As an aluminum extrusion company, we hold aluminum close to our hearts, so we thought we’d pass along some fun ideas so you can give the gift of aluminum this Christmas! Aluminum is pliable, plentiful, strong, lightweight, easy to combine with other materials, heat resistant, non-corrosive, a great conductor of electricity, and 100% recyclable. What’s not to love?
1. Golf clubs – Aluminum shafts mean faster swing, increasing distance with each shot. 2. Watch – Did you know they even have aircraft-grade aluminum watches? 3. Dutch oven – Lightweight, rust-proof, & easy to clean. 4. Money clip – Get it hand-stamped or engraved. 5. Fountain pen – Sleek, durable, classic. 6. Tie clip – Simple, fashionable, timeless. 7. Aluminum tumblers – Brighten up the BBQ or picnic with colorful retro tumbler cup set. 8. BBQ Set – Aluminum BBQ grill, or grill accessories… for the perfect outdoor meal. 9. Wind chimes – Add harmony to the home or garden with the gentle lullaby of chimes. 10. Waffle iron – How ‘bout a cast aluminum stovetop waffle maker? 11. Kaleidoscope – A unique gift for a very special someone who brings color to your life. 12. Bicycle – For the child, the athlete, or the leisure-seeker. 13. Ladder – Foldable step-stool for the kitchen or a ladder for indoor/outdoor tasks. 14. Mailbox – Secure, weather resistant, heavy-duty aluminum for curbside appeal. 15. Ski poles – Sturdy aluminum poles make the most sense. 16. Refrigerator – Kitchen trends come and go, but aluminum appliances are steadfast. 17. Salt & pepper shakers – Go vintage or go modern, everyone uses salt & pepper shakers. 18. Toaster – Toaster or toaster oven, forever a useful gift. 19. Bottle stopper – Stylish, sophisticated, practical, and you can personalize them. 20. Knife Set/Swiss army knife – Carving sets, cutlery, utility knives… 21. Fishing boat – Aluminum is the ideal solution for boaters seeking inexpensive versatility. 22. Office chair – Enhance comfort & style at work or in the home office with a new chair. 23. Espresso maker – Everyone knows life is better with coffee drinks. 24. Cufflinks – Add a touch of class and a splash of color with polished aluminum cufflinks. 25. Coasters – Handcrafted or engraved, the table is protected and the drinks are stylish.
26. Speakers/Bluetooth speakers – Turn up the soundtrack and get celebrating. 27. Martini shakers – Sharpen bartending skills and cocktail endeavors. 28. DVDs & CDs – We all have an album or a movie that we need to hold in our hands. 29. Jewelry tree – A perfect way to display necklaces, bobbles and bangles. 30. Baseball bat – Or softball bat, to hit the fast pitches and curve balls. 31. Serving utensils – Serve in style & get savory dishes from pan to plate. 32. Computer – Did you know computers contain aluminum micro-extrusions? 33. Patio furniture – Outfit an outdoor living space with durable cast aluminum furniture. 34. Window frame – New windows? Another item made with aluminum extrusions. 35. Flag pole – To honor, remember, or show holiday spirit far and wide. 36. Hairspray (Aerosol containers) – Put together a gift basket of “beauty goodies.” 37. Camping equipment – Make it easy to spend the weekend outdoors. Prepare ahead. 38. 6-pack ‘o beer – Or someone’s favorite soda pop. 39. Pots & pans – Cook like a pro with anodized aluminum pots & pans. 40. Car rims – Nothing says “I love you” like a set of rims. 41. Umbrella – A simple and thoughtful gift that comes in every imaginable design & color. 42. Aluminum sculpture – How about the perfect artistic sculpture for your loved one? 43. Bangle bracelets – All the rage right now, the more the merrier. 44. Customizable license plates – Oh, how clever you can be. This gift goes everywhere. 45. Keychain – Stocking stuffer, office gift, or customize something special. 46. Aluminum water bottle – Keep it cold, keep it hot. 47. Bottle opener/Corkscrew – A thoughtful gift for your favorite wine lover & host. 48. Beverage tub/Wine chiller – Keep your drinks cool at your next BBQ or event. 49. Picture frame – Put a past memory in the frame or take a new pic! 50. Luggage – More air miles than ground miles? A durable aluminum suitcase is a must.
… and don’t forget to wrap your gift in aluminum foil, topping it off with a great big, pretty bow! (If you really want to go all out, that is.) Aluminum symbolizes the ability to weather life’s ups and downs, and the holidays are a time to recognize how far we’ve come and share future hope with friends and family. May your holiday be filled with joy, laughter, peace… and aluminum.