Unique Gift Ideas:A Guide for Creative Holiday Shopping 2021

Updated: Oct 2

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? Whether you're shopping for a friend, family member or yourself, in this guide you'll find plenty of creative and fun options to choose from.

Christmas and Hanukkah gift shopping can be super-easy this year. Don't bother leaving home to shop. Nope. Don’t do it. Not this year. Stay right where you are - you can easily shop for everyone on your list, right from where you sit.

The name of the holiday shopping game this year is: SHOP EARLY. We’ve all heard it on the news: supplies are short, stores are under-staffed, products are stuck in ports and slower to get on the store shelves than ever before. So, what to do? Shop small. Shop local. SHOP NOW.

To make this year's shopping even easier, I’ve gathered unique gift ideas for you - present ideas for everyone, including kids, tweens, teenagers, moms, dads, wives, husbands, siblings, neighbors, boyfriends, girlfriends, in-laws, bosses, staff, etc… You’ll find options for new parents, newlyweds, home bodies, home owners, fitness enthusiasts, sports fans, athletes, boho chic fashion-forward friends, children, dog lovers and more. Let’s get to it!

Gifts for Sports Enthusiasts

Sports Wall Decor

Whether you’re gift-shopping for your baseball fan dad or teenager, golfing mom, football fanatic husband, son, sister, brother, boyfriend, father-in-law, daughter, co-worker, or bestie, you’ll find some great sports-related gift ideas here. Unique and budget-friendly, these are options you won’t see in any of the big-box stores:

Perfect for the sports fan’s home or office, choose from a variety of football, baseball, golf and soccer stadium wall art prints. Made from Marian Nixon’s colorful, whimsical watercolor, collage or digital paintings, these 11” x 17” prints are budget-friendly, and make terrific gifts for your favorite sports enthusiasts. Stadium print options include: Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field (home to Chicago’s White Sox), Lambeau Field, home to Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers, Miller Park - the Milwaukee Brewers' (old name) stadium, Cleveland’s Progressive Field, home to the Guardians (or do you still say "Indians"?), Golf’s legendary Augusta National, and Pasadena’s Rose Bowl stadium. Priced at $38.

Check out the website for more stadium art poster options:


For the Health Enthusiast

Give a Gift of Yoga & Meditation Classes

Going live in October 2021, online yoga and meditation classes. Affordable, and in the comfort of your own home, these classes make terrific gifts for anyone looking to improve their physical and mental health. Your instructor, Gail Hutchison, has been teaching yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. Yoga is an all-around fabulous way to strengthen and tone your body - and your mind. Meditation can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity, and promote joy (which is Gail’s middle name, by the way. For real!). Customized workshops and Healing Circles are available - terrific gift options for office staff, families, sports teams. Also, coming soon: The Joy Mat, a three-in-one yoga set that encompasses a traditional exercise mat, a blanket or towel, strap, and a bag - no need to schlepp all of these items separately! For pricing, information, see website.

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One-Of-A-Kind Gifts

Ornaments: Personalized Gifts For New Parents & Newlyweds

Commemorate a baby's first Christmas or celebrate a couple’s first holiday as an engaged or married couple with hand-painted, personalized glass Christmas tree ornaments. Thelma Hamilton’s heirloom ornaments are perfect Christmas gifts. As these are one-of-a-kind, you can be certain your gift-recipient doesn’t already have one! Prices start at $25. These are available in Thelma’s Amazon shop: