10 Gifts That Look Insanely Creative, But Are Actually Super Simple

Sure, Christmas is a time to be with family, friends and loved ones, but it’s mostly a time to make promises to ourselves that we’ll do better with the gifts next year. We all aspire to give the most unique, creative-looking gifts, but when crunch time rolls around, we typically do away with such grand aspirations. Here’s a list of insanely creative-looking, but actually super simple and cheap, gift ideas.

Flip Book


I know this tutorial is super cheesy, but they’re actually kind of awesome, especially if you make a personalized one.

A Monogrammed Gift

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

For instance, this flask that you can get monogrammed to your liking. You can literally do it all online without leaving your chair.

Beer Pong Table

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

Let’s say your boyfriend is going off to college and you want to come off as the chillest girlfriend to walk this earth. Well then, this is the gift for you. You’re welcome.

A Framed Band Poster

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

Who doesn’t want cool art for their homes? That’s right, nobody. You can also probably find an Amazon retailer who will frame the poster for you.

Personalized iPhone Case

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

Sure, this gift isn’t for everyone, but I think it’s safe to say your mom would appreciate it.

Cooking Classes

CBS Local
CBS Local

And they’re even themed! This one pictured above is “designed to help couples ‘unlock the secret to cooking a sensual meal for two.'”

An iPod, Ready to Go

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

You can get a nano and fill it with work-out songs, or an iPod touch and fill it with dinner party songs.

Cheese Board with Chalk

UncommonGoods.com
UncommonGoods.com

It’s literally a slab of slate with chalk. Buy some cheese, scribble some names, and you’re set.

Paint a Piece of Pottery


Like the one pictured above that I made at Baked in Brooklyn. Then you can give the gift with a vague, “yeah, I made it…” leading them to think you even sculpted the pottery.

Pet Pillow

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pets-r-loved.com

These are pillows with a personalized embroidered picture of your pet on it. Literally the best gift you can get a dog or cat lover. Their pet, immortalized on a pillow, boom. TC mark

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