Shopping through the endless list of Denver gift shops for the holidays can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can take away from the magic of the holidays and what they’re about (CC: The Grinch).
But perhaps getting more creative in your gift-giving is the answer to sparking more joy for yourself and the recipients in your family. You want to show them exactly how much they mean to you, but you don’t want to put a dollar amount on your loved ones. Stop getting your mother a robe for Christmas. Sometimes your father wants more than just another pair of socks or work gloves. Luckily, the possibilities are endless for choosing your gifts.
In this blog, we’re going to examine five outside-the-box, unique gift ideas that might take your holiday shopping to the next level this season. Christmas doesn’t have to break the bank to impress the ones you love. Whether you go for funny, silly, or straight-up weirdness in your gifts, the fact that you’re taking more time to come up with an idea will speak for itself during the reveal. This year, skip the old popular gifts everyone is giving out and go the extra mile for your friends and family.
Here are five unique gift ideas to try out this holiday season without further ado.
1. Give Your College Student An Air Fryer
Air fryers are all the rage these days. These unique and convenient reheating and cooking machines are perfect for college students. For one, they always have leftovers you’re sending them home with, and everyone knows how quickly a microwave can ruin your leftover food. Plus, most college kids only have an entire traditional oven to work with if they live at home. An air fryer is perfect for cooking things they might not have access to, such as steaks, french fries, bacon, and a slew of other in-depth recipes that can expand their culinary horizons while away from home.
2. Crystal or Marble BookEnds
Not only are bookends extremely useful for displaying your books in a clean, polished way, but they can also supplement the need for a whole bookshelf if you only have a handful of books. They are a chic and excellent addition to any living space, and they aren’t too expensive to purchase. These are perfect for recipients of all ages, from young children to college kids to helping improve your dad’s book collection at home. No one expects to receive bookends too, so it will be a refreshing gift for many who are used to receiving many matching gifts year in and year out.
3. Personalized Tree Ornaments
These gifts are sure to last the test of time. Not only do they help decorate your holiday tree during this particular time of the year, but they are also easily personalized and customizable. Put your face on the ornament for your parents or the family dog. From then on, you’ll look at your decorations with love and fun memories from special times together as a family. Several sites allow you to submit a photo or a specific quote to your ornament to make it more unique and special to your family. It is a very inexpensive gift that will surely be a home run.
4. An Espresso Machine
Again, this is a great gift for nearly anyone who enjoys coffee. Get one for your college students, so they aren’t spending seven dollars a day on Starbucks or another famous coffee shop. Or get one for Mom, who has never liked Dad’s black coffee. You can make iced and hot lattes, cappuccinos, simple espresso shots, and much more. Snag a bean grinder to go along with it, so you only have the freshest coffee in the home, and take more pride in making your special drinks yourself in the morning. It will save time, money, and stress from stopping by the coffee shop on your way to work or anywhere else.
5. Massage or Chiropractor
Nothing is more relaxing than finishing than holidays and having a massage or chiropractor appointment waiting for you to book. Being able to start the new year refreshed and rejuvenated can provide significant benefits for the following months. A massage therapist can target specific areas you want to focus on that either bother you or are just of interest. A chiropractor can also listen and focus on a particular area or problem.
Conclusion – Try Something New This Season
If holiday shopping has you stressed out this year, consider changing your approach to your gift-giving. Sometimes thinking about your gifts will not only relieve some of the Yuletide anxiety, but it can also help you get in the spirit to reward better those you love for all they do for you.
It can be practical, like an air fryer or an espresso machine. Or, you can create something from scratch, like a home-cooked meal, unique painting, or crafting project. When in doubt, go for thoughtful and personable. This gift is more likely appreciated and used by your friends and family than a Kindle or another robe.
No matter what you shop for this year, get started quickly. Give yourself time to give people gifts that are unique and meaningful. It will be its reward on Christmas morning.
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