Some people can be impossible to shop for, so finding the perfect gift for them can be a real challenge (especially when you waited ’til the last minute, but we’ve got you covered). Whether they already have it all or they’re Fort Knox and refuse to divulge any information, not even the slightest hint of what they want, some friends and family make us second-guess ourselves like crazy, with thoughts like, “But will they even like this?” and “Will she use this?” or “Do they already have this?” passing through our minds. But it’s time to forget all that and have a little fun finding a unique gift for that special person—whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just-because gift.
We scoped out the latest-and-greatest gifts from our favorite of-the-moment brands like Olive & June, Winc, and Jot, and pulled the items they likely wouldn’t purchase for themselves but would actually use. From the chicest olive oil you’ve ever seen to an at-home pedicure kit that’ll make you reconsider ever going to the salon again, we’ve got goodies for every picky person out there. And we even found gifts that you can send instantly, like a gift card to Masterclass, for all you procrastinators out there.
From stylish and fun to practical and functional, here are 21 gifts guaranteed to impress all the impossible-to-shop-for person in your life.
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This ultra-smart blender has been taking over the internet as of late, and once I tried it, I wondered how I ever lived without it. The BlendJet charges via USB, so you can take it with you on the go, and the sleek shape makes it easy to drink out of directly—no extra cup (or cleaning!) required. With 8 pretty shades to choose from and a compact design, it puts that bulky blender your gift recipient currently has to shame. They can whip up everything from smoothies and milkshakes to hummus and salad dressings in just minutes, so with this handy tool, they’re sure to feel like a pro in the kitchen.
A Reusable Water Bottle
Nearly all humans are always busy and on-the-go, which is why the 22-ounce Stanley IceFlow™ Flip Straw Water Bottle is a gift they’ll actually use. It comes in a variety of colors, from Lagoon and Charcoal to Saffron and Aloe, and with its built-in straw that flips up for a quick drink, rotating handle that makes it easy to hold and double-walled vacuum insulation that keeps drinks cold for hours, it’s the perfect gift anyone is guaranteed to appreciate.
Reese Witherspoon-Approved Lip Balm
Reese Witherspoon is a major fan of all things Biossance, but this anti-aging lip balm might be our favorite pick from the vegan brand. It’s made with rose and squalane, which will keep lips hydrated and smooth.
Chic Grilling Set
We’re going assume that art-worthy bottles of olive oil are not something that someone would buy for themselves, so these gorgeous gourmet olive oils are at the top of our foolproof-gifting list. Brightland offers different types of delicious extra-virgin olive oils created for specific needs (like for cooking or to make dressings) or ones infused with unique flavors. The brand’s summer grilling set is the perfect gift for someone this season. You’ll get the LUCID lemon olive oil, brushed-gold spout for mess-free drizzling, course heirloom sea salt, and two cedar planks to infuse natural wood smoke flavor into foods.
As if that wasn’t enough to convince you to add these to your cart for yourself too, the bottles are made with a special UV-powder coating that protects the prized olive oil from damaging UV rays. Pretty smart, huh?
Travel Weighted Blanket
Travel is back, and now you can take your favorite weighted blanket to go. Bearaby, the internet’s favorite chic weighted blanket brand, just dropped a travel-size blanket to make dozing off mid-flight even cozier.
The weather’s heating up, which means it’s time to bring out the cooling, de-puffing beauty products. Tru Alchemy just launched last month and the brand’s mantra is that skincare is self care—and that’s a premise any busy woman can get behind. Gift a new complete skincare set from this line that’ll help her take care of her skin while feeling pampered. One of the all-star products from the holistic line is this genius eye elixir, which features a cooling applicator that helps the product glide on with ease while de-puffing the under-eye area.
Too many months have passed since we last had a professional pedi, but thanks to this genius invention, we just might not ever need to step foot in a salon again. Olive & June crafted the pedi kit of our dreams that makes it a cinch to paint your toes — no professional training needed. The smart foot rest (her name is Posey!), doubles as storage for all your pedi essentials and it’s also a foot-boosting stool to help you prop your foot up at the perfect angle. The kit also has everything from a foot file and nail polish remover pot (so long, cotton balls) to foot serum and cuticle remover.
