5 Unbelievable Gifts They’ll Never See Coming

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Run-of-the-mill gifts are so last holiday. Neckties? A pre-packaged bath set? Your friends and fam are a seriously outstanding crowd — don’t they deserve presents that are just as extraordinary?

If the answer is “YAAAS!”, then boy oh boy, do we have some gift ideas for you. There’s plenty to see in our 2015 Gift Guide, but in case you’re in a rush, allow us to point you to a few of our favorite, most out-of-the-ordinary gifts. We’re talking prezzies they’ll never see coming — and never be able to stop talking about!

For the person who’s really good at adult-ing


The job, the place, the savings account — this maven of maturity’s got it all, so what can you add to their awesomely adult world? These teacup shot glasses should do the trick! A little austere, but definitely not stuffy, these tiny cups are ideal for the go-getting grown-up who hasn’t lost their sense of humor.

For the person who loves nature (but, let’s be real, wouldn’t set foot in a camp site)


Vintage hiking boots? Check. Backpack? Check. Flower crown? Heck yes. But this urban bohemian would rather spend their days shopping reclaimed-wood tables than chopping wood in a drizzly forest, and we think that’s totally cool (hey, some of us just really like hot showers, okay?). This necklace kit will help your pal enjoy nature their way — no weird bugs, no spooky noises, but plenty of inspiring organic beauty.

For the pep-talk pro who could give Coach Taylor a run for his money


We’ve all got that person we turn to when the going gets tough. Someone who always knows just what to say, who leaves you with your chin held high and your aspirations even higher. The thing is, that person is probably SO good at giving good advice that their schedule is getting smushed. With this handy stamp set, however, they can dole out good vibes with a flick of the wrist. Chic, simple, and let’s face it, super cute, this gift lets you pay them back for their kindness while paying it forward to others in need of inspiration.

For the perfect couple who just invited you to their Star Wars theme wedding


Aren’t geeks the greatest? No matter the universe, we whole-heartedly support people who are passionate about what they love. If you have the pleasure of knowing two nerds who are also epically passionate about each other, then we suggest gifting them this Star Wars pillowcase set for their HQ. Here’s how the conversation will go:

Friends: “We love them!”

You: “I know.”

For the person who has everything, but very, very, VERY likely does not have this


You might ask “why?” What you should be asking is “why NOT?” A gift that’s equal parts form and function, this little animal-shaped multi-purpose tool is as happiness-inducing as it is handy. What’s not to love? So, open your mind! Then use the bottle opener to open something celebratory!

+ What’s the most unexpected gift you’ve ever gotten?



About Anna

Anna's the kind of don't-take-yourself-too-seriously gal who can spend an evening at Monday Night Raw and then turn around and write about nail designs and glitter with just as much sincere, unadulterated delight. She's a firm believer in cats' ability to see ghosts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the fact that if she wishes enough, she'll never have to iron again.

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