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Skip the gift card: 57 unique gift ideas for everyone on your list — starting at $10

From countertop pizza makers to a doggie DNA test, these compelling presents will be a hit.
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Yes, you could gift your friends and family another Amazon or Starbucks gift card to celebrate a special occasion. But why not get a little more creative (and maybe put in a little bit more effort) and gift them something trendy and unique that they’ll love?

Fret not: Glamour Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Sam Barry recently joined TODAY to share some gift ideas, no stress necessary. These products focus on all things home and wellness, ranging from a pizza maker to back massager. Trust us when we say that you might check everyone off your list with these neat picks, or you'll want to splurge on one for yourself.

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Best gifts for everyone, according to Glamour Magazine

Plants and Blooms Store Just Add Ice Money Tree

Taking care of plants can come with its challenges, but this money tree offers a simple solution. To keep the plant full of life (besides placing it in direct sunlight, only two ice cubes once a week are needed. Yes, really!

Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

 

In essence, this device offers a full-body massage that deeply kneads targeted areas to help relieve tension, stiffness and more. You can wrap it around your hips, over the shoulders or anywhere else that needs some adjustment. It even has a built-in heat function to alleviate any other discomfort you might have. One reviewer wrote, "I have had neck trouble all my life and this is the best massager I have tried ... worth it’s weight in gold for my neck."

Rumpl The Original Puffy Printed Outdoor Camping Blanket

 

Regardless of how you use it (e.g. for camping, picnics, travel, etc.), this outdoor blanket is praised for its packable and portable design. It swiftly rolls into a convenient size that can be stored in the included bag. And since the blanket is made from the same materials as an insulated jacket or sleeping bag, it is naturally insulating, simple to clean and stain-resistant.

Warmies Microwavable Stuffed Animals

This is a face that you can't resist — and one that provides incredible warmth, too. From cuddly bears to adorable pups, this teddy is filled with natural grain and lavender that soothes you once heated.

Betty Crocker Countertop Pizza Maker

No oven is needed for this pizza maker. The 1440W nonstick skillet can whip up a cheesy 12-inch pizza in just a few minutes — not to mention it is simple to clean up afterwards. And it is versatile enough to make your favorite quesadilla, omelet and crepe, too.

Rossetta Galaxy and Star Projector

Bring the dazzling night sky indoors with this star projector. You or them can select up to 15 color schemes and eight sounds (white noise, lullabies and more) that transform the room into a relaxing atmosphere. But to amplify the experience, the projector can be synced to your music player via Bluetooth.

Best gifts previously seen on TODAY

Patrice J. Williams recently joined TODAY to share some of her top picks. These range from rapid coffee makers to a color-changing alarm clock that will suit a variety of personalities and age groups.

Calpak Luka Duffel Bag

If they're always on-the-go, they'll need a bag that suits their lifestyle. Case in point: the Calpak Luka Duffel Bag. Although marketed as a large weekender, this bag can be used for everyday necessities, to hold your gym gear or as an overnight tote. There's room to hold a few days worth of clothes, a designated shoe compartment, water- and scratch-resistant fabric, multiple pockets and a trolley sleeve. In essence, it seems to have it all.

Hamilton Beach Rapid Cold Brew & Hot Coffee Maker

According to the brand, you should have a fresh cup of brew in a few minutes with this coffee maker. It brews coffee up to 16 oz, and solely uses ground coffee — no pods needed. The slim design also means it shouldn't take up too much counter space, which is perfect for those with small kitchens or apartments.

Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light

This LED neck reading light can be bended in any direction you need it to. It's also easy on the eyes, has a long-lasting battery and contains different color and brightness levels for you to choose from. You can even use it outside of bedside reading, including cooking, sewing, handyman work and other craft activities.

