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    30 Gifts Even Super-Picky People Will Love

    There's always that ONE friend.

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    1. Stylish glasses etched with a map of their hometown.

    Do they drink liquids? Are they from a place? Then they will love these.

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $14/each (available in maps of 24 cities).

    2. Fuzzy memory foam animal slippers that are 100% irresistible.

    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 am 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 16 different animals).

    3. A chic and timeless scarf they can style in countless ways.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A gift card to Care/Of, a subscription service that lets them customize their own daily vitamin packs.

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    As part of your gift, you can add a personal message to appear on each of their packs. May I suggest something about remembering all the times you've had together, as a homage to the other type of Vitamin C?

    Check out our full review of the service here.

    Get it from Care/Of for $30+. Enter code BUZZFEED at checkout for 50% off the first month.

    5. A quirky cheese board worth the cheddar, because cheese is the stuff of life.

    The ampersand symbolizes that you want cheese and crackers and then more cheese.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

    6. The Squatty Potty, because everyone poops.

    Promising review: "Buy this product. You will live longer and enjoy life.

    This product will keep you regular, and you will not be in the bathroom for more than five to seven minutes at a time. The posture it creates allows things to move naturally and without strain. You will be whistling a Disney tune as you exit the bathroom every day and eventually attain the light, energetic feeling you had as a kid! It's an excellent product that actually works. Ten stars!" —Happy Camper

    Get the original white from Amazon for $24.99. Get the ~fancy~ wooden version from Amazon for $59.99.

    7. A Nifty journal featuring pages and pages of ways to help them get their shit together., Facebook: buzzfeednifty

    It's got spaces for lists, places to track goals, and even coloring pages. Read more about it here.

    Get it from Nifty for $22.95.

    PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

    8. A book to fill with reasons why you love them, even though they're picky AF.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my best friend's birthday, and she said that it was one of the best gifts she'd ever received. You have to be prepared to put some work into this, but it's fun work. We all have those inside jokes and funny memories with our best friends, and you can relive them all through this book. Any friend will truly appreciate the time, effort, and memories! Some sample pages are: 'You are the best at (blank)' and 'If you were a junk food, you would be (blank).' Just fill in the blanks and you have the best gift!" — SI mom

    Get it from Amazon for $9.44+ (available in 23 themes, from bestie to Mom to teacher).

    9. An oh-so-snuggly throw blanket in a cozy material like velvet or fleece.,

    Get the velvet throw from Amazon for $12.99 and the fleece blanket from Urban Outfitters for $49.99.

    10. A minimalist backpack that they'll take absolutely everywhere.

    Get it from Asos for $32.

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

    They come in hundreds of fandoms and characters, so there's bound to be one that'll please your picky person. Plus, who can resist those big bug eyes?

    Get Wonder Woman from Box Lunch for $9. Get Dumbledore from Amazon for $8.55.

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

    The kit allows them to take an at-home DNA sample and send it to for analysis.

    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 $69.

    13. A mug that everyone can relate to, except Beyoncé.

    Get it from Shopsaplingpress on Etsy for $10.50.

    14. A whimsical animal bottle stopper they'll go wild for.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in three different animals).

    15. Rose gold headphones that are as pretty as they are practical.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.83.

    16. A Polaroid camera for channeling their inner Taylor Swift, and a cute photo album for storing all their snaps.,

    Get the camera for $129 and the album for $14, both from Urban Outfitters. Get Polaroid film from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. Super-luxe body lotion so they can pamper themselves and defeat their gross winter skin once and for all.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. This cream soothes and moisturizes even the most dry, flaky skin, and the scent is light and pleasant. I love it!" — Lindsey

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    18. A subscription to Treats that will send them a monthly box of yummy snacks from around the world.

    Every month features nibbles from a different country, so they're sure to discover something they love.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $13.95+/month for the standard plan (5+ snacks/box) or $29.95/month for the premium plan (10+ snacks/box).

    19. Pretty fountain pens they'll fall in love with write away.

    Get them from MightyPaperShop on Etsy for $17.26/each.

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

    Get the feathers from Amazon for $26.60 and the initials from zoozjewelry on Etsy for $8.55+/stud.

    21. A sleek water bottle so they can hydrate in style.

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (medium size) or from Urban Outfitters for $25+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    22. Socks, because that's what Dumbledore wanted for Christmas and he's probably really hard to shop for.,

    Get a set of three pairs from Happy Socks for $36.

    23. This T-shirt so they can demonstrate some self-awareness.

    Get it from Hekaa on Redbubble for $19.50 (available in sizes S-3XL and in 16 colors).

    24. A cozy cardigan available in every color of the rainbow.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 26 colors).

    25. A subscription to Enjoy Flowers to show them they're your best bud.

    Flower deliveries are available in different sizes and arrangements, either once or twice a month.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37+/bouquet.

    26. Stickers, because is there a human alive who doesn't love stickers?,

    Get the kitties from Amazon for $5.22. Get the flowers from Amazon for $4.17.

    27. A smart digital frame that will sync to their phone and display a slideshow of their best pics.

    They can manually choose which photos appear, or turn on the Smart Select feature to filter for only their best-quality, non-duplicate snaps. In other words, this frame can be just as picky as they are. Plus, it has a motion sensor so it can start a slideshow if someone is standing close to it.

    Get it from The Grommet for $299.

    28. An Amazon Echo or Echo Dot so Alexa can tend to their very specific needs.,

    Get the Echo for $99.99+ (available in seven colors) or the Echo Dot for $29.99 (available in two colors) both on Amazon.

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


    Go to to find a list of great organizations.

    30. And when all else fails, there's always an Amazon gift card.

    Get one here.

    Here's to our picky friends, who challenge us to be the best gift-givers we can be.


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

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