My husband is impossible to shop for. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. If I could buy him a $5,000 watch or a 1970 Porsche 911, he’d be quite content.
Come to think of it, it’s hard to find gifts for everyone who isn’t a kid. Besides my sister. She’s happy with gift cards, but what do you do if you are tired of buying boring old gift cards for people, or you’re buying for someone and you really can’t get away with going that route?
You come here is what you do. And you send this list to everyone you know, because they will be indebted to you for the rest of their lives and I think they may even throw parades for you.
I love the idea of buying bowls as gifts. All sorts of bowls! Who doesn’t like bowls!? And who couldn’t use a new beautiful set of stainless steel mixing bowls with lids? I could. I could use these real good.
You may laugh at these silicone BBQ gloves, but I can think of several grill masters who would be smitten if they owned these things. My husband would probably wear these ALWAYS IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
Dammit! It’s the Dammit Doll. This doll has been created to be your personal inanimate whipping boy. Throw it, stomp on it, swear at it, break down in tears and tell it your woes. This is an all-around fun gift.
Simple, beautiful, high-quality candles are always a good idea when you’re not sure what to buy. Most people love candles, and if they don’t, it’s great to regift…
Christian and I made some personalized stamps from Zazzle a few years ago, and the reactions we got when we sent mail were priceless. This makes an extremely thoughtful, unique gift. You may even win the gift-giving competition you have with your brother every year for coolest present ever.
Another fun idea for something personalized is an ink stamper. Use the person’s address or just name, or whatever else you can think up. Total class.
There’s pretty much nothing wrong with this stein. Pop your can into it and you are all sorts of ready to get sloshy drunk and sing weird German drinking songs.
Maybe the person you’re buying for is a bit more classy, then you need to impress them with whiskey stones. Keep your whiskey to the perfect temperature without diluting it.
A sort of generic, but I think usually appreciated gift idea is a magazine subscription. It’s always fun to have a magazine delivered to you, and there are about 40 million zillion billion to choose from, no matter what your recipient is into. *Nudge, wink*
This would make kids, hipsters, geeks, teachers, you name it, happy as can be. At only $10 for a set of two, it’s a no-brainer for everyone on your list. P.S. You will need to buy your own Lego bricks. Here’s a good pack to take apart to tuck in with this gift.
This is day 4 of my 12 Days of Shopping collaboration with Pragmatic Mom. Here is her post on difficult to shop for people (and dogs!)
See all of the gift guides in our 12 Days of Shopping:
Day 5: Gifts for Reluctant Artists- My post on Gifts for Reluctant Artists • Mia’s post on Gifts for Reluctant Artists and Gifts for Reluctant Readers