101 Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Are Impossible to Shop For
We’ve got the most complicated people on your list covered this year with a full 100 Christmas gift ideas (and other holidays too!) that are sure to please.
Something to ride off into the sunset withCourtesy Kent International
Biking to work can actually cut stress levels significantly, so if your favorite hard-to-gift person has a high-stress job—or is a fitness fanatic, retro-lover, or fan of fresh air, they’ll love this Northwoods Ladies Crosstown 21 Speed hybrid-style bike. If you’re shopping for a teen, check out these Christmas gifts that they’ll actually love.
When all else fails, a festive scarf that goes with just about everything will suit almost everyone’s winter needs. Plaid, blanket-style scarves like these, are big enough to double wrap, get cozy in, or even layer.
A helper for the dog-lover on your list
Want to make your favorite dog lover’s life infinitely easier? Dogipack is one of the best Christmas gift ideas of the season because it frees up hands and time when walking Fido, and there is simply no greater gift than time—especially because dog walking is great for health. Dogipack functions as a multipurpose belt bag designed for dog walking, complete with compartments for excrement bags, smartphones and keys, and even treats. The loved pup’s name can be embroidered on the pack too.
Safety is a key building block of a happy childCourtesy Edushape
These Edu-Color Blocks are easy for the littlest hands to grab, play, and get creative with. Babies will play with them well into their grade school years, and that’s a sound toy investment.
Gift a night of painting and wine
Courtesy Muse Paintbar
The perfect gift to give this holiday season is a gift card to Muse Paintbar. Muse is a paint and sip studio with 30 locations that span throughout New England, the Tri-State area, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Treat your friend to a night of laughs, wine, and the opportunity to paint a beautiful canvas that they can hang up in their home. If you have a bigger group of friends you think would enjoy a night at Muse you can host a paint party in a private room as well. Choose from hundreds of designs and multiple types of canvases.
Bubbles are always the answer
Too young for bubbly in a glass? Don’t worry—bubblies in a bath are even better, and the Giant Bath Fizzy set will bring out the effervescence in your friends and family.
The gift of effortless hairCourtesy Pai Shau
The Pai-Shau hair care system is known for their amino acid-rich and vitamin-packed formulas that leave hair silky, soft, and totally manageable. Hair-obsessed people will fawn over one of their hydrating gift sets for months, using every last drop.
Be a stud…
…and give a pair of gorgeous, enhanced stud earrings. Baublebar makes the cutest Gabriela Tassel Fringe Earrings that’ll look great on just about anyone, and come in a variety of eye-catching colors.
Soft, snuggly sheets
Sure, you can suggest your loved ones do stretches to get a better night’s sleep, but you know what might work even better? Cuddling up to the softest Brooklinen sheets set you can imagine. They’re hotel-quality and create a slumber-lover’s ideal environment.
Nothing is quite as festive as sweets
We can’t think of anything as deliciously festive as sweet, gooey chocolate being mailed directly to your door, which is why we’re excited about Godiva’s Assorted Chocolate Holiday Gift Box.
Fresh pillows, sound sleep
Courtesy Beautyrest mattresses and accessories
Time to trade up to the sleek, durable Beautyrest Diamond Luxe pillow, which pulls heat away from the body so you’re constantly enjoying the “cold side” of the pillow, and helps maintain a peaceful sleep. Plus, the diamond shape means you can drop painfully accurate hints like “I got you something with diamonds” in the weeks leading up to the holidays.
The gift of information
If you’re seriously stumped and out of Christmas gift ideas, try a Living DNA ancestry test. This test, unlike so many of the others on the market, offers a glimpse into your mother’s mitochondrial DNA as well, providing a fuller scope of where your ancestors really came from. Plus, isn’t it just kind of fun to confirm your right to the best lasagna recipe?
A rainbow of fun
When you really don’t know what to get someone, dessert is almost always a safe bet, and rainbow-enhanced brunch is a guaranteed home run. This tie dye cake mix is adorably delicious, festive, and exciting for every age. Try giving these healthy holiday food gifts that aren’t fruitcake.
For the perpetually pretty
The makeup lover on your list will be head over heels for this MAC brush set that comes with brush essentials to help them master any makeup look, plus an adorable pouch to fit the brushes and all those very-necessary mascaras, compacts, and lipsticks.
