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    33 Gifts Even Super-Picky People Will Love

    I know some people seem impossible to shop for. But listen to me — YOU'VE GOT THIS.

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    1. Fuzzy memory foam animal slippers that are 100% irresistible — they'll melt even the pickiest of hearts.


    Promising review: "These are absolutely ADORABLE. They're comfy and very well made! The packaging is top-notch, which makes them perfect for gifting. I'm super pleased with this purchase and would recommend these slippers to anyone. Love, love, love!!!" —kitsunecool

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5/6-11/12 and in 24 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 24 cities).

    3. A little journal to fill with reasons why you love them, even though they're picky AF.


    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 $10+ (available in 23 themes, from Mom to Grandpa to teacher, and even some in Spanish).

    4. 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 $23.57.

    5. 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.

    6. 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: "This is a clever and high-quality product, particularly for the price. I'm very pleased by how expensive it looks and the accompanying drawer and accessories are outstanding." —Sam I. Am

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. 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 four sizes and seven colors).

    8. A super luxe orange, sage, and eucalyptus body lotion so silky smooth, it might even replace the brand they've been using for years.


    Promising review: "I received this as a gift for my birthday and didn't use it until I ran out of lotion. But OMG! This stuff smells so amazing and the silky consistency is DIVINE! My daughter and I are hooked on the brand's shower gel too. WOW! Love this. I'm an embarrassing fangirl." —Susan Kay Wyatt

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    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 $49.99+ (available in five colors), or get the value pack that comes with enough film for 60 photos for $86.13+ (available in four 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 $14.96 (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 $19.99.

    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 $38/bouquet.

    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.


    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 17 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 $10 gifts around.


    Get it from simplymadegreetings on Etsy for $10 (available in nine colors).

    15. A chic and timeless checked scarf they can style in countless ways, no matter their style., 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 $12.99+ (available in seven patterns).

    16. A set of charcoal-infused sheets designed to resist odor and microbial growth, so they won't have to wash them quite as often. A good night's sleep AND less laundry? I'm not sure I can think of better gifts.


    The set comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and one to two pillowcases (depending on bed size).

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $65+ (available in five sizes and in two colors).

    17. A subscription to Book of the Month, which'll allow them to choose from one of five hot new releases each month. So if they end up not liking one, that's on them.

    Book of the Month

    But this selection is carefully curated, that probably won't happen.

    Subscriptions start at $44.99 for three months.

    18. 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 socks are fantastic!!!! I bought my first package hoping they'd keep my feet warm here in Vermont. There's nothing worse than having cold feet while working all day. This winter was especially cold here; even with good winter boots my feet were always cold. I was delighted when I put the first pair on. It was like putting a warm, cozy sweater on my feet. They wash and wear well and don't get stretched out. I've since purchased three more packages." —melisa amezcua

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in four designs).

    19. 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 $11.21.

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

    Amazon, zoozjewelry/Etsy

    Because the 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 hearts from Amazon for $42 and the initials from zoozjewelry on Etsy for $8.07+/stud (available in 26 letters and three finishes).

    21. A sleek, BPA-free stainless steel water bottle so they can hydrate in style.


    Promising review: "This is a fantastic thing to have. I work in the health field and I try to keep water on hand at my desk. I've always done the standard plastic tumblers, but the cup would sweat and make a watery mess next to the computer, and the ice would melt in about an hour. I got this bottle and I haven't looked back. This bottle has kept solid ice for as long as 48 hours and has kept my drink cold for about 72 hours, even when the ice is gone. Another plus is that this bottle doesn't sweat/get condensation on it. The colorful exterior is easy to wipe down if it gets wet, and it stays dry. No more water all over the desk next to my computer because the ice is melting on the inside." –Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five sizes and 43 colors and patterns).

    22. An ancestry kit to help them discover their roots.


    The kit comes with supplies for collecting a saliva sample and a prepaid label to send it to for analysis. Six to eight weeks later, they'll be able to see a breakdown of where in the world their ancestors came from, and maybe even connect with living relatives who've also uploaded their DNA!

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my husband, who is a hard person to buy for. This was a perfect idea. He loves knowing where he came from, and he was excited to share it with his whole family." — Sara J. Goodale

    Get it from Amazon for $59.

    23. 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 $12.95/month.

    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 $9.56 and the Snape figure for $12.95, both from Amazon.

    25. An acupressure foot massage roller beloved by over 2,000 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 $18.95.

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

    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 $7.81+ (available in six colors).

    27. 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.

    28. Faux-fur lined texting gloves so they can give cold weather the finger.

    Barnes & Noble

    Get the gray or the pink from Barnes & Noble for $14.99.

    29. A "drawer" from Basic Outfitters, aka a customizable selection of high-quality socks, underwear, tees, and jogger pants. You know, the basics that they really need but hate to shop for themselves.

    @basicoutfitters / Via

    And since they're super picky, it's for the best that they get to pick out the specifics themselves. This is also a great option for your BF who's had the same undershirts since ninth grade.

    Each "drawer" can be customized with a mix of four, six, or eight items (depending on the size you select) including sets of socks, multi-packs of tees and underwear, or pairs of sweats.

    Gift drawers start at $70.

    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 $32.81.

    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 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.

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


    Promising review (for the Echo Dot): "I gave this to my mom. I easily connected Echo to her TP-Link and it worked. We asked Alexa a few basic questions and we laughed a little, but then I had to leave. When I returned the next day, I walked in and there was music playing (oldies but goodies) and I walked into my mom's room. She was singing but was emotional. I asked her if everything was okay. She was in awe. She was happy. She was emotional because Alexa helped her find songs in the blink of an eye that she hadn't heard since her childhood. She demonstrated it to me, and the speed with which Alexa found the song and played it was mind-boggling. Mom was also planning a dinner in August and needed to know what day of week it was. She would normally need to leave her room and go to her main calendar in the kitchen and find the date. But this time she just asked Alexa, who gave her the information in like two seconds lol. It's given my mom a whole new level of excitement, bewilderment, curiosity and wonder and we've only scratched the surface of the power of Echo. Two more Echo dots are on the way as I type. What a great gift to give to someone at a great price." —Amazon and AmazonPrime Rock!

    Get the Echo for $99.99 (available in five colors) or the Echo Dot for $39.99 (available in two colors) 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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