Gifts for People Who Are Hard to Buy For!

November 28, 2017

There’s always one person on your holiday gift list who’s harder to please than the rest. The one person who has discerning or some might say particular tastes and it’s just harder to buy for them!

When it comes to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa shopping, you want to please them and they want to be pleased. So, for help finding a gift for people we can’t quite figure out, we called in the gift-giving experts.

Unusual and Unique Gifts

hard to buy has curated 56 gift ideas for her — your mother, sister, wife, boss, friend. Like the best-selling Birchbox beauty sampler subscription with deluxe beauty products for her to test and try every month. Or the comfiest robe ever, the hottest-selling perfume of 2017 (Chanel Mademoiselle, btw), the new Fitbit Alta and the portable facial “brush” everyone’s talking about: the Foreo Luna.

And these unique infinity scarves for the bookish have passages from some of the world’s great books (Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, Sense and Sensibility) silk-screened on them.

Best Tech and Outdoor Gifts

While tech gifts are usually targeted at men, like the collapsible (to 10 inches) fly-fishing kit and the Vancouver Marshmallow Crossbow, some of these tech gifts have crossOVER appeal for the fairer sex.

hard to buy forLike the Stanley purse-sized flask and the Sonos Bluetooth speaker or even the Sennheiser wireless headphones. And for a compact EDC kit (every day carry) that has tools to cut, measure, screw, clip and, of course, pop beer caps, this handy version fits on your keychain!

For 46 more great gadget and gear gift ideas for the holidays, check out the list from Popular Mechanics best of list.

DIY Gifts to Start Now

Easy on the wallet and super thoughtful, gifts that you make are often unique, one-of-a-kind treats that the recipient isn’t likely to get from anyone else!

hard to buy forFood gifts like flavored vodkas and homemade jams, eggnog pancake mix or a Mason jar of cocoa and marshmallows with a mini bottle of Bailey’s tied to the side are priceless! And both Hobby Lobby and Amazon have lidded jars and bottles in all shapes and sizes for any holiday food gift you dream up.

For a few dozen scrumptious ideas for the hard-to-please, visit Good Housekeeping (for gifts like puff pastry cheese straws and fig and walnut cheese balls), Martha Stewart (homemade sundae sauces and coconut-pistachio biscotti) and Midwest Living (for chocolate barks and cookie mixes in a jar).

You’ll be lucky if any of them make it out of your house!

Meaningful Gifts for Kids

Now for the “who cares if they’re pleased?” category, from and others. While these gifts take some thought, some time, and a commitment to persevere through the years, they’re sooo worth it. And since the last thing kids need is another Frozen toy or set of LEGOS®, take a look at these heart-rending ideas for gifts that will become irreplaceable treasures as kids grow older.

Impossible to Shop For

Refinery 29 has 20 quirky gift ideas for the hard-to-please, and Pinterest has 164 more, including a gadget that sings opera when your pasta is cooked. And for even more, though it will only take you five minutes to click through these holiday gifts for under $100 from Amazon and uncommongoods, and these for under $50.

You’re sure to find something to please even the toughest person on your gift list!

Something for Everyone at Southshore

The master-planned community of Southshore has something for every taste and budget. In addition to the new homes by Richmond American Homes and Century Communities, don’t miss a tour of the beautiful new model by Toll Brothers at Vista Point!  Another stop on your list should include the Lakehouse, which recently underwent a million-dollar renovation. New homes in Southshore are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.