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39 Unique and Thoughtful Gifts for the Friends Who Matter the Most

Throughout the year, there are occasions where we need to buy our closest friends and family gifts, and sometimes it can be hard to think up new ideas. Take a look at the items within this list and choose unique gifts for friends, something which they’re not likely to have received before.

Get those unique gifts for friends and family from this list and we promise we’ll let you take all the credit!

Personalized Yarn Bowl

Knitting and crocheting have become more and more popular in recent years, with more of us learning how to do it. This personalized yarn bowl is a great accessory for the experienced and novice knitter as it’ll stop their material getting tangled as they knit a great scarf or hat.


Winc Wine Subscription Box

We all love a good glass of wine, whether it’s in front of the TV or paired with our favorite meal. This subscription box delivers four bottles to your door every month, with the option to choose the bottles yourself or let them choose for you based on your tastes and preferences.

Prices vary

Personalized Hashtag Necklace

If you’re on social media, you must have heard of hashtags. They’re a great way to build a community and discover like minded people to connect with. You can choose a well known hashtag or one you’ve made up to personalize this necklace with and give it to your good friends or significant other.

Prices vary

23andMe DNA Ancestry and Health Test Kit

This is a great gift to give to your friends, especially if they’re interested in their heritage. All they have to do is provide a saliva sample in the comfort of their home, send it off and in around 4-6 weeks, they’ll have a full DNA profile which will tell them where their roots lie.


Julep Maven Makeup Subscription Box

With beauty and skincare products, we often find ourselves sticking with the brands we know and very rarely deviate from them. If you or your friends want to find some new products, this beauty subscription box will open your eyes to new items and brands which might work better than the ones you’re using.

Prices vary

Collage Cylinder Vase

Photographs are a great way to display memories, but printing them out and buying frames can be a hassle. Use this collage vase to display fifteen special photos which you want to show everyone who comes to your home, and when you place flowers into it, it’ll be hard to miss those important photos.


Mosaic Weighted Blankets

We all know that a good night’s sleep is so beneficial but what happens when you find it hard to drift off into a deep sleep? These weighted blankets can be used to help alleviate so many sleep related disorders and relieve stress too, so you can reach Dreamland a lot easier.

Prices vary

Personalized Map Clock

Whether it’s where you were born or the place you visited on your honeymoon, this personalized map clock will bring back a lot of memories when you look at it to know what time it is. It will display nine square miles of your chosen location so you can relive it all every day.


Yoga Club Subscription Box

This subscription box is a perfect gift for your yogi friends. Every month, they’ll receive brand new athletic wear which is perfect for practising yoga in. It’s based on their personal taste too so they’ll never receive items which they won’t like and the whole box is around 50% off RRP. Bonus!

Prices vary

Too Faced Funfetti Makeup Collection

Too Faced is a great brand which produces some amazing makeup and products. If you know someone who is really into their makeup and experimenting with it, this set will be perfect for them. Twelve eyeshadows, blush, lip gloss and mascara are all included inside, so they won’t need anything else.


Force of Nature

When looking for unique gifts for friends, Force of Nature is a great one. If your friend has a family, they’ll want their home to be clean but free of chemicals and toxins. The Force of Nature capsule turns a few simple ingredients into a family friendly cleaner for the home.

Prices vary

Giant Unicorn Sprinkler

In the height of summer, we need ways to keep us cool. This unicorn sprinkler will appeal to adults, kids and even pets. Not only will you have a giant unicorn in your garden but as the water spouts from its horn, everyone will have heaps of fun running through it to stop themselves getting overheated.


Natural Spa Basket

Practicing self-care is so important, we spend so much of our lives giving to others that we often forget about ourselves. This spa basket is filled with organic and natural products which you can use safe in the knowledge that it’s kind to skin and won’t irritate you.

Prices vary

Tranquility Spa Collection

Taking some time out of our busy schedules is important, we need to focus on ourselves as well. If your friend can’t afford a fancy spa day, give her this Tranquillity Gift Basket and she’ll be able to pamper herself at home, all while feeling like she’s at the spa.

