Choosing a holiday gift can be a creative process. Unusual doesn’t mean that it can’t be useful, thoughtful, helpful, cute, meaningful or a great gift. Here is a list of unusual holiday gift ideas to help you jog that creative process:
Top Ten Unique Holiday Gift Ideas:
Heifer International has helped to relieve hunger and poverty internationally since 1944. A gift through this organization will inform your recipient that this special gift of a chicken, water buffalo, llama, goat, sheep, tree, honeybee, knitting basket, wool or other choice can help a family, even a village. Visit www.heifer.org/catalog to chose a gift varying in price from $10.00 to $1,000.00.
Himalayan Salt Bowl
Salt has been used for preservation and seasoning of food. Now this same salt has entered the gourmet scene in an even more useful and attractive way. These Himalayan salt bowls are ever so intriguing. Cost: $35.98
Dutch Oven Cookbook
You don’t have to be a camper or outdoor enthusiast to appreciate food cooked in a Dutch oven. The Dutch oven cookbook is filled with tips, recipes and information which will make this time-tested cooking favorite even more useful. Purchase a new or used book from Amazon. New: $16.95.
Purchase a set of sixteen note cards from the American Forests organization and not only will you have a lovely gift but also a tree will be planted to help reforest damaged ecosystems. This set of note cards is $15.00.
The American Red Cross offers gifts through a special catalog which allows you to offer comfort through a gift of a blanket for $18.00, a military comfort kit for $50.00 to support our troops and many more options. These gifts are a way of sharing through giving benefiting not only the person given the gift card, the giver but also the recipient of the thoughtful and appreciated comfort/shelter.
Caffe Ibis Coffee
This coffee company is Organic, Fair Trade and Shade Grown certified. There are so many delightful and compelling coffees to choose from that you may find more coffees to order than there are names on your gift list…but don’t worry just come back for more. Cranberry & Crème $8.59, Jingle Bell Java $8.59 or Mocha Java Classic $9.99.
Starter Bat House
Did you know that these little birds devour hundreds of insects (including mosquitoes) a night? Gift your favorite person a home for these little birds which is made of a Western Red Cedar and a roof made from 4 recycled milk jugs. Price: $29.99.
Maybe your friend could watch those mosquitoes disappear with a motion-activated BirdCam? This device can actually take photos and videos. A USB allows you to load images and video for viewing on your computer. Price: $189.99.
Did you know that gnomes went to college? I was not aware of that fact either but apparently gnomes are available to purchase outfitted in college themed outfits from most colleges and universities. Interested: $18.95 – $26.95 depending on the team.
Bacon Flavored Popcorn
Bacon is a favorite food and flavor for many, many people. Popcorn is a favorite food. Now you can delight someone with Bacon Flavored Popcorn! You will receive three bags of flavored corn ready to pop in the microwave for $4.99.