8 Unique Gift Ideas for Holiday Shopping



It’s inevitable: every year there are a few people on your holiday shopping list that just seem impossible to buy for. You’re stumped. It’s not that you don’t care what you get them—in fact, the opposite is true. You’re looking for something unique, useful, and special—but nothing seems to fit the bill.

We think we have a few solutions for those tough-to-shop-for people. Here are a few gifts that we would be delighted to open up on Christmas morning:

A Marine-Inspired Side Table
For those who’d rather be spending their days by the sea, pick up a unique side table from Panama Jack’s collection with Stein World. Check out the Captain’s Wheel Table (complete with coiled rope base) or the distinctly modern-looking Propeller Table.

Travel Books
If your friend has plans for a big trip in 2015, get them excited by picking up some literature on their region of choice. A guide book or a gorgeous coffee table book will surely be appreciated—go all out an pair it with a bottle of wine or treat from that particular country.

A Console Fit For a Sailor
Whether your gift recipient is an avid sailor or just a fan of all things nautical, check out the Sailmaker Console. With shelves, cubby holes, and drawers, this console is practical and functional, yet has enough personality to stand out as a statement piece. We think this would look awesome in a young sailor’s room.

Of-the-Month Clubs
For the gift that keeps on giving, look into giving your loved one a subscription to one of the many “of-the-month” clubs. They’ll eagerly await the monthly deliveries of quirky socks, hot sauce, make up, or whatever other of-the-month club you choose—and believe us, there are “of-the-month” clubs for just about anything you can think up.

Light it Up
Panama Jack’s collection of lamps with Stein World will light up your gift recipient’s eyes—pun intended. The collection features unique nautical-inspired lamps in neutral colors that will match just about any décor. The Sea Grass Table Lamp and the Glass and Rope Table Lamp are universal crowd pleasers.

Show Me the Money
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a true adventurer, check out Bellroy wallets. The Elements collection features a super-slim profile (say bye-bye to bulky wallets) and can stand up to rain, sand, dirt, snow, or pretty much any environment your adventure-loving pal might encounter.

Get Cozy
A simple throw rug can work magic on a room: it adds warmth, can throw in a punch of color, and can anchor furniture, tying a room together. The Long Point rug from Panama Jack’s collection with Colonial Mills features striped rugs in muted colors that still pack a punch.

Pack It In
For the on-the-go traveler, pick up a lightweight travel pack to be toted along on upcoming adventures. Boreas’ Mission 26 pack has a sleek, functional look that is equally suited to trekking textbooks as it is for a day hike. Choose between black, blue, or green and make sure you make the recipient’s “nice” list for next year.

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