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.
For the elegant minimalist
What has an understated aesthetic but still gleams and shines like the modern woman you’re shopping for? It’s bar earrings in 14K yellow rose gold from Helzberg Diamonds. The simple bar design is at once minimalist and chic, and is sure to be her favorite gift of the season.
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.
Nothing says you care quite like keeping a loved one’s tootsies nice and toasty. These Eddie Bauer Shearling-Lined Moccasin Slippers are a dream come true for tired, chilly toes. Check out these handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
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.
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.
For the whimsical chef
Maybe the chef in your house just likes to have a good laugh, or maybe they’re a kid, but these Troll Citrus Reamers are so much fun, you’ll want more than one.
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.
For the tequila expert
Now you don’t need to break out the salt, it’s already in the shot glass. These Himalayan salt shot glasses are perfect for any tequila lover.
The gift of information
If you’re seriously stumped and out of Christmas gift ideas, try AncestryDNA, the best-selling consumer DNA test. This test can trace your origins back to 350 regions around the world. With the addition of the recently launched AncestryDNA Traits, you can figure out how 18 different traits—from hair and eye color to taste preferences—run in your family. Plus, the kit is on sale for just $59 through Christmas Eve.
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.
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.
For the earthy peacekeeper in the family
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give a hemp-infused gift. Try a Bond No. 9 The Scent of Peace candle to get the job done in an elegant, aromatherapeutic way.
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.
Waste not, want not
For the person constantly throwing out dinner leftovers and forgetting to be frugal, these Farberware Food Huggers will help effortlessly save the day and loads of food, effort, and cash.
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.
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.
Smells of the season
No one can ever have too many candles. Help your friends fill every room of their house with a holiday scent with one of these 3-wick candles.
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.
Leggings for your favorite footed mermaid
Mermaids are having a major moment in the sun, which means your favorite lady creature will go wild for these leggings. They give the visual appearance of a real-life athleisure mermaid.
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.
A mood-worthy phone case
This Thermochromatic iPhone case will make you feel like you’re back in the days when mood rings were in style. It’s perfect for any friend that is known to be a little moody. This map shows the most popular Christmas gift in every state.
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.
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.
A faster, easier meal
The Black+Decker 6-Quart Pressure Cooker helps get full meals on the table in less time, is easily programmed, and can make everything from white rice to seared steaks to steaming hot broths.
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.
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.
Modern wall art
This mid-century macramé wall hanging is a great gift for that friend who always seems to be redecorating their home. The handcrafted cotton and gold finishes will bring texture and style to any space.
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.
A Pearl Pendant necklace is a perfect way to add a little timeless elegance to her wardrobe. It’s the type of piece she can wear just about everywhere, and looks right with almost every ensemble.
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.
Fashion is heart (and head) warming
This lined winter hat is sure to warm the coldest heads and most fashionable hearts.
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.
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.
For the sentimental type
This Folded Pop Art Book lets you display an important date or number in a unique sculpture. A perfect gift for your significant other.
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.
A symbol of love
This Mevecco Layered Heart Necklace is a great way to show that special someone how much you care. She’ll proudly wear her special symbol of love for years to come.
Eye-catching makeup accessories
Faux lashes are perennially popular and Eylure’s boxed lash sets are affordable stocking stuffers that offer major impact.
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.
Matching hers & hers pajamas
Is there anything more adorable than a child wearing holiday-themed pajamas that also fit her favorite doll? DinoDee Pajamas come in kids sizes and just the perfect size to fit their standard 18″ dolls.
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.
For the insomniac in your world, try giving this chevron pattern sleep mask. It’s designed to help lull the wearer to sleep in moments.
Snuggly, feminine sleepwear
Give her a set of cozy pajamas like this Ekouaer Pajama Set, which is ultra-comfortable and made in Los Angeles.
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.
For the steak lover
The AnySharp Pro Knife Sharpener keeps knives of all kinds in tip-top condition, which will keep your home chef or steak-lover in good spirits all year long.
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.
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.
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.
Something for the wine lover
Wine goes fast, but wine accessories can last forever. This insulated wine bag is the fashionable wine lover’s dream come true for transporting chilled pink wines, blends, and all the other important pour-ables.
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.
Essential oils for almost every reason this season
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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