Skip the cliché candles, coffee mugs, and cold-weather accoutrements and give a gift to remember.
Sure, we all love to give (and get) a cozy sweater or the latest iPhone, but it’s those gifts that are a bit out there — the ones that are truly unique — that make the biggest splash at the birthday party or holiday gift exchange.
Whether you want to give your mom something other than a gift card this year, or you’re hunting down a present that reflects your best friend’s quirky spirit, the editors at Travel + Leisure have got you covered. From slippers that heat up your feet to a bubble wrap-inspired calendar, we’ve rounded up a selection of gifts that are sure to stand out this year.
And while you’re here, take a look at the rest of Travel + Leisure’s gift guides for creative and thoughtful ideas for literally everyone on your list (like your dad who always seems impossible to shop for, or your coworker who is very particular about her coffee).