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Updated on Apr 27, 2020. Posted on Dec 1, 2019

10 Gifts For The Toughest Person To Shop For On Your List

Take a deep breath in. Yes, you've got this. You are a gifting god.

1. A water bottle, because EVERYONE needs water.

Amazon

It's a fact. And haven't you heard? The rich and famous absolutely swear by water.

Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

2. A fresh set of sheets for anyone who could afford to catch a few more 💤.

Amazon

Whether you get loads of sleep or barely ever enough, finding the right sheets is paramount, and this ethereal set is super soft and super affordable. And who knows?! Maybe it'll even help your friend stop having those stress dreams where she's back in school and hasn't studied for an exam...

Get a set from Amazon for $28.70+ (available in seven sizes and 41 colors).

3. Speaking of sheets, sheet masks will please anyone. Yes, ANYONE!

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Your BFF from college who flies a lot? There's a sheet mask for that. The person in your life who's only just now waking up to the wonders of dermatology? There's a sheet mask for that. Your workaholic friend who is so stressed out right now and talks a lot about "accounts" and "goal-setting" and "diversifying revenue streams"? TASMFT.

Get a single mask from Sephora for $5+ (available in 16 varieties).

4. A weighted blanket will soothe stress and ease anxiety.

Amazon

You know what else might help with your friend's aforementioned stress dreams? A much-hyped weighted blanket. The woman looking so restful and cozy in the photo above? That could be your friend.

Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in 12 sizes/weights and seven colors.)

5. A pillow with their face on it that'll leave them confused and delighted at the same time.

Chris Dignes

Look no further than a kiss cam, jumbotron, or in-the-field local news segment for proof that people frickin' love to see their own faces on things!!!

Get it from Zazzle for $27.95+ (available in three sizes and four fabrics).

6. A sleek device that'll help put an end to misplacing things (the classic human folly).

Tile

People lose things all the time, like their keys, or their phone, or the ability to decipher exactly what would make the most perfect gift for someone at an exact moment in time.

Get it from Tile for $34.99+ (available in two colors and multipacks).

7. A plant your friend will care for as much as you care for your friend.

Bloomscape

Suddenly, everyone around you loves plants. They're Plant People with capital Ps. All it takes to become a Plant Person? One plant. Now imagine asking your friend, "How's the calathea rattlesnake doing?" Go ahead. Say it aloud. It sounds good.

Get a plant from Bloomscape for $35+ (available in multiple sizes and varieties).

8. A bidet for their bootet.

Amazon, Luxe Bidet / Via luxebidet.com

Seriously. This is the kind of gift that'll change a person's life for the better — forever. Imagine having that kind of power. I've had it, and so can you.

Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two colors).

9. Snag a sleek bamboo stool for the bathroom (since we're on the topic).

Squatty Potty

If you've seen Fleabag or ever visited the women's restroom on a drunken night out, you'll know how it can seem so insignificant a setting but be so consequential.

What I'm saying is: Ensure that your friend's bathroom will be a sanctuary for whatever scenes of their life play out there. And also for pooping. Give them a poop sanctuary.

Get this stool from Amazon for $39.99.

10. And an adorable cross-stitch that'll say what you can't.

AdornmentAndFrippery / Etsy

Sometimes, words fail. And sometimes, they don't.

Get it from AdornmentAndFrippery on Etsy for $16.95.

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