Make some memories, then capture them
Maybe the person on your list already has everything they need to make the brightest holiday memories, but they could probably use some gear to capture those memories. The Polaroid OneStep 2 is the first analog instant camera under the Polaroid brand since 2003.
A scent for the Anglophilecourtesy fragrence.com
The Burberry Brit Eau de Parfum is the quintessential hat tip to all things British, and makes a sophisticated gift for the afternoon tea sipper in your life.
For the mutant adventurer
The Playwheels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kids 21″ Complete Skateboard is the affordable, fun gift option parents have been dreaming of. It’s study, character-themed, and gets kids out of the house—and away from their devices—for hours at a time.
A cozy bathrobe for the animal lover
You can’t go wrong with a comfortable fuzzy faux fur bathrobe for the rustic type in your life. You’ll score major points with this Topshop Squiggle Faux Fur Fluffy Robe that’s ideal for a chilly movie night with hot chocolate and brownies.
Everyone needs gloves
These Smartwool Merino 250 Gloves are lightweight, warm, and touch-screen compatible. That means you won’t have to trade screen time for warm time. Texting at lightning speed even on the coldest days is now possible.
A comfortable bra is worth a thousand wordsCourtesy Kindred Bravely
These Kindred Bravely Sleep Bras are designed to fit nursing mothers, expecting moms, and even those who have never considered a child but definitely appreciate a good night of sleep. The bras offer moderate support with the softest fabric imaginable, and go undetected by the wearer.
A fitness tracker they won’t need to charge
Courtesy Nokia Technologies Inc
Nothing discourages a fitness hopeful quite like the added hassle of a fitness band that needs more attention than the actual fitness routine, which is why the Nokia Steel watch is a head above the competition and will actually encourage the mover and shaker on your list to be active. It requires no charging thanks to a watch battery, and it tracks fitness, sleep, heart rate, as well as much more. These are the most meaningful holiday gifts ever received.
For the littlest shopper
If the little girl in your life hasn’t already begged for Shopkins, get ready—she’s about to, because they’re the “it” gift of the season, and just about every grade school age child is now excited for these adorable little collectibles. The Shopkins Happy Places Mansion gives all those tiny fruits and veggies with faces an over-the-top home, and nearly guarantees you hours and hours of quiet time.
courtesy T Mobile
If the loved one on your list has a daily work commute or arduous travel schedule, they’ll love these sleek Skullcandy Ink’d 2 headphones.
For the home nail art enthusiast
This Deborah Lippmann Party Animal Gel Lab Pro Color nail polish set makes a fun, festive gift for the home nail artist or novice.
Games on the go
A Yahtzee to Go! game is a fun idea for any old school, classic gamer.
The flavor connoisseur
This herb planter makes a great gift for cooks who like to add fresh flavor to their recipes. The unique design helps to prevent overwatering so your herbs will live for many months. It fits perfectly on your kitchen windowsill.
Cool shades for cool days
Snow counts as a reflective surface, right? That means chic, cool shades like the WearMe Pro Retro sunglasses are a seasonless gift that’ll keep on pleasing year-round.
On-trend makeup palettes
Forget about those awkward train cases of makeup that people used to give as gifts. What women really want is thoughtfully-curated, flattering makeup that makes them feel beautiful. Crystal Eyeshadow Palette is suitable for an array of complexions and skin tones.
For curly girls on the goCourtesy Macaron for Hair® from Milk Sass
The Macaron for Hair is a tiny, compact hair detangling brush that is the answer to every dessert-loving curly girl’s prayers. It helps work through tough tangles while looking utterly scrumptious, but don’t worry—it’s just a hairbrush, not a snack.
Pucker up, this’ll get you a kiss
Courtesy wander beauty
If she loves lipstick, she’ll love this Read My Lips gift set from Wander Beauty. It features four matte shades and one metallic, because the holidays call for some shimmer.
A subscription that will save dinner
This is the perfect gift for busy families that want to eat healthy but don’t have the time to shop for home cooked meals. HelloFresh will deliver meals right to their door.
