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20+ Best Unique Gift Ideas

Sure, you can pick up a gift card or a sweater for the next holiday or special occasion, or you can veer slightly outside the box for a present they won’t see coming. Our following gift guide has you covered by way of unique but nevertheless desirable products across a range of categories. From 3D printers to wall-mounted massagers to outdoor gear to golf clubs and more, here are 20+ unique gift ideas for that certain someone in your life.

Best Unique Gifts at a Glance:

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Samsung The Freestyle Portable Projector (2023) | Image: Samsung

Samsung The Freestyle Portable Projector (2023)

In partnership with Samsung

Samsung’s Freestyle Portable Projector delivers up to 100 inches of high-resolution video, bringing the big-screen experience into the comfort of your home. It bypasses all boundaries with an inbuilt 360-degree speaker and a simple but effective rotating design. Where does this baby go? Wherever you want it to, taking just minutes to set up and working independently of additional devices. 

As if functioning from pretty much any location weren’t enough, The Freestyle automatically optimises the screen to correct any skewed images (without you having to move it). It also runs on the Samsung Smart TV platform and features an easy-to-navigate menu, putting an endless variety of shows, movies, apps, sports, and more at your fingertips. Sit back, relax, and immerse. 

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Throwback Autographed 2023 NBA Finals Denver Nuggets Championship Basketball | Image: Throwback

Throwback Autographed 2023 NBA Finals Denver Nuggets Championship Basketball

In partnership with Throwback

The Denver Nuggets won their first championship in franchise history when they defeated the Miami Heat in the 2023 NBA Finals, and we’re not done celebrating. That brings us to this NBA Finals Denver Nuggets Championship Basketball, an ideal gift for any dedicated fan. It’s available in limited supply and autographed by star player Jamal Murray, who helped lead the team to their historic victory. 

Presented in the sleek colour of black with striking gold details, Throwback’s autographed basketball comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity and also a complimentary Jamal Murray t-shirt. But let’s cut to the chase: you either know someone who will freaking love this gift or you don’t. If you do, make like a point guard and act fast! 

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Baume & Mercier Riviera AZUR 300M | Image: Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier Riviera AZUR 300M

In partnership with Baume & Mercier

Make it a Christmas to remember with this stunning timepiece from Baume & Mercier. Driven by the prestigious Baumatic manufacture calibre, the Riviera AZUR 300M is the height of robust elegance. It boasts a stunning transparent smokey grey sapphire dial, unidirectional rotating bezel, and black anodised aluminium ring, all of which help make it an ideal watch for those who’d rather have their sports and exercise water-based. This is further supported by water-resistance to 30 ATM (300 metres), and luminescent indexes coated in SuperLuminova in order to maximise underwater visibility.

To demonstrate the extreme reliability of its manufacture movements, Baume & Mercier now offers a comprehensive eight-year warranty for any model equipped with a Baumatic caliber: Two regulatory years and a six-year extension are made available to watch owners simply by registering on the Baume & Mercier website when activating the warranty.

So whether you’re looking forward to a summer of swimming, surfing, snorkelling, sailing, or any combination of the above, you won’t find a more capable—or better looking—timepiece to accompany you on your aquatic adventures.

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Birdify Bird Feeder | Image: Birdify

Birdify Bird Feeder

Birdify’s amazing Bird Feeder is crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and compatible with a solar panel (which is included in the purchase). But the real prize is its built-in smart camera, which records 1080p video and uses an AI algorithm to identify over 6000 bird species. Bird watching? More like bird streaming!

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Naked Tan’s Face Tan Mist | Image: Naked Tan

Naked Tan’s Face Tan Mist

Perfect for that friend who’s all about that bronzed life, Naked Tan’s new Face Tan Mist is the quick fix for a fabulous facial tan that also pampers your skin. Unlike usual tanning products that need a hands-on approach, this Face Tan Mist is like a magic spray—no touching needed. Packed with cool cucumber freshness, it gives you a gradual, natural-looking tan and a super refreshing feel. Plus, it’s oil-free, so if you’re rocking eyelash extensions, no worries—it won’t mess things up. 

