If you're struggling to find a present this holiday season for someone who seems to have everything, consider checking out a glass company that specializes in blown glass. Few people have blown glass pieces, yet most people appreciate blown glass. Here are a few ideas for presents that you might find at a blown glass company.
A Blown Glass Ornament
Blown glass ornaments are a great holiday gift for anyone who decorates a tree. Blown glass ornaments are beautiful, and they're unlike most other holiday decorations.
Best of all, they're fairly simple blown glass pieces and, therefore, are relatively inexpensive. Blown glass ornaments aren't cheap, per se, but they generally cost less than larger and more complex pieces.
A Blown Glass Centerpiece
If you're looking for a present in a higher price range -- and one that will make a statement -- consider a blown glass centerpiece. Glass companies make all different kinds of centerpieces, and you shouldn't have trouble finding a company that makes centerpieces your recipient will like. Because these pieces are so unique, they often get noticed even when they're placed somewhere other than the center of a table.
A Blown Glass Nativity Set
A blown glass nativity set is a good choice for the religiously minded recipient. While many people already have a nativity set, few have one that's as beautiful and elegant as a blown glass set. This is a gift that is sure to be cherished year after year by those who focus on the spiritual meaning of the season.
If you find a blown glass nativity set that you like but isn't quite perfect, don't hesitate to talk with the company that made the nativity set. Many glass companies that offer blown glass nativity sets make each piece by hand, and they might be willing to make you a custom figurine or animal that will add a level of personalization to the nativity set.
A Glass Blowing Class
For the ultimate unique present, get your recipient a glass blowing class. They'll get to learn about the glass blowing process, and they'll probably get to see professional glass blowers working at the glass company. Lots of classes include an opportunity for students to make their own blown glass pieces, thus providing them both with a physical present and an experience to remember.
If the person you're shopping for is artistically inclined and likes to make their own pieces, this may be a particularly good idea.