Unusual Gifts Australia
Every new experience is unusual. And that’s exciting. After all, the rest of life is sleep, meetings, and traffic. Unusual gifts are exciting.
Too much of life is sleep, meetings, and traffic. We need more of the spice of life: novelty. So when you’re buying a gift, make it an ode to the unusual. Something quirky or bizarre. Unusual gifts are the spice of birthdays and Christmas. And they’re not just for your quirky Aunt or unusual Uncle… they’re for everyone. Everyone loves some excitement, silliness, and fun in their lives. Everyone loves a surprise.
It’s the unusual things that are special. The rarer something is, the more valuable. Bird spotters don’t get excited for a dove. But they’ll shed their feathers over a night parrot. Art collectors won’t raise an eyebrow for your kid’s finger painting. But they’d trade their fingers for a Picasso. What’s unusual is what’s special. The unusual intrigues us. There are a million boring gifts you can buy. A tie, flowers, a bottle of liquor. But none of those gifts will be memorable. It’s the unusualness of a gift that makes it memorable. That makes it special. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at history...
The Most Unusual Gifts In History
Of all the millions of gifts that have been given throughout history… only a few are still talked about today. Were they the most expensive? Some were, but not all. Were they the most devious? Again, some but not all. The most talked about gifts of history also happen to be the most unusual. So here’s our ode to the unusual gifts of history...
> A coat that was one mile long. King Louis XIV of France gave his wife a coat a mile long so that she could walk through the garden in the morning without wearing any shoes.
> A cactus plantation. You’ve heard of Bonnie and Clyde, right? Well, the rumour is that Clyde gave Bonnie an entire cactus plantation which could be used for making Tequila.
> The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Governor of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II, ordered that the garden be built for his wife Amitis.
> The Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building in the world. It was built by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife. Her tomb is the central focus of the Taj Mahal.
> The Statue Of Liberty. The French gifted the U.S. the statue to honour them after the civil war.
> A bugged Great Seal of the United States. In 1945 the Soviet Union gave the U.S. Ambassador a hand-carved wooden Great Seal of the United States. It was received as a gesture of friendship and it was hung in the Ambassador’s House... However, there was a very advanced bug inside the seal that would be used to listen in to the ambassador’s conversations. The bug wasn’t discovered until three ambassadors later.
> A presidential bowling alley. President Truman received a bowling alley as a gift. It was installed in the White House.
> The Trojan Horse. The Greeks gave the city of Troy a giant wooden horse. But once they bought it inside their gate and night fell, the soldiers inside jumped out, opened the gates, and they sacked Troy.
History shows us that the most unusual gifts are the most memorable, special, and treasured… so take a lesson from history and choose some unusual gifts!