Non traditional Holiday Gifts to Really Impress

Contributed by: Brittany Everyday Thoughts


This year make sure the heaping pile of gifts under the tree really impress by implementing some of these non traditional holiday gift ideas.

When it comes to Holiday gift giving, the options can seem endless, and yet too often you are left with no ideas for the people on your list; it is a lot like scrolling through cable options; there are so many different channels and yet nothing to watch. How can the over saturation of inventory and gift ideas leave us so void of viable choices? How are we supposed to weed through the noise and find the magical gift which will be beloved by all?

The answer is we need to get creative and think outside the box when it comes to gift giving. Stop settling for an over-the-counter solution for everyone on your list. With some ingenuity and a little risk, you can genuinely knock the socks off each person on your gift list this holiday season.

To get your creative juices flowing, we put together a few non-traditional gift ideas for the adults in your life. Most of these ideas are gender neutral, so there should be something for almost everyone you are purchasing for this year.

Photography Session. Aaron Siskind once said, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” Give someone you love the gift of a captured moment so they can treasure it forever. Family sessions in their home, personal style sessions with a makeover, newborn or children shoots, professional headshots, or even a session in a designated location all can transport the recipient back for all of infamy.

A simple snapshot can last a lifetime and can summon positive memories.

Charity Donation. When someone has it all, finding a perfect gift for them can be a challenge. If they have the heart for a particular charity or organization, consider donating to that entity but do so in the recipient’s name. This thoughtful present allows you to demonstrate your commitment to providing them with a gift they will care about but inherently brings joy to the person opening the gift and those who will benefit from the generosity.

Subscription Boxes. The dawn of the subscription box has something for everyone. Whether you have a wine or whiskey lover on your list, a pet owner, a makeup maven, or a technology tycoon, there is at least one subscription box out there which is perfect for them. Sign them up for a couple of months or even the entire year, so they experience your thoughtfulness beyond far the holiday.

A Membership. A yearly or monthly membership is another fantastic way of demonstrating your knowledge of the recipient’s interests and also ensuring they enjoy your gift long after the presents are unwrapped. Consider gifting an annual membership to the theater, a local art museum, or a gym membership. If you have a reader on your list Kindle Unlimited or audible are great options as are Satellite Radio memberships for anyone you know who does a lot of driving.

Year-long Relaxation. After a long day at the office, most adults like to walk in the door, eat a good meal, and kick up their feet and relax. Help the adults in your life set the stage for decompression and the ultimate in relaxation by providing them with an at-home, spa-like experience. A hot tub, sauna, or tanning bed may be just what the doctored ordered this holiday season.


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Get creative with your holiday shopping this year and put a smile on the face of everyone who receives a gift from you. Pinpoint the recipient’s likes and desires and then step away from the standard gift ideas to really knock your 2017 gift-giving out of the park.