Build a city out of electric light blocks.
Gift-giving can be more of a chore than a pick-me-up, especially when you don't know what to buy. There are a few things that you can't go wrong with—cash, gift cards, or something homemade—but there are some occasions that call for a little more pizzazz. That's when you ask yourself what the recipient could really use, whether it be for work or personal use, or what is most unique about them, and go from there.
We know it can be a long process, so we've found 30 fascinating gifts that will satisfy across a range of personalities. And yes, this includes your most difficult relatives and pickiest of friends! For more information or to purchase, click the link below each photo or continue searching the web for similar products. You might find yourself making a wish list for yourself in the process!
If you know a couple who is taking the next big step, whether it be moving in together or celebrating a Golden Anniversary, consider this personalized World Globe.
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This R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set is calling all Padawans into the kitchen.
A FLYTE Levitating Light will fill your days with magic.
Gift one of these travel-themed bourbon decanters to a loved one. Handcrafted in Kentucky, these pieces are timeless and useful, and can be used to house things like mouthwash for those who don't do liquor.
Graduates from Cal Poly State who are passionate about engineering, design, art, and music created this Mason Jar Speaker & Amplifier, and the reviews are top-notch. Looks like sound quality and style won't be an issue with this product.
Norihiko Terayama's Awaglass doesn't function as an ordinary hourglass. "Awa" translates as "bubbles" in Japanese, and the idea is to help the recipient relax and forget time.
If you know someone who is looking to spruce up their place, browse Etsy for one-of-a-kind pieces such as this Impasto style painting. Make sure you do some research on the recipient's taste, or what they already have in their home, before purchasing.
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This Working Man's Hygiene Kit is a gift to the entire family.
The Crimson Heart Umbrella hits two birds, useful and adorable, with one stone!
Who doesn't want a beautifully bound book with New York Times front pages from each year since their birthday?
This tortilla baby wrap is just the thing for foodie parents.
With everything we have, this is the necklace we should all be wearing, at least symbolically.
True Harry Potter fans think of magic even during their most private moments.
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If you prefer simple decor, the Hanabunko Flower Vase has your name written all over it.
Star Wars fans can incorporate their love in a nice, subtle way too!
Kodama Zomes are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Engineered using 3D computer modeling and hand-built in Oregon, these safe zomes work great as a bed and as a reclined lounge chair.
A hand-assembled We Have Chemistry Terrarium celebrates love in an adorable and quirky way.
A Reclaimed Wood Cookbook Stand adds a warm, sophisticated look to the kitchen.
Know someone who loves to get things done? Get this Nailed It Desk Organizer. Each piece is handmade in Utah from recycled steel and salvaged tool parts.
You know it's going to happen anyway, so you might as well be prepared with this Cashel Daddle Saddle!
Take advantage of the snow with this Freshie Snow Scooter! Adult supervision is highly recommended.
With this Car Play Mat Shirt, you can sort of have a break.
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The Kinetic Gear Key Holder is perfect for anyone who likes a little bit of steampunk in their lives. Even if you're not a steampunk-type, you can't deny how neat this design is.
The idea behind these Hope Blossoming Forever flower vases is simple. The vases arrive flat, like a shampoo refill pack, but expand when they're filled with water. The playful graphics enhance the presentation of the flowers.
Crafted by Kazuo Nomura for his daughter, "Papa's Maze 2.0" is for those who love a good challenge.
Have you ever seen anything quite like the Wave City "Inception" Coffee Table? The limited edition piece is made of wood, steel, and 3D printed technology.
Do you know someone who is always losing items in their own purse? Do them a favor and buy them this Automatic Bag Illuminator.
Those who love literary classics will appreciate these hand-poured soy candles from Valley Stream, New York. See the scents for each selection below!
Sherlock Homes/221B Baker Street:
Black currant tea and leather books
Alice in Wonderland/A Mad Tea Party:
Bergamot, lavender, mandarin, thyme, and ylang ylang, with a touch of jasmine
Jane Eyre/Thornfield Garden:
Roses and rain water
Pride & Prejudice/Pemberley:
Lily, lilac, rose, hyacinth, and ivy
According to the designer, "In honor of our beloved Severus Snape, the late Alan Rickman, 100% of the profits from this print will go to the CANCER RESEARCH UK organization. May he rest in peace. <3"
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