Creative Christmas
Gift Ideas

Want some creative Christmas gift ideas that show off your thoughtfulness?

Want to let someone know you care about them so much you labored over what creative christmas gift to get them? (When you really just looked at this list:))

Then keep reading this list of Creative Christmas Gift Ideas grouped by simple catagories. I hope it makes your shopping easier so you can spend more time enjoying your loved ones this Christmas.

TIP: You can group several of these items to form a theme and make a Christmas Gift Basket. Click Here for ideas.


1) Name a Star Gift Box - a totally unique (and romantic) gift. Name a star in the galaxy after someone you love!
(Click here for more Romantic Christmas Gift ideas.)

2) Hot Air Balloon Ride - How many times have you gone on a Hot Air Balloon Ride? Exactly. Totally creative and awesome.

3) Ride in a WW II Fighter Jet -What man (or woman) wouldn't dream of taking a ride in an actual vintage fighter jet!
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4) Drive a real NASCAR - do you know a NASCAR fan who would be thrilled to drive a real racecar?

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5) Tickets to Broadway show or a popular concert - Make it a date night!

6) A Beer Making Kit

7) A Wine Making Class - learn how to make your own wine, bottle it, and take it home.

8) A Cooking Class - it can be a beginners class for the novice, or a class on a specific ethnic cuisine like Italian, French, Thai, or Chinese.

9) A Baking Class or Cake Decorating Class - Baking and decorating cupcakes are very popular now.

10) Tickets to Sporting Event - are they baseball fans? hockey? soccer? basketball? football?

11) Framed Stock Certificate - for the one who has everything else, give them the gift of ownership in their favorite company. What's their passion? Harley Davidson? Starbucks? Disney? Nintendo? Ford? Now they can own a piece of it. Even better if the company gets acquired or goes private - you're left with a collector's item!

12) Fantasy Sports Camp - fulfill his dream of being a pro-athlete - at least for a little while.
13) A Vacation - escape to warmer climates on that Christmas Cruise you've been thinking about!

Christmas Cruises

Or spend Christmas in New York City! A spectacular place at Christmas time. Check out the links and you'll see why these are my favorite creative Christmas gift ideas!

NYC Vacation


There are many different (and ordinary) gifts you can get for someone's home - I'm listing only the ones I think are creative Christmas gift ideas. Hope this helps!

14) Coffee Press - makes the BEST brewed coffee without making a whole pot.

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15) Fondue Set - makes those get togethers even more fun.

16) Robotic Vacuum - anything to making your chores easier! I'll take one please.
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17) Expresso/Capuccino machine - make your latte macchiato at home anytime.

18) Silk Sheets - a luxury. Pamper someone.

19) Digital Frame - already uploaded with their favorite photos.

20) Old photos, slides, and films converted to DVD - you can buy a converter and do this yourself, or have a service do this for you. My husband Sam used and was very happy with the results. Well worth the money spent. He made copies of the DVD and gave to all his siblings. They loved those DVDs. What creative Christmas gift ideas!

21) Bonsai tree or Bamboo plant - they are so interesting looking - like a work of art. Brightens up the room.

Creative Christmas Gifts

22) Magazine Subscriptions - How about a Home Decorating mag, or a gossip mag, or cooking mag, or a news mag. It's something that keeps giving year round.

23) Homemade Christmas gifts - Check out this link for more creative Christmas gift ideas for the home.


24) Hammock - great for those naps outside

25) Whimsical garden statues, gazing balls, decorative stepping stones

26) Beautiful bird baths, bird feeders, fountains

27) Sun dials, outdoor wall clocks, weather instruments, chimes

28) Landscape lighting - solar powered is the easiest to install. No wires or batteries. All you need is sun.

29) Fire Pit, patio heater

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30) Pretty ceramic or terra cotta planters and seed packets

31) Books on vegetable or flower gardening, garden design, landscaping
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The Do It Yourselfer:

32) Power tools, jig saws, nail guns, drills, tool box, tool belt, work gloves, How to Books on carpentry, or home repair.

The Motor Head:

33) Car speakers, subwoofers, GPS, satellite radio, IPOD adapter (lets you play your IPOD through the car radio) car cleaning kits, floor mats, seat covers, colored LED lights for interior, emergency kit, air compressor, personalized key chains, model cars, remote controlled cars.

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NOTE: My teenage son, Mike, helped me with this list. I think he was giving me some hints...

The Artsy/Creative Person:

34) Photo Editing Software, camera accessories, Video and Music software, scrapbooking tools, art supplies, specialty papers, art classes, books on art or photography or hobbies, tickets to art museum or photo gallery.

The Camper:

35) Tents, air beds, first aid kits, camp kitchen equipment, lanterns, binoculars, smores kits, telescope, coolers, back packs, fishing or hunting gear, camp fire games, scary story books.

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