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Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 (Plus a Giveaway)

I love holiday shopping so much! I’m that person who normally starts shopping and gathering gift ideas in September. Holiday shopping is something fun I look forward to, and I really enjoy trying to find gifts I think my family and friends would really enjoy and get use out of. I try to go for items that aren’t so common or things I know they would want but probably wouldn’t buy for themselves. Another thing, I try to order everything online. Rarely do I step foot in a store once November comes along!

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

Today I want to share with you all some unique gift ideas for the loved ones in your life and the best part, every gift can be ordered online. Online holiday shopping really is the way to go. Skip the crowds, stay in your PJs while sipping something warm and start that holiday shopping!  

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

For the friend who wants the perfect looking smileWaterpik Complete Care 5.0 Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush

I know a few people who are really obsessed, in a good way, with keeping their teeth perfect looking. Taking care of our teeth is really important! It’s not only important for appearances but keeping our teeth and gums healthy is so important for overall health. This Complete Care system from Waterpik is a brushing and flossing system all in one device because don’t we all forget to floss sometimes? I’m pretty meticulous about my oral health too but I’ve never used an electric toothbrush or a water flosser before Waterpik’s and let me tell you, it’s a game changer. I don’t have to brush as hard anymore to get that squeaky clean just out of the dentist feeling with this. This would make a great gift for anyone but especially that friend who always wants the perfect looking smile.

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

For the workout loverArctic Cool Instant Cooling Shirt (giveaway below!)

This Instant Cooling Shirt uses HydroFreeze X which keeps you cool while working out AND absorbs icky sweat. Arctic Cool’s shirt will be the perfect add-on to anyone’s gym wear wardrobe. I tested out the shirt during a spin class, we all know how hot and sweaty spin classes are, and it helped me stay cooler, and I didn’t feel like a drenched gross mess after class like I usually do. Arctic Cool has a full line of activewear including tank tops, headbands, and towels for guys and ladies.

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

For the person who wants to know their roots23andMe DNA Ancestry Kit (up to $50 per kit through Dec. 26, 2017)

What makes someone who they are? 23andMe’s DNA Ancestry Kit gives someone that chance to find out what their ancestry is. Ever get together with family, and that one person starts talking about the family’s background and genealogy? Wouldn’t it be perfect to give that person the gift of actually knowing the full breakdown of their cultural background? My parents did it a few years ago, and they loved getting their results. Puerto Ricans are a mix of the Taino Indians who were native to the island, Spanish and African ancestry but there were some other surprises in there DNA too! Who knew I had some British ancestry, like maybe 1 percent but Cheerio (pretend I said that with a British accent)! The kit is super easy to use, just spit into the tube it comes with, register the sample, mail back and the results will be back in a few weeks.

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

For the self-care loverSabon Cheers to Rose Tea Kit

This bath and shower kit is just the cutest. The rose scent is amazing too! It comes with a body scrub and lotion. This little kit from Sabon is the perfect little gift for that friend in your life who loves to relax and treat themselves. Cheers to Rose Tea Kit is also small enough to through in your bag for traveling and treating yourself to some self-care while on the road.

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

For the picture takerSandisk iXpand Base

That person in your life who is always snapping pictures on their iPhone will get some serious use out of this iPhone external storage. This Sandisk offers different storage sizes up to 256GB, and it’s small enough to blend right in on a nightstand. It can backup everything from photos to iPhone contacts. It’s so simple to use, just plug it in while charging and never worry about losing any of those precious photos again. I know all the bloggers out there can relate to the fear of losing pictures!

Unique Holiday Gift Guide 2017 // The Krystal Diaries

So tell me are you an in-store or online shopper?

Which one of these gifts would you love to receive this holiday season?

Now for the giveaway! Arctic Cool is giving away one free shirt to the lucky winner. Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Giveaway is open until December 18, 2017, and is open to US residents only.

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  • Reply Sheismelrose

    So many great items is a gift for everyone.

    December 4, 2017 at 9:41 AM
  • Reply Cait

    oh my goodenss i love all these items and def entered the giveaway!

    December 4, 2017 at 9:55 AM
  • Reply Nathan Minns

    I (sadly) just got braces again after not wearing my retainer, that water flosser is amazing!

    December 4, 2017 at 10:58 AM
  • Reply Ashley Stephenson

    My husband wants a water flosser so bad! We aren’t doing gifts this year for each other but I may have to surprise him with one!

    December 4, 2017 at 2:44 PM
  • Reply Christina

    Those are awesome gift ideas! I would totally love the waterpik, lol. I remember my dad asking for one for Christmas years ago and now I’m there with him!

