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35 Gifts For Anyone Who's Hard To Please

We all know that one person!

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1. A "Not Trying To Be Difficult" sweatshirt for your friends or family who are, um... quite difficult.

Get it from RevLApparel on Etsy for $19.88 (available in women's sizes S–XL and six colors).
RevLApparel / Etsy

Get it from RevLApparel on Etsy for $19.88 (available in women's sizes S–XL and six colors).

2. InstaNatural Holiday Bundle will make any beauty lover happy with vitamin C and retinol to help in their pursuit of radiant skin!

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: "I absolutely love the changes I've seen in my skin since using both these serums. I've seen shrunken pores, more hydration, overall glow, and my fine lines have reduced a little also. And that's all only within two weeks. For reference, I am 34 years old, and have combination/oily skin, no acne, fine lines around my mouth and surrounding the eyes. When I look in the mirror, I actually feel like I've paused the aging process. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is looking for a positive change in their skin." —Kathryn G.

Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

3. A custom New York Times book to commemorate a birthday, milestone decade, or a personally significant number of years, with a collection of fascinating snapshots of history — perfect for those who can't get enough newspapers and history.

Promising review: "This is such a great, interesting and unique gift! Perfect for the person who has everything." —SamGet it from UncommonGoods for $99.95+ (available in two styles).
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "This is such a great, interesting and unique gift! Perfect for the person who has everything." —Sam

Get it from UncommonGoods for $99.95+ (available in two styles).

4. Winc Wine Club — you can curate any wine you think they'd like and get it delivered straight to their doorstep.

Check out Winc for $13+ (prices vary per wine and/or subscription).
Winc

Check out Winc for $13+ (prices vary per wine and/or subscription).

5. A 100 Things To Do scratch-off-poster to give to your friend who says they've done absolutely everything!

Promising review: "My friend was turning 30 and about to go to France, his first solo trip. He's a big bucket list person so I thought this would be the perfect gift to show him all the cool things he's done and all the other cool stuff he has left to do!" —KMACGet it from UncommonGoods for $15.
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "My friend was turning 30 and about to go to France, his first solo trip. He's a big bucket list person so I thought this would be the perfect gift to show him all the cool things he's done and all the other cool stuff he has left to do!" —KMAC

Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

6. An Under Armour 3-in-1 jacket — an all-in-one jacket they'll never want to take off.

Promising review: "I bought this jacket two years ago and it is still very functional and wears well. It does everything it says. Great for cold weather and snow, will keep you very warm and dry without the bulkiness. The zip-out fleece liner can be worn without the out jacket. Looks good and fits well. Also keeps you warm in cool weather!" —RetiredPDGet it from Under Armour for $200 (available in sizes S–2XL and two colors).
Under Armour

Promising review: "I bought this jacket two years ago and it is still very functional and wears well. It does everything it says. Great for cold weather and snow, will keep you very warm and dry without the bulkiness. The zip-out fleece liner can be worn without the out jacket. Looks good and fits well. Also keeps you warm in cool weather!" —RetiredPD

Get it from Under Armour for $200 (available in sizes S–2XL and two colors).

7. A DIY lip balm kit for when store brand lip balms are just not enough.

Promising review: "This was just what I was looking for as a birthday gift for my sister and she loved it! As someone that loves mixing, this gives her the ability to create her own quality lip balm." —Big Time MikeGet it from UncommonGoods for $40.
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "This was just what I was looking for as a birthday gift for my sister and she loved it! As someone that loves mixing, this gives her the ability to create her own quality lip balm." —Big Time Mike

Get it from UncommonGoods for $40.

8. An adjustable desk lamp with Bluetooth speakers to give to the high-maintenance reader in your life. The light can easily be adjusted into three modes: sleeping, relaxing, or reading...all while enjoying music straight from your phone.

Promising review: "This is the coolest little lamp! I love the little fan, especially when I am having a heat flash. It's a perfect little gift for any age." —KROSEGet it from Amazon for $21.90.
Amazon

Promising review: "This is the coolest little lamp! I love the little fan, especially when I am having a heat flash. It's a perfect little gift for any age." —KROSE

Get it from Amazon for $21.90.

9. Keepsake Frames — a perfect gift for the one who has everything. It easily allows you to frame any picture you've taken on your phone! You can upload the picture through the app, frame it, and have it delivered to your loved one in no time.

