Updated on October 16, 2020 by Lyric Fergusson
Do you ever struggle with finding the perfect gift? Holidays, birthdays, and special occasions can feel stressful when you feel like you’re entirely in the clouds and have no idea what to purchase. Gift-giving doesn’t have to be stressful, as long as you put some thought and love into your gift, any gift will be appreciated. There’s a special place in an Aunt’s heart for her niece or nephew that holds a unique bond. Show her you love and appreciate everything she has done for you. Here are some top gift ideas for those special Aunt’s of ours!
27 Unique Gifts for Aunts
If you’re Aunt loves to go on picnics when the weather is beautiful, like mine does, this gift is right up her alley. This extra-large picnic blanket is waterproof, and uses top-of-the-line fabric, is eco-friendly, and non-toxic. You can use this blanket to go on picnics or even at the beach. This gift makes for a fantastic present that is great for any time of the year.
2. Mini Vacuum
The mini vacuum may seem like an “odd” gift to give, but I can assure, to some working Aunts, it is the BEST! This vacuum comes in three different color options to choose from. It is absolute must for use at your job if you have a “messy” desktop. This desktop vacuum can clean up crumbs, paper shreds, cat hair, and more. We have one at home and use it for our daughter’s car seat because she is continuously dropping crumbs into the sides, and it’s hard to clean up without it.
More and more people want to abandon the use of plastic straws. If your Aunt is into saving the turtles and our environment, she’ll love these silicone straws. Silicone straws are the number one rated reusable straws. The straws become inspected by the lab, non-plastic, non-rubber, and BPA-free. You can use these in your tumblers, bottles, glasses, coffee cups, and kid’s cups.
I recently just gifted my Aunt this for her birthday since she is always in the kitchen, and she could not stop laughing. This potato peeler is in the shape of a monkey. You can use it easily to peel fruits and vegetables. It’s six inches long, has a stainless-steel blade, and will swivel to follow surfaces that curve. The monkey handle is non-slip, and its bright color will encourage kids to help out in the kitchen with mom.
My Aunt never had kids but has always had cats and dogs. She refers to them as her babies since she could never have kids of her own. When I came across these cat slippers, I immediately knew she would love them. Anything with cats on them, and she would become automatically sold. These slippers have a fleece exterior and a soft Sherpa fleece material on the inside.
On top of the slipper, it has a cat playing with a fish in a fishbowl. In one slipper, the cat is trying to reach the fish, and in the other slipper, the fish has disappeared leading to the assumption the cat has eaten it. This gift will be sure to bring laughs when she opens it. These slippers are machine washable, and won’t shrink, which is always my biggest worry when washing my slippers.
I’m not sure if this is everyone’s cup of tea, but my Aunt is exceptionally picky about her food. When it comes to cereal, I don’t mind when it gets soggy. My Aunt however, is a different story. I honestly could not stop laughing when I came across this gift, and I didn’t even know it existed. This cereal bowl would be divided into two sections: one for cereal, and one for the milk.
This bowl will hold fifteen ounces of milk and one cup of cereal. You can also use it for milk and cookies, which I would personally use. This container comes in five different color options, is BPA-free, and is even microwave safe.
One of my biggest pet peeves in the kitchen is having sponges lying all over the sink. I love to have everything clean and organized; however, I can’t say the other people who live in my house feel the same, HAHA! This ceramic pig holder will make washing dishes a little more bearable. I won’t say it will make it fun, because, in my opinion, cleaning dishes is even less fun than laundry, but at least you’ll feel organized. This scrubby holder comes with a non-scratch dish scrubber, and the mouth opens up to fit your scrubber perfectly inside. It’s such a creative idea that you can add to your kitchen.
Birthday gifts for aunts
8. Mud Mask
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a beauty product for a woman. This high-quality mud mask is ideal for your face, acne, body, oily skin, and blackheads. I suffer from combination skin, and I’ve even thought about purchasing this for myself. If your Aunt is into deep cleansing, exfoliation, and detoxifying without spending hundreds on a facial, this would be a good gift to consider.
Are you the type of person who thinks that the edges of brownie pieces are better than the center? I love the centerpiece, but my Aunt is an edge person. This brownie pan is designed so that all of the pieces are like the edges. It adds two chewy sides to every brownie piece. This brownie pan is non-stick, durable, and made out of heavy gauge cast aluminum.
10. Cake Pop Maker
This cake pop maker is ideal for those Aunts who have little ones at home. The cake pop maker can bake up to twelve cake pops or doughnut holes in minutes. The cake pop maker is non-stick and makes for easy baking and easy cleanup. This set includes a plastic cake pop stand, fork tool, fifty cake pop sticks, and recipes. I love that it comes in a purple-colored option because that is my Aunt’s favorite color.
We just bought our home in September, and I’ve been looking at more options for indoor plants. We have cats that love to eat everything, so more than anything; we’ve been looking for options to hang plants. These indoor macramé plant hangers come in a set of 4. These plant hangers are a great home décor gift for your Aunt. My favorite part about this gift is that it is handmade and made with one hundred percent pure cotton cord. If you’re into farmhouse décor, these plant hangers could provide the perfect touch.
12. LED Book Light
If you’re Aunt is an avid nighttime reader, she most certainly will love this gift. I bought one in pink for when I read at night since that’s the only time I get to myself these days—having kids makes it extremely difficult to read during the day. This LED light is designed to clip right onto your book, so you can comfortably read while lying in bed. The bulb will fully illuminate the book and can be adjusted so you can aim it wherever needed.
