Picture this: You’re a part of your family’s gift exchange and you chose your pickiest cousin. You know the one—they refuse to wear any warm-toned color, they take between three and six months to decide whether or not they truly want that green tumbler from Starbucks (bestie just buy it, you know you want it), and they end up returning a large portion of the gifts they receive during the holidays, simply because it’s not exactly what they’d buy for themselves. We all love that cousin, but you have to admit that you weren’t exactly stoked when you picked their name.
This year, you want to be the gift giver that breaks their picky cycle. The goal is that they won’t even consider asking for a gift receipt. The criteria: unique, but not too far out of the box, high quality, but within your price range, memorable, but not in an “omg I can’t wait to tell my girlfriends about how weird this gift is” way. We’re all picky about something. I’m picky about how many ice cubes are in my glass of Coke (seven is the correct number btw). So, try to put yourself into their shoes when it comes to choosing their gift. Keep reading to take the stress out of what to buy your pickiest loved ones this holiday season.
This cult-favorite bakery has New Yorkers standing outside for hours to get a batch of their heavenly mixtures. Now you can give your loved one a taste of the phenomenon with a four-pack, an eight-pack, or a 12-pack from Levain Bakery and fill it with their customer-favorite originals: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and oatmeal raisin.
Don’t know what type of wine to get your picky loved one? Get them all! With Avaline’s Intro Set, you’ll never have to worry about choosing the right flavor. In The Intro Set you’ll find full bottles of their six core wines: red, white, rosé, chardonnay, and cabernet. This women-owned, purely organic brand vows to be 100% transparent about every ingredient they use to create their signature wines. Your picky loved one won’t have to worry about any added sugar or chemicals when pouring themselves a nice tall one on a Friday night.
If there’s any gift that will win over your picky loved one’s heart, it’s a pair of slippers from TOMS. The faux fur and the durable rubber outside are sure to keep them comfy all winter long. Plus they come in five different colors, so no matter what style your picky friend resonates with, you’ll find a design they’ll love.
For your Instagram influencer friend, gift them this pod lite smartphone camera mount from Pivo. It's their perfect Instagram boyfriend: quiet, automatic, and great at taking pictures. Whether they're attending a Zoom meeting, watching a movie, or taking Instagram photos, this camera mount will definitely come in handy this holiday season.
This luxury hand wash from Aesop will heal your dry winter hands all season long. Romanticize your hand washing routine this holiday season, with Mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, cedar atlas, and lavender: the perfect combination to keep hard-working hands soft and health.
I don't know about you, but right around the holidays is the time I start losing everything. My wallet, my phone, my TV remote, even my Kindle, just seem to seep into the crevices of my apartment, hiding away for the winter. Help your picky loved one keep track of their most valuable possessions with this four pack of Apple Air Tags.
Beís Travel, owned and founded by Shay Mitchell (a classic Everygirl in our eyes), is adored by all generations of travel-goers. The Weekender is debatably the company's most popular bag, it's cute, practical, and has tons of space, including a separate shoe compartment and space for a large laptop.
For the book lovers in your life, consider a 6-month or 12-month subscription to Book of the Month. Your loved one can choose one of six books a month and they'll show up at their door within five to ten days. Then you can just continue to renew their subscription year after year and you'll never be stuck on what to gift them again.
As your picky loved one inevitably stocks up on wine for the winter (like the rest of us), they'll love keeping them chilled to perfection with this Vinglacé wine bottle chiller from Amazon. Every time they decide to get a little tipsy while watching 'The Holiday,' this bottle chiller will come in handy.
If your picky loved one is always the photographer at get-togethers, get them this smart digital frame from Aura. It'll display all their favorite photos all day everyday. You can even invite multiple family members to the app so they can add photos and have a constant update of new photos.
Blankets are always a go-to gift for a picky loved one, but if you want to be a bit unique with your gift selection, choose this wearable blanket hoodie. Whether they're an avid reader or a consistently cold person, this hoodie will become their guilty pleasure. They'll never want to take it off.
For your loved one who works from home, this temperature-controlled self-heating coffee mug is practically screaming their name. Simply choose from the three settings: warm (130 degrees), hot (140 degrees), and piping (150 degrees) and you'll have fresh coffee or tea for hours on end.