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A few unique holiday gift ideas!

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Unique Holiday gift Ideas

A few unique gift ideas coming at ya, This month’s column in Alive Magazine is all about the gifts. I’ve compiled a list of five fun ideas ranging in price. It’s short and sweet. Perfect for keeping the options manageable and friendly to your budget! For the last few months, I’ve been jotting down ideas and compelled a small list of some awesome gift options! Or maybe you’ll love these ideas so much they’ll get added to your Christmas list!

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1. O-Venture Ring-

Okay, these bad boys are all the rage! Do you struggle finding your keys? Or know someone who does? Or just love the idea of gifting a super fun key ring? (I’m currently raising my hand, and this may or may not be on my list)! There are so many fun colors and material options. Red, green, pink, glittered, rose gold, leather, silicone, and so much more!!!

  • Any who, it’s a large ring key chain which fits around your wrist. It can be worn around your wrist while on the go. But, the real advantage in my opinion is when keys get plopped in your purse and you can’t find them come time to for use; you’ll find those keys with so much more ease. The large ring is hard to miss! They’ve also created an awesome little wristlet wallet to attach to your O Ring. This would make the best stocking stuffer! Prices vary from $25-$55

2. Glassybaby Votive-

unique gift ideas

This one was not hard to come up with. There are several votives scattered around my house. I love every single one of them! Glassybaby is hand-blown candle holder. Light a tea light candle and the glass glows beautifully! Aside from the beautiful colors and how they glow the name of each color is what adds the personal touch!

  • Need a gift for your best friend? Send them the purple titled: BFF. Your mother in law loves Christmas? This year you’ll send her the red titled: Joy, or maybe Believe, in years past Rudolph was a special holiday edition. How perfect! Right? Know family member who loves Seattle? Send her the fabulous yellow, titled: Seattle Sunset. The options are endless! From wedding gifts, birthdays, just because, when a baby is born, or when you got a new job! They apply to every life experience and are such a thoughtful way of letting someone know you care. Prices range from $50-$75 Amazon Prime also delivers within 1-2 hours in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

3. Anthropologie Monogram mug-

unique gift ideas

This mug is darling! The price point is on point and gives that personal touch of a person’s initial. For only $10 you can’t go wrong with this gift. Add it to a Christmas stocking. Another way to gift- fill it with chocolates, add a $5 coffee gift card, and wrap with a cellophane bag/ribbon. The perfect gift for a co-worker or your child’s teacher. I myself own this mug and it’s one I go to for my morning coffee over and over again! It’s truly beautiful. Best part is Nordstrom sells the mugs and no matter the subtotal of your cart free shipping is offered! Perfect for sending this mug to your doorstep or a friend with no extra costs. Price: $10 or

4. Krochet Kids:

This option is perfect for men or women! The company came about from a few guys who liked to snowboard. One knew how to crochet and taught his buddies. They liked the idea of making their own headwear while out on the snow. Their classmates caught wind and they were soon making beanies for their friends!

  • The company continued to grow and is now a means for breaking the cycle of poverty! The company employs women in need. Your purchase will include an introduction of the woman who crafted the item(s). There is also an opportunity to visit a site where you can learn more about her! The name of the crafter is hand written on the tag of each beanie. There are now many more options for purchase at Krochet Kids. It’s always fun to give a gift where you know good things are happening behind the product. Beanie prices range from $20-$55

5. Aid Through Trade-

The original roll on bracelet is such fun gift idea! These are perfect for giving to your best friend, mom, sister, aunt, co-worker. You name it! The colors of roll on bracelet options are endless. I myself own three different sets! Haven’t lost a single bead, hasn’t fallen a part, are all holding strong! Truly a quality product. Who wouldn’t love such a beautifully made unique gift? Aid Through Trade is another company who empowers women! Your purchase is handmade by artisans in Nepal and provides women with a fair income, benefits, and a safe work environment. Just like Krochet Kids the artisans name is hand written on the tag of your purchase. It’s truly so special! Prices range from $38-$66 for a set of three.

It was so much fun compiling this list. I hope you find it helpful and inspiring for your friends and family this holiday season!


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  • Reply Julie

    L O V E all your ideas!!
    A portion of glassy baby sales go to a cancer cause which is nice too! ❤️

    November 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm
    • Reply maccarose

      That is true! I forgot to add this. Purchases that give back are the best.

      November 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Kallie

    These are great ideas! I’m constantly loosing my keys! I may need to add that ring to my list!

    November 11, 2018 at 5:15 am
    • Reply maccarose

      Same!! I throw them in my purse and then go to find them and am always digging! Then stressed that I lost them. hehe!

      November 14, 2018 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    I love those votives!! So pretty!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    November 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply maccarose

      Aren’t they beautiful!? They also give towards breast cancer with every purchase. Love when a purchase gives back.

      November 14, 2018 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Ashh

    These are some really good gift options. Thanks for sharing x

    November 13, 2018 at 11:32 am
    • Reply maccarose

      Of course! Glad you like the recommendations.

      November 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Christie Moeller

    OOOH that key ring looks like a the perfect gift for like 7 or 8 people I know! Yaas!

    xoxo Christie

    November 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    • Reply maccarose

      hehe! That’s great! They’ll love this gift. Such a fun one!

      November 14, 2018 at 10:51 pm

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