Hydrating hair conditioners are sure to please
Whether her hair is long and straight, shoulder-length and curly, short with waves, or any other combination of length and texture, she’ll be ecstatic to receive a Hydrating Argan Oil Mask.
Towels for the luxe bather
There’s probably someone in your life who is known for their power hour showers and epic bath sessions, and they’ll likely fall in love with these super chic and trendy Turkish towels. They’re handmade with 100 percent Turkish content, are lightweight and pack easily for beachside vacations, and look modern against just about every bathroom tile.
Something to keep him dry and warm
courtesy Herschel Supply
Forecasts are calling for a wet winter, and depending on the climate he lives in, he’ll probably make great use of this Herschel Supply Voyage Anorak, an easy-to-pack retro classic that comes in a water-resistant material.
The gift of new eats
Air frying is all the rage these days. This FrenchMay Touch Control Air Fryer is perferty for anyone looking to up their cooking game.
A robot is the future they were promised
The iRobot Roomba 690 is the only vacuum anyone actually wants as a gift. It’s wifi-enabled, cleans on demand, and doesn’t require anyone getting off the sofa. In other words, even the laziest soul can get the house looking tidy with the help of this nifty little robot, and that’s a life we want to be a part of.
It’s pronounced eh-spress-oh!
For the sophisticated caffeine-nut in your life, the Crux 15-Bar Espresso Maker is an exciting addition to any countertop either at home or at work. It produces authentic coffeeshop-like espresso drinks without having to go anywhere.
Gnome way, these are adorable
It turns out drinking tea at breakfast helps burn calories all day long, and that’s probably reason enough to give tea-related gifts, but these gnome infuser mugs are probably the cutest way to sip loose-leaf brews and start great conversations. They come as an affordable set of two from Cost Plus World Market, and make a great his-and-hers gift idea.
For the skywalker in your familycourtesy lenovo
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is the augmented reality headset and lightsaber he’s been waiting his whole life for. It’s like living in Luke’s world, and that’s the world so many prefer to be in.
Sweeten the holiday season with honey
courtesy Golden Door
Raw, natural honey is one of the healthiest gifts out there, which is why Golden Door’s honey sampler gift set makes one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts for the health-conscious person on your list. Check out these horrible holiday gifts that people actually received.
Golden eye, the literal version
Let her eyes sparkle to the max with Guerlain Light Topcoat Mascara, a shimmery topcoat for dark mascaras that offers shimmery reflective bits of gold sparkle. This is the mature way to pop glitter into a stocking stuffer, and it’ll be well-appreciated.
For the one who loves beachy hair
If she loved that fresh-off-the-beach hair look all summer long, she’ll love the new T3 Micro Cascading Waves barrel attachment for the curling iron she already loves. It gives loose, beach-textured waves almost instantly that she’ll love for days at a time.
For the cheese connoisseur
Everyone knows someone with a major cheese tooth, and this black marble cheese board with four matching knives is the ideal gift for the Romano, Gruyere, and Stilton eaters of the world.
A smarter way to pour wine
This electric wine dispenser was designed to keep your most deliciously sippable wine bottles intact longer. The system allows you to pour a sip, glass, or bottle instead of feeling like you’ve opened an entire bottle that needs to be used with haste. Now everyone can have the wine of their preference without a drop going to waste.
For allergy sufferers
Did you know that indoor air can be even more polluted than what we breathe outside? Especially during cold winter months when we’re bundled up inside, which is exactly why a high-tech Levoit air purifier is so necessary for the chronic allergy sufferers of the world.
Long-lasting lip color is finally non-toxic
It was definitely the year of long wear lip color, with a near endless list of companies rolling out their own versions. Civilized Cosmetics Lip Suede uses natural, non-toxic, organic, and vegan ingredients to produce the same rich long wear shades though, which is exciting for beauty lovers of all kinds. Here’s more vegan makeup your lippy lover might want.
So much water to drink, so little time. Give this trendy Hydroflask water bottle to your family member that always forgets to hydrate. It’s vaccuum insulated so your ice will stay solid for hours.
Make sure everyone stays warm this holiday season with this Home Fleece Throw from Nordstrom.