Next-Level Coffee Concentrate
Busy people run on coffee and don’t have time to waste, so gift them some delicious java that’ll make them feel like a barista at home. Jot is a concentrated liquid coffee that they can use to make cold brew, espressos, and more in just seconds. Simply add a tablespoon (there’s one included) of the liquid coffee to water or your milk of choice—and presto! Gourmet coffee that tastes like the $7 latte they’d buy at the local coffee shop.
ICYMI, Amazon dropped an entire curated section of TikTok-famous products—and anyone will be delighted to receive any of them. From home products to beauty must-haves, this is the secret to scoring foolproof gifts this year. One of the items they’ll most appreciate (and honestly, just needs) is this genius acupressure mat that’ll help them relax anytime—no pro needed.
We just discovered a Rothy’s lookalike, otherwise known as Meghan Markle’s favorite flats, and they’re a fraction of the price. Made with recycled plastic bottles, these eco-friendly flats by Vivaia are good for the environment and feet. They come in a range of chic colors and other shoes styles too.
Internet-Famous Waffle Maker
Quite possibly the most popular TikTok-famous product, this Dash waffle maker is a must. With this mini waffle maker, you can treat yourself to gourmet waffles (or paninis!) whenever you want. Not to mention, it’ll look really cute on a kitchen countertop.
Everyone’s got their share of succulents, fiddle leaf figs, and orchids, but we doubt they have a pineapple plant. This vibrant houseplant is sure to add a tropical touch to any space. The pot comes in five pretty hues, and they can even email Bloomscape’s plant mom for advice if the leaves start turning brown.
Chic Recipe Box
Help a home chef store her treasured recipes from family and friends in this gorgeous recipe tin from Rifle Paper Co. It comes in four spring-ready patterns that’ll cheer up her kitchen and includes 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers so she can keep things organized.
Pro Cooking Lessons
If your gift recipient is obsessed with Ina Garten and Martha Stewart as much as we are, then all you need to get her is a gift card from MasterClass so they can take Gordon Ramsay’s classes or world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s baking class. Or, they can brush up on their interior design skills with Kelly Wearstler or learn to French tuck with Queer Eye’s Tan France.
Everyone wants to get their hands on this viral pan, so if you know someone who doesn’t have one yet, you’ll make their day if they unwrap this. This multi-tasking kitchen pan does the work of 8 pieces of cookware, and comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors, so it’ll save up cabinet space and elevate their kitchen decor at the same time.
For the Dog Parent
Chances are they’ve completed all the puzzles they pulled out of the back of their closet months ago, so add one to their collection that they’ll actually want to display. This dog parent-approved version by JIGGY features a colorful design that’s stylish enough to display as art when you’re finished. It comes beautifully packaged, and even comes with special glue to permanently hold it together. You can also choose from a variety of other designs by artists from around the world.
A Chef-Approved Accessory
You’ve already given him or her Ina Garten’s favorite Lodge skillet and their kitchen is stocked to the brim with Le Creuset cookware, but we bet they don’t have this nifty accessory. This heat-resistant sleeve fits all standard cookware handles, and will be a large improvement — looks-wise and for safety reasons — over the kitchen towel they’re using now.
“I don’t want wine,” said no one ever. A bottle or two of vino is always well received, but if you don’t know whether they like red or white, leave the picking up to them with a gift card or subscription to Winc. Once they receive the gift card, they can take a short quiz that’ll suggest wines based on their likings and dislikings, and they’ll get tasty vinos delivered right to their door.
Stress-Free Hair Removal
Laser hair removal may sound intimidating or expensive, but with an at-home hair removal handset like this one from Kenzzi, it’s actually a breeze. Their IPL employs intense pulsed light technology (hence, IPL), which uses broad spectrum light with multiple wavelengths and is safe for any body part — including your face and bikini area. So save them money and time by introducing her to this game-changing tool.
OK, we know this isn’t a traditional gift but hear us out. Back during the Great TP Shortage of 2020, people started looking into alternative methods of cleaning themselves in the bathroom. Enter: the rise of the bidet. Bidets started flying off the shelves are people were loving them! They quickly became one of the hottest items of 2020 and now that everyone is aware of their greatness, we predict their popularity will only continue to grow. We love this bidet from Tushy (which you can get on Amazon!) because it allows you to change the water pressure, water temperature and is by far the chicest looking bidet you can find.
Coffee Table Book
The creative woman in your life will appreciate this gorgeous illustrated book. Featuring 50 of the most inspiring female artists around the world — some famous and some not — this coffee table-worthy gift is sure to inspire her to pick up a new art medium.