With the holidays right around the corner, there’s nothing better than a thoughtfully chosen gift to show your friends how much they mean to you. From the friend who laughs at your worst jokes to the friend who always seems to know when you’re having a rough day, this Christmas is the perfect time to give them a little something special. With so many options out there, it can be a real challenge to decide what to get.
Never fear – your festive fairy godmother is here to help you out with a sparkling list of 35 unique Christmas gift ideas. Each of these options has been thoughtfully selected to cater to a wide range of interests and tastes, making this the ultimate guide to the perfect present.
So if you’ve been in the thorny throes of indecision or simply need some inspiration to get started, you’re in the right place. Let’s jump right in. Ho Ho Ho!
1. **Personalized Name Necklace** – Jewelry is a timeless gift, and a personalized name necklace adds a unique touch that shows you’ve put thought into it. Be careful, though; spelling their name wrong can end up with you spending Christmas alone.
2. **Funny Socks** – A pair of crazy, colorful, and funny socks are a great stocking filler. Sure, socks might sound boring, but when they’re rocking pizza prints or unicorns, how can anyone say no?
3. **Succulent Plants** – A mini indoor garden for the friend who has a love for nature but admittedly can’t yet keep a cactus alive. Be warned, though, it might give them a false sense of being an experienced gardener.
4. **Pop Culture Board Game** – They’ll absolutely love a board game inspired by their favorite show or movie. Plus, it’s a great way for them to test your knowledge in a friendly competition that could potentially end the friendship.
5. **Portable Power Bank** – For that friend who’s always on their phone and perpetually at 5% battery. Just remind them that this isn’t an excuse for them to be on their phone the entire Christmas party.
6. **Bluetooth Speakers** – Music lovers will appreciate this gesture. The only downside is that you’ll have to listen to their questionable music taste during road trips.
7. **A Cooking Class** – Ideal for the friend who can barely boil an egg. It’s a fun experience that can lead to a lot tastier hangouts, but could potentially also expose their lack of culinary skills.
8. **Gourmet Chocolate Box** – A fail-safe holiday gift that comes with the risk that they might not share any with you.
9. **Yoga Mat** – For your wellness-obsessed friend. Just beware- this may result in an invitation to a 6 a.m. yoga session.
10. **Craft Beer Subscription** – It’s the gift that keeps on giving, month after month. The possible downside is they might ask you to come over and help with “the surplus.”
11. **Instant Film Camera** – A retro-inspired gift that can capture fun memories. Just remind your friend that not every moment needs to be an ‘artsy’ portrait.
12. **Personalized Zodiac Print** – A trendy and personal gift for astrologically-attuned pals, but be ready for them blaming their moods and mishaps on Mercury Retrograde.
13. **Book of the Month Subscription**: The perfect gift for the friend who is a voracious reader. Just be ready for book discussions at each meeting.
14. **Travel Guide**: Give your friend who’s catchphrase is “wanderlust” a comprehensive travel guide book – this could, however, result in a spontaneous trip you’ll be dragged into.
15. **Charity Donation**: A heartfelt gift for the conscientious friend. Some might see this as you not buying them a gift, others would appreciate the thought.
This list could go on and on, but these 15 unique suggestions should get you off to a great start. From personalized gifts that bear their name or star sign, to experiences that create lasting memories, there’s something for all the different friends in your life. So, dive right in, and let the gift-giving begin. Merry Christmas!