With Black Friday right around the corner, many people will anticipate waking up at the break of dawn and lining up outside stores to make sure they return home once they have the hottest Christmas gifts in tow. Well, if you are looking for something special and unusual for your family and friends this Christmas, this article is for you. There will be no gift cards or scented lotions listed here; instead I will introduce you to some of the unique gifts that will make you very popular (or at least remembered for your excellent gift giving) this Christmas.
What better present to give a coworker or friend who is constantly tardy than an alarm clock for Christmas? Not just any alarm clock will do-I’m talking about ClockyAlarm Clock on Wheels. When Clocky goes off at 6:00 a.m. and your friend goes to press snooze, Clocky leaps right off the bedside table with his mega wheels and speeds around the bedroom until the person climbs out of bed. Thus begins the chase to catch him and turn him off. Annoying? Perhaps, but Clocky will have you on your feet! A friend received Clocky last year, and thought he was great at getting her up as he ran around the room buzzing, his novelty wore off. She is not a morning person so got she got a tad annoyed after about a week. Now Clocky is a but a decoration and my friend went back to using the alarm clock on her cell phone. I would suggest this alarm for morning people and kids. On the opposite spectrum is a bedroom piece (it would look lovely anywhere) that is unusual but tranquil: a calming Jellyfish Aquarium. Although the jellyfish isn’t real, it swims serenely in a tank that mimics the bottom of the sea, only with an LED light that changes color occasionally every so often. I highly recommend this. When I am on a long call for work, this is very calming. Both of these items are available for around $40.00.
Nothing says Merry Christmas to loved ones like the infamous Pajama Jeans from the renown infomercials. If your mom or wife are always on the go in the morning and do not have time to go from sweats to jeans and a sweater, Pajama Jeans are the answer. Very unique-fashion and comfort in one! Another even more extraordinary Christmas gift to give someone that has everything is an IAASA Buddy. Basically you send in a picture of yourself, and the company creates a stuffed animal almost resembling a Muppet of you down to exactly what you were wearing in your photo. Then you can pass out stuffed Muppet versions of yourself to those in your life unlucky enough not to see you regularly. A manager I worked for gifted these to us one year, and I think these would be very clever if given to friends. Due to the customization they generally run for $65.00.
The first of the next two special gifts that would make for a memorable Christmas morning is the Fish School Kit. Your child’s goldfish likely just swims around in circles all day and night, and more than likely is pretty bored. Now, the Fish School Kit will teach Goldie some pretty sweet tricks, such as how to do the limbo and shoot baskets. A DVD and accessories are included. If you’d like your fish to fetch, it will set you back about $25.00. The second curious gift in a way pokes fun at a big part of Christmas-the family Christmas picture. Awkward Family Photo Book is an Internet sensation. I admit I own this book because it is just that entertaining-definitely worth the $12.00, You think your family posing in snowball sweaters surrounding the mall Santa is embarrassing? Check out this book. It will make your family feel like the Cleavers.
Next is the Silhouette Vinyl Life-size Edward Cullen cutout and 1 “Be Safe” Note from Edward: With the next Twilight coming out in August, these characters are not going anywhere anytime soon, so if you have a little sister who is a Twihard fan or a Twimom (if you aren’t familiar with that term I encourage you to Google it), they will most likely love these unusual but popular vinyl cutouts. By placing the Edward cutout on a closet door or near the bed, your loved one will never have to worry about a midnight vampire attack in their room. This unique item was so popular it was already on backorder.
There are some very special unique gifts if you’d like to really make this a memorable Christmas for your family. A mere $12.00 allows you to purchase a wonderful gift, Grandma, Tell Me Your Memories Journal . It allows a first-rate opportunity for families to spend some quality time together learning all about your family’s history. To impress your girlfriend/wife, something as simple as Say I Love You-Couple’s Pillowcase Set. Speaking from experience, this is a very basic but different sort of gift, and very beautifully understated at $36.00. The set comes with two pillow cases, one with a little stickperson man talking through a cup into the next pillowcase, a stick figure woman happily listening to what he is saying. So if you are long distance, this could be a special Christmas treat. This next gift is definitely not a usual sweater Santa leaves under the tree. Rather, it is the Astronaut Training Experienceat the Kennedy Space Center. There is something for everyone with the cheapest package beginning at $145 for half day learning all about how to be an astronaut and launching a rocket. The most expensive package is a three day customized chance of a lifetime to have private training. With these packages you are very likely to meet a historic astronaut such as Buzz Aldrin.
These are just some basic ideas to assist you in where to search for unique gifts to make this a truly special Christmas. I would bet your family would recall the gifts listed above years from now, while they would probably forget a gift card fairly quickly. All it takes to find a unique Christmas gift is a little creativity, patience, and Internet surfing.
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