Brittaney Trent / BuzzFeed

This is an amazing gift option! I was trying to figure out what to get my mom (who already has everything) and decided to try this! It's so easy, you can literally just download the app, scroll through your pictures on your phone, find the one you want and upload it! You pick any frame you want and then BOOM — pay, send, and it's delivered. You can also write a mini note with a separate picture on it. I decided to frame an iPhone photo of me and my mom at the US Open Tennis Championship (her first time going) and she loved it! Also, the frames came out in a much better quality than I expected — my mom thought I spent a lot more money than I did on it!

Check out Keepsake Frames for $25+.

10. A stainless steel bar soap for when consistently washing your hands just isn't cutting it (it'll remove strong odors and clean hands without water).

Promising review: "Purchased two of these as Christmas gifts for my father and brother who love to cook, hunt, be outdoors, you name it! They both love this product! I personally have used it after chopping onions and jalapeños. The lingering smell from that is 100% gone after using this product. Love this!" —R.N.G.Get it from Amazon for $8.99.
Amazon

Promising review: "Purchased two of these as Christmas gifts for my father and brother who love to cook, hunt, be outdoors, you name it! They both love this product! I personally have used it after chopping onions and jalapeños. The lingering smell from that is 100% gone after using this product. Love this!" —R.N.G.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

11. A T-shirt made for anyone who absolutely hates when people have bad grammar.

Get it from ShopWavez on Etsy for $19.97 (available in men's sizes S–3XL and two colors).
ShopWavesz / Etsy

Get it from ShopWavez on Etsy for $19.97 (available in men's sizes S–3XL and two colors).

12. A matcha tea gift box set so they’ll never have to complain about someone else’s tea again.

Promising review: "My family and I are huge matcha tea fans so I purchased this as a gift for my daughter-in-law. She loved it and the rest of the family asked where I got it from. It came in a really nice black box that didn't even need to be wrapped. This makes the perfect gift for matcha tea connoisseurs of all ages." —CathyGet it from Amazon for $34.83 (available in two sets).
Amazon

Promising review: "My family and I are huge matcha tea fans so I purchased this as a gift for my daughter-in-law. She loved it and the rest of the family asked where I got it from. It came in a really nice black box that didn't even need to be wrapped. This makes the perfect gift for matcha tea connoisseurs of all ages." —Cathy

Get it from Amazon for $34.83 (available in two sets).

13. Homesick Candles so they can smell your home state even when they're away from it.

Promising review: "Lovely gift! My aunt moved to Florida a few years ago. She loves coming home to Georgia every now and then. This was the perfect gift for her and she loved it." —Jordan CarterGet it from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in 50 states) or Uncommon Goods for $30 (available in all 50 states).
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "Lovely gift! My aunt moved to Florida a few years ago. She loves coming home to Georgia every now and then. This was the perfect gift for her and she loved it." —Jordan Carter

Get it from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in 50 states) or Uncommon Goods for $30 (available in all 50 states).

14. A beer jelly set in case they prefer beer over anything.

Promising review: "My husband is the hardest person to buy gifts for. He was excited when he opened this present. He had purchased it for his father before but never bought it for himself. It is delicious!!" —JamesGet it from UncommonGoods for $30 (available in a set of four).
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "My husband is the hardest person to buy gifts for. He was excited when he opened this present. He had purchased it for his father before but never bought it for himself. It is delicious!!" —James

Get it from UncommonGoods for $30 (available in a set of four).

15. A leather market tote — it'll become the go-to bag for your friend who has to carry around absolutely everything.

Promising review: "Great 'for everything' market tote. Excellent quality, great fit, beautiful leather, and gorgeous color. I can put everything in it. It looks great for a meeting, for the market, the mall, out with friends and daytime events. One of my very favorite Totes!!! Every woman should invest in one." —ElenaEGet it from Everlane for $175 (available in seven colors).
Everlane

Promising review: "Great 'for everything' market tote. Excellent quality, great fit, beautiful leather, and gorgeous color. I can put everything in it. It looks great for a meeting, for the market, the mall, out with friends and daytime events. One of my very favorite Totes!!! Every woman should invest in one." —ElenaE

Get it from Everlane for $175 (available in seven colors).

