10 Quirky Gifts to Make Your Loved Ones Happy That You Can Find on Amazon’s Gift Ideas
Finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life can often feel like an impossible task. Start off with something practical yet fun — like salt and pepper shakers or a tea infuser. Amazon’s gift guide has some of the most innovative and creative products on the market — making it easy to show someone you care in a truly unique way. So go ahead and surprise your recipient with a one-of-a-kind present because nothing’s better than seeing the surprise on their face when they open up that special something!
1. The perfect companion for your relaxing cup of tea! Introducing the manatee tea infuser—he perches on the rim of your cup, gently infusing your tea, so you don’t have to worry about fishing him out. Plus, he’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe and easy to clean. He’s sure to give you a chuckle as he takes a leisurely swim in your cup.
Promising review: I love my Manatea so much that I just purchased 2 more — they are simple to use, but it took some experimenting with tea amounts to use—one teaspoon is too much and does not seep out. He also benefits from a gentle squeeze of his tummy with a teaspoon.
Sadly, nearly all tea bags contain it, but this tea infuser is made of silicone and will last a long time, as well as making tea storage much more compact. The tea also appears to be more flavorful than in the bags. @Colin Gibson
2. This cute mug will make your morning brew extra purr-fect. Finally, your coffee or tea can now be enhanced with the right amount of cat hair. This mug holds 16 oz (454 ml) and comes in a gift box, making it the ideal gift for the cat lover in your life!
Promising review: Looks EXACTLY as pictured! Sturdy and dishwasher/microwave safe! I bought this for my mom, who is a crazy cat lady and has a cat, so we have an inside joke about cat hair being in her drinks all the time, so when I saw this mug, I IMMEDIATELY bought it and was so happy to find that such a mug existed.
It’s wonderful. I will update my review if there is any excessive wear and tear, chipping, peeling, etc. As of right now, though, it gets 5 stars out of 5. @l
3. This box of Oddsocks is the ideal present for the difficult-to-buy-for person in your life or for someone who doesn’t take the time to match their socks. They won’t have to worry about whether their socks match or not with 6 pairs of colorful socks—they can just have fun!
Promising review: Always being one who prefers to wear bright, colorful socks, I purchased these with the idea of getting something nice, bright, and different. In that regard, they did not fail to deliver. The socks arrived in a speedy manner and were as described. I love them — they are officially my favorite pair of socks to date and on multiple occasions at work (at least 8–9 times) I’ve had colleagues comment on how great my socks are, which I can’t say I’ve ever had even once or twice before.
The material of the socks is more like a thin summer sock than built-to-last quality, but it is a great product overall, and I will purchase more in the future once my current ones become unusable. @Mr. Ricky M. Lawler
4. Make an unforgettable impression with this unique gift — candy sushi! Perfect for those looking for something special, this hilarious take-away sushi box contains a mixed assortment of 28 delicious confectionery sweets in 9 varieties — perfect for sushi lovers and candy connoisseurs alike.
Promising review: I bought these for my son’s birthday as a novelty item — he absolutely loves sushi and all things Japanese, so these sweets went down well. The pack was larger than expected, which was a nice surprise.
He really enjoyed them all, so I guess that says a lot about the flavor. I didn’t get a look in! These were a little bit on the pricey side, but overall a good novelty item, which I was pleased with. @Lydhg
5. This ceramic tea pot is sure to make your loved one feel like a Time Lord! With this Doctor Who teapot, they will be able to travel through time and space with a cup of tea right at their fingertips. It can hold up to 23.66 oz (700 ml) of their favorite beverage, so they can take the longest of journeys with a full cup! Perfect for the Whovian in your life.
Promising review: Before I bought the TARDIS, I read the other reviews and felt comfortable with purchasing it. The shipping was really quick. I took the teapot out of the packaging and looked it over really well.
I found it in perfect condition. There were no chips, and all the makings were perfect. My first pot of tea was perfect too. No leaking, and kept warm. I’m happy with my teapot. Before I bought the teapot, I had bought the mug, so now my collection is complete. @James
6. This 1980s shopping basket jigsaw puzzle will make the perfect gift for your loved one who wants to take a trip down memory lane while indulging in some nostalgic shopping! It has 1,000 pieces and is made using 100% recycled puzzle board and vegetable-based inks. Plus, the challenge of the puzzle will give your brain a break from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Promising review: Great jigsaw. Was like being in the kitchen cupboard back when I was a kid. The pieces themselves are well-made. No splitting. And there was no drama about getting to the end and finding pieces missing. @monty
7. If you want to find the perfect amusing gift for your loved one, look no further than a lava lamp! It is known that the purpose of lava lamps is to create a mood. The fluid inside of the fixture relates back to one of our most ancient sources of entertainment: the glowing fire.
Promising review: Really happy with this lava lamp in every way: colors, shape, and quality. Great value for the money. Relaxing, and it lives at the dining room table! @Dawn
8. This magic bunny is a great conversation starter and a guaranteed way to make your gift recipient smile. Not only is it easy to use and clean—and much more hygienic than an open dispenser—but when you lift the bunny head to expose the toothpick, it is just so adorable!
Promising review: This is the 4th Alessi toothpick/cocktail stick holder I have purchased. I’ve had mine for years and have bought the others as gifts. They are a useful addition to the kitchen, taking up little space, and being always available, whether for food or when you need something pointy to remove bits from small spaces, etc. (I’m sure all cooks will understand).
Either buy one to color coordinate with your kitchen or buy the black model that looks like a top hat, according to my family. @gillian snook
9. These woodland creature bag clips are a must-have for anyone looking to keep their snacks fresh and secure. With a pack of 6, you can store all of your half-eaten packets of chips or snacks, and they’ll be as crunchy as when you first opened them. Plus, they grip tightly, so you don’t have to worry about the bags opening and ending up on the floor—no more snack disasters.
Promising review: These are surprisingly strong and well-made. I was sort of expecting a bit of a cute gimmicky thing, but what I got was a very cute and functional thing. I am really pleased with them and tempted to buy more now. I like them so much! @Bh
10. These Minion salt and pepper shakers are the perfect gift for any Minions fan who loves to cook! They come securely packaged in a gift box, so you don’t have to worry about breakage. Made of ceramic material, these salt and pepper shakers will look great in anyone’s kitchen—and the Minions will make sure your food is always well-seasoned.
Promising review: I love my new salt and pepper set, I love Minions, and these are the cutest things ever. I have read many reviews saying they were small, but I think they are the perfect size, and it’s very easy to put the salt and pepper inside. @Amazon Customer
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