Prices vary

Custom Beach Necklaces

If you share a special beach with your friend, somewhere where you spent a lot of time together, then you both need these necklaces. They’re filled with the sand from your favorite beach and every time you look at them, you’ll be transported back to the sound of waves and the warm sand beneath your feet.

Prices vary

The 5th Avenue Wine Gift Basket

This gift basket would make a perfect present to give to your friend, especially if they’re into their food. As well as two bottles of wine, a cabernet sauvignon and a zinfandel, they’ll also receive some carefully chosen gourmet goodies which will go beautifully with the wines.

Prices vary

Banshren Healing Crystal Wands

You might not believe in the power of crystals but there’s no denying how beautiful these three crystal wands would look in your home. Crystal quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst are all said to have different powers to them and there’s no harm in having them to see if they really do work!


Typewriter Key Necklace

We all have that friend who loves to read and write, who would rather get lost between the pages of a book than interact with real life people. If you need a gift for that person, this old school typewriter necklace is sure to be a hit with them.


Personalized Gemstone Eternity Necklace

Perfect for a family member or a really close friend, this gemstone necklace symbolizes infinite love. The bond we share with those close to us is special and you can show that with this piece of jewelry which can be personalized with gemstones which are significant to you.

Prices vary

Sweet Celebration Fruit Basket

Inside this beautiful wicker picnic basket, you’ll find enough food to make a delicious picnic. As well as some fresh and juicy fruits, there’s also a bottle of crisp and refreshing lemonade and some other gourmet goodies like cookies and popcorn to really finish off the feast.

Prices vary

Custom Morse Code Cuff

Whichever lucky person you give this to, only the two of you will know what the bracelet says. To other people, it will just look like a beautiful piece of jewelry, but the gold beads are arranged in Morse code where your secret message is hidden – a truly unique gift for friends or loved ones.


Aromatech Essential Oil Diffusers and Oils

Having a beautifully smelling home is something we all want, but scented candles can be so expensive and they’re not always made out of eco friendly materials either. The scent machine and essential oils from Aroma Tech are all 100% vegan and free of all harmful toxins which can be found in other scented products.

Prices vary

Custom Beach Heart Necklace

You can choose the sand from a special beach to fill this beautiful heart shaped pendant with. Whether it’s a beach you spent a lot of time on as a child or where you had your wedding, you’ll always get those special memories come flooding back every time you put the necklace on.

Prices vary

Custom Sand Bijoux Bracelets

If necklaces aren’t your thing, then why not go for a bracelet instead? Just like the sand filled necklaces, you can fill the bead on this bracelet with the sand from a special beach. Perfect for an anniversary present or even a birthday present for your best friend.

Prices vary

Fresh Fruit And Godiva Chocolates

You need a balanced life otherwise things would be chaotic, and this gift basket is the perfect balance between healthy and not so healthy (but still delicious!) Inside, you’ll find some rich and creamy gourmet Godiva chocolates and cocoa goodies alongside some fresh and juicy fruits. Perfect.

Prices vary

Sommerland Vertical Garden

Succulents and cacti are becoming very popular homeware accessories. They’re so easy to look after and instantly make your home a little more inviting. But instead of putting them in standard pots, why not display them in this beautiful vertical garden? They’ll look stunning and won’t take up as much space on your shelves.

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Latitude Longitude Pendant

We all have a special place, somewhere where something important happened to us. When you need unusual gifts for friends, this latitude longitude pendant is perfect. Only the two of you will know where that special place is – whether it is town, country, or even the beach – and exactly what went on there.


Dead Sea Mud Mask & Free Face Brush

This Dead Sea Mask is perfect if you have dry skin or suffer with a bit of eczema or psoriasis. Simply use the included brush to apply the mask to the affected areas; it can even be used on your elbows or knees. When you rinse it off, your skin will feel soft and cleansed.


