10 Unique Gift Ideas That Are Memorable

unique gifts

Treat your family and friends to a gift just as unique as they are. These gift ideas are perfect for any occasion, from a special birthday to a simple reminder that shows you care. Whether they want the perfect gadget to fuel their coffee addiction, or a low maintenance way to add a touch of green to their space, these creative gifts are sure to excite even the hardest to shop for of your friends and family. Check out the list below.

Perfect Gift Ideas to Compliment Everyone’s Unique Tastes



Personalized Photo Coasters

personalized photo coasters

Memorialize your family’s favorite moments in these one-of-a-kind marble coasters. Each set contains four marble coasters with any of your favorite photos printed on them. You can also add captions for even more of a personal touch. This is the perfect gift to show off a newborn baby, celebrate a graduation, or for a simple reminder that family is always near.



Real Simple Colorado Spruce

real simple colorado spruce

One of the greatest gift ideas for your favorite gardener is this evergreen tree. The tree comes ready to plant, and will add beauty to any landscape for years to come. This is the perfect gift to mark milestone birthdays, anniversaries, or any other dates that are special to your heart. Add a personalized plaque to the tree for an even more special touch.


Magnetic Succulent Trio

magnetic succulent trio

Add a creative, low maintenance pop of green to your favorite plant loving friend’s space with this set of succulents. The succulents come in three different magnetic containers: white diamond weave, matte black, and matte gray. This succulent trio is perfect to add a bit of vibrance to any college dorm room or office space.

Family Portrait Illustration

Personalized Family Cameo Portrait

personalized family cameo portrait

This is one of the greatest gift ideas you could have for your friend who’s family can never sit still for a family portrait. Send in pictures of your family members with your order, and artist Shelly Klein takes care of the rest. These fun, modern reinventions of the Victorian era cameo portrait will be a perfectly unique addition to any family’s wall.


Personalized Family Canoe Art

personalized family canoe art

There is even a portrait for the family that’s spends their summers kayaking down the lake. This is perfect for the family that wants to celebrate their favorite vacations together by framing them in a unique portrait.


Personalized Family Ski & Snowboard Art

personalized family ski and snowboard art

If your family prefers to spend winters in the mountains, you can get a portrait of that too. Everyone’s favorite snow bunnies will appreciate the gift made just for them.


Personalized Beach Family Art

personalized beach family art

Finally, there is an option for the beach bums in your family. Whatever their style, there is a portrait for every family’s favorite vacation spot.


Personalized Family Mugs

personalized family mugs

For those who aren’t too keen on wall art, get them these awesomely customizable mugs instead. Every family member is hand painted onto separate mugs, making it a great gift for a full house. They’ll think of you with every cup of coffee.


Family Tree Bowls

Personalized Family Tree Serving Bowls

personalized family tree serving bowl

Celebrate your family’s closeness with these beautiful earthenware serving bowls. The bowls are hand-painted with your family’s name, and are sweet reminders of the bonds you and your family will forever share every time you gather for dinner. Give this gift to the matriarch of your family to show her just how much you appreciate eating at her dinner table.


Cool Coffee Press

Bodum ‘Eileen’ 8-Cup Fr
ench Press

bodum eileen 8 cup french press

One of the greatest gift ideas for the coffee lovers in your life is a French press. Delicious coffee can be theirs anywhere their heart desires with this portable 8-cup French press. Plus, the stylish, lattice copper design is a great way to add a touch of sparkle and elegance to any countertop or office desk.


Zwilling J.A. Henckels Sorrento Double Wall Glasses

Zwilling JA Henckels Sorrento

Keep that coffee of theirs at the perfect temperature all day long with these double-walled latte glasses. The set comes with two of each, and is available in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It’s the perfect gift pairing for any coffee lover.


Herb Garden

Kitchen Herb Garden

kitchen herb garden

For the home cooks in your life, a windowsill garden is a great gift idea to take their cuisine to the next level. The set comes with three mason jars that have everything you need to grow organic basil, mint or cilantro- just add water. This is the perfect addition to any kitchen, and a great low maintenance start to your favorite home cook’s garden.  



Instead of crowding your loved one’s place with impractical gifts they’ll never use, don’t get them any thing at all! Sometimes, the greatest presents you can give are shared experiences that create memories. Dig around on Groupon or Living Social to find a deal perfect for your loved one’s unique tastes.

You can choose from a wide selection of local beauty treatments, restaurants, and special events in your area for a fun outing with your special someone.  Whether you want to get your mom the spa retreat she deserves, or share a tour of a local brewery with some friends, Groupon and Living Social have the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list.  


Matching T-Shirts

The ‘Best Friends’ T-Shirt

best friends tshirts

Show your friend how much their friendship means to you in a creative way. Each order comes with a set of two matching t-shirts: one that has a picture of fries that say “Best,” and the other with a slice of pizza that says “Friends.” This gift is the perfect way to show your bestie you love them just as much as your favorite snack food.


Cool Reusable Bottles

Iridescent Flask

iridescent flask

This multicolored, iridescent flask is the perfect addition to your drinking buddy’s collection. This cool, sleek design is perfect for your stylish friend that wants to take the party with them everywhere they go. The stainless steel container holds six ounces of their favorite drink, and also comes in a glittery gold or pink finish if that’s what they’re into.  


“After This We’re Getting Pizza” Water Bottle

Water Bottle with a quote

This fun water bottle is perfect for your gym buddy that’ll hit the pizza parlor with you right after. Practicality and fun combine to make this one of the best gift ideas for your favorite on-the-go foodie.


A Special Book

Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set  

mother and daughter letter book set

Give your mom a book she’ll cherish forever, with this Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set. Each set comes with forty cards for mom and daughter to share. Fill it with favorite memories and stories about each other, and then exchange the letters to see what you’ve both written to each other. It’s a great gift to celebrate and strengthen the special bond that exists between a mom and her daughter.


Grandparent & Grandchild Letter Book Set

grandparent and grandchild letter book set

There is also a letter book set for grandparents and grandchildren. This is a perfect graduation gift, or a gift to celebrate any other important milestone in your loved one’s life. This is a special gift that both parties will cherish for a lifetime.


My Family Cookbook 

my fami
ly cookbook

Immortalize your family’s favorite recipes with a customizable cookbook. The book comes with 80 pages for you to fill in with all of your most cherished recipes. It’s the perfect gift for your family’s favorite cook.


Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

Secret Garden

Everyone loves a good coloring book! Give this to your loved ones whenever they need a reminder to slow down, take it easy and relax. Research shows that coloring reduces stress and anxiety levels by calming the mind, making it the perfect gift for your favorite college student or hardworking CEO.


My Life Story – So Far Journal

my life story so far journal

Let your loved one tell their own unique story, with this interactive journal. Every page is filled with prompts to use for recording all of life’s ups and downs, with space to paste in your favorite photos as well. It’s one of the best gift ideas you could give to your loved ones that have a love for writing.



When you think outside the box, you can get your loved ones the gifts they’ll really love. There are plenty of options for all the wonderful people in your life. Whether you take them to a new local restaurant with a Groupon, or help them start their indoor herb garden, your loved ones will surely remember these unique gifts for years to come. Use this list for fun gift ideas that are sure to impress all of your friends and family with an amazing gift that’s unique to them.

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