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    35 Gifts Even Super-Picky People Will Love

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    1. Quirky, detailed plush animal slippers available in basically every critter you can imagine, not just basic bunnies — I'm talking everything from giraffes to blue tang fish to platypuses — so you're sure to satisfy their obscure tastes.


    Promising review: "The fit was great and they're comfortable and super soft. They look better in person and aren't slippery on tile/hardwood floors. The kids bought these slippers for their dad and he loved them, I'm just not sure the dog did 😂." —Jenn

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in six sizes and over 50 animals).

    2. Stylish glasses etched with a map of their hometown, because if they drink liquids and are from a place, then they're sure to love these.


    Get them from UncommonGoods for $16 (available in 32 cities).

    3. And a set of collapsible metal straws with comfy silicone tips that they can keep in their bag to help them stay eco-friendly when they drink said liquids on the go.


    They're BPA-free!

    Get two straws, a cleaning brush, and a travel pouch from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $12.99 (originally $18.99).

    4. A little journal to fill with reasons why you love them, even though they're picky as hell.


    These cuties come in tons of different versions for different occasions or people in your life, but all of them are filled with 50 fill-in-the-blank prompts you can complete about your loved one.

    Promising review: "This is very little, but a big hit! It's a bit bigger than the palm of my hand. We used this in place of a birthday card for my dad’s 70th birthday. Everyone (seven adult children, spouse, and grandkids) was able to fill in the blanks and sign their name to each page! The answers that people filled in the blanks with were so special! There were some hilarious responses, some super sweet, and all in all it was a total hit of a little gift! It truly evokes lots of awesome memories and my dad, who is a total alpha male, was choked up with all the love and affirmation that was exemplified through our little sayings. It's super special and I’m so glad I found this! A gem, for sure!" —zacknabi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28+ (available in 15 themes, from mom to grandpa to teacher).

    5. A custom keyring of their pet's face, so they never really have to leave home without their furry friend. The question is not whether or not they will shriek with joy when they receive this, but rather how loud said shriek will be.


    Just pop on to their social media and find a clear pic of their pet, then send it to the seller after you place your order!

    Get it from CaramelaHandmade on Etsy for $24.18.

    6. Or some custom stickers of their pet (or heck, even their face or your face, lol) they're sure to put on EVERYTHING.


    Promising review: "I think this might be one of the best things I've ever bought on Amazon. I bought one sheet for my mom for Christmas and they just came. She hasn't seen them but I know they'll crack her up. They look fantastic. I'll definitely buy more!" —Claudia Basile

    Get a sheet of 21 from Amazon for $17.99.

    7. A gorgeous and affordable cheese board complete with four stainless steel cheese knives that they'll think cost you a heck of a lot more cheddar than it did.


    Promising review: "I got this for my girlfriend for Christmas. She loves getting cheese boards when we go out to eat, so I figured she would enjoy making her own. We've used it multiple times since purchasing, and she loves it. Not only it is big enough to fit a plethora of finger foods for a group of people, but comes with four cheese knives stored inside the board. It's a nice looking wooden board that would look great at parties. The only issue we've had is cleaning the inside of the cheese board where the knives are stored. It doesn't come apart easily, making it difficult to clean. Other than that, it's been a wonderful gift and I would give it again to friends and family." — Dolmanet

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    8. A velvety throw blanket that'll melt even the pickiest friends (and pickiest doggos) into cozy piles of mush.


    Promising review: "I bought this because my friend has one and I fell in love with it. But it seems even my dog loves this blanket! Look at her face! Comfiest dog I have ever seen!" —joshua clark

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

    9. A brightly hued instant camera that'll make them the life of any party (not to mention help them channel 1989-era T. Swift).


    It's also got a built-in mirror to make taking selfies a snap.

    Promising review: "What a great product! We bought two cameras for our wedding as a guest book idea. We took a couple pictures as soon as we got them and we're totally in love! Growing up with instant cameras as our primary source of photography, my husband and I both were sent back a few years. The quality of the pictures is better than expected, the camera is super easy to use. We're looking forward to not only using it at our wedding but for future pictures to capture our special moments in a vintage-y sort of way. I'd definitely recommend this camera to anyone and everyone!" —Krista PRuske

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors), or get the value pack that comes with enough film for 60 photos for $81.54+ (available in five colors).

