eBay's style director, Constance White, has done just that, and filed a page in The Early Show's Gift Guide Tuesday.
The items are cool, fun, unique and, for the most part, inexpensive.
The following descriptions were prepared with information provided by the manufacturers or companies offering the service.
A person may have it all, but one thing they don't have is the ability to fly. Now, trapeze school makes it possible to give the gift of flight! The Espana Streb Trapeze Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as many other schools throughout the country, offer classes for people ages four-and-up.
Perfect for the thrill-seeker in your life. Buy individual lessons at Espana Streb through its eBay store.
$45/Lesson or $400/ten week package; www.strebusa.group or, for a directory of other trapeze schools across the country, go to www.damnhot.com/trapeze/trapezelinks2.html#CA.
DNA Portraits -- artwork depicting your DNA -- is simple to create. The person receives a small kit and mails in a swab of his or her saliva, from which DNA 11 creates the artwork.
Starts at $390; www.dna11.com
Also available from DNA 11:
Fingerprint Portraits, in an almost limitless range of styles, colors, sizes and frames. Your unique Fingerprint Portrait makes a bold art statement at home or office. Prices start at $190.
Kiss Portraits, in which your lips become fine art. They send you a lip-print collection kit featuring a MAC VIVA GLAM lipstick and plenty of KISS image sheets, so you can capture the perfect image. Prices start at $290.
Land in Australia
For a truly unique gift, make someone a legal landowner Down Under by purchasing a Green Globe GreenPoint -- ten square feet of land in Queensland, Australia. Receive a personalized deed of grant of land and official certificate of title. Green Globe will also green this land. Your purchase initiates the process the restoration of the sub-tropical forest that used to cover this part of Queensland.
$39.90/10 square feet; www.greenglobe.com
Labeled "the most difficult puzzle ever," each ISIS is unique, with just one solution. The puzzle is a gleaming orb, handcrafted in England of a premier alloy of aluminum and constructed of precisely engineered, moveable bands. Each band is etched with hieroglyphics; the challenge is to position those bands in the right combination to unlock the ISIS. You are given 10 encrypted clues to decipher. Once you solve the puzzle, you will find a 10-digit code inside of it. This code is the key that will unlock and cast open the doors of the much-anticipated Award Zone located on the ISIS Web site. Upon arrival at the Award Zone, you will be presented with a choice -- solve one more riddle for $1,000 cash, or take a chance with one of 10 mystery prizes such as a $2,000 massage chair. Your selection will be a roll of the dice; which mystery prize will await you?
Talking Jesus Messenger of Faith
An "action figure" that brings the New Testament to life with a Jesus character that kids can play with. The Biblical talking character, by One2Believe, comes with a mini-storybook that children may follow and use to recreate the tales, enabling them to learn and participate in religious education. Almost completely SOLD OUT at Wal-Mart and other stores, but still available on eBay as a "Buy It Now" item (which allows you to buy items immediately at a fixed-price set by the seller).
Numi Flowering Tea
Numi's Dancing Leaves Teapot provides the finest hand-sewn flowering tea leaves and flowers offered together in a 14 ounce glass teapot for a unique and distinguished gift. Contains Teahouse Glass Teapot and one of each of the following flowering teas: Flower Jewel, Starlight Rose, Dragon Lily, Emerald Sun, and Golden Jasmine.
$26.99 (includes five blossoms with teapot); www.numitea.com
The Slingbox enables you to watch and control your living room TV from almost anywhere. It's like a long distance remote control that uses the Internet to transmit your home TV (live or recorded if you have a DVR) to your laptop or mobile phone virtually anywhere in the world. Slingbox connects to your cable box, satellite receiver, DVR or just basic cable, as well as the Web. You then install software on your PC, Mac or compatible mobile phone and voila -- you can watch and control your TV no matter where you are. Watch your favorite programming, even when you're not home. Watch from the office, from another city or even from another country. $179.99; www.slingmedia.com
The Pleo is a touch-sensitive toy pet dinosaur that will quickly grow to become one of the most fun and exciting members of your family. This robotic marvel (from the co-creator of the Furby) not only moves organically, explores its environment on its own, and interacts with you, but expresses emotions based on its life experiences. Each Pleo has a unique personality that develops based on Pleo's life experiences with you. On www.pleoworld.com, owners can connect, find training tips, and download new enhancements to Pleo. Pleo's sophisticated sensory system has devices that enable him to see, to sense touch, and to detect objects. $349.99; www.amazon.com