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Unique Gifts for Anyone (on Your List)

In our inner circle, we are known for giving unique gifts.

It began simply, not wanting to simply select an item and give a gift written on someones wish list, but find something unique, something personal, something unexpected. What first began as surprise, has grown into excitement and anticipation. Even when the gift isn't for them.


Christmas Decorations surrounded by Maps
Christmas Decorations surrounded by Maps

Now, we pride ourselves on being those who find that special something, that unique gift that makes someone laugh, smile (and sometimes even cry), but with each passing year it gets harder and harder to brainstorm unique gift ideas. The key to finding unique gifts for anyone, is to find one thing they love, and run with it.



Unique Gifts for Book Lovers


It may seem easy to find a unique gift for the proficient reader, just gift them a new book, but usually they are up to date on their favourite author/s or they seem to have every new release already on their bookshelf. To find unique gifts for book lovers, go off the beaten path (and away from the big box bookstore) and look into the wide world of indie authors. These are authors aligned with small publishers or self-published books that are not available in bookstores. Unless they have a huge social media following and online presence, it is likley the book gift (physical or eBook) will be pleasant and welcomed surprise.



If you're willing to give self-published indie books a second look and want something truly unique, we suggest 20 Travel Tales in 200 Words: True Experiences of Misadventures, Heart and Humour, while Travelling the World.


Our first book is part short story collection, part fun literary gimmick, part travel photography, part biography and all heart. It is a unique collection of short stories, each a true adventure set in different exotic locations around the world, and written in exactly 200 words. Accompanying each tale, and peppered throughout the book are beautiful photos taken while travelling.


Original Price: $20.99 Cdn

Option: signed by the authors

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.



 

And don't forget about the book accessories. Book lovers (especially those who pile and display their reads) are collectors. Accessories, like bookmarks, serve more than a functional purpose. Special bookmarks make fun add-on gifts and unique stocking stuffers for anyone who likes to read.



These are our first set: Italian-themed Bookmarks. All bookmarks are custom made using our unique travel photography, taken while on location while in Italy. Each have been cut to a unique shape.


Original Price: $3.50 Cdn

Option: 6 different Italian locations

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.





Unique Gifts for Travel Lovers


No matter what type of travller is on your list (backpacker to all out luxury traveller) there are unique travel gifts out there to make them smile. For those like us who live and breath travel, who consider it a large part of their lives and who they are, when you're not travelling, you're either reminiscing about past trips or planning the next one.


We specifically enjoy creating (and bringing) itineraries and/or travel journals with us on our "trips of a lifetime" to record happenings and feelings that we expereince along the way. It is a special way to reminisce that can't be captured in photos.



These beautiful faux leather vegan travel journals are the perfect size, not too big, not too small, and are available in two colours: tan and teal. Each order comes with a free bookmark of your choice.


Original Price: $40 Cdn

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Options: Tan or Teal

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.





 

For those planning the next "trip of a lifetime" and are looking for some inspiration, a compilation travel book that features specific stories oa wide variety of locations and photos, or a specific focus on one location of interest would make unique travel gift.



20 Travel Tales in 200 Words: is available in eBook format at a discounted price.


This unique collection of short stories, written in exactly 200 words, is accompanied by beautiful photos taken while travelling.


The eBook contains additional/different photos published in the softcover version, specifically selected to compliment the medium.


Original Price: $1.99 Cdn

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.



 

For something a little more practical, but still a unique gift for travel lovers, perhaps a unique or personalized travel accessory. No matter what type of traveller, checked luggage, carry-on bags and backpacks all need something to easily identify them. A unique tag with their favourite travel photo would definitely stand out.




We have two custom luggage tags available with photos taken in the Maldives. The tropical feel will immediately get you in the mood for the next trip. Keep that beach feeling with you!


Original Price: $18 Cdn

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Options: Beach or Sea

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.




Unique Gifts for Animal Lovers


We love animals and some of the best parts of our trips of a lifetime are seeing and interacting with animals we meet along the way. From the exotic and unique animals of the Galapagos Islands, to the stray cats lounging on ancient ruins in Greece, we love them all. Annual calendars with animal themes are a fun way to make the animal lover smile, without the commitment of (another) pet.


Every year, we donate to the Torre Argentina Cat Santuary located in Rome, Italy and purchase their annual cat calendar. It's a small thing that helps them as a non-profit organization, allows us to reminisce about Rome and the cats we met (and adopted from afar), and makes us smile every month when we see the new kitty.



In addition, we also create and customize a small wall calendar at the end of each year with unique photos taken on location during our most recent trip of a lifetime. The 2024 wall Calendar features animals seen while on safari in Kenya and Tanzania.


Original Price: $20.99 Cdn

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.




Unique Luxury Gifts


Unique gifts ideas for those on your list that love a little luxury can be difficult, especially within a limited budget. We are no strangers to luxury, and lean towards the comfortable and luxurious items and experiences where our budget can afford it. A professional print of photography not widely available in the market, would qualify as a unique luxury gift.




The Galapagos Collection, our very first photography gallery, is a selection of favourite photos captured while exploring the Galapagos Islands. The unique nature of the islands and its inhabitants allowed us the opportunity to come face to face with wildlife found nowhere else on this planet. Nature and animal photography at its absolute best.


Original Price: $50.00+ Cdn (depending on size)

Options: 13 Galapagps photos

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.


If you're interested in other photo prints, see our Photography Page and let us know if you are interested in a specific photo. The discount will apply.



Unique Gifts for Anyone


Unique gifts (especially unique luxury gifts) can impact the bottom line more than one might care to spend, but there are inexpensive ways to gift unique gifts. Holiday cards are a special way to send someone a personal message, and frankly, set the tone when giving or shipping a gift. Choosing a unique holiday card, perhaps one with a fun message, is bound to provide that special holiday glow.


Not sure where to find unique cards? Check out our selection of Unique Holiday Cards. Each product is custom made using our unique using photos taken on location. Cards include classic holiday messaging, some with a fun twist. The first collection is comprised of photos taken in Italy, while the newest collection features photos from Egypt, Tanzania and Kenya.




Original Price: $3.25+ Cdn (depending on size)

Options: 6 different cards

Coupon Code: HOLIDAY50

Discount: 50%


Use the above coupon code at check out to get 50% off your purchase.


 

When looking for a unique gift, whether it be for someone with a specific hobby they love or anyone on your list, focusing on one specific trait helps navigate the wide variety of options available. Look for the unconventional, the local business, the independant publishers, and lean toward personalizations and customizations thats fit your specific needs. After all, it is the thought and the effort behind the gift that makes it unique and special.


Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!

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