Dearfoams Shearling Warm Up Bootie

Made with water-resistant and moisture-wicking shearling, these slippers should keep their feet cozy all-day long. They have a durable outsole for extra support if worn outside, and foam insoles for additional cushion. There's even an option for men so the whole family can enjoy them.

iHome Color Changing Alarm Clock

There are seven color changing modes in this alarm clock that you can switch and set depending on the time of day and your mood. The Bluetooth feature means you can play and wake up to your favorite tunes, enhancing the vibe of the room.

Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Camera

Kodak says this device is the "next generation of instant printing." It is capable of shooting, previewing, editing and printing an image all in one tool. The pocket-size also means you can take and adjust photos wherever you are.

Bestselling cool and unique gift ideas

Our Place Always Pan 2.0

I don’t think I’ve seen a cooler pan out there. This do-it-all piece can replace 10, yes 10, traditional pieces of cookware in just one handy pan. Whether you need to fry, steam, sauté, sear, boil or strain, this pan comes in 10 different colors and includes the pan, lid, stainless steel steamer basket and wooden spatula.

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

The token film buff in your friend circle will get a kick out of this scratchable wall art, featuring 100 of cinema's most iconic works.

Light Up Electronic Word Clock

At first glance, this clock looks like a meaningless jumble of letters — until it lights up. With such a unique digital display, telling time has never looked more sophisticated.

John Derian Sticker Book

Former commerce writer Hannah Baker loves this sticker book, which has over 700 stickers from decoupage master John Derian. "This is the gift that keeps on giving. The larger stickers are frame-worthy, and the smaller ones are fun to add to a blank notecard for snail mail."

The USB Lighter Company Electric Lighter - The Motli Light

Perfect for lighting candles, this USB lighter is — you guessed it — rechargeable and also has an LED light so it can be used as a mini flashlight. The longer shape makes it great for lighting hard-to-reach wicks, and the pretty design (we love the terrazzo print of this one!) means it'll look great left out on your coffee table.

Cold Beer Coats


I’m sorry, but have you seen anything cuter in your life? Dress up your beer with these cold beer coats, which come in two color combos.

Terrarium Candle


Not only do they smell incredible, but these candles are basically a centerpiece in and of themselves. They are a soy blend and their fragrances include premium fragrance oil in pine and vanilla (cactus) and jasmine and white tea (poppy).

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit


For the friend who loves to add heaps of hot sauce on almost everything, this fun Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit is a dream come true for their taste buds. The kit includes various ground and whole spices, distilled white vinegar, six glass bottles with lids and much more to create the perfect hot sauce for any and every dish.

Cool and unique gifts under $50

OTOTO Kitty Cut Pizza Cutter Wheel

Cats + pizza = happiness, it's simple math! Purrrfect for any cat owners on your list, this pizza cutter is surely an upgrade from their traditional (boring) kitchen tool.

Paint Your Photo by Number: Pets Edition

Another gift perfect for pet owners, this paint by numbers kit is completely customizable to their fur baby. Not to mention, this pick was included in Oprah's Favorite Things last year.

ban.do Strawberry Field Vase

Associate social media editor Dani Musacchio personally owns this vase and has received endless compliments from it. We wouldn't be surprised to see this product go viral this gifting season.

Crockpot™ 20-oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmer


Gift someone the means of never having a sad work lunch ever again. This portable food warmer allows you to take your favorite hot meals on the go and not have to transfer it all to a microwaveable dish to warm up and eat.

Hydrascape Infinity Stickers


SEO editorial assistant Sierra Hoeger thinks these unique stickers will make for a great gift for those seemingly attached to their water bottles. "These long stickers wrap around and around your water bottle or thermos to create a mountain, arches, or canyon scene, depending on the national park you choose."

Sushi Sidewalk Chalk by Twee


Is it sushi? Is it chalk? It's both! This fun gift works for crafty grownups and kids alike — just don't try dipping it in soy sauce.

Stuffed Bun Maker


This nifty bun maker is the perfect gift for the home cook in your life who's always on the hunt for new kitchen gadgets. Bonus: you're bound to benefit from this gift when they whip up a batch of buns.

Candylab Big Sur Truck


All of Odin Parker's toys make great gifts for the parent with high aesthetic standards, but we especially love their line of vintage wooden cars.