16. A forthright T-shirt that'll just speak the honest truth.

Get it from GeekDownApparel on Etsy for $15.23+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and six colors).
GeekDownApparel / Etsy

Get it from GeekDownApparel on Etsy for $15.23+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and six colors).

17. Death Wish Ground Coffee ("the world's strongest coffee") for anyone who says regular coffee just doesn't cut it.

Promising review: "Bought this for myself and for my dad for Christmas last year. Made it for myself on Christmas morning. It tasted so good and was as strong as they say it is. That's the way I like my coffee. It has to be strong! Will definitely buy this again!" —BekaGet it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).
Amazon

Promising review: "Bought this for myself and for my dad for Christmas last year. Made it for myself on Christmas morning. It tasted so good and was as strong as they say it is. That's the way I like my coffee. It has to be strong! Will definitely buy this again!" —Beka

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

18. A pore perfecting mineral sunscreen that won't leave an annoying white residue so your friends or family will actually want to wear sunscreen.

Promising review: "I have a medium dark skin complexion and growing up never felt encouraged to put on sunscreen as those with fair skin are. I wanted to try this after learning that sunscreen prevents hyperpigmentation. All I can say is that I am so impressed with this. This sunscreen has a velvety smooth texture and light scent and is not greasy at all! I wear it under my makeup and it does not leave a white cast. I love that it's a two in one product and has replaced my need for a primer under my makeup." —SimahGet it from Tatcha for $65.
Tatcha

Promising review: "I have a medium dark skin complexion and growing up never felt encouraged to put on sunscreen as those with fair skin are. I wanted to try this after learning that sunscreen prevents hyperpigmentation. All I can say is that I am so impressed with this. This sunscreen has a velvety smooth texture and light scent and is not greasy at all! I wear it under my makeup and it does not leave a white cast. I love that it's a two in one product and has replaced my need for a primer under my makeup." —Simah

Get it from Tatcha for $65.

19. A flask water bottle — it'll make even the biggest water snob happy.

Promising review: "I bought this for my wife because she carries a purse, and round water bottle to work every. This bottle's thin design looked like it could easily fit in her workout bag eliminating one less thing to carry. She absolutely loves the design of this bottle. She is constantly getting questions and responses like, 'What is that, where did you get that, what is the cost, and what a cool design!'" —Mrgold35 Get it from Amazon for $36.
Amazon

Promising review: "I bought this for my wife because she carries a purse, and round water bottle to work every. This bottle's thin design looked like it could easily fit in her workout bag eliminating one less thing to carry. She absolutely loves the design of this bottle. She is constantly getting questions and responses like, 'What is that, where did you get that, what is the cost, and what a cool design!'" —Mrgold35

Get it from Amazon for $36.

20. A breakfast sandwich maker if they just aren't ~pleased~ with a McMuffin.

Promising review: "We love this product. I bought it for my husband for Christmas. It was one of those desperation gifts, (he is very hard to buy for). I wasn't sure if he would use it, but it was worth a try for those mornings when he doesn't have a lot of time. And now we've used it far more than I would have predicted." —LamplighterGet it from Amazon for $23.29 (available in four colors).
Amazon

Promising review: "We love this product. I bought it for my husband for Christmas. It was one of those desperation gifts, (he is very hard to buy for). I wasn't sure if he would use it, but it was worth a try for those mornings when he doesn't have a lot of time. And now we've used it far more than I would have predicted." —Lamplighter

Get it from Amazon for $23.29 (available in four colors).

21. A personalized monogram cheese board set for that friend who insists on only hosting parties at their place.

Get it from DesignstheLimit on Etsy for $49.99+.
DesignstheLimit / Etsy

Get it from DesignstheLimit on Etsy for $49.99+.

22. A date night bucket list for your significant other who might want a little spontaneity.

Promising review: "This gift was perfect for me and my husband. We have those nights when we need something to do and this date night bucket list is perfect." —ClaireGet it from Uncommon Goods for $18.
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "This gift was perfect for me and my husband. We have those nights when we need something to do and this date night bucket list is perfect." —Claire

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.

23. A DIY English muffins kit (you'll get to choose the flavors you think they'll like most).

Wolfermans

Promising review: "This was a gift for my daughter and her family as a thank you. To say she was delighted would be an understatement. She was particularly pleased with the muffin splitter. Goodbye fork! She told me I can send a muffin package anytime." —blueangel

Get it from Wolfermans for $29.99 (originally $34.99, available in six packages and 16 flavors of muffin).

