If you’ve been looking for some unique holiday gifts to give this year, but don’t know what to get – I’ve got you covered! Here are some awesome ideas so you can find the best gifts for everyone on your list.
This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx, but all opinions are my own.
Targus CitySmart EVA Pro Backpack
Anyone who’s spent any time traveling (be it for work OR for pleasure) knows the struggle of finding a good backpack to hold your things. If you’re toting a laptop, the pressure increases now that you have to find a bag to keep your laptop safe and secure.
Ever try to bring a laptop or tablet through airport security? IYKYK – the struggle is real when you have that long line of grumpy passengers behind you.
The Targus CitySmart EVA Pro professional laptop bag makes all the struggle disappear. You can comfortably carry your laptop and/or tablet in a separate compartment from your other belongings, the padded velcro pouch within ensuring that it’ll remain secure during transit. The CitySmart EVA Pro is a checkpoint friendly backpack: the laptop compartment unzips so you can lay it flat so you don’t need to waste time removing it from the bag.
The EVA top pocket is semi-rigid, making it impact-resistant so you don’t have to worry about anything being crushed. There’s two easy access pockets at the top, perfect for fitting your phone in one and shades in the other. The front compartment has plenty of pockets for pens, a notebook, your passport, anything you’d possibly need to have on-hand! There’s even a trolley strap on the back so you can lug it with your suitcase instead of carry it on your back. Mind? Blown.
The Targus CitySmart EVA Pro Backpack is an amazing travel backpack and a great gift for anyone who has to travel for work or has a commute to the office.
Disney Music Enchanted Vinyl
Did you know it’s been 15 years since Enchanted first came out? I certainly didn’t until I saw the Enchanted vinyl on Disney Music Emporium.
Disney Music Emporium has a gift for EVERYONE: cassette tapes, vinyls, picture discs, even die-cut picture vinyls. I love checking back to see what new products they have – they carry all things collectible and limited edition from the Disney Music catalog. There’s so many exclusive gifts to choose from, and there’s just something magical about receiving a Disney music gift.
We’ve always loved Enchanted, so we made it a point to listen to the vinyl this holiday season. If you haven’t danced to “Happy Working Song”, “True Love’s Kiss”, or “That’s How You Know” while cooking in your kitchen then I’m not convinced you’ve even lived.
Disenchanted is also now streaming only on Disney+! Don’t forget to share something magical with your loved ones this year!
Joss Stone’s Merry Christmas, Love Vinyl
Speaking of 15 years, I’ve been listening to Joss Stone for OVER 15 years. When I heard that my favorite Grammy Award Winner was releasing her first ever holiday album, I made sure to get the rest of my family (including the cat) excited with me.
We jammed to “What Christmas Means To Me” while wrapping presents, danced to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in front of the fire, and shared silly stories while drinking hot cocoa with her original “Bring On Christmas Day” playing in the background. I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend my Christmas with my family.
Merry Christmas, Love is available to enjoy on vinyl (which is what we did!) as well as on CD and digitally.
Punchbowl Digital Greeting Card
When it comes to distant family, it can be hard to find a thoughtful gift. I hate the thought of buying a generic Christmas card, jotting down a quick “Merry Christmas”, slapping a random giftcard in, and sending it on its way. I prefer my gifts to be more personalized towards the person.
Punchbowl is an award winning site that allows you to send thoughtful, personalized digital gift cards so you don’t have to worry about sending a lame card (or worse, nothing at all).
All you have to do is choose a design from the Christmas Card Collection, which includes 250+ different designs that you can tailor to your special person with a greeting, customizable fonts, colors, design accents.
At the end, you can add a heartfelt video message – this reminded me of those video cards with Santa that had a limited amount of names he had pre-loaded, so I was excited that I could make my message more personal.
The gift card you choose can have whatever amount you choose and can be from almost any brand you could think of, including Starbucks, Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Sephora, and more. You can send gift cards to multiple people and even pick different gift cards for each one – THAT was my favorite part!
You can either send the card immediately by email or text, or you can schedule it to arrive at the date and time of your choice if you want them to open it on Christmas day. You also get to track who’s opened their card, that way you can make sure they’ve received it.
Share the love with everyone using Punchbowl’s free eCards!
Engines: The Inner Workings of Machines That Move the World by Theodore Gray
Have you ever walked through a museum and not been 100% sure what you were reading or looking at but were still fascinated? That’s what it was like to look through Engines by Theodore Gray.
Each chapter built on the last as he shows the evolution of engines and machinery, first explaining how engines work before moving steadily through steam engines, internal combustion engines, to electric motors, to engines that function beyond motors.
Each page was filled with various shots from museums, some looking as if they could have actually been boards lining a museum wall.
For anyone who tinkers or those who love to think and pick out the inner workings of an object, this is the perfect book to set out on a coffee table.
Kira Labs Medpeel Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel and Medpeel Vitamin C30x Anti-Aging Serum
We all have that one skincare enthusiast in our family. And if you don’t, they’re sure to find you eventually!
When it comes to skincare, I always want to make sure I know what exactly is going onto my face. It can be nerve-wracking to apply something and not be 100% sure what it is or what it does! Kira Labs eases my worries by prioritizing safety, quality, and efficacy. They personally source their own ingredients, develop their own formulas, and manufacture their own products.
The Medpeel Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel would come first AM AND in the PM (score!) – it’s fortified with barrier-protecting ceramides and skin-renewing niacinamide. It’s perfect for oily skin, large pores, rough textured skin, and is good peel prep for a face mask.
You only need a small amount to work with, and using gentle circular motions and rinsing clean after will ensure you wash away any dirt, oils, makeup, or skin-dulling impurities without risk of over-drying or stripping your skin of its moisture barrier.
The Medpeel Vitamin C30x Anti-Aging Serum would come next (again, AM and PM!) and before whatever moisturizer you use. It has a high concentration of pure Vitamin C, so it provides antioxidant protection, brightens and corrects complexion, and age control by fading hyperpigmentation.
Your gift recipient can feel and look their best this Christmas with the Medpeel difference of individualized skin care. Use code BABBLE20 to get 20% off when you click through my links above!
I hope you love all of these ideas as much as I do! If you have more unique holiday gift ideas, let me know in a comment below!
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.