Even skin needs a detox from time to time
If the juice-cleansing person in your life has met their max of kale sap, it may be time to move onto a skin detox plan, which is exactly what the Estee Lauder Protect & Hydrate Set offers. It includes their 24-hour anti-oxidant moisture cream and night repair complex to get skin goals back on track through late nights, holiday cocktails, and too many sugar cookies.
The cutest doggie bed out there
Your adorable animal best friend probably could use a bed upgrade, and this dog bed is the cutest room addition you can imagine, and super comfy for the furry one in your life.
Well-moisturized lips are a detail that matters
She’ll love the Burt’s Bees gift set because it’s loaded with in-the-moment and dependable shades.
Stuff a stocking with dragon’s blood
Real dragon’s blood? Not quite, but Rodial makes to-die-for Dragon’s Blood facial masks that make the best stocking stuffers for those looking to give their best face. Don’t worry—no dragons were harmed in the making of these popular face masks.
For the business traveler
The Skyroam Solis is a dual 4G LTE global WiFi hotspot and power bank to keep even the most seasoned travelers connected and powered up through airports, remote locations, and just about everywhere else you’d want to be connected. These are the coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
Something to look forward to each morning
The tired, the overworked, and the with-children on your list could definitely use an extra cup of coffee each morning. You probably can’t be the one to pour their oversized cup each day, but you can be responsible for them getting the best brew in town thanks to this chic Russell Hobbs Glass 8-Cup Coffee Maker.
The warmest winter boots
The Koolaburra by Ugg Sulana boot is cushy, plush, warm, and pairs well with just about any winter wardrobe. Don’t be surprised if your giftee forgets she even owns any other shoes.
For the top chef at home
Satiate their hunger for the coolest kitchen gadgets with this LEVO oil infuser. Instead of buying expensive, processed oils with artificial flavorings, this machine will take your favorite olive oils, nut oils, or just about any other oil and infuse them with the ingredients of your choice like the hot peppers you grew in your garden last summer, or the garlic your parents brought back from Italy.
For the design-obsessed
If the person on your list is design-obsessed, they’ll be over the moon when you give them a Pantone To Go Cup. It’s a Pantone color-themed travel cup that’ll excite them in all their most primal design way—color. It’s perfect for the on-the-go interior design lover, fashion addict, or anyone else with a penchant for all things beautiful.
If eyes are the windows to the soul
Let lashes be the most gorgeous curtains ever. This Lancome Hypnôse Drama Set comes with growth-enhancing serums in a festive holiday box.
For the Millennial on your listcourtesy cloveandrevel.com
Millennials are changing the workplace, the way people interact socially, and now they’re even changing what counts as a “neutral” color, because Millennial pink is the hottest color of the year, and it’s even hitting handbags. Giving a well-made, luxe-feeling but still trendy Clove + Revel Drew bag in blush will be a crowd-pleaser.
Something for the one who never stops
This spa gift basket is a gorgeous gift for the woman in your life that needs to take a well-deserved break. It includes lots of goodies in a refreshing rose and jasmine scent and even comes in a nice wooden box that can be repurposed after.
Eye-catching makeup accessories
Faux lashes are perennially popular and Eylure’s boxed lash sets are affordable stocking stuffers that offer major impact.
For the music lover
A pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones by Coby with snug, comfortable ear padding would be perfect for the frequent traveler, teenager, or the general music-lover in your life.
A homemade-looking accent
This chunky knit throw blanket is the perfect homemade-seeming cozy blanket to lay over your favorite big chair, sofa, or the end of a bed. We won’t tell if you say you spent months knitting it yourself. Check out these outrageously expensive holiday gifts people actually give.
For the sweet tooth
Is there anything as glorious as a plate of fresh multi-grain waffles? Hardly, which is why the KRUPS 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker will be a guaranteed hit this holiday season. In fact, it may be the one gift you’ll see used the very same day.
For the active family
Kaluqi boys sneakers use a high-performance design to encourage the power of play, and the cape-worthy designs don’t have messy laces to trip over.
A brighter smile
This fresh-looking electric toothbrush by W&J features a soft-hair bristle head, five different cleaning modes, and a USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
We’re pretty sure you’ll agree the best and most creative thoughts happen in the shower when there’s really no way to record them, or is there? AquaNotes exist as the answer to the age-old shower thoughts dilemma and will be a well-received gift by the deepest thinker in your home.