Custom Soundwave Necklace

You could be saying something as simple as “I love you”, but when it’s in soundwaves, no one will be able to understand it. Choose a special phrase to put onto this necklace for a loved one and it’ll be completely unique to them because it will be your voice which has created the soundwaves.


The Godiva Chocolatier Collection

Perfect for a chocoholic, this gift basket is jam packed with tasty treats which every chocolate lover will enjoy. Slabs of chocolate, covered pretzels and almonds…there’s even milk chocolate pearls. And who knows, if you’re lucky, they might even share it with you.

Prices vary

Custom Map And Pen Desk Set

This would make a really unique gift for friends who write a lot, or who have to sit behind a desk for work. This pen set will be super important as the stand will have a map location of somewhere special to you and them, to remind them of happier times passed and still to come.


Artisan Fruit And Cheese Hamper

If your friend is a real foodie, there’s a good chance that they’ll enjoy an edible gift. This basket has some amazing fruits and cheeses as well as many other goodies which all go really well together. All they need is a cheese board and knife to enjoy the deliciousness inside the picnic hamper.

Prices vary

Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses

We’ve all tried to make a tune by rubbing the rim of a glass, right? These wine glasses take that to a whole new level as each glass has a full A scale on the side, showing you how full you need to make it to produce a particular sound. It’s the perfect party game.


Love with Food Subscription Box

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all love to snack. But the grocery store selections can get boring, so why not subscribe to the Love With Food box and you’ll get a selection sent straight to your door so you can find some new snacks to fall in love with.

Prices vary

Maintenance Free Venus Fly Trap

Growing a plant takes time and effort, especially a large one like a Venus Fly Trap. Make life easy for yourself by growing it inside this glass jar which contains everything it needs to thrive. When it’s too big for the jar, you can remove it and put it into a regular pot where it will continue to grow.


Custom Map Coaster Set

If you visited a particular city for your honeymoon, you want to remember the trip in more ways than one. Instead of looking at the photos, why not make these coasters for your new beau? They have the location of your special holiday on them and they’ll be a great conversation starter, too.


Bike Chain Bowl

If someone you know is into low waste and being eco-friendly, they’ll really enjoy this unique bowl. It’s made out of an upcycled bike chain, so instead of it going to the junk yard, they can keep their odds and ends in it and know that they’ve rescued it from the scrap heap.


Pressurized Craft Beer Growler

Ideal for that home brewer you know, this pressurized craft beer growler is perfect for keeping that batch of home brewed beer cold. Not only does it have an adaptable cap which will keep the oxygen out, the double wall will keep it cool for up to 9 hours.

Prices vary

Daily Harvest Smoothie Subscription Box

Starting your day with a smoothie is the perfect way to wake you up and make you feel energized but we don’t always have the time. This subscription box is the answer to those problems as you’ll get frozen portions of fruit which are just waiting to be blended together.

Prices vary

3 Thoughtful Diy Gifts

Diy Patterned Candles

If you want to get a thoughtful and unique gift for friends or family, but you don’t have a lot of money, check out this tutorial. It shows you how to make patterned candles at a fraction of the cost of a store bought one. Why not give it a go?

Diy Photo Collage Star

A photo says a thousand words or so the saying goes. This DIY collage star can be made really cheaply and easily but it’ll mean so much to the person you’re giving it to. Cover it in their favorite photos and images and it’ll make them smile every time they look at it.

Diy Grapefruit and Peppermint Perfume

Perfume is a great gift to give to someone but it can be so expensive, especially if it’s from a well known brand. Make her her very own scent with this DIY grapefruit and peppermint perfume. It’s so easy to make and she’ll love it even more knowing it came from you.

(You may also like: 40 Surprising Gifts for Your Unique and Loving Girlfriend)

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  1. Ali says:

    Such great ideas. I love when I come across a list of unique items I haven’t already seen, and I LOVE that they’re all just ansmidge more meaningful and thoughtful. Thanks for the list! – Ali

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