    10. A subtly sassy baseball cap so they can at least demonstrate some self awareness about how gosh darn picky they are.


    Get it from Impurethoughts on Etsy for $15.99 (available in eight colors and 12 text colors).

    11. The Squatty Potty, because everyone poops and would appreciate something that makes that a little easier.


    The stool helps you comfortably assume a squatting posture, which is the prime position for emptying your bowels with ease.

    Promising review: "I love the Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You'll wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think of your bowels turning into a laundry chute! That's the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands once you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you're out in seconds, not 10, 15, or 20 minutes as in the past. Business owners should buy these for their bathrooms, because their employees would take less time on bathroom breaks, really! In fact, if the government would invest in these for every bathroom, the legislative process would speed up. You'll be glad you got one, for those from five to 95!" —campromise

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A gorgeous bouquet of flowers from The Bouqs Company, which can deliver sustainably grown gorgeousness as quickly as two hours after you order.

    The Bouqs

    Check out more of the best places to order flowers online.

    Bouquets start at $36, and you can get the bouquet above for $44+.

    13. A classic cardi with cool buttons that'll make layering a snap all season long — even if their office is basically a different temperature every day.,

    It's got over 1,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I'm VERY picky about sweaters and how they fit. This sweater is flattering, soft, and warm, and the color is very rich. The snap buttons are really stylish. My teen has the green one in a medium and I have the royal blue in an XL, and both fit perfectly for each of us. Both look great. Quite impressed with the quality. Would definitely buy again and gift to others." —SoHappy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 18 colors).

    14. A mug you can customize with their name, a favorite saying, or inside joke. Here's the tea: this is possibly one of the best under-$15 gifts around.


    Get it from simplymadegreetings on Etsy for $13 (available in nine colors).

    15. A chic and timeless checked scarf they can rock in countless ways, no matter their style. Just ask the over 1,000 folks who've left positive reviews!, Amazon

    Promising review: "What an incredible value! I read the terrific reviews before I ordered it, of course, but I wondered how nice it could it actually be for that price. Well, let me assure you, it's absolutely beautiful! Large, soft, warm — I'll be wearing it all through fall and winter this year. It would also make a wonderful gift. No one would ever believe what you paid for it! Lovely quality and it can be worn as a large scarf or shawl. I love it!" —Hyndsight

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 21 patterns).

    16. A very complimentary doormat anyone would be happy to have greet them after a long day.

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $22.39.

    17. Some super warm and cozy socks, because that's what Dumbledore wanted for Christmas and he's probably really hard to shop for.


    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable socks ever!!! The cuffs are snug, but not tight, and foot part is roomy, but not too much. I could live in these socks. We gave them as gifts to all the women in the office and they all raved about them. After two months of continual wear, they are still as soft as the day I got them. I plan on buying a lot more." —wifefirst

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 16 colors and prints).

    18. A crowd-pleasing game you can play next time you hang out, like Bananagrams, a slightly addictive word game with tons of variations so you'll never get bored.

    Barnes & Noble

    This is a personal fave among my family and friends. You can play with up to eight players, and there's even a solitaire variation. The different ways to play are all outlined in the instruction booklet, but the basic gist is this: you divvy up the letters between the players, and see who can use all of them up by creating a Scrabble-like grid of words first. I personally love it because it's much more fast-paced than Scrabble, and you're challenging yourself just as much as the other players. It's also really fun that you can move the letters around as you go, so even if you make a word you can go back and change it to suit your strategy.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.95 or get an extra-large bag with double the letters from Amazon for $19.14.

    19. Delicate, personal earrings featuring shapes or letters that are meaningful to them.

    Amazon, zoozjewelry/Etsy

    Because the sterling silver letter studs on the right are sold individually, you could mix and match them to make their initials, or the first letter of your name and theirs. Or you could just get one to pair as part of an ear party with some delicate studs like the ones on the left!

