Gifts. It’s as much fun to give them as to get them, right? But when it comes to buying one for someone who has literally everything, it can become more of a chore than a pleasure. Even after you put a lot of thought into it, you might end up giving something they already have.
Chances are, your gift is either going to lie forgotten in a corner, or worse, be passed on to someone else!
If you want to elicit true excitement instead of an eye roll, check out this list of unique, useful gifts:
1. Custom Newspaper
Many of us harbour a secret (or not so secret) desire to become famous. And a personalised newspaper lets one get a taste of some instant fame. Even though the newspaper isn’t real, your words are, and they are sure to leave a lasting impression.
2. Folding Umbrella
What’s sturdy and windproof, and fits right into your handbag? The micro pocket umbrella is the perfect gift for folks who live in places that experience heavy downpour. Because you know that a simple umbrella just won’t cut it!
3. Wooden Spectacle Holder
As a spectacle wearer, I know that one of the most annoying things is to turn my house upside down to hunt for them. So if your giftee wears glasses, look no further. This spectacle holder will put an end to the regular annoyance of having to play peekaboo with their pair.
4. Mug Stabliser
For those who love to sip their drinks on their couch/bed or next to their keyboard, without having to deal with accidental spillage, a mug stabiliser could very well be a lifesaver.
5. Wireless Skipping Rope
A lot of millennials cherish nostalgia, and nostalgia is exactly what the wireless skipping rope serves up. It might just be the sweetest way for one to revisit the 90s while they get their fit on. Plus, it’s compact and travel-friendly.
6. Adopt a Parent
One thing that never goes out of style is lending a helping hand to those in need. And few things are kinder than helping abandoned seniors live comfortably. It’s simple — once you buy the surprise, the recipient will receive a video of the centre, which will end with a personalised message from you.
7. Solar Powered Light
A safe traveler is one who is equipped with power backup that will never fail them. The portable and eco-friendly 5 in 1 solar camping lamp is a neat gift for any outdoorsy millennial. It is sure to accompany them on every camping or hiking trip.
8. Instant Iced Coffee Maker
Gift some Iced Java to that special someone. Thanks to this Coffee Maker, they don’t need to blow money on store-bought lattes; plus, they can chill piping hot coffee within minutes. The chiller works well for other drinks such as tea, whiskey, and wine too.
9. Cotton Candy Machine
Most of us remember eating fistfuls of buddhi ke baal as children. Back then, it was a pretty popular street food, but today, vendors aren’t as easy to find. It has sadly become just another forgotten item in a mall food court.
One way to revive its glory is by getting a cute candy floss machine. Psst… it’s sure to catch everyone’s eye and give a carnival feel.
10. Decision Maker Paper Weight
This quirky spin on a casino roulette is one gift no one will ever forget. Fun and handy for those who struggle with decisions, it’s also a good way to pass time on a slow workday. Why, it might even make for a new drinking game!