    December 4, 2017 at 4:12 PM
  • Reply Stephanie | You Are My Son Shine

    Oh my gosh, that iphone external storage is awesome! I would love one of those. I recently upgraded my phone because I was always running out of space!

    December 4, 2017 at 4:28 PM
  • Reply Sara

    I’m an online shopper too, for sure! I love my Sonicare toothbrush, but brushing and flossing in one?! That’s cool!

    December 4, 2017 at 5:26 PM
  • Reply Candace

    These are original gift ideas. I like! My cousin and I have both actually been talking about doing the 23 & Me kits together so this post is right on time. It’d be a good gift for her. Thanks for sharing!

    December 4, 2017 at 10:15 PM
  • Reply Kapila

    Water Flosser is a unique idea. Will try finding it here in India. Thanks for the ideas

    December 5, 2017 at 1:10 AM
  • Reply Adriana Martin

    My letter to Santa this year includes a Waterpik Complete Care can wait to get it!

    December 5, 2017 at 1:12 AM
  • Reply Cynthia

    Lovely ideas! I’ve had my eyes on an ancestry kit for ages, but I am still not so sure about online shopping 😀 I like to go and see everything in person!

    December 5, 2017 at 7:05 AM
  • Reply tiarasandtantrums

    I love the idea of gifting family or friends with an ancestry query. I imagine this is something we all think of doing, but rarely ever do on our own.

    December 5, 2017 at 12:53 PM
  • Reply Mindy Nienhouse

    What a great list! I love these unique ideas. I’ve been so intrigued by the DNA testing for a few years now, but haven’t bit the bullet to spend the money.

    December 5, 2017 at 1:27 PM
  • Reply Ifeoluwa Anani

    I really like the water flosser and toothbrush, I might want them for myself! These ideas were really helpful

    December 5, 2017 at 3:39 PM
  • Reply Lois Alter Mark

    I’m totally with you: online shopping is by far the easiest and least stressful way to shop these days! I love this list, especially the DNA test- I just did one and was totally shocked by my results!

    December 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  • Reply Censie Sawyer

    One of the items that I have on my wish list this year is one of the Ancestor kits. I am adopted so I would love to learn a little more about my background. What a fun guide. So many great gifts to add to my wish list.

    December 5, 2017 at 9:20 PM
  • Reply Quirky Homemaker (@QuirkyHomemaker)

    I would shop online for everything if I could and do actually do the majority of my shopping online. Beats going out and dealing with the crowds! We were talking about getting a Waterpik for my son since he has new braces. And I would love to try a DNA kit sometime. Sounds like fun!

    December 5, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  • Reply Cathy Mini

    So many fun gift ideas here! I am all done with my shopping for the season, but I am going to bookmark a few of these for birthday gift ideas!

    December 5, 2017 at 11:19 PM
  • Reply Jill Fickling-Conyers

    Great gift ideas. I would love to have the tea set. The ancestry kit is a fun idea my family would love.

    December 6, 2017 at 2:32 AM
  • Reply sj

    These are really awesome gift ideas! i really like them, Thanks for sharing!

    December 6, 2017 at 5:08 AM
  • Reply Cecil

    Really great and thoughtful gift ideas. I am thinking about purchasing the water pik as a Christmas gift , but you have given me some other options to think about as well.

    December 6, 2017 at 7:56 AM
  • Reply adriana

    These are such great ideas! The DNA kit is such a great idea, my mom did one last year and they’re amazing!

    December 6, 2017 at 10:06 AM
  • Reply Mike Leonard

    Great guides! Always need new gift ideas for everyone in the family!

    December 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Reply Vy Nguyen

    Unfortunately, I’m not a US resident :(( However, your suggestion is really helpful. Thank you for writing this article.

    December 6, 2017 at 12:07 PM
  • Reply loveyoumoretoo

    Ah! I have wanted to try that water flosser! So many great ideas. <3

    December 6, 2017 at 11:23 PM
  • Reply Alison | So Chic Life

    I just added that scandisk and ancestry kit to my Christmas list! What great gift suggestions. After my shopping in stores failure the past few days I’m sticking to online the next few weeks.

    December 7, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • Reply Jake Ferrer

    Oh these looks a great products! I think i should try some of these.

    December 7, 2017 at 9:18 AM
  • Reply Julie Syl

    That is such a unique gift guide! Those products looks so great and awesome to give to someone as gifts. Very helpful indeed!

    December 8, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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