Aaron Wong


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10 unique Christmas gift ideas

Winter is coming, and that means Christmas is as well!

Relax and kick up for the holidays, but don’t get too comfy – there’s work to do.

Underneath the fun and festivities lurks some big responsibilities. Gift hunting.

It’s serious business.

But wait.. nobody wants to get another sweater. Where are the presents that spark some genuine excitement at?

Fear not, we’ve got your back!

Here’s a Comfort Works approved list of awesome and straight up unusual presents your loved ones are sure to enjoy.

You’ll never be the one to hand out a boring old gift card ever again.

Paper art night light

This holiday season, give a gift that puts the magic in “Christmas magic”. All that’s needed is a little lamp made from papercut art.

Akin to something you may see while walking through a Christmas market on a cold winters’ night, this ornament captures all of that feeling in visual detail!

It doesn’t stop at looking good while illuminated either. When switched off it still manages to impress, by looking like a mini artpiece that’s sure to charm those with a flare for home decorating.

See what I mean?

Storm in a jar

The Storm Glass is more than just an ornament – it forecasts the weather!

Or so they say…

Using technology created over 250 years ago for ships to navigate safely and avoid poor weather, the contents of the jar transform to “predict stormy seas”.

A couple of shipwrecks later and we now know that the liquid mixture really just changes how it behaves depending on the temperature.

But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t cool. The ever-changing state of the jar makes for a very eye-catching tabletop gift. 

It’s an especially great time to give it out too – they’ll be seeing lots of activity in the jar now that the colder months are approaching.

Interested to see how this looks? Check out the video for a timelapse: 

Alcoholic Ornaments

Capture the Christmas spirit (or plain ol spirit of the alcoholic kind) in these festive baubles and toast with friends and family!

Made from durable food friendly plastic, these so-called “ornaments” have a screw off top to fill them with your favourite tipples.

They even come with an included hook  for your Christmas tree to join in on the fun. Fill em up and decorate – but don’t let that tree collapse before you do!

In fact, bring them out on Christmas day itself. After all, there’s nothing like a little liquid cheer to get the festivities going.

The Moon

Give your loved ones a gift that will light up their world.

3D printed to capture the details of the moon in all its luminous glory, this little lamp is sure to enchant its future owner.

Unlike normal boring lamps, this one can be disconnected from it’s cable to be carried around as a display or photography prop.

Aside from being an amazing gift for space lovers, it’s also suitable as a nightlight. The brightness and color of the lamp can be adjusted according to personal preference.

This makes it a wonderful gift for kids who will quickly fall under its spell. But make sure to tell them beforehand that you’ll be giving them the moon 😉

Snow Globe?

An ordinary looking snow globe. Or is it?

Lovingly named “the sugar house” this neat little decoration serves a greater purpose – it’s a sugar bowl.

Created from plastic to prevent shattering and heavy enough (when filled) to prevent rolling, it’s certainly practical enough.

But it’s real charm stems from the fact that it would look great when placed on the teatime table. Just imagine how curious it would look to open up snowglobe and start munching on its contents.

So if you’ve got someone in mind who can’t survive without their tea and coffee – this is a pretty sweet gift.

Bag o’ Coal

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a couple of gag gifts being passed around and there’s no one better to give them to than those on your naughty list.

Show those troublemakers who’s boss with a good ol lump of coal. Specifically, erasers made to look like coal – so at least they can be used for something. You’re not evil after all.

Skip the wrapping all together to really emphasize your lack of effort. There’s no better way to get them back for their annual antics!

A White Christmas

Hoping for a white Christmas this year? Don’t leave it to chance with some artificial snow.

Wait, that exists?

Yes it does! And with just a little water, the mixture quickly expands into the the real deal… or at least something like it.

Point is it’s white, fluffy, non-toxic and even cold just like good ol’ regular snow.

Use it for decorating or a little science-y amusement, either way it’s sure to be a hit all round.

Snooowwwballl Fight!!

Faux snow? What has the world come to!

Well, while we’re on the topic here are some imitation snowballs to go with it 🙂

Liven up any possible dull family reunion with a present that’s sure to get things going.

Weighted just right to pack a solid and satisfying (but not painful) whoop, expect these to still be in used long after the holiday season is ends. They are just that much fun!

Best part is that they are machine washable for easy cleaning and don’t even leave the slush of a real snowball fight.

Sweater turned Pillow

Ugly Christmas sweaters are a symbol of the holidays but this pillow is definitely not one of them.

Give your friends (or yourself) a gift that’s sure to make any living room a tad cosier with this sweater looking throw pillow cover.

Snuggly, soft, and incredibly seasonally appropriate, simply button up the cushion cover just like a sweater to give those faded throw pillows a wintery looking makeover.



Self Gift: Sofa Makeover

In the mood to treat yourself this Christmas?

Here’s a gift that will steal the show every time you walk into your living room. A “new” sofa.

While your sofa itself may not have travelled back in time, a simple couch cover is all that’s required to make it look, and feel new again.

It’s even better if you’re expecting guests. Revive that stale couch before Christmas and leave them in awe!

When the festivities are over, simply machine wash the covers to get them fresh and ready to tackle the new year. 

Truly the perfect gift now that we’re all going to be spending too much time indoors. After all, the couch is where you’ll be spending most of the time snuggling up during the cold months.

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