Some home décor pieces are meant to blend in and complement the rest of a room, while others literally scream for attention and are purchased to get people talking. Unique tables have a dual purpose – to serve as both a functional gift and in many cases, a work of art. While most of the table gift ideas featured in this post will most likely appeal to a distinct type of gift recipient with specific interests, styles, personalities, and extreme décor tastes – you never know when one of the following unique furniture pieces are perfect for one of your loved ones or friends…
1. Barnwood State Side Tables
Since this is a handmade item and includes recycled materials (reclaimed Tennessee barn wood and iron), this coffee table is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. Handcrafted into the shape of the state of your choosing, this table allows people to represent their birthplace, hometown or favorite destinations in the U.S. – it especially makes a nice gift for a homesick relative. Distinctive patterns of weathering also add to the allure of these pieces. These are made-to-order items, which are sold exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
2. Nintendo Shaped and Inspired Coffee Table Base
Calling all fans of Super Mario Brothers! Definitely a unique piece for the avid gamer, the overall geek, or an old school fan of Nintendo, Geeks with Wood sells a table base that is fun for all ages. Nearly 100 of these colorful pieces have already been sold with happy customers remarking, “You really have to see this in real life to really appreciate it.”
3. Hockey Stick Table
Hockey Stick Builds is an Etsy shop dedicated to producing home décor for the avid hockey fan and/or player –ideal gifts for man caves, dens and play rooms. The Hockey Stick Table shown here is fashioned out of used sticks, genuine hockey pucks, and glass. Each item is custom made to order, such as being able to choose the stick color for the piece. The company also sells benches, chairs and side tables made from hockey sticks.
4. Wine Display Coffee Table
Handmade in New Jersey, this made-to-order coffee table doubles as a sophisticated wine display – constructed out of oak wood, steel, and glass. Just some of the ways customers have put this table to good use is by showcasing prized vintages and exhibiting anniversary bottles. The distressed white oak and industrial steel framework offers a piece that fits nicely into a wide range of interior design schemes.
When ordering this table, keep in mind that it takes 2-3 weeks for delivery with the option to have In-Home Delivery, which is scheduled by appointment and includes in-home assembly when needed. This is another unique coffee table sold through Uncommon Goods.
5. Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table
Handcrafted from a whisky barrel and 19th century barn wood, ShopMakarios creates eye-catching coffee tables that add a charming, rustic touch with functionality. The hinged top opens and closes, so the barrel serves as a storage chest. The dimensions of this table are 29″ wide x 37″ long x 20″ tall. However, the artisans are able to make slight adjustments at the request of a customer. When given as a gift, keep in mind that the turn-around time for one of these coffee tables is 3-4 weeks.
6. Dragon and Egyptian Design Toscano Tables
Wayfair is one of the largest online retailers in the world that specializes in home décor. When shopping for tables, the site has an interesting selection of quirky pieces. For example, a handful of options from the Design Toscano collection will especially appeal to those who enjoy fantasy, mythology, and ancient Egyptian culture.
Shopping for a Dungeons and Dragons fan? The Warwickshire Dragon Coffee Table is a glass-topped piece offering a gray stone finish, and is just one of a few options available for dragon lovers. For someone who has an interest in ancient Egypt, the hand-painted Royal Egyptian Cheetahs Sculptural Glass Topped Console Table delivers a classy, sophisticated appearance.
7. Mixtape Coffee Table
Although the price of the handmade mixtape-shaped coffee tables made by 214Graffiti are most likely out of the price range for many, but the intricate design and attention to detail used to create this classic cassette look deserves a mention. Available in three primary wood stain colors and styles (shown here), the hardwood tables definitely that brings back childhood memories for many – making it a fun gift idea for musicians, music lovers, DJs, and fans of the 80’s.
Other features include:
- A specially designed vinyl label sealed and protected with a clear epoxy coating.
- At the center of the table, two stainless steel cup holders actually glow with the flip of a switch – powered by lithium batteries and LED lights.
- The front shelf opens and closes with the help of a magnetically clasped wooden tape-run, which serves as practical storage space for magazines, books, and TV remotes.