FLOWER by Drew Blue Light Computer Glasses


They’re super trendy, block blue light and were created by the one and only Drew Barrymore — is there anything more you could want in a pair of glasses?

Welly Expanded Adventure First-Aid Kit


For the friend or family member who loves to explore the great outdoors, this first-aid kit from Welly is a super fun addition to any traveler’s backpack. This kit includes flex fabric bandages, waterproof bandages, a roll of tape, triple antibiotic packets and more. Shop TODAY editor Rebecca Brown always has these in her bag. "I love these Welly tins," she says. "They have everything I need for little cuts and scrapes, and I keep them when they're empty becuase they're great for carrying little knick-knacks."

"Eat Clean, Play Dirty," by Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle


Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, founders of the popular meal delivery service Sakara, share delicious and nourishing recipes in this cookbook. While their meal kit also makes a great gifting option, this book is an affordable pick for your wellness-obsessed friend or boss who is always in the kitchen.

Black History Tote Bag


Looking to support a Black-owned business? This vibrant tote bag from Houston-based designer Trini Gee is adorned with vintage buttons from the civil rights movement during the '60s.

Birthdate Co. Birthdate Candle


The Shop TODAY team also has their eyes on these unique candles that are specially made for each day of the year. Commerce partnerships coordinator Victoria Herlocker is actually planning to grab a few to give as gifts.

"I think getting anything personalized is so special, which is why I want to give all my astrology-loving friends their own birthdate candle," Herlocker says. "I'm also so curious about what my own candle says, I might need to get one for myself, too."

Kiki Wonder Vintage Magic 8 Ball Phone


Ring, ring, the ‘80s are calling! While this isn’t a “real” phone, with 24 possible replies, anyone can use this to have their burning questions answered.

Cool and unique gifts under $100

Magnolia Bakery Classic Banana Pudding Party Bowl

Magnolia Bakery is a New York staple dessert, but you can actually get their famous banana pudding delivered nationwide. The Shop TODAY team is a fan of the dessert, and social media editor Kara Quill thinks the unique dish could make a fun gift.

“It has a good banana flavor, without being too in your face about it,” Quill comments. “There’s a creamy texture, but it’s not too heavy — I like that in my desserts.”

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Perfect for any journalist, this fully customizable book features a collection of The New York Times’ front pages from each year since their birth. A few editors on our team have gifted this over the years and it's always a hit.

Nomadix National Parks and Monuments Map Puffer Blanket

Calling all national park lovers! This blanket is a sleeping bag, blanket and warm cloak all in one. Made with post-consumer recycled materials, this blanket will keep any outdoor fanatic comfy and cozy during their travels.

Snif Crumb Couture


It's no surprise that Bender — one of Shop TODAY's resident foodies — has a go-to dessert-themed scent. "I'm not a huge perfume lover, but there's something so inviting about this fragrance," she says. "Off the bat, If you need confirmation of how 'crumb-y' the aroma is, I wore this over the weekend and my mom said I smelled like a buttery bakery within 30 seconds of seeing me."

Wondery Outdoors 50 States Bucket List Water Bottle


If you have a friend with an ambitious goal of visiting all 50 states, this sticker gift might give them the boost of encouragement they need to keep going.

YourParty.com Custom Our Place Matchbox

"I'm obsessed," says assistant partnerships editor Lauren Witonsky about these custom matchboxes. She's been seeing the trendy matches everywhere on social media and loves how you can personalize your box with text or even a photo.

West & Willow Custom One Pet Portrait


Any pet lover is sure to appreciate this thoughtful and artsy gift. They can hang their best furry friend right on their wall forever.

Susan Alexandra Fruit Earrings


SEO commerce writer Jannely Espinal isn't the only member of the Shop TODAY team who's a fan of these giftable, joyful earrings.