24. A fleece throw blanket for your friend who's always cold.

Promising review: "So warm, so cozy!! Also, took it with me on a trip and the little strap thingy made it so easy to hang from my luggage! Ended up getting my sister one too!" —az_prisaliGet it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (originally $49, available in seven colors).
Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "So warm, so cozy!! Also, took it with me on a trip and the little strap thingy made it so easy to hang from my luggage! Ended up getting my sister one too!" —az_prisali

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (originally $49, available in seven colors).

25. A cozy plush long robe or kimono sleeve short robe — it'll become essential for even the hardest to please person.

Victoria's Secret, Soma

Get the plush long robe from Victoria's Secret for $69.50 (available in sizes XS–L and three colors) or the kimono sleeve short from Soma for $60 (available in sizes S–2XL).

26. A custom Nixon watch to become the watch of their dreams!

Get it from Nixon for $150 (see all the design options here).
Nixon

Get it from Nixon for $150 (see all the design options here).

27. Suede shearling slippers for those who just love comfy shoes.

Promising review: "I absolutely love these shoes. Purchased them as house shoes, however, they are so well made I could wear them out. I loved them so much I've purchased a pair in every color. I highly recommend this shoe!" —LolaGet it from J.Crew for $19.95 (originally $46.50, available in sizes 5–12 and three colors).
J.Crew

Promising review: "I absolutely love these shoes. Purchased them as house shoes, however, they are so well made I could wear them out. I loved them so much I've purchased a pair in every color. I highly recommend this shoe!" —Lola

Get it from J.Crew for $19.95 (originally $46.50, available in sizes 5–12 and three colors).

28. A hand-picked clothing subscription from a personal stylist — it'll be great for the person who always complains they have nothing to wear!

Trunk Club

And this will help them earn Nordstrom rewards points!

Check out Trunk Club for $40–$300+ (prices vary on clothing selection).

29. A Book of the Month club subscription to let the reader in your life choose from the best new books to read each, yes, month!

Check out Book of the Month for $44.95+ (prices vary per subscription).
Book of the Month

Check out Book of the Month for $44.95+ (prices vary per subscription).

30. A round cocotte for exacting chefs.

Sur La Table

Promising review: "Beautiful as well as functional! I am very pleased with my purchase. The cherry color is so pretty and cheery. I have used the cocotte several times already and am amazed that spaghetti sauce can simmer as long while without sticking to the bottom. It really does heat evenly with no hot spots. This cocotte has rapidly become my favorite piece of cookware." —Lynn V

Get it from Sur La Table for $99.96 (available in three colors).

31. Basic Outfitters — a service that allows you to put together custom "drawers" of men's basics.

Basic Outfitters

Read a BuzzFeeder's review!

Check out Basic Outfitters for 70+ (prices vary depending on number of items).

32. HP Sprocket Printers for your friend who can't stop taking selfies — it can easily connect to their smartphone and print pictures.

Check out HP Sprocket Printers for $129.99+ (prices vary depending on printer).
HP

Check out HP Sprocket Printers for $129.99+ (prices vary depending on printer).

33. A 23andme DNA Kit — AKA the best gift for when you just don't know what to give. Who isn't interested in learning about their genetics and history?

Check out 23andme Genetic Kits for $69+.
23andme

Check out 23andme Genetic Kits for $69+.

34. An Amazon gift card to help when you just don't know what in the world they'll actually want — they can decide for themselves!

Promising review: "I purchased a bunch of these as gifts for the grandkids this year, and they loved them! Hey, who wouldn't love a gift card to Amazon?!? They got a kick out of the pop up card part of it, and I got a huge kick out of giving them. Thanks Amazon, this was a great gift idea!" —I.R.StamperGet it from Amazon for 50+ (available in any prefered amount).
Amazon

Promising review: "I purchased a bunch of these as gifts for the grandkids this year, and they loved them! Hey, who wouldn't love a gift card to Amazon?!? They got a kick out of the pop up card part of it, and I got a huge kick out of giving them. Thanks Amazon, this was a great gift idea!" —I.R.Stamper

Get it from Amazon for 50+ (available in any prefered amount).

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