Let's face it, some people can be hard to shop for — but finding an awesome gift that would never occur to most people to buy for themselves isn't as hard as you think.
Crown yourself the best gift giver ever when you score your hard to shop for loved ones these unique finds. Some of these options are fun, some are functional, and some are just downright hilarious.
This globe decanter will make for a stunning conversation piece in someone's study. (Bourbon & Boots, $59)
Yes, the commercials are disgusting, but they're also pretty knee-slapping. Poo-Pourri would make for the perfect gift at a white elephant gift exchange. (Amazon, $9)
No more crowding around a tiny screen with this smartphone projector. The cell phone enthusiast in your life will love you for this one. (Dillard's, $40)
Bet you didn't know a public toilet is 18 times cleaner than most cell phones! Friends and family who like to keep things germ-free will be head-over-heels for Phone Soap — it cleans and sterilizes mobile phones with UV light while thy charge. (phonesoap.com, $60)
Who doesn't want to be a mermaid? A mermaid tail blanket is adorable and functional. (Iwantitsobad, $45)
This docking station is super functional and can be engraved with a personalized message on top. (Palmetto Wood Shop, $40)
An octopus hanging from the ceiling whose tentacles are plants? Yes, please. (Anthropologie, $20)
Sure, they look completely ridiculous, but trust that your outdoorsy friends will love you for sparing their legs from a million mosquito bites by buying them these pants. (Hammacher Schlemmer, $30)
Anyone who spends hours upon hours of their day in a lonely office will totally appreciate shooting paper wads across the room with this slingshot. (gifts.com, $49)
DJ Whiskers on the ones and twos! This scratching pad is adorable and hilarious. Plus Whiskers will have way more fun spinning than clawing the crap out of the couch. Win all the way around. (Uncommon Goods, $35)
This chunk of Himilayan rock salt looks gorgeous on the kitchen counter. (Uncommon Goods, $9 to $35)
This couch arm table makes it easy to balance a beer and some snacks while watching the game or a favorite show. Perfect for a man cave. (Singulierlampandcab/Etsy, $83)
Your favorite hot sauce lover will be in heaven with a Sriracha keychain set (Sriracha 2 Go, $12)
The king of the barbecue will adore personally branding his steaks with a monogrammed branding iron (Williams Sonoma, $70).
No one will ever know your friend is vacuuming up crumbs with this cute little bug. (The Container Store, $11.99)
Game of Thrones and beer. Enough said. (idesigngiftstudio/Etsy, $12)
If Millennial men do one thing right, it's growing a luscious beard. Help him keep it beautiful with a sturdy grooming kit.(BeardedBearProducts/Etsy, $48)
It's healthy and tasty, but it's also super-expensive. Kombucha lovers will embrace the challenge of brewing their own, and it'll save them some serious dough. (Amazon, $54)
A waterproof bluetooth speaker is so much fun, and a whole lot safer than bringing an iPod in the shower! (Amazon, $20)
A funny doormat will have them giggling every time they leave the house. (foxandcloverboutique/Etsy, $38)
An ode to Drake on a holiday sweatshirt just feels so right. (Yetee Mart, $25)
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Originally published December 2013. Updated November 2016.
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