"The first time I saw production associate Audrey Ekman wearing these cherry earrings, I knew I needed to buy them," Espinal says. "It's the right amount of flair and fun without weighing your earlobe down. Even if you're wearing black, these will pop thanks to the sparkling beads. This is an excellent gift for someone who wants to zhuzh up their attire and add a hint of elegance to their look."

Jonathan Adler Le Wink Salt and Pepper Set


Add some high-end design to their kitchen with this gold-accented salt and pepper shaker set from Jonathan Adler.

AEEZO 10.1 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame

Physical photos are so last year. See your favorite family memories in this digital frame. This one-of-a-kind frame can also play a video of your choosing on a constant loop, giving you a new way to look back on your favorite memories. There are no complicated buttons or upgrades that often come with tech, just the special moment playing over and over.

Scavenger Hunt Box


The Shop TODAY team is constantly on the lookout for unique gifts, and former associate editor Fran Sales found this DIY scavenger hunt kit she's interested in testing out this season.

"My boyfriend and I are always looking for new and fun ways to connect with each other, one of them being two-player games and puzzles," Sales explains. "So I love that this scavenger kit has everything I need to customize a game that's both fun and highlights what makes our relationship unique. I always go for inside-joke gifts or fun but useful gifts for him, and I think this one checks off several boxes."

Personalized Four-Across Game


Put your own spin on Connect Four with this handcrafted version. It can be personalized to carve out your name, anniversary or any other meaningful sentiment.

Clearly Filtered Water Filter


For the clean water connoisseur on your life, level up their Brita filter with this fancy water filter pitcher from Clearly Filtered. According to the brand, it's been tested to remove over 230 contaminants commonly found in drinking water and makes your water taste delicious and pure, too.

HiCloudLLC Whiskey Infusion Kit

Have a whiskey connoisseur in the family? Put their taste buds to the test with this infusion bundle. They can create their own signature flavor with this kit that includes a cocktail smoker, whiskey stones and jars of pecan, cherry and apple flavored wood chips.

Cool and unique gifts under $150

Deep Sea Sand Art


If they're desiring a little bit of calmness in their lives, Klaus Bosch's sand sculpture should do the trick.

Astrid and Miyu Olivine Charm Necklace


This necklace with semi-precious stones is the perfect gift for the accessory-obsessed person in your life. It's great for layering or for wearing to gussy up a casual outfit.

The Sill Plant Bestsellers Duo


This low-maintenance houseplant duo is great for anyone who wants to become a plant parent without putting in too much work.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser


This super sleek Vitruvi Stone Diffuser not only works wonderfully to fill your room with delicious smells of any essential oil of your choosing, but it also just looks incredibly cool and chic on your nightstand, office desk or anywhere else you want to add a bit of modern flair to your space.

Cool and unique gifts worth the splurge

Tinggly Superwoman Experience Box


For that person on your list who loves to travel and try new things, this experience box makes a great gift. According to the brand, the receiver can choose from over 900 experiences in nearly 400 locations, from a zipline tour in Colorado Springs to attending Moulin Rouge in Paris, to find their next great adventure.

Embark Dog DNA Test


Ever wondered what your adopted dog’s breed actually is? This fun doggie DNA test from Embark screens for over 350 dog breeds, types and varieties, and also tests for 190+ genetic diseases, too.

Misette Floral Plates


These cutie plates will delight that pal who always sets the most beautiful tables.

"I need this set of plates in my life," said Baker. "The floral motif speaks to my '70s-print-obsessed soul. In fact, I want everything from Misette, but especially the Floral Collection. Swoon!"

Big Blanket Co. Original Stretch Blanket


Who doesn't want a ginormous, 10-foot-by-10-foot blanket? Bender can also vouch for this cozy blanket.

"The Big Blanket on my couch is one of the most-used things in my apartment," Bender admits. "I pretty much fall asleep under it every night."

Theragun Prime

For the athlete in your life, the Theragun Prime is the perfect post-workout treatment to relieve sore muscles and recover more quickly. This kit comes with multiple attachments and the Theragun has a 120-minute battery life.