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Everyone has that person who’s impossible to shop for. Every year you hear them say, “Oh no, you don’t need to get me anything!” while you know they’re filling their Amazon cart with stellar gifts for everyone you know.

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If you want to impress them this year, you’re going to have to get creative. But don’t lose hope — we’re here to help. We’ve compiled 25 out-of-the-box gift ideas sure to wow even the pickiest people. From personalized maps and custom paintings to massage guns and, yes, a bidet, we’ve got you covered with tons of unique gift ideas for everyone on your list. Looking for more ideas? Check out all of our gift guides here.

a person holding a piece of paper: Bialetti Express Moka Pot

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Bialetti Express Moka Pot

Grafomap Custom Map (starting at $49; grafomap.com)

a glass mug on a table: Baseball Park Map Glasses

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Baseball Park Map Glasses

The place you grew up, your college town, the city where you met… We all know someone who feels all warm and fuzzy about a certain place. With this service, you can create a map of any city in the world and then tailor the final look of the print with the colors, stickers and descriptions, with the zoomed-in view of your choosing.

Storyworth ($99; storyworth.com)

Buy the sentimental types a subscription to Storyworth, a company that will compile a year’s worth of sweet, funny and surprising stories about their life into a hardcover book.

Tushy Classic Bidet ($89, originally $109; hellotushy.com)

Bidets are finally taking off in the US, and we couldn’t be more excited. We tried the Tushy Classic and couldn’t say enough good things about it. If you want to give a memorable gift that they’ll use all the time, you just can’t beat a Tushy bidet.

Bialetti Express Moka Pot ($22.93, originally $24.99; amazon.com)

Shopping for the coffee lover in your life can actually be hard, especially if they’re already geared up and believe they have the optimal brewing system. However, if they’ve never tried out a moka pot, it’s a fun and niche way to brew that produces full and delicious flavors.

Snoopy USB Heated Slippers ($32, originally $40; smokonow.com)

These Snoopy slippers are truly adorable and can be charged up with a USB cord to heat your feet while you wear them. They’re perfect for cold days chilling on the couch, perhaps watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

a blue chair: Bearaby Napper

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Bearaby Napper

Custom Painterly Pet Portraits (starting at $180; uncommongoods.com)

Sure, their Instagram feed may be bursting with cute pictures of their pet, but a custom painting will let anyone on your list take their adoration to a new level. Each one-of-a-kind work of art is made from a photo by pet portraitist MG Stout in San Francisco. It arrives in a kiln-dried wood frame.

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Polaroid Originals Now I-Type Camera ‘Star Wars’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Edition ($99.09, originally $119.99; amazon.com)

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Celebrate Life and Work Memories With This Unique Holiday Gift for Any Entrepreneur, On Sale for Cyber Monday

This gifting season is an unusual one. Chances are, most of us won’t be able to do the type of large in-person gatherings we’re used to. And with more intimate holiday celebrations, it may make sense to give something a little more thoughtful and personal, too. That’s where Lifekive comes in.

Lifekive is an exclusive concierge service dedicated to celebrating every individual’s essential memories. It’s a complete package that tells someone’s entire life story or helps to commemorate and honor an important milestone.

With Lifekive, you get your own Starter Kit, which includes everything you need to progress through the Lifekive process. There are detailed instructions, pickup scheduling, and protection insurance so the photos and artifacts you provide the service are completely safe. Once you send off the essential items to make your gift, the photos and artifacts you provide are transformed into an incredible collection of keepsakes.

First, there’s an 11×11 hardcover book with 50 to 100 pages that perfectly captures the photos you provide. They’re printed in HD with 4-ink color technology for an ultra-sharp and dynamic finish while professional photographers, editors, and storytellers come together to complete the book.

Then, there’s a professionally edited video montage of the memories you provide, produced in full resolution with custom music, intuitive formatting, personalized tilting, and seamless transitions.

