Gift ideas for the people on your list who are hard to shop for

Stress no more—we've got perfect presents!
By Dalene Rovenstine  Published on 12/13/2018 at 2:29 PM EDT

We all have at least one on our list: the person who is impossible to shop for. It could be because you don’t know him that well or because she has everything, but whatever the reason, you end up stumped on what to purchase. Well, stop your worrying! We’ve gathered our favorite items on the web that are perfect for the hard to gift.

Scroll through the gallery below, and let us know in the comments if you have any unique gift ideas!

Asobu Cold Brew Coffee Maker

For years, I would make hot coffee, pour my leftovers into a glass container and refrigerate it. My homemade iced coffee wasn’t as good as cold brew I bought in the store, but it sufficed—until I tried the Asobu Cold Brew maker. It’s a simple device: You simply pour water and coffee grounds into the top and let sit for 12-24 hours before releasing the cold brew into the bottom storage container. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves cold brew.

Purchase in three colors from The Grommet for $49.95.

Ravensburger puzzle

My family completes a puzzle (or two or three) every holiday season. It’s a tradition I think everyone should adopt: It allows you to spend time together away from screens. Plus, whenever friends and family stop by, they can’t help but sit down and put in a few pieces with us. A nice quality puzzle, like a Ravensburger, is a gift that people can enjoy and pass on to others to enjoy.

Purchase the “Adventures in the Jungle” puzzle from Ravensburger for $19.99.

Faux fur coat

We’ve already expressed our love of faux fur coats at Grok Nation, and lucky for us: They’re currently very popular! Because these trendy pieces come in a variety of colors, sizes, and price points, you can select a customized option for any person on your list.

Purchase this Jina Stripe Faux Fur Collar Cut from Kut from the Kloth for $228 (left) or the Ava & Viv Faux Fur Jacket in Burgundy from Target for $44.99.

Red Velvet baking kit subscription

Have you ever given a baked good or a jar of cookie mix for a gift? Well, presenting your friend or family member with a Red Velvet baking kit subscription is like doing that on repeat. Each month the recipient will receive everything they need to create sweet treats such as chocolate truffles, lemon cupcakes or flourless chocolate pecan cookies.

Purchase from Cratejoy for $49 per month.

NutriChef Electric Wine Aerator Dispenser Pump

There are multiple kinds of people who are hard to shop for, and one of those kinds is the person who has everything. Wow them with this unusual wine gadget: an aerator dispenser pump from NutriChef. After attaching this device onto their wine bottle, your friend will be able to pour premium wine with the touch of a button.

Purchase on Amazon for $59.99.

Fake News game

Board games are great gifts for families, someone you don’t know very well, or a friend who’s particularly hard to shop for. Fake News is a particularly relevant board game that is sure to bring a smile to the gift recipient’s face. It’s an interactive card game where players can come up with their own too-crazy-to-be-true headlines.

Purchase from Target for $20.49.

Decoupage Jewelry Box

Created by Mexican artisan Ana Maria Gonzalez, this pinewood jewelry box is embellished with Huichol symbols. The top opens to reveal three compartments, along with a drawer on the bottom, which gives the gift recipient a perfect place to store their baubles. Best of all, since it’s from Unicef Market, this jewelry box sale will provide 29 doses of measles vaccines for children.

Purchase from Unicef Market for $52.99.

'20th Century Photographs' coffee table book

Beautiful coffee table books are solid options for the hard to gift—whether it’s for someone you don’t know that well or just someone who’s incredibly picky. Not only do the books look great as décor, but also the images inside provide conversation starters. We’re partial to this 20th Century Photographs book, which features more than 850 of the best photos from the past 100 years.

Purchase from Taschen for $20.

Laptop bag

This is a splurge gift, and we know it. But if you have a person in your life who is incredibly picky and likes luxury goods and you feel like forking over the dough, this laptop bag from This Is Ground is totally worth the splurge. The inside will help the owner stay organized, as everything has a place, and the outside is sleek and stylish.

Purchase from This Is Ground for $599.

Posie Turner inspirational socks

We all have to wear socks, so this is a pretty foolproof gift. And with a Posie Turner make your own gift box, you can give a little inspiration along with your gift. Select three men’s or women’s inspirational socks—you can choose from phrases such as “Dance it out,” “Be your best,” and “Change maker.” Socks are made from premium Peruvian Pima Cotton.

Purchase from Posie Turner for $50.



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