Offbeat gifting options to begin the New Year on a high

Are you ready with the gifts for your loved ones this New Year? Or you are still wondering what to give them? Worry not; we have some super ideas to help you. 
New Year is happy time with friends and families. And what better way to spread the happiness than to give gifts and show your gratitude. To tell them how they made a difference to you this past year, and how much you look forward to having them in your life.
Whether you prefer to DIY or buy off the shelf, here's a collection of creative gift ideas to get you started.
 

1. Name a star after a loved one

Who wouldn’t love having a star named after them? You read that right. You could actually get a real star up in skies named after your loved one. It’s literally an out-of-the world idea to make that special someone in your life feel cherished

Name a Star After a Loved One
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2. Sudokube

A Sudokube is a perfect gift for those who dig mindboggling mathematical challenges. In a Rubik’s Cube, you have to line up similar solid colours on each side. Whereas in Sudokube, you have to get the numbers 1-9 on each side of the cube. Pretty intense, isn’t it?  
Buy one off the shelf to impress a puzzle fanatic or take a little effort to make a Sudokube yourself! Peel the colour stickers off your old Rubik’s Cube. In its place, stick a set of Sudoku numbers on each side of the stripped cube. Your DIY Sudokube is ready to be gifted
 

Sudokube
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3. Seed pencils

All of us use pencils, but do you know of pencils that can sprout into a plant? This is one thoughtful gift for an eco-conscious friend. As you might have guessed, seed pencils are pencils with seeds in them right at the bottom. Once you are done using the pencil, simply plant it. 
These pencils are made from recycled paper and is easy on your wallet, which is an added bonus! You can choose from a wide range of vegetable, fruit and herb seeds
 

Seed Pencil
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4. Movie poster collage

Movie posters are an art in itself. They also scream personality and character. After all, you are what you watch! Put together a collage of the movies your bestie and you have watched together, or your friend’s favourite movies. It makes for fabulous wall art and great memories

Movie Poster Collage
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5. Gift of learning (together)

The New Year does present a fresh start to explore a new craft, hobby or skill. Enroll for learning a new skill along with your friend(s). You’d be amazed at how much fun it could turn out to be. It could be an art or craft workshop, Zumba or maybe Salsa classes! Whatever you choose, you will create something special that will stay with you in the years to come

Gift of Learning
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6. Hot chocolate bombs

It’s the ultimate treat for any cocoa fan! These little balls of rich and dark chocolate when dropped into a mug of hot milk make the most delicious hot chocolate. If you love baking, you can make them yourself. Flavour them with peppermints or dip in peanut butter for a lil’ something extra. Pack them in delightful handmade pouches to gift it to your friends. Your friends will adore your delicious treat and think of you when sipping that hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate Bombs
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Barefoot and Baking