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59 Unique Gifts for 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.

Polaroid Wireless Mobile Photo Printer

Polaroid Wireless Mobile Photo Printer

Their mobile phone is probably crammed with digital images, but with this clever gadget they can print them out instantly into little 2 x 3” sticky-backed photos.

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Experience Gifts

Experience Gifts

Special friends deserve special gifts, and if there’s a big occasion coming up why not treat them to a once-in-a-lifetime experience, from death-defying to fine dining, or flying to floating on water?

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Life According to The Golden Girls

Life According to The Golden Girls

Anyone looking for advice could do worse than consulting The Golden Girls. This book is filled with pearls of wisdom about life, love, and friendship in their inimitable style.

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I Adulted Stickers

I Adulted Stickers

Even when we want to build a blanket fort, the business of adulting goes on. Reward your friends for being grown up with this fun book of 100 stickers to recognize their achievements.

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Sommerland Vertical Garden

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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Why You're My Bestie Book

Why You're My Bestie Book

This cute book will make them laugh, cry, or possibly slap you because its pages are filled with handwritten things you love about them, and why they’re your very best friend.

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Sisters By Heart Bangle

Sisters By Heart Bangle

If you have a sister by another mister, this pretty bracelet will make an adorable gift, as it comes with an inspirational ‘sisters by heart’ message engraved on the inside.

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Betta Falls Kit

Betta Falls Kit

This clever indoor aquarium holds three fish and features a unique curved design and three separate compartments which are joined by a gentle waterfall effect, providing a quiet, calming sound.

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Fuzzy Animal Socks

Fuzzy Animal Socks

These cute slippers will keep her feet nice and warm even when walking on cold floors, thanks to the fluffy exterior and soft Sherpa fleece lining. And they’re cats, so even sweeter!

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Beach Day Lounger Wagon and Chair

Beach Day Lounger Wagon and Chair

There’ll be no more struggling to carry their sun lounger and other beach paraphernalia down to the sand with this lounger which doubles as a handy all-terrain wheeled wagon.

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Mindfulness Cards

Mindfulness Cards

Mindfulness and meditation doesn’t have to involve the lotus position. These cards provide prompts and exercises which can be done anytime and anywhere, to open the heart and mind.

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Pavlok 2 Habit Conditioning Device

Pavlok 2 Habit Conditioning Device

The Pavlok 2 is an awesome gift for anyone with bad habits to break. Whether they smoke, bite their nails, or ignore their alarm, this wrist-worn drill sergeant will give them a shock.

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Boyfriend Pillow

Boyfriend Pillow

Don’t let her mourn singledom anymore! This boyfriend pillow will give her a cuddle whenever she needs it, with the added bonus that he doesn’t snore, have flatulence, or answer back.

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BFF Keepsake Journal

BFF Keepsake Journal

This keepsake journal is a fun and thoughtful gift for friends who will be BFF forever, as it requires both of you to fill it in with words, drawings, and insightful answers.

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Love with Food Subscription Box

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.

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Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow

Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow

Ease pregnancy and labor pains with this inflatable which has been designed to help minimize back pain, as well as encourage baby to shift into the optimal position for birth.

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Finger Covers

Finger Covers

Cheesy snacks are delicious but they certainly leave their mark. Help a friend by giving them these finger guards which will save their digits from cheese, grease, and even delicious stickiness.

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Floaty Pants Party Floatation Device

Floaty Pants Party Floatation Device

He or she’ll be able to just lie back and enjoy the water with Floaty Pants, the wearable device which allows hands-free floating for the ultimate in relaxation.

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Maintenance Free Venus Fly Trap

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.

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Diy Wifi Antenna

Diy Wifi Antenna

Sometimes being without Wi-Fi is an annoyance, and sometimes it is a disaster. Head off both with this homemade Wi-Fi extender which is built from old tin cans.

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Coddle Convertible Sofa

Coddle Convertible Sofa

They’ll be saying ‘yay, bed’ to this day bed which converts in a matter of seconds into one of several different designs to provide their most comfortable sleep yet.

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Cereal Marshmallows

Cereal Marshmallows

Everyone knows the best part of breakfast is finding the little marshmallow bits in the bowl. Skip the cereal and dive into a big bag of delicious dehydrated fluff instead.

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Diy Photo Collage Star

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.

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Diy Book Planters

Diy Book Planters

If your friend has a favorite book, source an old copy and turn it into one of these book planters for succulents which will look stunning on a coffee table or book shelf.

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LootCrate Subscription Box for Geeks

LootCrate Subscription Box for Geeks

Whatever their passion from the world of gaming and movies, LootCrate will have a box filled with merch, clothing and more delivered straight to their door once a month.

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Diy Vanilla Extract

Diy Vanilla Extract

With a little forward planning, you can make a batch of homemade vanilla extract using vodka, vanilla beans, and an airtight jar. This tutorial even comes with a cute printable label.

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Diy Fleece Ear Warmers

Diy Fleece Ear Warmers

Ear warmers are great if you don’t want to wear a full hat but do want to keep your ears comfy, and because they’re fleece and not knitted, they keep the cold wind away.

