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Gift Guide | For The Hard to Buy Person

By now you've probably got a huge chunk of your shopping for the holidays done, but I'm willing to bet there are a few people on your list that are just not quite the easiest to buy for. Rather than rely on gift cards that can be a little impersonal, thinking about their interests can lead you to a great gift. Maybe it's a family member, co-worker or even a friend, but I've come up with a few ideas that make even the hardest person to buy for, easy!! 
Gift Guide Buy for Anyone
Here's a closer look at everything in the collage


For the girl friend that has everything//
A cute pompom clip for their key chain or purse! My friend is super hard to buy for, but I know that she loves cute little things and this clip could not be more perfect! 

For the tech//
I find that the techy people already have the latest and greatest in "toys" if you will, but what they might not have is something to carry it all around in. Enter in this great travel case that is under $11!! I've already bought two! 

For your boss//
Some people are against getting their boss a gift for the holiday's, but I don't really think it's a problem. I think keeping it small makes it appropriate and if you're boss is an avid tea drinker, then an assortment of teas they can keep in the office would be perfect! Much better than a gift card to Starbucks in my opinion! 
For the Yankee Swap at work//
The work Yankee swap might be the hardest to buy for because you have to be broad enough to appeal to everyone, but nice enough that you don't want anyone to think your gift isn't good enough to keep (hopefully I'm not the only that puts this much pressure on a work gift haha). This year I opted for something local and a painting that could be hung in anyone's cube or office. 
For the Yankee Swap with friends//
This one is a little more fun to buy for, but again you want to be broad enough so that all your friends would want this gift. I love buying beautiful notebooks - just ask Gary we have about a dozen at home, but the Rifle Paper ones are my favorite because they can be used for work, jotting ideas down or really anything they want to take the time to write down. 
For the foodie//
Nothing screams foodie more than a cookbook. I'd opt for one that you've tried recipes in and know they would enjoy as well. I love the Chelsea Market Cookbook because it has something for everyone! 
For the Co-Worker that's also a friend//
Since you know where they spend the majority of their time, why not give them something pretty to look at like this illustrated desk calendar. I for one would love this on my desk! 
For the blogger//
Maybe you want to send a little gift to your blogging bestie - if so this blogging planner notepad would be ideal. 


Would you say you're easy or hard to buy for? What do you choose for those people that are hard to buy for?

78 comments

  1. This is a great list! I love the ideas for coworkers and boss especially because it can be hard to buy for them.
    I think adult coloring books are a good one, too, for someone you know is creative, or could use some stress relief. I totally want some! :)

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  2. So many great things! Anything Rifle Paper Co is sure to be a hit. Love the ideas for coworkers, I never know what to get mine! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Great list, lady! You really thought of everyone. You should add this to the Christmas linkup!

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  4. I love that you did a list like this and you so gave me ideas. I love those cute POM POM's although why am I still calling them fuzzy balls? That desk calendar is awesome and so looks like me at my desk, lol. Ordering that case for hubby, I thought I was done with his but he could use that case. Have a terrific day!!

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  5. Love that you included for the blogger! The hardest person to shop for is my husband! He has everything bad never desires anything :( haha

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  6. Love the tech case!!! Great for travelling!!!

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  7. Love your ideas and I'm going to have to get the blog planner for myself haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Is Yankee the same thing as a white elephant? I’ve never heard it called that if so! haha That blog panner and cute tea set would be perfect for some of my friends!

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  9. Everyone in my life is hard to shop for! Love your picks, that notebook is so cute!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. These are great ideas! I love the cookbook and the local print idea.

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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  11. Such good ideas! I love giving things like nice teas and chocolate because it's something few buy for themselves!

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  12. I love that blog calendar! My mom and my sister would both love the Chelsea market cookbook too! It's one of our favorite stops in NY!

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  13. The tech gift is a great idea, I have so many electronic items scattered all around.

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  14. Such great ideas! I really like the cute notebook option, and I'm actually thinking about getting myself some. All I'm using right now is a very uncute legal pad!

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  15. omg i am OBSESSED with those pompom key chains. they are so cute!! that's on my list for sure.

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  16. This is super handy- we all have those people that are so, so hard to buy for! This list does the trick!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. Those notebooks are so pretty! Such a great Yankee Swap idea instead of the typical bottle of wine. And that blogging note pad is genius! <3

    Green Fashionista

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  18. Great ideas! I love the rifle paper notebooks!

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  19. these are AWESOME choices. i have been wanting a pom for my purse to throw on any at a given time i just cannot decide on color. first world problems haha. i like the idea for the tea set and the notebooks are always a good choice - especially rifle paper co!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  20. I really like those ponpons keychains, I've seen them pretty much in every shop!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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  21. GIRRRLLLL - you just helped me out so much.
    I'm snagging up both the tea idea & the gadget holder! BAM! Two more people marked off my list!

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  22. What a great list! It's so spot on for everyone! That tech travel case is amazing, I am ordering a few (and one for me!)

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  23. Great list!! That pink pom pom is SO cute!! Thank you for sharing!! :-)

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  24. I've seen the pom pom clips everywhere!! I wish I had a good bag to attach them to because I would definitley be getting a couple.

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  25. These are some great idea - my sister is always so hard to shop for I always just go right off her list so I know that she is getting something that she will like!

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  26. Love this list girl! Surprisingly I've become the hard to shop for person because I have almost nothing on my wish list!! I've slowly bought the stuff through the year from last years list!