Snuggly, feminine sleepwear
Give her a set of cozy pajamas like this Ekouaer Pajama Set, which is ultra-comfortable and made in Los Angeles.
For the sweet and curious babyCourtesy Edushape
These Curiosity Cubes are transparent, thought-provoking toys designed specifically for the littlest hands and minds. They’re ideal for ages 18 months and up, but even older toddlers love stacking and sorting them.
DIY blowouts made easy
Heading to a salon each week takes time and lots of cash, so giving the gift of easy DIY hair is one that will be appreciated for seasons to come. The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer dries hair, volumizes, and gives that perfect salon hair tuck that’s nearly impossible to get with a regular dryer. It’s the lazy girl’s answer to salon visits, and will change the way she wears her hair—maybe permanently.
Colorful beauty gear
These silicone makeup sponges are a great colorful option that helps apply makeup in a smooth and consistent way. These are the perfect Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.
A salad topper that’ll be used over and over again
This beautifully packaged Olive Oil Gift Set pairs premium extra virgin olive oil and a barrel-aged vinegar, a perfect gift for the chef who loves to cook with fresh ingredients.
Warm therapy plush
These microwavable plush animals are the perfect thing to snuggle with after stuffing your face with Christmas dinner. Pop them in the microwave and hold them on your stomach whenever you’re experiencing discomfort. People of all ages will love holding and smelling the heated up plush on their tummies.
For the dancercourtesy tucketts
These Tucketts are the cute and easy-to-wear hybrid of dance shoes and socks. They come with grips and are ideal for yoga practice, dance studio time, or just about any form of fitness that calls for bare feet.
A statement necklace
Whether she loves bold clothes or sleek all-black everything, an exciting statement necklace is sure to be a hit. The Happiness Boutique Statement necklace is a mix of contemporary charm and old-fashioned elegance, and perfect for style queens of any generation.
Upgrade her lip service
She can forget about rough, dry winter lips with the new Lip Butter from LALICIOUS. They’re purse-ready and made with a 100 percent organic vegetable base. Flavors like brown sugar and lemon blossom will make her excited to find these in her holiday stocking.
Every kid wants ’em
courtesy The LEGO Group
It’s literally impossible to get through the holiday season without considering a LEGO set for a little one in your life, and this Lego A-Wing Starfighter is a clear winner.
Unicorns are big right now
Forget about the Starbucks fraps and the unicorn lemonades that took the Internet by storm, unicorn slippers are the mythical creature interpretation du jour. These Smoko slippers light up too, giving the unicorn-crazed teen in your world easy access to the fridge well into the wee hours of the night.
For the new parent
They probably don’t yet know what they’ll need for their upcoming bundle, which is exactly why the Smilo Small Gift Bundle is so helpful. It’s a little of everything for feeding and sleep time and will help take the pressure off tired new parents.
An epic boom
courtesy ultimate ears
The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom wireless speaker is 2017’s answer to the boombox, and it’s cool to epic proportions. It’s small, super portable, plays up to ten hours of music on one charge, and is virtually drop-proof and waterproof.
A real-life science lesson
Is there anything cooler than bringing a learning experience to life? National Geographic is selling a Mega Fossil Mine, and it’s the neatest gift a kid or dinosaur buff could ask for.
Send Fido to a (plush) dog house
Rustic decor is in right now, and there’s no reason Fido’s home shouldn’t be upgraded to match current trends. This Pet Squeak Small Barn Dog House is the plush home you know your favorite pooch deserves for constantly being a good boy.
Everything’s coming up roses
There may be snow on the ground, but a rose-embroidered leather mini backpack is teen approved for all seasons. Comes in six colors, including on-trend gold metallic.
Put a fun ‘spin’ on Hanukkah
courtesy Tipsy Elves www.TipsyElves.com
You didn’t think we’d forget Hanukkah, did you? You’ll put a hilarious spin on the festival of lights with these Tipsy Elves ‘Ugly’ Hanukkah Sweaters. Next, check out the best holiday gifts for animal lovers.
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