Inside: We have a list of some great gift ideas for that hard-to-please person on your list.
It happens every year. I sit to figure out what gift I’m getting people on my list and…nothing. Can’t think of a darned thing.
And when I ask the person what she would like, it’s always “oh, I dunno. I don’t need anything.” But you know that if you don’t get her anything, she will be sorely disappointed.
If you are as stumped as I am when it comes time to figure out what to get your loved ones, then check this list 17 Christmas gift ideas they will love.
Food is a great gift option for those that are otherwise hard to buy for. You can put together a nice basket of homemade treats, or perhaps some wine and specialty cheese. For relatives further away, Hickory Farms gift baskets have been a favorite in our family.
When all else fails, give the gift of enjoying an experience. A pass to an amusement park would be a great family gift as would a zoo or museum membership.
Or how about a gift certificate for a spa treatment or a relaxing massage?
A hot air balloon ride would be perfect for someone not afraid of heights or maybe indoor rock climbing sessions. You could even buy vouchers to a movie theater. Tickets to go to a concert or sporting event the person enjoys would be a fantastic gift.
Do you have someone on your list who loves to read? I finally bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite this past year and it is so worthwhile. You can read it in bright light at the beach or in bed with all the lights out without disturbing your partner. It holds thousands of books and many libraries offer ebooks you can download from the comfort of your home. And because of its size and ability to hold a charge for weeks, it is perfect for travel. Can you tell I love mine?
Chances are a multitool would be a welcome gift for any hiker or camper if they don’t already own one. It is handy to have around or even keep one in the car for the just-in-case times.
Our family loves games and there are a lot out there that are great yet not found in your local big box store. Ones we like that would make good family games include Splendor, which is an easy but interesting game, as is King of Tokyo. Younger kids may appreciate Ghost Blitz or Sleeping Queens.
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6. SmugMug membership
SmugMug lets you store your photos and videos, order prints, share galleries, make photo books and more. You can even easily transfer photos from other services such as Dropbox, Flickr and Google Photos to them.
Family that is far away can easily view our albums and either download the photos or order prints (you control what is allowed). We have had our photos stored at SmugMug for years and have been very happy.
7. Photo book
People love photos, and photo books are a great gift for the person that has everything. How about putting together a book of the grandkids for the grandparents? There are a lot of different photo book publishers to choose from and two popular options are Shutterfly and MixBook.
9. Netflix or Steam
Netflix gift cards are almost always welcome. Your recipient will have access to thousands of movies and shows.
If you have an online gamer on your list, Steam gift cards will let him or her access different online games. You can find these gift cards at various stores.
10. Adult coloring book
Have you seen the number of adult coloring books available? It is an extremely popular relaxation / meditative tools. Pair a book with a nice set of colored pencils for a great gift.
11. Cut the cord kit
Still stumped? Give the gift of a charitable contribution in the recipients name to a charity or cause the person holds dear. Most organizations will let you specify having the contribution being made in the name of someone else and will even send a card to that person letting them know.
Related post: How to Give to Charities the Smart Way
13. Mini portable speaker
A mini portable speaker is a great gift for a teen or an adult. Music you stream through your phone or other device can be directed through the speaker and placed anywhere in the home. I got a previous version of this inexpensive Oontz Angle speaker. Then my husband wanted one. And our teenager kept borrowing ours until he got his own speaker.
Microbreweries, local wineries, and small distilleries are cropping up everywhere. For the person that consumes (responsibly), a gift of a local or unique liquor would make a lovely gift.
15. Car emergency kit
This is perhaps not the most romantic or sentimental gift, but it is entirely useful and a must in snow country.
16. Tea set
Sometimes, it is just nice to cozy up to a nice cup of tea. Specialty teas are often loose leaf and having an infuser is a thoughtful gift for the tea drinker on your list. Pair it with a sampler of teas or a nice mug.
Other mornings a heftier jolt of caffeine is wanted and the coffee lover on your list might appreciate a nice sized mug paired with some nice coffee beans. An insulated mug is also nice for travel. I personally like this one as it can be operated one-handed.
There you have it. A list of gift ideas where you should be able to find something that would suit the many people on your Christmas gift list.