The holidays are here and it’s definitely the time to buy gifts for countless friends and family. Surely, you would want to give a gift that the recipients will love and appreciate. So just another Christmas sweater or a gift card won’t do. If you want to give gifts that the recipients can truly appreciate and remember, here are several unconventional ideas for “alternative” gifts:

Rugs or Carpets

Australia does not get a white Christmas, but the colder months will certainly roll around as the year progresses. Therefore, your gift recipient will certainly love having a cool, new rug around. These unusual gifts can be very useful so your gift recipient will not quickly forget your special holiday gift. There are plenty of gorgeous designs you can find online and make an impression this season.

Macabre Goth Clothes

No idea what to gift a teen friend or a family member this season? How about shopping for gothic clothing online and gifting something that they will certainly notice? Goth items are common during Halloween, but these apparel items are appreciated all year round by people who love macabre things. If you know someone who likes dark Goth things, then offer a special gift like this that they can appreciate for the rest of the year.

Vinyl Records (Plus Turntable)

Older gift recipients will certainly love this throwback gift. Even young ones can appreciate getting the latest Beyoncé album in a wonderful vinyl record. If the recipient doesn’t have a turntable at home, don’t forget to add one too. There are many affordable turntable options that you can easily find online. A combo gift won’t cost more than $50. If you know any music lovers, then this gift would be especially thoughtful.

Snazzy Jewellery

Jewellery is not a typical gift for the holidays. And that’s exactly the reason why a jewellery gift would be appreciated by the recipient. Jewellery or accessories gifts don’t have to be expensive either. You don’t have to dish out thousands of dollars to by a pearl necklace for your grandmother, of course not. There are affordable but very trendy earrings, necklaces, bangles, and other little trinkets that you can buy for both male and female recipients. Offer something charming and impress your giftee this season with this option.

Bath Bombs and Hydrating Personal Care Items

The Christmas season is the hottest season in Australia. Forget the Xmas sweaters and gift something that your friends or family can really appreciate in the summer. Everyone will be taking more baths than usual this season, so why not gift trendy bath bombs they can pamper themselves in? There are so many colours and themes to choose from. There are even luxury bath bombs that you can gift a picky recipient. In addition to that, hydrating self-care items, like hydrating mists, are great gifts for the season. If you are out of ideas, then make one of these personal gift items to bring a smile to your gift recipient’s face.

Reusable Ice Cubes

If you don’t want to spend too much money or just want to give a fun but useful gift, consider gifting reusable ice cubes. There’s no better way to enjoy the winter during an Australian Christmas than with ice cubes!

Think about what your gift recipient likes best clothing, jewellery, etc and choose the most suitable gift from the above ideas.