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The best unique gifts for men, women, kids and family

Surprise them this year with unique gifts, from quirky jewelry to one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers

Written by
Courtney Iseman
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Sick of giving gift cards to the cousins, board games to the kids and bottles of wine to… the people you just don’t really know? If you’re looking for unique gifts this year, you’ve come to the right place. From the latest tech gifts to spa packages at some of the best spas, we’ve got one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for women, men and children in your life—and they're all available online. Start clicking and let the unique gifts come straight to you.

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Best unique gifts for men, women, kids

1. Dirty Grl Lucky Troll Doll Vegan Bar Soap

Considering ’90s nostalgia is all the rage, you’ll gain major cool points with your niece by giving her this quirky rainbow (vegan and handmade) soap that will leave her with a like-totally-rad troll. $20, shophelpsy.com

2. Wonder Golf Portable Adjustable Putting Green

If you want your kids to play together at something that doesn’t involve staring at a screen from the couch, this putting green is hours of fun—plus, it’s easy to bring to grandma’s. $70, hearthsong.com

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3. Light Stax Light-Up Building Blocks

Light Stax has found a way to make classic building blocks cool again, and this illuminated set is perfect for any creative tinkerer, from your six-year-old son to your friend’s ten-year-old daughter. $20, thegrommet.com

4. Na Nin Landslide Perfume Roller

The delightfully earthy notes of NA NIN’s perfume roller make it just the thing for your bohemian best friend to keep in her bag whether she’s on her way to yoga or dinner. $38, swordssmith.com

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5. cjw Shoe Scarf

Your sister is a shoe-aholic but that doesn’t mean you’d dare try to actually pick out a pair for her. This unexpected scarf is a chic choice for such a fashion fan. $275, americantwoshot.com

6. Ringly Wine Bar Tech Ring

She’s a stylish, tech-loving social butterfly, which means she’ll flip for this innovative tech ring that links to her phone to update her on calls, emails, texts and more. $195, shopbop.com

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7. Verameat Tiny Frenchie Lover Charm Necklace

What sweeter way to honor someone’s love of her pooch than with this French bulldog pendant necklace from cult label Verameat? $88, verameat.com

8. Alexandra Ferguson Merde Pillow

You can’t deny that your cousin who hasn’t stopped talking about her semester in Paris for the last six years has a really cute apartment, and she’ll love adding this tongue-in-cheek pillow. $97, beam.com

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9. Imm Living Zodiac God Winestopper

Sister, friend, neighbor, babysitter—anyone who loves wine would appreciate the decorative genius of this unique winestopper, especially with the personal twist of their astrological sign. $22, life-curated.com

10. Adam Frank Lumen Oil Candle Shadow Projector

This isn’t your typical candle—any wax fiends in your friendship circle will love showing off the beautiful tree shadows it projects while giving off one of five tree-centric scents. $48, uncommongoods.com
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11. Kara Brook Spa in a Bag

Admit it, no one works harder than your mom. Show her how much you appreciate her by giving her the chance to relax whenever she wants with this naturally luxe spa set that has everything you need in one single bag. $60, uncommongoods.com

12. W&P Design The Barware Set

Know a hobby mixologist? Celebrate those skills with a set of everything he or she needs to keep upping their game—you’ll benefit from the delicious cocktails. Holiday bonus! $49, shophelpsy.com
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13. Kikkerland Wood Multi-Function Hammer Tool

With ten tools in one, this crazy-convenient hammer is a dream gift for your brother-in-law who does all those amazing home projects you have to hear about all the time. $22, kikkerland.com

14. Social Print Studio Classic Framed Print

“I don’t need anything!”—Dad, every holiday. Give him something to warm his nostalgic heart: customize a print of you and your sibs he can hang at home or in the office. $60, socialprintstudio.com

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15. Alexander Olch Tartan Pocket Round

Unable to be folded the wrong way, this dapper pocket round is your cousin’s secret weapon for looking sharp and polished at that new job he just scored. $60, olch.com

16. Viddy Build-It-Yourself Camera

Your creative friend is still a big kid and now he has adorable ones of his own. This DIY pinhole camera promises fun for him to build and snap family portraits. $64, photojojo.com
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17. Supereditions Where Do Monsters and Spiders Hide When They’re Afraid? Book to Illustrate

The middle-schooler in your life who once had the coolest imaginary friends and who now rocks at art class? They’ll love embellishing and illustrating this guided, almost-blank book about monsters and spiders. $15, swordssmith.com

18. By Brooklyn Men’s Apothecary Gift Box

You want your boyfriend or husband looking, feeling and smelling his best, and these Brooklyn-made washes, kits and creams are the coolest ways for him to do so. $100, bybrooklyn.com

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19. Kate Koeppel Design Horizontal A-Z Record Dividers

Whether it’s your friend or boyfriend, you have a vinylphile in your life, and these hand-crafted wooden dividers are a sleek way to help them organize their collection. $150, shop.katekoeppel.com

20. Mouth Snacks Every Month Subscription Box

Got a snacker you’d like to treat to things better than what they’d find in the drugstore checkout lane? Each month, a curated box of indie-made goodies will arrive at their door. $60/month for 3 months, mouth.com
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