14 Holiday Gifts for the Hard-to-Please Family and Friends

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14 Holiday Gifts for the Hard-to-Please Family and Friends

We all have that person on our Christmas shopping list. The one who is impossible to shop for. The one who makes us pull our hair and repeatedly ask ourselves, “Will they like it? Will they even use it?”

Finding Christmas gifts for picky people isn’t easy. But, it’s time to knock out those woes; after all, it’s the holiday season! You deserve to sit back and relax. That’s why the team at Sew Sweet Minky Designs has got you covered with 14 holiday gifts for the hard-to-please family and friends. Let’s get started!

1. Sew Sweet Minky Blanket

A minky blanket for a Christmas gift is the all-around best choice. What’s not to love? It’s soft, cozy, portable, and something people of all ages can snuggle up to and enjoy. 

Sew Sweet minky blankets are made of 100% polyester fabric and crafted locally by hand. We offer adult, child, and infant blankets of various fun patterns, so you can easily find something for your special someone.

2. Beyond Good Single Origin Madagascar Chocolate & Vanilla Baking Kit

Beyond Good Madagascar Chocolate and Vanilla Baking Kit is for that baker in your family. With this kit, you can help them infuse their delicious baked goods with a nice, delectable kick this holiday season.

The kit comes with pure dark Madagascar chocolate bars and vanilla extract your loved one can use in their cookie, cake, and brownie recipes. All the ingredients in the kit are vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and GMO-free. 

3. Bean Box Deluxe Holiday Coffee Sampler

If your friend or family member drinks coffee, you can’t go wrong with this Deluxe Holiday Coffee Sampler by Bean Box. It's a seasonal collection of eight artisan holiday coffee blends and four gourmet chocolate bars. The coffee blends offer eclectic flavors, from roasted chestnuts to spiced cookies.  

When ordering, you can select either whole beans or freshly ground coffee. Better yet, if you’re sending it to someone in the U.S., you get free shipping!

4. Sweets and Snacks Gift Basket

Who doesn’t want delicious treats during the holiday? Consider these Harry & David gift baskets. They come with a good variety of both sweet and savory snacks your friend will likely want to munch on. 

An alternative option would be to DIY your own gift basket. If you know what your friend or family member likes to indulge in, put those treats together into a nice big gift. Decorate the basket with some festive ribbons. 

5. Everywhere Belt Bag

If you’re looking for something simple and practical, consider the lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. Fit for that special man or woman in your life who’s always on the go, the bag comes with:

  • 15 colors and designs to choose from
  • Multiple zippered pockets, making it easy to store phones, wallets, and keys 
  • Water-repellent fabric

6. Custom Stickers

A fun gift to give is custom stickers. Whether it’s their pet, favorite celebrity, or a picture of your lovely face, you can easily set up and order customized stickers online via Amazon and Diecutstickers.com. Check them out and get creative! Your loved one will surely appreciate the thought that went into their gift. 

7. Customizable Mug

Customized mugs are another fun way to put thought and creativity into your gift. Your friend or family member likely drinks a glass of water or juice each day, so they’ll be sure to use your gifted mug. 

You can order a customized mug with their name, a quote that resonates with them, or an inside joke you both share. Etsy has plenty of attractive options for customizable mugs. 

8. Uncommon Goods City Glasses 

Give your loved one the gift of sophistication with these elegant city glass cups from uncommon goods. Your loved one can use them to enjoy their iced bourbon or cider after a long day.  

These glasses feature intricate city maps with street names and coordinates. Select the city your friend admires, currently lives in, or their hometown. 

9. Nolah Squishy Pillow

Who doesn’t like a pillow that really brings its squish game? The Nolah Squishy Pillow offers individualized comfort. It has a double-chamber design that allows the user to open the inner pocket and remove or add filling to find the perfect firmness and support. The Nolah Squishy Pillow also comes with a cooling and breathable bamboo pillow cover.

10. Cozy Socks

Cozy socks are great for the holiday season. The options are plenty in the online landscape in terms of color and design, so you can easily find a pair that suits your person. For starters, take a look at these cozy fleece-lined crew socks from UGG. 

And if you want to kick your sock game up a notch, look into custom face socks

11. Toaster Coasters

These fun and functional toaster coasters from Amazon are way too cute to overlook. Made of solid cork material, the coasters easily absorb moisture, and when you stack them together, they resemble a loaf of bread. These can be unique items to have on the kitchen table and fun options for kids to play around with.

12. Puzzle 

Puzzles are the perfect Christmas gift for that picky person in your life. They’re an enjoyable and addictive activity for everyone. It’s a great way to pass time and relieve some stress. Consider getting a puzzle of your friend’s favorite city, book, or movie. You can even customize a puzzle board of their pet or family!

13. Bouquet of Flowers

Flowers can communicate beautiful emotions in an elegant and poignant way. Whether it’s joy, affection, or romance you want to convey, a bouquet of flowers will check all the boxes. 

Companies like The Bouqs Company offer next-day delivery and specialize in sourcing flowers and plants from sustainable farms. With numerous beautiful bouquets to choose from, you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. 

14. Gift Cards

Rest assured, you’ve always got gift cards. Whether you’re in a time crunch or aren’t really feeling up to the options listed above, a gift card to your hard-to-please friend’s favorite shop can be a great and practical idea. Include a thoughtful note to let them know you’re thinking about them.  

Check Out Sew Sweet’s Minky Blankets Today

We’ll be honest, all of these gift selections are great, but the best of them all? Sew Sweet’s Minky blankets. They’re the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer this holiday season, so don’t miss out. Browse through our minky blanket selections today. And if you have any questions, reach out to our team!

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