    Get the cats from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors) and the initials from zoozjewelry on Etsy for $9/stud (available in 26 letters and three finishes).

    20. A sleek, BPA-free stainless steel water bottle so they can hydrate in style (even if you don't feel like splurging on a Hydro Flask). For a little extra dough, you can even personalize the bottle with their name!


    Promising review: "We got the 17 oz. size in yellow. Impressively high quality, great color and material. Kept water cold overnight — the ice cubes in the bottle didn't fully melt. It appears to be completely comparable to the more expensive Hydro Flasks in my opinion. We purchased it for our 15-month-old daughter who prefers to drink out of mom and dad's Hydro Flasks instead of her sippy cups or regular cups, but since our bottles are 40 oz. they were too heavy for her to hold and she kept dropping them. We got this more cost-effective option for her knowing that she will probably drop it frequently, but so far it has held up through a few crashes to the floor without any dents! We will definitely be buying again in the future if we need to replace or supplement our current inventory :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six sizes and 39 colors and patterns, plus three sizes available with personalization of up to nine characters).

    21. An 23andMe DNA kit to help them discover their roots and maybe even a story worthy of their own TLC show — who knows?


    The kit includes a saliva collection tube with a container and specimen bag, plus a prepaid package for them to send it out for lab testing. Then, they'll get their results on 23andMe's website within six to eight weeks. The site provides all kinds of cool information, from DNA relatives who are already in the database to a breakdown of ancestry by region. They'll be able to see a timeline of which generations of ancestors likely came from which places, and even see how genetically predisposed they are to all kinds of traits, from dimples to disliking cilantro!!!

    Promising review: "So I did the DNA test a while ago, the test was simple, and I got my results in six weeks. Whats kind of cool about it is that in my case some of my results have changed slightly over time. The more genetic info they get from all over the world, apparently the more accurately they can pinpoint your results. I like that even though it was a one-time purchase, they still update your profile to the most accurate results they have. I actually just checked it again today and they narrowed down even more of my results. Plus it's pretty cool to see where your ancestors came from." —caro_

    Get it from Amazon for $79.

    22. A monthly sticker subscription, because is there a human alive who doesn't love stickers?


    Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club will send them 15+ sheets a month, including archived designs by the iconic sticker brand. Do those classic teddy bears or those exact food stickers hit anyone else RIGHT in the childhood???

    Get it from Cratejoy for $10.95/month.

    23. An amazingly resilient (and affordable) waterproof Bluetooth speaker that simply can't be ~beat~ for use in the shower, on outdoor adventures, or pretty much anywhere.,

    It can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled device and works from up to 33 feet away!

    Promising review: "I live on the river, and we kayak and tube all the time. We've spent lots of money on waterproof products that never work long after getting splashed. I actually dropped this one and submerged it under water accidentally, but we've used it four times since — it didn't phase it. I LOVE IT! It's very loud and the acoustics are great! It's so easy to connect, and it has a bag to keep it in. I've spent seven times more on others that weren't nearly as good! Update: Two months later, it still works great, after being dropped and splashed in river and after several trips down the river, tubing, and biking. And we can use it for two days without recharging before battery dies. The BEST EVER!!!!!" —

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this speaker (#2)!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A Funko Pop! of their favorite fictional character, so they can display their nerdiness in the cutest way possible.,

    They come in so many characters from so many different fandoms, you're bound to find one your bud will love.

    Get the dancing Groot bobblehead for $10.99 and the Snape figure for $11.99, both from Amazon.

    25. An acupressure foot massage roller beloved by over 3,000 Amazon reviewers that anyone's tired tootsies will appreciate.

    Promising review: "I love this foot roller. It does what you would expect only better, and is also way better quality than you'd expect. The wood is great, and it feels extremely sturdy even with all my weight on it. I got this because my feet started hurting. It turned out I just needed to throw away my favorite pair of shoes as they had gotten old and the sole was warped, but this thing is amazing and provided relief from the pain they caused. I'm going to get one for my aunt for Christmas because she has plantar fasciitis, and this would really give her some relief. I use it all the time even when my feet feel great; it's so stimulating and relaxing. I recommend this as a great gift for yourself or anyone!" —N. Carothers

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47.

