Avoid the clichés and choose unusual or personalized gifts for your loved ones

We're already counting the days until Christmas. With the approaching of the brightest Christian holiday, in addition to the excitement from the anticipated gifts, there is something else. We also have to choose gifts for family, friends and, generally speaking, your loved ones, but that is not an easy task. Choosing the perfect gift is an art, and most people who wait for the last moment to choose the right surprise usually draw a blank and can’t choose anything that would really impress the person for whom the gift itself is intended.

Well, the team of Lost in Plovdiv likes to explore things and a few weeks ago we went on a crazy tour to find gifts for men and women, young and old, and even pets. It turned out that there are so many great places that will overwhelm you with extravagant, cheerful and unusual suggestions that it is hardly believable. Unfortunately, we can’t list all of them because our article will become 1001 fairy tales, but we promise to tell you about them in the coming months.

We can’t help but start with something completely new to us that inspired us not only to create but also to be more daring, extravagant and to express ourselves boldly. These are the DandeliWood ladies handbags (gentlemen, if you are looking for a unique gift for the woman beside you, read carefully) made of genuine leather and wood. No, you haven’t read wrong, we’re talking about real wood, carefully treated and added to the unique design of every ladies handbag. DandeliWood accessories are definitely for women with a clear style, stylish character and highlighted individuality. If you are looking for a gift for a woman who has everything, loves the extravagant things and doesn’t like "fast fashion", this is your thing.

If you are looking for a gift for a person who loves the classics, head to Giovanna Art Studio immediately. There you’ll be welcomed by the smiling Vanya, who creates all sorts of genuine leather miracles. From wallets, through handbags, belts, to custom orders - she is a true master and we say it from personal experience. The best thing is that if you want to make the gift a real surprise, you can customize everything by ordering the name or initials of the person for whom an item is intended. If you want to order a special model made for you, we recommend that you go to the workshop earlier so that you and Vanya can specify all the details from the choice of leather to the actual workmanship, because it takes time after all.

If you are looking for a gift for a person who likes to read (no, we won’t offer you a book), you can visit Rakodelnitsata and Muse atelier. In both places they offer great, handmade book and Kindle covers in a variety of colors. We definitely think this would be a good gift, because if you are giving a Christmas present to a keen reader, we are almost convinced that you have already given them a book or a voucher for a bookstore.

If you are looking for a gift for a man, you can choose a wooden or classic bow tie. You can combine the bow tie with suspenders to add retro style, and if you're wondering where to find great bow ties, there are lots, but two are our favorites. One is Muse, which we have already mentioned. There are great wooden, engraved and lego bow ties that would be a great gift for younger gentlemen, and if you want a classic and stylish bow tie or tie, you can visit the LiKol shop, located on the edge of the artistic neighborhood of Kapana, 14 Kniaz Bogoridi St.

The jolly mood has not only overwhelmed us, but it has caught us by hand and lead us directly to the Darvodelie atelier. There, besides everything you see at first sight, you can order a special itemyou have an idea, of course. If you just want something wooden, you can discuss with Venelin, who will kindly and with a smile give you an idea, about which we are almost sure that none of us would’ve even thought of.

After Darvodelie we head straight to 18 Otets Paisii Street, where there is a small shop with handmade jewelery, accessories, decorations and what not. Every woman, regardless of age, likes things like that, and you’ll come across not 1 but 100 things that would be a good Christmas girf to the representatives of the fair sex.

And this time before the Christmas holidays, for the first time on our site we will tell you about Magazinche Tochka Com. Yes, this is really the name of the shop, it's tiny and it's located on 20 Gladstone Street, down the tunnel towards Cosmos cinema. The place has gathered the work of dozens of authors from all over the country and will amaze you with its bizarre suggestions that would make you smile broadly. From painted portraits of dogs, through colorful accessories to rag dolls in the form of a mouse, each of which dressed in standard clothing for a different profession. At Magazinche Tochka Com you’ll find something even if you aren’t looking for anything.

We hope we been helpful in finding the right Christmas gift. The important thing is for the gift to bring positive emotions and joy, so give it with such a wide smile that the sun would envy you.

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