There is a knack to buying great gifts, some people seem to have it and others don’t. Some people tend to give touching, thoughtful, and personal, yet funny and unusual gifts that really make the recipient smile. Others give well meaning yet bland and unoriginal gifts. However, it is not as hard as you think to pick top gifts; you just have to think outside the box, the best way to pick a great gift is to find something unusual. If you want to improve the gifts you give to people, put some effort into picking gifts that get curiouser and curiouser by the second.To pick amazing unusual gifts it is first important to change the places you shop. Even with the best imagination and creative flair you are unlikely to find original, funky and unusual gifts in a bland chain high street store. These gifts are picked to appeal to the average person; a one size fits all method of offering gifts. Although these gifts will be sufficient for most purposes, they are not intended as truly fantastic jaw dropping unusual gifts for unique individuals. What’s more, these items are charged at relatively high prices.Although it takes little effort to pick up any old gift from the high street store and pay a relatively high price, the absence of thought you put into the gift shines through. In contrast, by spending a relatively small amount of time planning ahead online and looking for gifts that will match the recipient’s personality; you can find a gift with the X factor.When it comes to online gifts, the general rule is, the weirder the better, go for unusual gifts. The less likely the recipient is to have seen anything like it before, the more they’ll love it. You can also combine a well known gift with something else to give it an unexpected twist; this is often how the best gifts come about. For example, a clock is a fairly standard yet often appreciated present, as is a photo frame, but how about combining these together?You can buy a family photo frame clock which features a clock face surrounded by many photo frames containing pictures of your loved ones. To make these unusual gifts extra special you could carefully select your favourite family pictures and put these in the frames. This gift has all the makings of a great gift; it is unusual, thoughtful and personalised.The more fun the present is the better the gift is. Any gift that is likely to bring out the big kid in you is well worth the money. These gifts are usually the ones that are remembered long after the aftershave has ran out or the socks have been lost. Most adults are likely to have received a traditional gift such as a hamper before. Hampers are fairly sensible gifts. But have they ever received a retro sweets hamper?These amazing and unusual gifts will bring out the big kid in the recipient. The retro hamper is full of sweets that will give you a trip down memory lane including dip dabs, flying saucers, candy necklaces and much more. This comes beautifully presented and makes an ideal gift, one which they would never expect!Humorous presents also go down very well at celebrations such as birthdays. It shows the recipient you appreciate their sense of humour. This is a great gift particularly for older people and those who are likely to receive serious gifts as it lightens the tone of the event. A great gift you can buy for under a fiver is the Money grows on trees plant. This makes a great gift for a parent or anyone who has ever said the phrase, which is almost anyone! This hilarious money plant contains a magic bean, when planted grow to buds with the word money written on them, you can then prove that money really does grown on trees!If you really want to shock the gift recipient why not get them nothing. That’s right, if there’s a person who always tells you to get them nothing, why not actually do it for once. You can buy a plastic bubble with nothing in it, with funny instructions on the packaging. This is a hilarious gift that is sure to make them laugh and be something they want to show to all their mates. What’s more, they’ll definitely never expect it!So to give a really fantastic present make sure you buy them unusual gifts gifts. Watch the lucky recipient become curiouser and curiouser as they open the present, and see the delight on their face when they get a great funky and original present that they will always remember.