Unique Gift Ideas

Some holidays are easier to shop for than others. During Christmas and Hanukkah you’re probably already on a roll and in the gifting spirit. But others, like a birthday or an anniversary, can leave you stumped (especially if you wait until the last minute). If you’re having a hard time finding just the right thing and it feels like you’re seeing the same products over and over again, these niche gift guides can help solve your shopping dilemmas. Is she a total math whiz? She’ll probably get a kick out of the ultimate gifts for math nerds—and we bet she’s never seen a calculator ice cube tray or a pi bowl. Or maybe he has a carefully curated Instagram feed, but already has every camera accessory you can possibly think of? You’ll have to take a look at our unique gift ideas for the smartphone photographer. With hundreds of unique products at your fingertips, you’re bound to find something your loved one will flip for.

Unique Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your List

Forget the typical cookie-cutter gifts—try these special, hand-picked items instead. Find more great gifts for everyone on your list here.

97 Affordable Gifts for Readers

These novel products will delight all of the book-lovers and avid readers in your life. See more unique gifts for the book lovers on your list.

32 Personalized Gift Ideas

This season, give the people on your list presents that have their names written all over them. (Literally.) See more great gifts for everyone on your list. 

5 Number Gifts For the Math Nerd in Your Life

These are for that friend who likes pi more than pie. 

Gifts That Give Back—That Your Friends Actually Want

There was a time when you had to choose between delighting a recipient and making a small move for social good. But now you can win on both counts. Here’s a batch of handpicked beauties your friends and family will love that also happen to boost really worthy causes. Read, get inspired, click, give... and collect the hugs. Everybody wins.

16 Surprisingly Useful Gifts

Real Simple readers share details about the most indispensable presents.

The Best Gifts Real Simple Editors Ever Received

Not sure what to give your best friend or spouse this holiday? Consider borrowing an idea from one of these editor favorites.

7 Unique Gifts for Coffee Lovers

If caffeine is a must, consider these gifts high on her wish list.

10 Totally Awesome Gifts for The Instagram Obsessed

For the friend who’s more concerned with how many likes her latest post got than, well, pretty much anything else, these gifts will showcase what a loyal follower you really are.

14 Top Shelf Beer Gifts 

Know someone who can’t get enough craft beer? No matter what holiday you’re celebrating (Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary, or even just because), these premium picks are just right for any beer lover on your list.