Distinctive reward concepts for the one who is tough to purchase

We all know these people … it’s impossible to look for them. Be it because they buy everything they want or because they are just so special – we all love someone who is difficult to buy. Can you understand

Hopefully this gift guide can be our guiding light for 2020. A collection of gifts that are perfect for the hard-to-buy people! We researched, checked, tested + bugged … and came out on the other end to be sure to bring you this very specific list of gifts for sure. Enjoy!

1. {THE AND} Couples Edition ($ 24.99)

Everyone on your list can benefit from this card game that will start meaningful, fun, and delightful conversations. There are decks for couples, strangers, family members, co-workers, and more! Or grab a gift card and let them choose. Dealer choice 🙂

BUY IT @ The Skin Deep: {THE AND} Couples Edition

Master class gift card for Christmas present

2nd Masterclass Gift Card ($ 49.99)

If you’re as obsessed with Ina Garten and Martha Stewart as we are, all you need is a MasterClass gift card to take Gordon Ramsay’s classes or world-famous pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s baking class. Or they can brush up on their interior design skills with Kelly Wearstler or improve their photography with Annie Leibovitz


3.Pure Silk Pillowcase ($ 89)

It is the gift of great skin and hair! This silk pillow cover is pure magic – just let them feel the difference.

BUY IT @ Nordstrom: Pure Silk Pillowcase

4. Chatbooks (from $ 10)

An unforgettable gift for an unforgettable year. Spread love from afar with a photo book this season. You can create one for someone else or send a gift card for them to use later (in increments of $ 10, $ 20, and up)!

BUY IT @ Chatbooks

5.Make Pizza Cookbook ($ 14.95)

Everyone loves pizza. And this book is a great way to upgrade your pizza night (s)!

BUY IT @ Nordstrom: Craft Pizza Cookbook

6.Anecdote Christmas glass candle ($ 28)

Let’s face it, candles are always a great gift (if you don’t love one candle … and you can never have too many!). These anecdotal candles all tell a story through their scent and are great conversation pieces.

BUY IT @ Anthropologie: Anecdote Holiday Glass Candle

7. Always Pan ($ 145)

We’re all cooped up + quarantined – and cooking a lot more recently lately. So this is a good time to start improving some things in your kitchen. This pan is the prettiest pan (available in 6 beautiful colors) and works amazingly well. Jen loves hers, in the spice color!

BUY IT @ Our Place: Always Pan

8. Wild grain

Do you remember when everyone was baking sourdough bread ?! Well this madness was even more fun with Wildgrain! Each box contains 4 sourdough breads, 2 packs of pasta and a seasonal pastry. Everything is frozen and you cook when you are ready! Clean + easy to understand ingredients and bonus? Each box also donates 6 meals to those in need. Use the code GREENWEDDINGSHOES to save $ 10 on your first box!

BUY IT @ Wildgrain

Rainbow flower puzzle

9. A fancy puzzle ($ 17- $ 63)

One of our favorite new activities we discovered this year was the puzzle! Something so relaxing about this hobby – we have 6 beautiful floral designs that come in 30 to 1000 pieces that are so perfect for all puzzle levels. And the best part is that this would be so nicely framed by the time you’re done!

BUY IT @ Society6: Rainbow Florals Puzzle

10.Pack of 10 silicone straws and travel bags ($ 25)

Take a silicone straw anywhere with this pack of ten in a fun selection of colors, plus four suitcases and a cleaning squeegee.

BUY IT @ Nordstrom: Pack of 10 silicone straws and travel bags

11. Golden Pothos Totem ($ 34)

Is it time for a new friend? Since we’re all stuck at home, give a new plant as a gift! Whether for a #plantlady or a newcomer, this Pothos is particularly easy to care for. Not to mention, it purifies your home air! Win win.

BUY IT @ Amazon: Golden Pothos Totem

12.Mud Witch Knot Mug ($ 52)

The wheel thrown with a spool handle, the knot cup, is reminiscent of the memory you set with it. Every time you have tea or coffee, the knot will help you remember that special time. If the aesthetics are insufficient, 50% of the purchase price will be donated to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization for LGBTQ youth.

BUY IT @ West Elm: Mud Witch Knot Mug

initial gold ring

13. Gold Filled Initial Ring ($ 60)

For the friend who loves jewelry, this is a sweet and personal gift. We love to stack our loved ones’ initials with these gold rings!

BUY IT @ Amazon: Gold Filled Initial Ring

Winc Wine Club

14. Winc Wine Subscription ($ 22 Off Your First Order!)

Unbox, uncork + enjoy. Give the world of wines right on your doorstep (and maybe yours too!).

BUY IT @ Winc

15. Colsen tabletop rubbing alcohol fireplace indoor outdoor fire pit ($ 69.99)

Powered by simple alcohol, you can warm up and even cook over this adorable fit portable pit. S’mores, anyone?

BUY IT @ Amazon: Colsen Tabletop Rubbing Alcohol Fireplace Indoor Outdoor Fire Pit

16. The Original Buddha Board ($ 34.94)

Here is the original, real, authentic top quality Buddha board made from only the best high quality materials. Give the gift of zen.