Finally, after all the images are edited, they are loaded onto an 8GB USB in full resolution. They’re also uploaded to a cloud storage provider of your choice for easy access later. And during the proofing process before your book prints, you’ll get a digital copy that you can hang onto and access anytime or share.

In a simple four-step process, you’ll work with Lifekive to give one of the most unique, touching gifts the entrepreneur in your life is likely to ever receive. The Lifekive Signature Package is ordinarily $799, but right now, you can get it all for just $559.20 when you use code CMSAVE20 at checkout.

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Expressions Pottery offers unique, local, handcrafted gift options

Expressioins Pottery is a 32-member pottery collective in East Granby, not far from Bradley International Airport.    

Expressions Pottery Workshop was established as a co-op in 1972 by 25 potters, and has grown to provide a warm and friendly facility to local potters, including members, renters and students. Potters represent a range of experience from beginners to extremely accomplished.

Pottery methods practiced at the studio include high-fire stoneware, woodfire, and the lower fire primitive methods of raku and saggar.

“We have a studio space and a sales gallery associated with our studio,” said Juliet Clark, member and past president of the collective. The organization also holds classes.

Although many things have changed for Expressions due to COVID, like for so many other small businesses, the collective is in operation, and offers a unique shopping alternative for the holidays.

“One can find a beautiful selection of handmade bowls, mugs, platters, sculpture, jewelry, and lamps,” said Clarke. As a result of COVID, Expressions is also now offering a selection of handmade masks.

Expressions potters come from throughout the Farmington Valley, according to Clarke.

“We are artisans coming together for the good of the community,” she said.  Giving back to their community, members participate in an annual Empty Bowls event for East Granby.

Expressions is located at 9 School Street in East Granby. The studio is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., until Christmas.  Visit  www.expressionspottery.com to learn more.


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Air Canada Launches Unique Holiday Campaign Celebrating The Gift Of Travel

Air Canada just launched the Gift of Travel, an integrated initiative that pays homage to the actions of community heroes who are making a memorable impact when helping their fellow Canadians during Covid-19. The program focuses on hope and optimism to raise funds and Aeroplan points for Canadian charitable organizations and it also offers people dreaming of travel a new flexible travel pass product.

 “Canadians from across the country have shown remarkable resilience, solidarity and generosity in the face of COVID-19 and we were inspired hearing stories of people who dedicated their time and energy to caring for others, making a memorable impact on other people’s lives. We are proud to launch this campaign with our Gift of Travel video featuring heartwarming stories of community heroes and share the gift of travel through a message of hope and optimism from our employees as we all look forward to brighter days ahead,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer at Air Canada. “We are also proud to continue our long-standing effort through the Air Canada Foundation in supporting communities through its inaugural Gift of Travel auction and the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign.” 

The Gift of Travel campaign also features stories on Air Canada’s social media platforms that center on the inspirational work Air Canada employees are doing to make a difference in their own communities. 

Gift of Travel Auction

On December 1, 2020 the Air Canada Foundation will launch its first ever online Gift of Travel Auction. The auction will feature an array of more than a hundred unique aviation items, such as special travel-related experiences, including the opportunity to own pieces of aviation history and the chance to fly on an aircraft simulator. Other auction items include an incredible kids’ ride-on airplane and a private dinner with one of Air Canada’s celebrated Canadian Chefs.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Gift of Travel Auction will be distributed by the Air Canada Foundation to Canadian charitable organizations that are focused on the health and wellness of children and youth.

Matching Campaign Week

In addition to the Gift of Travel Auction, the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign week supporting the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program also returns. The campaign allows Aeroplan members to give the gift of health by connecting sick children to the medical care they need away from home.

From December 7 to December 13, 2020, members who donate Aeroplan points to the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program will double the impact of their contribution with all donated points matched up to 500,000 points. You can read more about the Gift of Travel initiative on the Air Canada website.

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