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The Wave Tool | Image: Amazon

The Wave Tool

This durable stocking stuffer is far more functional and ergonomic than its wild appearance would suggest. Thanks to a patented design, it delivers a 3-dimensional massage while reducing hand strain. Use it on yourself or a partner and prepare to say, “Ahhhhhhh…”

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Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set | Image: Amazon

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

Crafted from eco-friendly foam and non-toxic materials, this travel-friendly set uses HIPS lotus-shaped spikes and other custom features to relieve neck and back pain. We could use some acupressure ourselves right about now so pardon us while we go buy one!

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JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan | Image: JISULIFE

JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan

Presenting the greatest thing that you didn’t know existed until this very moment. It fits around the neck like a pair of dormant headphones and automatically springs to life, using built-in vents to send cool air to your face for hours at a time. Hands-free, comfortable, and stylish, it’s also quiet during use.

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Coravin Timeless Three+ Wine Preservation System | Image: Coravin

Coravin Timeless Three+ Wine Preservation System

Coravin’s high-quality system allows you to pour the good stuff without popping the cork, thereby preserving wine for years as opposed to days. The best part? It actually works!

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818 Eight Reserve | Image: FrootBat

818 Eight Reserve

This Añejo Reserve tequila is every bit as special as the handmade decanter in which it comes. 818’s Master Tequileros put everything they know into its creation, resulting in a rich and complex spirit that unravels in silky layers of honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Happy sipping.

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Smeg 50s Style Espresso Machine | Image: Smeg

Smeg 50s Style Espresso Machine

Bolster your morning and decor alike with this stylish espresso machine from Smeg. Look beyond its eye-catching retro design to find a host of modern features, including a dual thermoblock system, 58mm portafilter, 15 bar pump, steam wand, and more.

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Tineco Floor One S7 Pro Floor Washer | Image: Tineco

Tineco Floor One S7 Pro Floor Washer

Tineco’s wireless floor washer makes the standard mop seem like something from prehistoric times. Use the built-in LCD screen to alternate between four operating modes as you tackle messes for up to 40 minutes on a single charge.

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Star Wars x Fossil Watch | Image: Fossile

Star Wars x Fossil Watch

American watch brand Fossil teamed up with the Star Wars franchise to release this limited edition collection ripped straight out of the cinematic universe. Each model brings an iconic character or concept to life in spectacular detail, with precise timekeeping and sturdy material to match.

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Hatch Restore 2 Smart Alarm Clock | Image: Hatch

Hatch Restore 2 Smart Alarm Clock

This literal dream machine gives the alarm clock concept a mindfulness makeover. In lieu of clunky design and abrasive noise, Restore 2 delivers a minimalist aesthetic and curated sounds to help you sleep and wake in peace. It’s a quintessentially unique gift that they’ll never see coming.

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Anker AnkerMake M5 3D Printer | Image: AnkerMake

Anker AnkerMake M5 3D Printer

User-friendly and loaded with features, the AnkerMake M5 brings the 3D printing experience into your home with seamless precision. Speedy performance, a built-in AI camera, and adjoining app control are just a few of the many benefits lying in wait.

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Rubik’s Connected Cube | Image: Amazon

Rubik’s Connected Cube

The Rubik’s Cube is a timeless puzzle if there ever was one, but that doesn’t mean it can’t use a 21st-century upgrade. Connect this smart version to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth to unlock all kinds of interactive possibilities, including mini-games and battle mode against other users.

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NASA x ANICORN “Mars Mission” The Mars Puzzle | Image: Man of Many

NASA x ANICORN “Mars Mission” The Mars Puzzle

ANICORN Watches partnered with NASA to create this stunning Mars puzzle, brought to life in high-resolution detail. Even more than meets the eye, it’s the world’s first and only AR puzzle, which can be touched, interacted with, and shared on social media.

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Victorinox Ranger Knife | Image: Victorinox

Victorinox Ranger Knife

For the handyman or outdoor enthusiast, we present this function-packed iteration of an enduring EDC classic. Within its compact framework are 21 tools, including scissors, tweezers, screwdrivers, a wire stripper, and more.

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Glen Moray Whisky | Image: Glen Moray

Glen Moray Whisky

Aged for 12 years, this Speyside single malt delivers fruit, flower, toffee, sweetness, grain, and hints of ginger marmalade with every smooth sip. Maybe it’s not the most ‘unique’ gift in the world, but who’s going to argue with delicious whisky?

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BO Fara | Image: Man of Many

BO Fara

A stylish product of practical perfection, this compact electric heater offers impeccable flexibility and the option for a smart functionality add-on (which optimises performance). It’s something a person won’t expect but can always use, making it an unpredictable gift in all the best ways.