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23andMe DNA Ancestry and Health Test Kit

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.

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Shed Defender for Dog-loving Friends

Shed Defender for Dog-loving Friends

Your dog-loving friend will adore this dog onesie which fits snugly over her pampered pooch to prevent its hair getting all over the place, and just look how cute they are!

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Giant Fist Drink Kooler and Holder

Giant Fist Drink Kooler and Holder

No-one will mistake his drink for anyone else’s when it’s firmly ensconced in this insulated fist. Large and meaty, it comes in 4 different colors and will keep drinks cooler for hours.

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Hand Cup Pen Holder

Hand Cup Pen Holder

So unusual, this hand stand comes holding a brightly colored cup which is perfect for pens, pencils, or even makeup brushes, and is guaranteed to be a great conversation piece.

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Diy Thermal Goggles

Diy Thermal Goggles

Add a bit of technology into your gift making by following this intriguing tutorial which will show you how to create a pair of thermal goggles which can be used in the dark.

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Diy Plant Gift

Diy Plant Gift

Switch things up when it comes to indoor foliage with a planter that’s made of glass. Layers of gravel, soil, and carbon make an interesting picture, topped by the greenery of your choice.

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Nose Paper Cups

Nose Paper Cups

These cups are great fun and perfect for breaking the ice at parties. Designed for single-use only, each one is printed with a different nose to drastically alter the drinker’s appearance.

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Too Faced Funfetti Makeup Collection

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.

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Diy Recipe Book

Diy Recipe Book

Anyone who likes to cook has a few favorite recipes scribbled on torn out pages or backs of envelopes. Give them somewhere to store them with this delightful DIY recipe book.

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Pink Jeep Adventure Tours

Pink Jeep Adventure Tours

Head off to one of America’s many dramatic locations – such as the Grand Canyon or the Smoky Mountains – from the fun and comfort of a rugged pink jeep.

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Custom Photo Books

Custom Photo Books

Digital photos are great, but nothing can beat the feeling of holding photos in your hands. Create a beautiful photo book from all her treasured images and it’ll be her best gift yet.

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Chapstik Holder

Chapstik Holder

Help your bestie keep her lips soft and supple with this lanyard which features a holder specifically designed to keep a chapstick or other lip balm firmly in place.

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GOTRAX Electric Scooter

GOTRAX Electric Scooter

If you have a friend who’s always late, improve their punctuality with this awesome electric scooter, which can travel up to 12.5 miles on a single charge, and reach speeds of up to 15.5MPH.

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Original Bean Bag Chair

Original Bean Bag Chair

Are you looking for a gift for a friend who never chills out? Give them a Big Joe bean bag chair – they won’t be able to resist flopping into that huge squishy seating.

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Diy Cookie Cutter Set

Diy Cookie Cutter Set

This simple DIY gift idea comes with a downloadable recipe label to print out and attach to the front of a cookie cutter-filled mason jar with twine.

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Diy Element Jar for Nerdy Friends

Diy Element Jar for Nerdy Friends

Friends will be in their element when they see the beautiful galaxy inspired necklaces you’ve made for them, using teeny glass bottles and spellbinding colors and glitter.

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Artisan Fruit And Cheese Hamper

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.

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Banshren Healing Crystal Wands

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!

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Diy Photo Holder

Diy Photo Holder

Embrace the Buddhist art of rock balancing by creating one or more of these gorgeous photo holders which use gold painted glass nuggets as a base, with a wire holder for the top.

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Personalized Painting

Personalized Painting

Send a special photograph to Paint Your Life and they will hand paint a beautiful portrait which can be delivered in a number of sizes for a wonderfully heartfelt gift.

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Typewriter Key Necklace

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.

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Diy Can Rocket Stove

Diy Can Rocket Stove

This rocket stove is certainly intriguing, and can be made using tin cans and insulation for a lightweight portable cooking stove that can cook an entire meal with just a few twigs.

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Pressurized Craft Beer Growler

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.

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Diy Monogram Clay Keychains

Diy Monogram Clay Keychains

These keychains are super simple to make, but they definitely don’t look homemade. Add personalization by stamping initials on before baking, then add the hardware for the final touch.

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Sushi Pushpins

Sushi Pushpins

Sushi lovers will really appreciate this set which wouldn’t look out of place on a Japanese dinner table – the Maki is a pin cushion, while the fish eggs are actually pretty push pins.

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Custom Beach Necklaces

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.

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Custom Face Socks

Custom Face Socks

Make sure you’re with him even when you’re not with a pair of socks which feature your face ALL over them – he’ll never be able to get away from you!

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Diy Leather Luggage Tags

Diy Leather Luggage Tags

Stamping is perfect for personalizing so many things, and it’s really REALLY perfect for making these simple but elegant leather luggage tags which attach with braided rope.

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Yoga Club Subscription Box

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!

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Personalized Yarn Bowl

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.

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Diy Geometric Painted Treat Jars

Diy Geometric Painted Treat Jars

These treat jars will make a stunning addition to anyone’s home, and can be decorated in any color scheme you want, because who doesn’t want somewhere gorgeous to store their treats?

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Tranquility Spa Collection

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.

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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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