Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes it can be a challenge to find something meaningful for the hard to buy for on our lists. Sometimes a unique experience is better than anything wrapped up in a box. Sometimes something hand-made is better than anything you can find at the store. We’re here for you with some non-traditional gift ideas for family and friends.


Classes – This doesn’t have to be a boring or stuffy idea. It could be an academic interest, but it doesn’t have to be. It could be cooking, dancing, singing, yoga, or even some one-on-one golf lessons.


Vacations – This could be a romantic getaway to somewhere tropical or a local hotel. It could be a Walt Disney vacation for the whole family. Or maybe it’s a quick trip to a neighboring state to see some semi-local attractions. A getaway that you’ll all remember will make a wonderful experience.


Sports Tickets – MLB, NFL, or NBA tickets for the sports fans in your life could give them something to remember for a long time to come. The Christmas holiday is the perfect time to head off to the big game.


A Piece of Original Artwork – Someone in your life may appreciate the artist’s touch, whether it’s an original painting, piece of jewelry, or handmade craft.


Memberships – There are memberships for nearly anything of interest. This includes gym memberships, massage memberships, or wine or beer memberships. If you’re in the market for a child, there are also science kit memberships.


Pets – If the timing is right and you’re in the market for a new four-legged companion, the holiday could be the perfect opportunity to welcome a new dog or cat into your home.


Enjoy the Holiday Spirit

Getting in the holiday spirit means fully embracing giving with your friends and family. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are not the ones that can be purchased from the store or on Amazon. Hopefully, the list here inspires you to seek out the most meaningful gifts for your loved ones!