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5 truly unusual Xmas gifts
Sick of forking out for plastic junk that never gets played with? These very different gifts will be a talking point for years.

While traditional gifts like socks and toys are bland and boring, add some oomph to this Christmas and give a unique gift that will never be forgotten.

Name a Star

Name a star after a loved one is a great personalized gift. It’s imaginative and you can even choose the constellation. When naming a star you get a certificate of registration which you can customize with a personal message, star maps and much more. What makes it even more awesome is that you get a guarantee so if you not satisfied with your star you get a full refund of the purchase price.

Where to look

Approx cost:  $28.95

Adopt an acre of rainforest

By adopting an acre of forest in the name of your family or friend, you will help in protecting a piece of the earth. An honorary protected acre of rainforest is perfect for nature loving folks and those who are difficult to shop for.

When you Adopt an Acre of the Cocobolo Rainforests, you receive;

• A certificate with your loved one's name and a description of their rainforest.
• Free membership into the online gallery of rainforest guardians (publishing is optional)
• A newsletter updating the recipient about the Cocobolo Nature Reserve rainforests.

Where to look

Approx cost: $49

Baby Boom Pregnancy Clock

Do you know someone who is TTC or found out that they are expecting? Then this is the perfect gift for that someone.
The Baby Boom Pregnancy Clock tracks a woman’s most fertile days and if she is pregnant it will tell the week of her pregnancy. What makes it even more unusual is that it sports a name finder, so no more struggles naming baby.

Where to look

Approx cost: 90 Euros

Recording Studio Experience

Many dream of being a rock star and this is the gift for those wanna-be singers.  With this gift they’ll be able to debut their voice in a professional recording studio and record their own songs.

With the Recording Studio Experience you get:

• Advice on vocal proficiencies from experienced record producers.
• Discover the art of mixing and how a studio functions.
• Decide on your favourite backing track and make your own recording.
• Receive a cassette, minidisc or CD of your performance.

Where to look

Approx cost: R1095

Wits Theatre Lovers Name-A-Seat Campaign

The Wits Theatre is a world-class South African performing arts and training facility and if you make a donation to the theatre, your donation will be recognised by naming a seat with an engraved plaque after whoever you give the gift to.
This is the not only the perfect gift for theatre lovers, but funds raised from Wits Theatre Lovers Name-A-Seat Campaign will be used for the much-needed refurbishment of the theatre foyers and ongoing maintenance of the venues. So you are giving two gifts for the price of one.

Where to look

Approx cost: R1000

What’s the most unusual Christmas gift you have received or given?

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