When it comes to buying gifts, some people are easy. You probably decided what to get them months ago, and you know they’ll absolutely love it. But we all have that person in our lives that is just impossible to buy for. Every year you spend hours trudging round the shops, trying to find anything that you think they might enjoy, and it seems like it just doesn’t exist. They often end up with a pile of presents that you know they will hate, but you couldn’t just not get them anything. If you want to avoid the awkwardness of giving somebody a rubbish present, here are a few unique present ideas for people that are difficult to buy for.
Personalized Docking Station
When you’re trying to shop for difficult people, it is often a good idea to go for something practical. That way, you know that they will actually use it instead of throwing it in the back of a cupboard, never to be seen again. A personalized docking station is a great idea. They can charge their phone on it, and it gives them a place to store their keys and wallet. This one is especially good for a forgetful friend or family member. You can have it engraved with their initials to give it a special touch.
Food And Drink
One of the main reasons that people can be hard to buy presents for, is that they don’t like having a lot of unnecessary clutter around the house. They don’t want anything that will take up space in the house, unless they are going to use it regularly. Buying a food or drink gift is a good way of giving them something they will enjoy, without worrying about having to find something that they will use long term.
There are plenty of different food and drink gifts out there that you could try. Good quality cheese hampers, or a bottle of their favorite tipple are both good ideas. If they are into cooking, then there are plenty of crazy kitchen gadgets out there, but make sure you get something that is actually useful, rather than a silly gimmick.
Rather than giving them a physical present, why not give them an experience that they can enjoy instead. There are so many different activities available, you’ll surely be able to find something that they’ll love. For the daredevils out there, you could try skydiving, helicopter rides, or racing a sports car. If they are into something a bit more relaxing, then maybe look at wine or food tastings. Theatre or concert tickets are another good idea. People will be much more grateful if you give them a day to remember, rather than a useless present that they’ll never touch.
Donate To A Charity
Some people don’t want anything for themselves. They are content with what they have, and aren’t bothered about presents at all. So why not spend the money that you would have spent on them, on something a bit more worthwhile. If you both know that the present is going to go to waste, why buy it in the first place? Instead, choose a charity that you know they are passionate about, and donate the money to them. You can give them a card with a thank you note from the charity.