We all have someone on our Christmas list who is notoriously hard to get for.
There’s the people who seem like they already have it all.
There’s the people we don’t really know well enough to know what they would like.
And then, there’s the people who want such particular things, only they can buy things for themselves.
The best solution is to ask these people for a list of 3-5 things they want, but if you aren’t able to do that, here are some ideas that may help you out:
- Gift Cards
There are some gift cards you just can’t go wrong with– Amazon, Target, Starbucks, to name a few. Everyone loves getting gift cards because you can get exactly what you want, or put the gift card toward a larger purchase.
- Subscription Boxes or Services
Subscriptions are very popular right now– everything from meal kits like Blue Apron to clothing services like Stitch Fix to SiriusXM Radio. Even if you can’t afford to pay for an entire month of the subscription, you can still get them a gift card in the amount you have budgeted.
- Food Gifts
My dad is incredibly hard to buy for, as are many men. But one thing I can always count on is his love of food. And, there are sites like Omaha Steaks and Cheryl’s Cookies that deliver high-quality specialty foods. Hey, even the food-of-the-month clubs are a good idea for the foodies in your life.
- Practical Gifts
There are certain products like body wash, lotion, hair care and perfume/cologne that we all use. For a really nice gift, skip the Old Spice set and spend your budget on a nicer brand for your loved one to try, like these razors from Harry’s or Dollar Shave Club. For the ladies, you have to check out All Girl Shave Club.
- Activities or Experiences
Don’t forget experience gifts like movie tickets, paint studios, gym memberships, house cleaning services or museum memberships. And if there is an activity your friend or family member would love that’s outside of your budget, consider splitting the cost with someone else.
- Quality Time
We all live such busy lives that sometimes the nicest gift is just focused, one-on-one time together. You can make it special by going to a restaurant you’ve both wanted to try, trying a new activity together or taking a day trip together somewhere.
Who are the hard-to-get-for people on your list? Get help brainstorming ideas for your hard-to-buy-for loved ones by commenting on this post on the Defeating Busy Facebook page.