Holiday Gifts For Anyone, Made Easy

You’ve checked family gifts off your list, and can find a Christmas gift for any coworker with confidence. Now all that stands between you and a stress-free holiday season are the trickiest gifts of all: presents for people who have everything,  minimalists who don’t want anything, and people you don’t know or, frankly, don’t even like. Here are our top foolproof holiday gifts for anyone–no matter how impossible it feels now, follow our tips to complete your gift list once and for all.

Unique Gifts For Someone Who Has Everything:

Maybe this person is of the “love it, buy it” mentality–they spot a cool product and snap it up before even thinking about dropping a hint for their would-be gifter. Maybe they’re such a distinctive personality that everyone knows exactly what to give them every year, risking repetitive gifts and eventual gift-giver burnout. Appeal to this person’s unique streak with gifts that are more than what they seem on the surface, or gifts that give back to a greater cause.

Gifts That Give Back: Give a gift with impact. Every product in our “gives back” collection is created by merchants who strive to pay it forward in their communities, both local and global. We especially love Miir’s insulated tumblrs and growlers. Through their mission of “empowered giving,” MiiR’s team has completed over 44 water health and safety projects across the world and provided over 3,000 bicycles to those in need since 2010. 

Unique Gifts For Someone Who Doesn’t Want Anything:

When someone says, “Oh, I don’t want anything this year,” it almost never means “show up empty-handed and don’t even send a card,” so you’re not off the hook for a great gift. Instead, identify why they don’t want anything–are they about to leave town for a year of travel? More interested in spending quality time with friends and family? A KonMari devotee, unwilling to cling to anything that doesn’t spark joy? If you can identify the reason for your gift recipient’s reticence, you’ll be able to assemble a gift they’ll find truly meaningful.

Gifts For The Nomad: If your beloved jet-setter isn’t interested in acquiring more stuff, help them plan ahead with a gift they can take on the road (or use in their tiny house). This Onward and Upward Travel set includes travel-size toiletries that are super gentle on skin, and a waterproof dopp kit so distinctive, there’s no way they’ll misplace it in the hostel.

Gifts For The Experience-Seeker: How many of us have ever given gift cards or stacks of handmade coupons to that hard-to-buy-for person, only to have them go unused? If what your recipient really wants is quality time with loved ones, our bestselling Sunday Morning Pancakes gift set holds the promise of a cozy morning, delicious food, and all their favorite people in one place.  

Gifts For People You Don’t Know — Or Don’t Like: 

It doesn’t happen very often, but you may have to find a gift for someone you barely know, or don’t particularly like. A plate of milk and cookies won’t cut it for this mystery recipient, so you’ll have to get creative! It’s best if you can find out a little bit about them (say, your partner’s aunt only drinks red wine, or your new neighbor is an avid gardener), but if you can’t sleuth ahead of time, here are our best seasonal gifts for anyone, no matter how you really feel about them.

Holiday Red: This charming gift can be given to anyone from the neighbors who always keep an eye on your home when you’re away to your favorite aunt who hangs her wreath well before Thanksgiving or to your employees to celebrate the season. The glass candle holder is a glowing holiday decor addition made of all-natural wax and scented with spruce, barnwood and amaryllis. As a special treat, they’ll enjoy Fran’s famous chocolate salt caramels in dark and milk chocolate.

Winter Warmth: This gift exudes Winter Warmth with its cable knit porcelain mugs, handmade shortbread cookies from Heritage Shortbread and Smith Teamaker’s herbal, caffeine-free tea made of peppermint, cinnamon, ginger and sweet licorice. A lovely gift for a business partner, client or anyone in your family.

Peppermint S’mores: Send them a s’mores gift with a peppermint twist. They’ll love this when they gather around the firepit sipping cocoa and wonder what to nibble on. This gooey, minty, chocolately goodness is surely the answer.  We’ve included four Rolla Roaster roasting sticks, two boxes of pink peppermint marshmallows, two peppermint dark chocolate bars and crisp graham crackers.

What are some of your most pressing holiday gifting conundrums? We’re on call to help with every “what do I give my….?” situation you can possibly dream up–phone us, chat us on Knackshops.com, or find gifts for anyone with help from our free gift concierge!