power Tarot Cards for my birthday last week, and I assure you that not only is this deck beautifully and clearly illustrated–it also delivers accurate, specific readings, and can be mixed with cards from other Angel decks and oracle cards for deeper meaning if desired.
15. Constellations Necklace Woman Jewelry
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Review: Ashley L
Adorable necklace. I have a thick neck (lol) and need necklaces that are actually longer than a choker. This one is a great length and you can also adjust it to your liking. Gotten a bunch of compliments on the adorable taurus too!
16. Letter Constellation Ring
This can be a great birthday gift for someone you love.
Love it, it is just as pictured. It’s a better quality than expected so I’ve been able to wear it wat more than I thought.
17. No Soliciting Sign – Laser Engraved Sign
No Soliciting Sign – Laser Engraved Sign – Small – 2″ x 5″, Brushed Silver with Black Letters
Hang this no soliciting sign on your door or wall to protect your privacy at home or at your business. The sign features laser-engraved letters reading, “NO SOLICITING” and “Thank You.” A sturdy plastic construction promises long-lasting use, while an adhesive strip on the back makes mounting a breeze.
Review: Morgan Jones
The sign has a really classy look to it and so far it really has elimated the unwanted knocks on my door. We moved into a new neighborhood and were warned about the persistent sales people hounding the new construction. I had two different sales people come to the door on Saturday within a 30 minute period, then put the sign up, and have had no unwanted knocks on my door since! (It’s been 5 days). I am really happy with the way it looks and am hopeful that it will continue to stick. I bought the “medium” size sign. I’ll include a picture.
18. Flameless Tea Light Candles
3 x Flickering Flame Real Wax LED Candles with a smart remote key have 2 buttons. Set includes 7.5cm, 11.5cm and 15cm candle. Beautifully crafted from real wax. Authentic uneven edges. Replica flame flickers when switched on.
Reflects amber LED to create realistic flame effect. Emits a wonderful warm glow. Striking home, mood and festive lighting. Battery-operated(not included). Simple on/off switch. Safe to use in any room.
Review: Steven Edwards
So pretty, no smell.
19. Fragrances Votive Candle
The Grapefruit votive candle by NEST Fragrances includes notes of pink pomelo grapefruit and watery nuances that are blended with lily of the valley and coriander blossom. The NEST Fragrances everyday collection combines color, texture and fragrance to enhance the everyday living and entertaining experience.
The glass vases are designed to compliment the beauty of its surroundings; the classic shape and modern stripe etching will complement any décor. Each of the fragrances has been created by the most accomplished perfumers at the world’s leading fragrance houses.
I love this candle!! Got the smallest votive because I wanted to see how this compared to the Slatkin bamboo candle, and it is a perfect match! Very happy that I found this scent and this small candle has a great throw, burns evenly and seems like it will last awhile! Will definitely repurchase and I am excited to try other scents.
20. Non-Slip Bathroom Rugs and Door Mat Mud Dirt Trapper
Super absorbent & comfortable bath rugs for bathroom! Dispersion pressure of your feet, the microfibers can provide you extra softness. And it is also suitable for your lovely pets.
The super-absorbent bath rug’s microfibers soak up an impressive amount of water quickly.
Unlike less absorbent traditional bath mats, the microfiber mats absorb water strongly and ensure reliable performance. Stepping onto it, you can count on ultimate comfort. Besides, it can make your feet and your bathroom floors quickly dry and clean.
We have one 15 year old mostly blind senior dog and a 2 year old puppy. Our senior has never been a fan of dog beds so we have always had a yoga mat or other rug for him and until recently when his arthritis became severe this worked fine. Our puppy has a huge bed that she happily sleeps on every night. We bought one of these rugs for our senior guy and he took to it like a fish to water.
It is soft enough that his hips are cushioned on our hardwood floors, but it is also just another flat rug, so he doesn’t feel like he is elevated in any way. I like it because I can easily wash it and it dries quickly overnight and I can also use the upholstery tool on our vacuum set on low to keep up with the shedding.