30 Unexpected Holiday Gifts That Are Guaranteed To Impress

You've made a list, and you've checked it twice. This year, you've got the whole holiday shopping thing on lock. The only problem? You've promised yourself to not take the easy route — that means not buying the same pair of socks for eight different people, no boxed chocolates, and no more resorting to candles as the last-minute goodie for everyone you forgot about.

For once, you're taking the holiday season as a time to actually show the people you care about just how much they mean to you — and not just anything will make the cut. Where to begin? Since the only thing better than receiving a gift you're excited about is giving one that blows someone away, we're here to help you stay committed to the goal of doing just that. It's time to score some presents that aren't just meaningful, but totally unexpected, too. Click through for the 30 most out-of-the-box items that are sure to impress everyone on your "nice" list.

J.Crew The Perfect Winter Boot, $128.00 Buy
Juniper Books Hamilton - The Book Set, $250.00 Buy
Phlur Annica, $68.00 Buy
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UGG Australia Fluff Momma Mongolian Clog, $150.00 Buy
Cuyana Mohair Beret, $65.00 Buy
Dady Bones Feeling Grape Earrings, $45.00 Buy
Urban Outfitters The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated And Deconstructed By Shea Serrano & Arturo Torres, $19.95 Buy
Cyclades Eros Silk Scarf, $258.00 Buy
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Travel Kit, $30.00 Buy
Topshop Knitted Leather Gloves, $48.00 Buy
ban.do Work It Out Exercise Mat - I Did My Best, $32.00 Buy
RACHEL Rachel Roy Made by Artisans - Palm Leaf Basket, $60.00 Buy
Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack, $30.00 Buy
Madewell Sherpa Shut-Eye Sleep Mask, $14.50 Buy
Veja X Flaneurz V-10, $561.00 Buy
Paravel Packing Cube Trio, $55.00 Buy
Wool and the Gang Little Maggie Bandana Knitting Kit, $41.00 Buy
Andy Warhol Andy’s Magnificent Seven, $200.00 Buy
A Peace Treaty X That's Chic Delicate Opaline Choker , $125.00 Buy
Clare V. Leather Coasters, $45.00 Buy
Parks Project National Parks Pass, $80.00 Buy
Lingua Franca Embroidered Cashmere Sweater, $360.00 Buy
Fairgoods Worst Co-Worker Ribbon Set of 5, $20.00 Buy
Le Creuset 2.25-Qt. Heart Dutch Oven, $285.99 $200.00, Buy
Danielle Kroll Ceramic Skyline Trinket Dish, $14.00 Buy
Calpak Power Luggage Tag - Red, $32.00 Buy
Pop & Suki Paper Notebook Set, $35.00 Buy
MoMA Store Bonsai Forest Growing Kit, $50.00 Buy
The Last Line Perfect Rainbow Tennis Bracelet, $1,436.00 Buy
Dagne Dover Landon Carryall, $125.00 Buy
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