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King Living Antipodes Organic Rug | Image: King

King Living Antipodes Organic Rug

People can be quite particular about their home decor and so this organic wool rug is something of a bold gift choice. On the other hand: just look at its distinctive perimeter and hand-drawn topographic design. We say go for it!

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Pewdiepie LED Edition – Throttle Series Black Gaming Chair | Image: Pewdiepie

Pewdiepie LED Edition – Throttle Series Black Gaming Chair

Ergonomic by design and traced in neon light, this large chair of dura-soft leather provides the perfect combination of comfort, detail, mobility, and support. If it’s good enough for Pewds, then it’s surely good enough for the gamer in your life.

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VSSL Camp Supplies II | Image: VSSL

VSSL Camp Supplies II

Outdoor masters VSSL have put their greatest hits in one kit, better known as Camp Supplies II. It comes packed to the gills with over 50 outdoor essentials, including tools, fishing gear, fire-starters, and more.

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Everdure CUBE Portable Charcoal Grill | Image: Everdure

Everdure CUBE Portable Charcoal Grill

No matter where your adventures may take you, Everdure’s CUBE Portable Charcoal Grill is ready for the ride. Forged from lightweight steel and equipped with functional features, it allows you to cook up tasty meat and veg across a slew of outdoor terrains.

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Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge | Image: Titleist

Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge

A golfer’s dream come true, the SM8 Wedge pushes the centre of gravity forward from the face and makes expert use of high-density tungsten construction. As a direct result, one can expect a more consistent strike and better feel as they achieve new levels of ball flight.

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Finska Lawn Game | Image: Amazon

Finska Lawn Game

The outdoor game of Finska was first introduced to Australia back in 2009 and it’s been wildly popular ever since. Included in this set are 12 pins and a throwing log—all made from eco-friendly birch wood—as well as a laminated rule sheet and scorecard.

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Outdoor Wine Table | Image: Uncommon Goods

Outdoor Wine Table

Ideal for picnics and other outdoor excursions, this collapsible table has been designed to hold a wine bottle, two wine glasses, and a bowl of snacks or a small plate of food. A fiberglass spike extends from the slim plywood base so that you can plant it securely in the grass or sand.

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Wall Mounted Personal Masseuse | Image: Uncommon Goods

Wall Mounted Personal Masseuse

This wall-mounted massage system is yet another unique gift that’s guaranteed to please. Use the 360 degree rotation ball for some deep tissue relief or the micro-point node roller to release tension and stimulate blood flow in top-layer muscles, all without using your hands. Ahhhh, that’s the good stuff!

Things to Consider for Unique Gift Ideas

When it comes to unique gift ideas, simply wrapping a bow on a bottle of whisky isn’t quite enough. In fact, if you want to get the special occasion right, there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Price: Perhaps the most obvious consideration, the price will inevitably play a factor in your purchasing decision. While you may want to splash out for a significant birthday or gifting event, more often than not, you’ll be aiming around the $50-$100 mark. To get the most out of your unique gift idea, don’t be afraid to shop around for the best price.
  • Risk: Trying to buy a unique and different gift idea is not always the most straightforward predicament. When you stray from the path and pick up something a little out of the ordinary, you run the risk of missing the mark.

Alternatives to Unique Gifts

If you are looking for something a little more normal, we’ve got you covered. Outside of these gift ideas, we’ve collated our favourite releases across a number of different categories. So, no matter what that special someone in your life is keen on, you’ll find it here.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Unique Gift Ideas

With more than 10 years of experience testing the most unusual products on earth, Man of Many’s editors are sticklers for research and certainly know a thing or two about gifting. This list of gift ideas was curated through the personal experience of experts, alongside extensive and online research from retailers and users. Each product on this list was checked by the Man of Many staff prior to publication for the official tick of approval. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

Unique Gift Ideas FAQs

What makes a gift unique?

There are a few aspects which makes a gift unique. Mainly it comes down to how well you know your special someone, and what their niche likes and dislikes are. That will differentiate a unique gift from something generic.

What are some unique gift ideas for couples?

If you are looking to gift your couple friend something truly left-of-field, some ideas are date night games to build your connection, bucket list posters to knock off some goals, couples cooking classes and a couples hand casting kit.