\r\n\tMany people start their Christmas shopping well before the\r\ncool weather sets in, and others wait to start until after Thanksgiving or even\r\na day or two before Christmas. You often hear of 'Christmas in July' sales which\r\nhave become very popular. There are even some people who begin shopping the\r\nweek after Christmas to get a real jump on the season. Some of the things that\r\nmany people shop for are \r\n\tunique Christmas ornaments. Whether you are getting\r\nthe ornaments for your own Christmas tree or to give as gifts to friends or\r\nfamily, you want something that is special and out of the ordinary.\r\n\tAs a grandparent, for instance, you may have quite a few\r\ngrandchildren or great-grandchildren. \r\nGiving them a new ornament each year can be a way for them to look\r\nforward to opening your gift as well as a great way for them to start their own\r\nChristmas ornament collection. If there are many children on one family, they\r\nmay really love to decorate the tree with all their unique Christmas ornaments\r\nfrom grandma and grandpa. They look forward each year to the chance to open the\r\nbox that they know contains their ornament, wondering what it will be like this\r\nyear. Your grandchildren would be thrilled with a new ornament each year. You\r\nmay want to get ornaments that connect from year to year for the individual\r\nchildren, or you may want to have a theme for the year.\r\n\tIf you are purchasing unique Christmas ornaments for\r\nfriends, you may be on the lookout for something that really recalls their\r\npersonality. For instance, if you have a friend who is always referring to the\r\nhippie years of the 1960s, you may want to find something that is reminiscent\r\nof that area. If you have a friend who loves fishing, you may be looking for a\r\ndifferent type of fishing ornament every year. Perhaps your friend loves to\r\ntake vacations, and you want to find different representations of\r\ntourists. The point is, there are many \r\n\tunique Christmas ornaments that are available in novelty stores, in Christmas stores\r\nand on the internet. You should be able to find something that you really like\r\nand that will meet your needs, whether the ornament is for a grandchild or for\r\na good friend. You may find that many of the ornaments you see are so striking\r\nthat they will not only be popular at Christmas time, but can be enjoyed year\r\nround by the recipient of your gift.