We all have at least one hard-to-buy-for person on a Christmas gift shopping list. The dad who has everything, the mother-in-law who never likes anything or the friend who is struggling financially. These ideas can help you choose the perfect gift for those Christmas shopping stumpers on your list.
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything
People like gifts that provide them with a better way of doing something they already do. For a person that seems to have everything, think of something they do on a regular basis and give a Christmas gift that will enhance that. Does the person stop for coffee every morning on their way to work? A travel mug, coffee cup warming plate for the desk or a pre-paid week of coffee at the person’s favorite coffee café would make perfect Christmas gift choices.
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Person Who Never Likes Anything
You already know without a doubt this hard-to-buy-for person is going to toss or re-gift almost anything you give them, so don’t waste time and energy searching for the perfect Christmas gift. Give this person something you know they like and use, such as a specific fragrance or their favorite box of chocolates.
Christmas Gift Ideas for a Struggling Friend
When a friend is struggling financially, it’s difficult to discern what would make the perfect Christmas gift without being offensive to the recipient. If the friend is a parent, use that as a springboard for the perfect gift idea. Parents who are struggling appreciate knowing their child(ren) will still be able to enjoy activities they could no longer afford to provide for them. Pay for music lessons, ballet lessons or purchase an annual pass to a local attraction the whole family can enjoy together.
Christmas Gifts Ideas for the Person Who Has Expensive Tastes
Have a relative or friend on your Christmas shopping list that has expensive tastes and think you don’t have the means within the budget to give them anything they would like?
Deliver a big Christmas gift to this hard-to-buy-for person by thinking small. What are some of the favorite high-end designers or manufacturer’s this person loves? Choose a scarf, key ring, wallet or some other small item from a big name designer to give to the person who has expensive tastes.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Parents
Hobby related Christmas gifts. Whatever hobby one or both of your parents enjoy, choose a gift that is related to their hobby. A parent who enjoys gardening would love the latest, greatest garden gadget on the market, a knitter or seamstress would love extravagant new needles, scissors, yarn or fabric. Look for hobby related items parents would not splurge on for themselves to give as the perfect Christmas gift.