11 Original Christmas Gift Ideas

christmas gift ideas and decorations

It’s tiiiiime!

It’s time to celebrate, be with your loved ones, and exchange gifts.

But finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a daunting task.

Find 11 original Christmas gifts in this guide to stand out this year, and make sure to make someone you love happy.

1- Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds have become increasingly popular over the years, and for good reason. They offer convenience, portability, and great sound quality. If you’re looking to gift someone a pair of wireless earbuds, here are some options:

  • AirPods Pro: Apple’s AirPods Pro offers active noise cancellation, customizable fit, and Siri integration. They’re perfect for those who use iPhones.
  • Sony WF-1000XM4: The newest release from Sony boasts improved sound quality, active noise cancellation, and a sleek design.
  • Jabra Elite 85t: These earbuds offer excellent sound quality, customizable equalization, and great battery life. They also come with a handy feature that allows you to hear your surroundings when needed.

2- Fitness Trackers

With health and wellness becoming a top priority for many people, fitness trackers have become a popular gift option. They help track daily activities, monitor health metrics, and provide motivation to stay active. Here are some of our top picks for fitness trackers:

  • Fitbit Charge 4: With built-in GPS, sleep tracking, and heart rate monitoring, the Fitbit Charge 4 is a great device for fitness enthusiasts.
  • Garmin Venu Sq: This smartwatch offers a beautiful display, long battery life, and a variety of fitness tracking features.
  • Apple Watch Series 6: The latest release from Apple comes with advanced health tracking capabilities, such as blood oxygen monitoring and ECG. It’s a great option for those looking for more than just a fitness tracker.

fitness tracker on a watch

3- Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants have become an integral part of our daily lives. They can help us with tasks, answer questions, and even entertain us. If you’re looking to gift someone a virtual assistant this Christmas, here are some options:

  • Amazon Echo Dot: It’s small, affordable, and comes with all the features of Alexa. Perfect for those who want a basic virtual assistant.
  • Google Nest Hub Max: This smart display offers a larger screen, better sound quality, and Google Assistant integration. It’s great for those who want a virtual assistant with more features.
  • Apple HomePod Mini: With its excellent sound quality and Siri integration, the HomePod Mini is perfect for anyone in the Apple ecosystem.

4- Gaming Consoles

With many people spending more time at home, gaming has become a popular way to pass the time. If you’re looking to gift someone a gaming console, here are some options:

  • PlayStation 5: The newest release from Sony offers stunning graphics, lightning-fast loading times, and an impressive library of games.
  • Xbox Series X: Microsoft’s latest console also boasts impressive specs, performance, and a vast catalogue of games.
  • Nintendo Switch: The versatile Switch offers handheld and console gaming capabilities, making it an excellent option for those who love to game on the go.

These are just some of the many options available in the cell phone and technology field.

But if your friends and family are not tech-savvy, here are new and creative ideas!

5- Personalized Photo Book

Create a special keepsake

for your loved ones by compiling their favourite photos and memories into a

beautiful photo book. You can even add pictures of some memories you’ve had together, travels you did, or fun experiences you shared.

6- Subscription Box

Give the gift of surprise every month with a subscription box tailored to the recipient’s interests, such as beauty products, gourmet snacks, teas, or books.

These packages burst with surprises and goodies every month, making them the ultimate present that keeps giving.

Not only do subscription boxes offer a wide variety of products, but they also provide convenience and ease for you and your loved one.

No need to scour the stores for the perfect gift or stand in long lines—subscription boxes can be easily ordered online and shipped right to your friend/family member’s doorstep.

Plus, subscription boxes offer flexibility and affordability with the ability to choose the frequency of deliveries and the option to cancel at any time.

Click here to get ideas for women’s subscription boxes.

Get Forbes’ ideas for subscription boxes for men.

subscription box gift ideas

7- DIY Kit

Gift someone a fun and creative project at home with a DIY kit, such as candle making, pottery painting, or soap making.

8- Indoor Herb Garden Kit

You’re bound to have that person in your life who loves plants, has a green thumb, and can bring any plant back to life.

That person who has their own little indoor vegetable garden and calls their plants “their babies.” What could be better than giving them an indoor herb garden kit?

Or help someone bring a touch of green into their home with an indoor herb garden kit that includes everything they need to grow their own herbs.

9- Customised Fragrance Kit

Give someone the opportunity to create their own personalised scent with a fragrance kit that includes different essential oils and scents to mix and match or a perfume-making workshop.

10- Personalized Leather Journal

Gift someone a beautiful (fake) leather journal with their name or initials engraved on the cover, perfect for writing down thoughts and ideas.

personalized fake leather journal

11- Experience Gift Card

Treat someone to an unforgettable experience with a gift card for activities like massages, spas, wine-tasting tours, or cooking classes. These unique and creative gifts will make someone’s holiday season extra special.

And for your friends who are always breaking the screen of their cell phone...offer them a Phone Strap! You'll be doing them a favour and saving them money on phone repairs.

Remember, don’t forget to add a personal touch that will make your gifts even more special.

It can be a personal note or card where you express your appreciation to that person and tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Writing a personal note or card is a heartfelt way to express gratitude and appreciation. It’s an opportunity to let them know how much they mean to us, especially during the holiday season.

So, let’s spread some love and appreciation this Christmas by sending heartfelt messages to those who matter most.

Happy holidays and happy gifting!