13. Sketching Set
Do you have an Aunt that enjoys sketching or drawing? This set comes with twelve graphite pencils, a one hundred full-sheet drawing pad, four pastel pencils, one ultra soft all-graphite woodless specialist pencil, two sharpeners for graphite and charcoal pencils, and more!
The travel size case feature allows for all of your supplies to be well compartmentalized. My Aunt loves to do her sketching at night when she is winding down for the day. It can be a very relaxing hobby to take up if you were thinking of a new hobby to take part in.
Under $25 gifts
Our generation, more than ever, has adapted to a farmhouse lifestyle. We have started the transition in our home to having farmhouse décor. We love the clean feel that it gives. This farmhouse throw is a fantastic addition to add to your home. It has an old-fashioned look with a modern twist with added fringe on the ends. Your Aunt will love adding this to her living room or bedroom.
This insulated water bottle comes in a variety of designs. It can keep your drinks cold for twenty-four hours, and your drinks hot for twelve hours. The stainless steel water bottle is ideal for taking on any traveling adventure, whether you’re going on a hike, camping, or at the gym. We bought one of these for my Aunt to keep at her work desk, and she loves her drinks to stay at temperature all day.
16. Cell Phone Stand
I don’t know about any of you, but I always forget where I leave my phone. This cell phone stand is great if you’re the type of person, like I am, who misplaces their phone all the time. I love using mine in the kitchen, so I can prop the phone up to read recipes while cooking. It’s also great to have in your bedroom on your nightstand. The perfect gift for any woman, in my opinion!
My Aunt loves when I buy her new gifts for her workplace. They say being organized can put so much positivity into your day. One of my biggest pet peeves is having papers lying all over the place. This set includes three of each design, giving you a total of nine folders. She’ll love having this in her office to keep all of her papers organized throughout the day.
I bought this storage box for my boyfriend last year for his birthday, but it can be an excellent gift for women as well. It’s made of high-quality synthetic leather and has beige suede on the inside. The box gives you six compartments that can hold your phone, keys, change, wallet, and more. It’s unique and makes a considerable gift for any occasion.
Whether it’s winter or summer, I sleep in flannel pajama pants. In the summer, we keep our air conditioner cranked up, so it’s always a bit cool in our house. These flannel lounge pants come in sixteen different colors. I always say you can never go wrong with pajamas, they’re a great gift any time of year. This type of gift is what I still like to call the “play it safe, but always needed” gift.
20. Casio Watch
Watches may seem like a thing of the past since we all have cellphones, but everyone in our family still wears one. This watch is all white with a round dial pastel-tone, that you can wear with anything.
Christmas & holiday gifts for aunts
If you’re looking to splurge on your family this Christmas, robes will always be sure to please. This fleece robe comes in twenty-two different colors. This robe is warm and plush and will keep you warm in cold temperatures. I love to wear my gown in the mornings and right after I take a bath. My favorite part about purchasing this robe is that fifteen percent of the retail price will go towards the effort to fight AIDS through the Global Fund.
22. Camping Hammock
Every year, our family goes on a camping trip in the summer. When I was browsing Amazon, I came across this unique hammock. This hammock comes in eight different colors. This ten-foot-long, six-foot-wide hammock is made from the most reliable and most comfortable fabric out there. If your family loves camping, this hammock is perfect just for that. You can use the bed to nap in the woods, on your patio, or even at the beach.
If your Aunt is someone who used many devices like us, she’ll love this charging station. This smart charging station is great for charging multiple devices at once. By having your tools all in one place, you won’t have any more cluttered cables or a bunch of devices hooked up to power outlets throughout your home. I know what you’re thinking, if you have so many devices plugged into one station, it’s a safety hazard, right? Think again! This charging station has a rubbery base on the docking station that will prevent it from slipping. Each one of its docks recognizes the voltage needed.
My Aunt is in LOVE with mac and cheese. If you did a poll on how you liked your mac and cheese cooked, you would get a variety of answers. This cookbook gives you fifty simple recipes from America’s favorite mac and cheese restaurants. This book is a playful cookbook that includes plenty of kid-friendly recipes. I have a collection of cookbooks in my kitchen, and I get excited every time I receive one as a gift.
25. Hand Cream Trio
This hand cream trio comes in three different scents. It is plant-based with twenty-percent organic Shea Butter. This collection’s perfumes is made with phthalate-free fragrances, and the quality lotions will not only hydrate but nourish your skin.
When we bought our home, one of the things I added to our list of purchases to make was a charcuterie board. When the kids are asleep, we like to wind down with a glass of great wine and cheese. This charcuterie board is a complete cutlery set for excellent slicing. This set comes with cutting knives that can cut hard cheese with very minimal effort. These knives are made from stainless steel with easy-to-grip handles.
27. Spa Gift Basket
Every woman loves a spa gift for any occasion. This spa kit is made with natural ingredients that will moisturize your body, and help revitalize your mind and spirit. The relaxing lavender will assist with putting your body at ease and stay calm. My favorite scent to add to my baths at night is lavender because it helps me fall asleep faster. This gift package is wrapped in beautiful packaging that is perfect for Christmas.
When you’re shopping for your Aunt, just make sure that your gift is thoughtful and will be put to good use. Often, when we become so stressed about what to buy, we tend to purchase filler gifts that will most likely never be put to good use. Find out what she loves, her hobbies, or what room she spends most of her time. Aunts are easy to shop for. You got this!
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