Are you looking for a gift for a friend or relative? Are you tired of cliche gifts that get stuck in the closet after a couple of weeks? If this sounds like you, here are some reasons that a Himalayan salt lamp will make the perfect gift:
Unique appearance: When you buy a Himalayan salt lamp, you're buying a what many consider to be a unique work of art. Most Himalayan salt lamps are left in their natural crystal form. This gives each one a slightly different look and texture. Although Himalayan salt lamps are all a pleasant orange color, the color will vary from lamp to lamp and give each one a fun and interesting appearance.
Different shapes: If you don't want to buy a Himalayan salt lamp that has a natural crystal form, you can also purchase one that has been carved into a specific shape. Globes are one common shape, but you can also get flowers, bamboo or even heart shaped Himalayan salt lamps. With so many different carved shapes available, you're sure to find one that will please both you and the lamp's new owner.
Exotic origins: Each lamp is from the far off Himalayas. When you buy a Himalayan salt lamp and give it as a gift, you're also giving the idea of travel to distant lands. If the recipient is interested in travel, you might want to consider also gifting a trip to see the area that their lamp was mined from. While there, they can explore the unique history and culture of the surrounding region.
Easy to clean: Unlike many man-made lamps with artificial shades, a Himalayan salt lamp is easy to clean. Instead of harsh cleaners, all you need is a slightly dampened cloth and a dry paper towel. In fact, using harsh chemical cleaners could cause the salt portion of the lamp to start to degrade over time as it reacts with the salt.
Potential night light: Because it is concealed within the salt, the light within a Himalayan salt lamp gives off a diffuse orange glow. This can make it perfect for a bedside lamp, since turning it on in the middle of the night won't create the harsh light typical of other types of lamps. The diffuse light means that turning on the lamp is unlikely to wake up anyone else who is sleeping in the same room, making it great for midnight runs to the bathroom.