Gift-giving can be such a daunting task, especially if you are running out of ideas. Thankfully, social media turns into a treasure trove of Christmas gift ideas every year, as people scramble for the best finds for their loved ones online.
We have compiled a few items — from the most random finds to the most useful products — featured on viral posts on TikTok, and how you can buy them if you are in the UAE.
Disclaimer: prices may vary and the items could also be available on other marketplaces than the ones mentioned here.
Foldable charging station
This is one for the travellers. The minimalist wireless charging pad is easy to carry around because of its foldable mechanism. Not only does it charge an iPhone, but it comes with two other charging stations, for Apple Watch and AirPods.
Available in white or black, the item does not typically come with a charging cable and an adapter.
It is available on Amazon.ae for Dh100.
Triple candy dispenser
This one is a quirky gift idea for a co-worker. The mini snack dispenser can fit a work desk, making it a perfect gift for the officer snackers. It has three separate containers for variety, and an easy-to-use knob to dispense the office treats.
It is available on danubehome.com for Dh45.
Vintage board game bookshelf collection
This looks sleek and is perfect for board game lovers. The name is self-explanatory: it is a board game designed to look like a vintage book, so you can stack it on your shelf. Famous tabletop games including Monopoly, Clue and Scrabble are on offer, but you can also buy them as a collection of three.
It is available on Amazon.ae at Dh481.
Shower scalp massager
This is extremely affordable, and one you never thought you would need. There are many variations to this tiny shower tool, which claims to take hair-washing to the next level. Typically made of silicone, the item also offers a relaxing scalp massage.
It is available on Noon.com at Dh14.
This one is for the delicate dog owner. Made in the US, the Orbee-Tuff product is one of those useful combo items for dogs: both a toy and a treat dispenser. The half-circle-shaped squishy toy provides an interactive experience for bored puppies, as well as a tool that encourages slower eating habits in fast eaters. A bonus, the Snoop is infused with mint oil to keep your dog's breath fresh.
The item is available on Amazon.ae at Dh65.
Decorative statue planter
This one is for the home-maker. Instantly add a classical vibe to a corner in your house with this Greek statue-inspired decorative planter. Made of resin, the item can hold a range of small plants — from succulents to dried flowers — through an opening on its head.
It is available on Amazon.ae at Dh100.
Cherry-shaped toilet brush
Another unique find for the decorative ones. The cherry-shaped brush sits elegantly beside a toilet. The handle is the green stalk, and when not in use, it creates the perfect illusion of a cherry, with the shiny red fruit as the brush holder.
It is available on Amazon.ae at Dh22.
Skincare travel bag
This is a useful bag for the on-the-move skincare enthusiast. It's a portable organiser for a pocket cleanser, moisturiser, sunscreen and other cosmetic products. It's both utilitarian and trendy, as skincare gets renewed popularity on social media.
It is available on Amazon.ae at Dh60.
Gloves with built-in torch
This might be the perfect unexpected gift for dads who like to tinker. The sleek handwear comes with attached LED lights, which is ideal for any odd job such as fixing a leaky pipe under the sink. It could also be used during camping or night running.
It is available on Noon.com at Dh38.