The holidays are fast approaching, which means that it is finally time to start planning for the gift-giving season. Is it too early to start preparing? Of course not! It’s never too early to start planning.

Not only will it make the shopping process a lot more stress-free, but it will also help you budget accordingly so that you can effectively avoid any last-minute shopping. Plus, the holiday season is long. There are lots of celebrations in between that require gifting. As such, it’s never a bad idea to have an array of gift ideas for your loved ones.

To help you out though, here are 5 unusual gifts for this Christmas:

A ping pong table

If you’ve always wanted to buy a ping pong table as a gift for a loved one but never really had the budget it, then Black Friday is the perfect time to make your purchase. All the biggest names in the ping pong table market release Black Friday deals which substantially reduce the cost of ping pong tables. We all know how much of a significant investment buying a ping pong table can be so taking advantage of the discounted prices is not only smart but practical as well.

Before you go out and pick out just any old ping pong table, you want to first make sure that it is suitable for the individual/s you are buying the table for. For instance, is the table going to be used primarily for family fun? If so, then it’s ok to go for a more affordable version. If you are purchasing a table for serious practice though, then it would be best to go for a high-quality table in your price range.

Black Friday ping pong table deals are time-limited. As such, you want to make sure that you purchase your table early enough or you risk missing out on the deals. If you are lucky, the deals might be extended to Cyber Monday, which will give you plenty of time to save up.

A Himalayan Salt Lamp

Gifting your loved ones with a Himalayan salt lamp is something that is going to stand out for sure. Not only are Himalayan salt lamps beautiful, but they are also associated with a host of benefits that your gift recipient will be sure to appreciate. Himalayan salt lamps are made with curved out chunks of pink Himalayan salt.

When they are turned on, the salt lamps generate negative ions that are generally better for your health as they purify and enhance the indoor quality of your air. The negative ions neutralize pollutions and any other harmful pollutants found in the atmosphere. As such, they make great presents for anyone that desires cleaner air in their home or place of work.

They are also suitable for people that suffer from allergies. Aside from the associated health benefits, Himalayan salt lamps also serve a decorative purpose. When they are turned on, they produce a soft glow that is relaxing and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. This is one gift that you will not regret buying for someone you care for.

Anything hand made

If you are completely stumped on what to buy, why not make it yourself. You will have a wide range of options to hand-make something special for your loved one whether that’s something involving woodwork, metalwork, crocheting, sewing, knitting- anything that tickles your fancy is acceptable.

The beauty of gifting someone with something handmade is that it’s hard not to like something that you dedicated so much time to create. Don’t forget to include a little handwritten personalized message for your loved one to make your gift even more personal than it already is.

A milk frother

Coffee is good, but what’s better than a frothy cup of coffee? If you are buying a gift for a coffee lover, they will appreciate the ability to make their lattes at home. Go for an attention-grabbing frothier that your gift-recipient can display proudly on their kitchen counter.

You should also go for a frother that can make cold as well as hot drinks. Opt for one that has a quick induction system so that the beverage being frothed can be prepared quickly. If space is an issue for your loved one, go for a handheld frother instead.

A waterproof Bluetooth speaker

Does your loved one love to belt out tunes in the shower? Then you should gift them with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker to make it a little easier for them. Waterproof speakers these days come in all shapes and sizes. Some are smarter, more durable, and louder than others so you will need to do a little research to find a speaker that will suit your loved one’s needs.

When looking for which Bluetooth speaker to invest in, it is best to go with a portable speaker so that your loved one can also use it on the go when traveling, for instance. Pay attention to the battery endurance of the speaker as well. You want the speaker that you purchase to last for as long as possible without needing to be charged again.

Some speakers also come with extra cool features like built-in lights or extra ports so that the user can also charge other devices when the speaker is in use. Speakers that have a tough build will be able to withstand the wear and tear that comes with regular usage so ensure that you are investing in a quality product that will serve your loved one well.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to up the ante on your holiday gift-giving, the best thing that you can do is start the planning process early. Not only will this help you avoid buying your gifts last minute, but it will make the entire gift-giving process a lot more painless. These gifts above are unique but they will still make your loved ones feel cared for and valued. Do enjoy your shopping experience, will you?