If you’re looking for something different, meaningful, and fabulous for your teen or college, look no further. We’ve found unique gifts from one of our favorite sites, Uncommon Goods. Not only do they sell presents you can’t find anywhere else and offer an inventive way to sort gifts by your recipient’s interests, but they also do much good for the world.
NEW! Uncommon Experiences are live virtual classes that come packaged with the ingredients or supplies your recipient will need to participate in the class. Learn how to bake a Raindrop Cake or yummy chocolate truffles, create earrings or learn magic tricks.
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Christmas gifts from Uncommon Goods your teen will love
1. Storm Cloud
Your teen will be mesmerized with this desktop cloud that changes appearance as barometric pressure rises and falls. The special liquid inside the glass crystallizes in different patterns for a chance to watch the weather up close and personal.
Working on puzzles has been an activity that’s become wildly popular during the pandemic. This 1000-piece puzzle celebrates US National Parks in vintage imagery.
Featuring a powerful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, this beautiful piece provides a reminder to forge your own trail. Green Tourmaline promotes creativity, and smoky quartz calms to clear the psyche. The silver bar represents their path.
For any of your teens or young adults who loves to drink tea, this kit will make each cop Insta-ready for a both gorgeous shot and tasty drink.
Sync up your lamps via WiFi. Then you keep one lamp and give one to your kid, your mom, your sister, or a friend and when you touch your lamp, theirs will light up as well even if they are clear across the country.
6. Tie-Dye Kit
Transform cotton squares into colorful bandanas, scarfs, or decor with this very complete kit. Contents include tutorial booklet & color mixing guide
– (2) pairs of gloves
– (5) bottles
– (5) colors of dye
– rubber bands
– (1) cotton pouch
– (2) 12×12″ cotton bandanas
– (1) measuring spoon
– popsicle sticks
– wooden beads
For the aviator-fan, this Bluetooth-enabled airplane can be controlled by a smartphone. Crash-proof carbon fiber is the “paper” to be folded and then flown at speeds of up to 25 MPH.
If you are looking for an experience for a gift and have a family pet, giving a gift of a live virtual pet painting class could be a very unique gift. Art supplies are delivered before the class begins and there are multiple dates to choose from.
The object of these hand-held puzzles is to move a ball through corridors, tiers, gears, and more until it emerges from the puzzle. Four different hand-held mazes are available to challenge your teen or young adult.
For your budding cook who is also a Japanese-food enthusiast, this kit has green tea and cocoa powder to add to ice cream to create these unique frozen ice cream balls.
11. Fix-it Kit
This portable collection of handy tools will keep your teen’s life in good repair. The compact set includes all the basics for dorm and first apartment living: Hammer, LED Flashlight, Pliers, Tape Measure, Screwdriver with 10 assorted screwdriver bits. Available in pink or black.
These collegiate pillows are embroidered with all the highlights that make each college unique. This extra stylish and personal throw pillow is a keepsake gift that your teen or young adult will enjoy for years to come.
For your tea-drinking son or daughter, this clever mug has a pocket for their teabag.
Here’s a great gift for the baseball buff in your life. These baseball bat bottle openers are handmade from game-day bats swung by MLB players.
These adorable zippered pouches are a perfect place to hold cosmetics, jewelry, or other valuables. Designs depict landmarks for each college that make that school unique.
Beginners and pros alike will enjoy this wooden, tabletop corn hole game.
Who knew that your college student (or anyone in your family) could create their own retro reel-viewer with a customized disk of their own photos.
If your teen loves spicy foods, they can follow simple rules and make their own hot sauce as fiery, or not, as they want.
19. Game of Phones
Pick a prompt card and see who can use their iPhone the fastest to do as directed.
20. Scratch Map
This map will inspire any teen who longs to travel the globe. They can scratch off places they visit and read interesting facts about the earth along the bottom. Printed in the UK on card stock, this map is also a great dorm decor idea.
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