    26. A fancy gel pen that looks way more expensive than it is — they're sure to fall in love with write away., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best pen I've ever used!!!! I originally purchased it to use on interviews, but loved it so much that I purchased a second one for daily use. After letting my boyfriend try this pen, he also purchased a few of them because he loved it." —GatorDO17

    Get it from Amazon for $6.53+ (available in five colors).

    27. A comfy organic cotton travel set featuring a throw blanket, eye mask, and storage pouch so all of their flights can feel like a first-class trip.


    The storage bag even fits over their luggage handle!

    Get it from Verishop for $88 (available in four colors).

    28. A My Life Story — So Far journal, a tome that they can continue to fill out throughout their entire lives. It's got space to fill out everything from the meaning of their name to their weirdest dating stories to (future) memories of kids and grandkids to where they were when important historical events happened. There's even space for storing photos!


    Not only is it a great gift for anyone because it's an incredible keepsake, but let's be real, who doesn't like to talk about themselves?

    Promising review: "What's great about this book is that anyone can use it. You can give it as a gift to a young child or a grandparent. What's so amazing about this type of record-keeping is that it can be passed down for generations to come. It's so much better than hearing twisted stories from a wacky aunt! Now you know the information is true, because you're hearing it from the source." —Alice

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

    29. Or a luxe velvet journal emblazoned with their star sign that even the fussiest Virgos will adore.

    Urban Outfitters

    It gives new meaning to the phrase "written in the stars."

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in 12 signs).

    30. A set of gorgeous desktop vases, which are minimal enough to match any ~aesthetic~ but also sophisticated to the max.


    Get a set of two from Amazon for $29.43+ (available in two colors and also available in hanging versions).

    31. A donation in their name to a cause close to their heart.


    Check out Charity Navigator to find ideas for awesome organizations, or do something based around their interests. For example, if they're an animal lover, find a local shelter through

    32. A double-sided laptop cleaning brush perfect for anyone who 1) owns a computer and 2) believes practical stocking stuffers are the best stocking stuffers.


    It's got a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. I've already ordered some of these for each of my family members' stockings!

    Promising review: "This is the little gadget I didn't know I needed. My laptop was a mess. I barely ever clean it. This little retractable brush is soft but got away the hidden crumbs. The microfiber cleaner is a microfiber cover over a firm base. It's small but effective. You can clean both the brush on the microfiber with basic soap and water. Like most Oxo products, it's well-made. I have to say that I Iike it more than I thought I would. My laptop has never looked so good!" —jeanneserenity

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A classic structured work bag that'll make them look so professional, it may as well come with a promotion included.


    Get it from Asos for $48.

    34. A gorgeous bottle rack so elegant and minimal, I can't imagine anyone ~wine~-ing about it.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $49.

    35. And an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot so Alexa can tend to their very specific needs.


    Promising review (for the Echo Dot): "I was always curious about Alexa; I wanted one, but never wanted to spend the money. Last month I put it on my Christmas list on a whim, and that was one of the best gifts I’ve ever asked for. I’ve always been an Apple person, but Siri isn’t even in the same generation as Alexa. Alexa is far more advanced than even my millennial mind expected. Imagine making dinner and simply asking for any NPR program, slow relaxing jazz, '70s disco, Cher or any other genre/podcast/artist you could possibly desire and it immediately comes true in a sound quality that is next to none. Alexa does that. She answers questions, responds to compliments, adds to your grocery list, continues the conversation, and can teach you a little something about everything. I bought a second Echo just days after receiving the first one. This product isn’t overrated, it’s the standard and you should have one!" —Isaac Unruh

    Get the Echo for $99.99 (available in five colors) or the Echo Dot for $34.99 (available in four colors and with or without a clock display) both from Amazon.

    When they love your gift and hate everyone else's:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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