BUY IT @ Amazon: The Original Buddha Board

17. One year of connection ($ 30)

52 cards and envelopes to write weekly to a loved one and a diary to record the year-round process.

BUY IT @ Unusual Goods: A Year of Connection

instax camera

18.Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera ($ 69)

A classic gift that never goes out of style. In today’s digital world, give them something fun and concrete. One of these instant cameras is always a hit (and it comes in a variety of colors)!

BUY IT @ Urban Outfitters: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera

19. Click and Grow Smart Garden ($ 99.95)

Enjoy all the benefits of growing your own plants no matter where you live! This indoor garden is perfect for city dwellers and works like a capsule coffee machine – for plants. Energy-efficient LED growth lights ensure that the plants always have enough water, light and nutrients. Keep growing friends!

BUY IT @ Williams Sonoma: Click and Grow Smart Garden

20.Yellow vase ($ 88)

A vase and a bouquet of dried flowers – perfect addition to your home (this won’t die!). We love this unique vase, but if your recipient likes a more modern look this is another great option (Jen has this vase on her desk and loves it!). I also love this bouquet of dried flowers!

BUY IT @ Anthropologie: Amarella Vase

21. Felt Letter Board ($ 24)

This decor detail is a must have to announce milestones on social media or just update with your favorite mantra to keep motivation going! Present this with your favorite quote so that you can start your letter board trip!

BUY IT @ Urban Outfitters: felt letter board

22. Custom start key ($ 8)

Let’s go back to 8th grade when you made custom buttons for your best friends! Now give these besties some sweet nostalgia.

BUY IT @ Etsy: Custom Start Button

23.Add to cart mug ($ 22)

A funny mug never fails.

BUY IT @ Etsy: Add to Cart

24.Mini waffle maker ($ 10)

Time to channel Leslie Knope with this perfect secret Santa / white elephant gift! Everyone will be fighting for this gift combo: Mini Waffle Maker $ 9.99 + Kodiak Waffle Mix $ 4.99 + Cute Spatula $ 2!

BUY IT @ Target: Mini Waffle Maker

25. Lodge Moccasins (59.50 USD)

Everyone works from home and slippers are a universal luxury right now. Jen has this couple and swears by their cosiness! The metallic gold is their favorite, but they have 5 different color options. They feel a little more like shoes, but are oh so comfortable.

BUY IT @ J. Crew: Lodge Moccasins

Bubble Tea Kit

26. Boba Tea Kit ($ 59.50)

Perfect for your favorite Boba-loving friend! Make bubble tea at home with this handy kit – it has 5 stars with over 135 reviews! If Boba isn’t your thing there are plenty of other really great food and drink gifts out there from Uncommon Goods!

BUY IT @ Occasional Goods: Bubble Tea Kit

Pasta gift box

27. Seasonal Pasta Gift Box ($ 65)

Food favors are the best gifts, aren’t they? Especially when we’re all cooking so much at home. This seasonal pasta subscription from Sfoglini is a great gift – I mean who doesn’t like pasta? Sfoglini’s 100% organic pasta from Brooklyn puts grocery stores to shame – with unique flavors made from locally sourced ingredients. Every month for 3 months or 6 months you will receive a box with the typical pasta and a box with a seasonal variety. It’s the perfect gift for that Fusili friend in your life.

BUY IT @ Food52: Seasonal Pasta Gift Box

Beginner webkit28. Beginning of the webkit ($ 150)

We’ve definitely tinkered more at home over the past year and this winter is the perfect time to try a new hobby! Maryanne Moodie is one of our favorite IG weavers and her web kit is perfect for beginners! Comes with loom, yarn and tools with the option to choose from 4 different color palettes.

BUY IT @ Etsy: Webkit Begins

Stick set with hanging plants29. Stick Starter Kit ($ 9)

Are you looking for a simple craft kit? This kit contains everything to create this beautiful hanging plant design – maybe a perfect fun idea for your work friend or sister?

BUY IT @ Amazon: Stickstarter Kit

Intersection of love - photo print

30.Love’s Intersection Photographic Print ($ 75-175)

Perfect for newlyweds or your favorite couple! Remember the moment your paths crossed with this personalized art.

BUY IT @Unusual merchandise: intersection of love prints

Matcha gift set

31. Matcha Kit ($ 75)

Treat every green tea connoisseur to this set with all the essential ingredients for making ceremonial quality matcha, including a measuring spoon, whisk and bowl.

BUY IT @ Nordstrom: Alfred Matcha Gift Set

Brightland olive oil

32.Brightland Olive Oil – The Artist Capsule ($ 115)

You would be hard pressed to find a lovingly made (or flashily packaged) olive oil. These oils are deliberately made in California and come in a glass bottle coated with UV powder to protect their precious contents from harmful light. This also means you can admire it on your countertop for everyone to admire … The Artist Capsule contains Brightland’s LUCID, ARDOR and ARISE oils with special artist labels.

BUY IT @ Brightland: Brightland Olive Oil The Artist Capsule

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