‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a… OH NO! You forgot to get Uncle Daryl’s gift for the family Christmas party!
As the holidays are approaching, it is time to begin brainstorming all of the possible gift ideas to bring to the family Christmas party. Let’s face it – although they are delicious, the family might be a little bored of Santa-shaped cookies. It is time to step it up a notch. This is the year to knock your family’s socks off with some unique & amazing Christmas gifts! Thankfully, we were able to create a list of ten incredible gift ideas that will ignite a great deal of inspiration in this year’s festivities.
1. iPad Foosball Table
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This first gift idea is one for the whole family, and would make a great additional gift to anyone receiving an iPad for Christmas. Simply placing an iPad in the tray and turn it into a miniature, virtual foosball table. This can make for some great competitions during the downtime of the party.
Place to get it: Uncommon Goods
2. Personalized Photo Book
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A photo book can always serve as a unique and fantastic gift. Providing an opportunity to showcase your family’s most-cherished memories into a neat little book. Photo books can be a great gift for anyone in the family, but I’d argue that Grandma will enjoy them the most.
Place to get it: Artifact Uprising
3. 3D Printing Pen
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For all of the tech-lovers in the family, a 3D Printing Pen is an extremely unique gift that will be sure to turn heads at the Christmas party. These pens allows the family artist to create three-dimensional plastic drawings – they can even use it to create napkin holders for next year’s party!
Place to get it: Hammacher
4. Matching Dog/Human Bow Tie
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The only thing cuter than a dog is a dog in bow tie. If you’re anything like myself, your family’s little furry friends are quite spoiled during the holiday season. An adorable (slightly ridiculous) bow tie can make for a great stocking stuffer for Fido. You can even get a matching bow tie for yourself!
Place to get it: Butch Basix
5. Pinpointing Metal Detector
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For the adventurer in the family, a metal detector can be a unique gift that keeps on giving (literally). Back in my day, nothing was better than returning from a family camping trip with a pocket full of shiny, new metal objects that were uncovered throughout the campsite. All thanks to a metal detector.
Place to get it: MetalDetector.com
6. Selfie Stick
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Oh, the selfie stick. Perhaps one of the smartest inventions of our generation. These can be used virtually everywhere. On vacation? Take a selfie. At the dinner table? Take a selfie. The opportunities are endless with this gift. Who knows, maybe your selfies will end up in next year’s family photo book.
Place to get it: Kirklands
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Ollie is a remote control device that performs rolls, flips, and various tricks – all through a smartphone app. Such a toy could be the perfect gift for the racing fan in the family. These things takes on all types of terrain. I know I would have loved this thing when I was growing up!
Place to get it: Sphero
8. Polaroid Camera
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The technology of the mid 1900’s seem to be coming back with a bang, and with it comes Polaroid cameras. After all, nothing is more satisfying than capturing a photograph, and watching it print and develop right before your eyes. A Polaroid camera would make a great gift for the photographer in your family – if you’re feeling extra generous, I have one on my gift list this year!
Place to get it: Skymall
9. Tracking Tiles
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Every family has the family airhead. Constantly misplacing their keys, wallet, phone, or car. Thankfully Tracking Tiles are available as gifts this year. Attaching a tile to any item will allow it to be found in a matter of seconds. Someone let me know when they invent a time machine so I can go back and put one of these on that car key I lost last year.
Place to get it: Tile
10. Cuddle Clone
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This is the perfect gift for the animal lover in the family. A Cuddle Clone is a personalized stuffed animal, made to replicate your pet (can also serve as a loophole for pesky “no pets” housing restrictions). These furry creations can double as a gift for your pet as well – everyone needs a companion!
Place to get it: Cuddle Clones
Featured photo credit: Dr. Wendy Longo via flickr.com