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  27. That calendar is amazing!! So adorable & perfect for a Secret Santa swap! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2015/12/peppermint-cheesecake-with-cocoa-pebbles-pie-crust.html

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  28. Ugh I have several of these "people" this year - and I feel like all I can ever find is stuff for myself ... should I admit that?! HA! Loving the little blogger notepad and the tech holder. Especially for that price point!

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  29. This is such a great idea! Love those notebooks and how cute is that Pom Pom?!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  30. These are great ideas! People tell me I am hard to buy for, which I don't understand because I am always happy with anything I get, haha!

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  31. That little tech gift is perfect! Great price point and super useful. Fab roundup!

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  32. Some people are SO hard to buy for! These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  33. Love your list! The tea assortment would be perfect for my best friend and that tech travel case is going on my wishlist! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  34. Such great ideas! I want that cookbook! I think cookbooks are some of my favorite gifts!

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  35. Love these gift ideas! Those little poms are everywhere and I'm loving that tea set too :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  36. What a great gift guide! Love that you included the person who is hard to buy for! Love the desk calendar and the blogging planner notepad, so cute!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  37. This is so helpful for people that are hard to shop for! I want the Pom Pom clip for me! :)

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  38. I love anything that comes from Rifle Paper. Just all so cute! Great picks!

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  39. what is a yankee swap? is that like a secret santa?
    that tech thing is awesome! my brother in law would love that.
    the hardest person to buy for on my list is KC's grandma. good lord she is hard to buy for.
    love those notebooks - want them for myself!

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  40. The pom pom keychain is too cute! I also really love the notebooks, I'm a sucker for cute stationary.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  41. great gift ideas! there's always someone on the list who is more difficult to buy for than others. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  42. Well you read my mind. I totally need to buy for my boss and never ever know what in the heck to get her. (:

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  43. I love the pom pom key chain and I can the rifle paper notebooks! I use mine to jot down ideas and cake recipes. Great picks! Hope you are enjoying the Holidays! xo

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  44. We just did our yankee swap at work today and some of the gifts were hilarious. The painting is definitely more practical and I'm sure the blog planner would be a lifesaver for us bloggers.

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  45. A cookbook is a great idea!!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  46. That pom pom clip is darling! I would be thrilled if I got that as a gift! Love all these picks, Biana!

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  47. I love that little tech bag! I am already trying to think of who all I could get that for!!! And tea is always a fun gift!

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  48. Love the idea of the tech case- definitely know some people that travel a lot and would benefit from that! I think you just helped me cross off my last couple of items!! :)

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  49. That tech travel case is a great gift! My dad's birthday also is on Christmas, so I have trouble coming up with two different gifts - I think you just solved that dilemma for me!

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  50. I just love this list! I've almost got all my shopping done but have a few left to buy for! My goal is to finish before the weekend is over!! :)

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  51. Great gift ideas!!! I love the pompom, I have one and I'm obsessed with it!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  52. These are some really great suggestions, and definitely don't scream "I have no idea what to buy for you!" like some other throw-away gifts do. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. That tea is such a great idea... My MIL would love that!!!

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  54. I love the pom bag charm! Such an adorably chic gift!

    Wishes & Reality

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  55. That notebook is fantastic and definitely would be perfect for a Yankee swap!! I love the pom pom keychain, too!

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  56. Oh I love the assortment of teas! I would love to get that as a gift :-p

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  57. I tell you what, I would love to get a keychain for Christmas! If someone is hard to buy for, I usually go for a gift card, BUT I will put it in a little gift box/bag/mug with other things I know they love, like their favorite candy, favorite chapstick, personalized Christmas ornament, etc.

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  58. This is such a great list, because I know people consider me hard to buy for and I really like the ideas!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  59. That tea set is such a great little gift! And that blogger planning notepad?! So cute and I need one for myself!!

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  60. Nice sets here. Thank you for sharing.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  61. I love the Chelsea Market cookbook idea...it's always fun to stroll through there and sample all the food!

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  62. Such a great list, Bianna! The blog notepad is genius! I would say I'm pretty easy to shop for...I find that my dad and father in law are the hardest to shop for...not sure why. LOL!

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  63. Hard to buy for = the story of my life! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Great picks! A tech case is on my list for both Derek and I - we can never keep track of our cords and such when traveling and that's the perfect way to fix it.

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  65. There are so many good ideas in this post-- and now things I want to buy for myself too, haha.

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  66. Those pom-pom's are SO in right now...seeing them everywhere! I love the idea of that cookbook though, I think they are good ideas for everyone. You just gave me an idea for my grandfather, so that's awesome!

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  67. Such great ideas! I love the illustrated calendar for a co-worker (and I want one too haha)

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  68. I NEED that blogger notepad! I hope Santa is listening because that would make my life so much easier! And basically anything by Rifle Paper is perfection. Great list!

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  69. The travel case looks as the most useful of all. The tea is also an excellent idea, and of course, the cookbook.

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  70. Such adorable gifts and great ideas. I am a tea lover so I want that package you suggested. Where can I buy it. The floral notebooks and Pom Pom clip are beautiful too, I want I want!

    Happy hump day Hun!

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  71. I ordered the travel organizer! That will come in handy. For myself, not a gift. LOL

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  72. I love these ideas! I would say I am pretty easy to buy for, however, sometimes my mind blanks when it comes to giving suggestions! Love the co-worker idea, this year I plan on doing rein'beer' for my bosses...hopefully they will think the idea is fun!

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  73. Great ideas! Of course I look the Rifle Paper Co. notebooks and the blog planner! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  74. These are great ideas!! Some people really are just hard to buy for, and I love finding just the right thing!

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  75. This is a good list... everything is so UNIQUE! I love that gadget holder!

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