Wonderfully weird: quirky gifts that show you careFeature of the week
It’s easy to say “it’s the thought that counts”, yet try telling that to someone you care about after presenting them with something they dislike. The truth of the matter is that it only takes a few clicks of the mouse and money in your bank account to buy a gift. However, to truly show you care, you must ensure a gift is unique and quirky.
Below, wrap your head around a number of items that not only make recipients do a “double take,” but are sure to please.
Gun cylinder pen holder
Pens, pencils, and office items can be placed in a number of receptacles but most pen holders are simple and mundane. However, using a gun cylinder to hold writing utensils is especially unique. It’s a great idea for gun enthusiasts or those who have dressed their office in a Wild West motif.
Game cartridge cutting board
Gamers proliferate the Internet and those born after 1980 clearly remember the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. People love nostalgia but may have their video game playing days behind them. However, a unique and quirky gift such as a game cartridge cutting board unites nostalgia with practicality.
Food featured underwear
Eating is sometimes associated with the joy of sex so why not combine the two pleasures? You can’t eat these underwear selections, but the recipient should be quirky enough to want to don underwear with a picture of ice cream, hot dogs, and other delectable delights.
Bass guitar string bracelet
Making music is an art form in itself and those who play will love the fusion with fashion. Win the heart of your favourite music lover with tokens of affection made of bass strings.
Burrito baby blanket
New mums and dads love dressing babies in quirky outfits and blankets, but this blanket makes little ones look a little bit like a wrapped burrito. Parents can’t help but beam at their bundle of joy, but recipients of this quirky item will be able to inspire an appetite as well as a smile.
Wedding Christmas ornaments
It’s quite ordinary to dress a Christmas tree with balls and garlands but it’s extremely unique to purchase wedding Christmas ornaments that are personalized and full of pizzazz. Personalise an ornament to commemorate a friend or family member’s wedding day.
Personalised pet portrait
People love their pets to the point of worship. Saints, rulers, and other highly respected souls have their images captured in portraits so why not immortalise a pet via watercolours? That’s right, with a dose of eccentricity and a few clicks of a mouse, you can have a person’s pet star in their very own portrait.
Sea serpent garden sculpture
Plastic pink flamingos adorn a number of eccentric lawns but very few people can say they host a sea serpent in their front or backyard. Inspired by fictional monsters of the sea, unique garden sculptures turn the heads of visitors and those passing by.
Sure, it’s the thought that counts but an eccentric gift will be unforgettable. Take a moment to think outside the box and choose a wonderfully weird gift.
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Photo: Steven Depolo