No doubt about it. Some people are nearly impossible to shop for. But with a little help, you can crown yourself the best gift-giver ever this holiday season. Just check out these choices for those folks in your life who’ve got you stumped.
The middle-aged cousin you only see once or twice a year:
Trendy water bottle. Drinking more water is on just about everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions. So why not make it easier for your cousin (or another family member) to do just that with a water bottle so fabulous that it will become the accessory to take everywhere. For some of the trendiest water bottles, check out the Bkr water bottles at mybkr.com.
Grownup food storage. If his or her black hole of a Tupperware drawer is anything like yours, it needs a serious face-lift. Get your cousin some pieces from Lifefactory Food Storage. Made of tempered glass covered by cute silicone sleeves, it’s oven-, microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe, not to mention BPA- and BPS-free. A 2-cup food storage container goes for $17.99 at lifefactory.com.
Stress buster. Forget the fidget spinners of summer. The fidget cube allows you to spin, push and click all your worries away so that you can stay relaxed and focused. You can buy these on Amazon or elsewhere, usually for less than $10.
The trendy sister-in-law (or sister) you really can’t stand:
Wine for a cause. If she like-a da drink, these picks will allow her to imbibe while giving back. At least 20 percent of every bottle sold from Equality Vines’ LGBTQ Love Wins series will be given to an LGBTQ nonprofit. (Try the 2013 Love Wins sparkling cuvée, $45.) Under the company's Suffrage series’ 19th Amendment label, $2 of every bottle sold goes to the League of Women Voters. Try the 2016 19th Amendment sauvignon blanc for $30; it’s handcrafted by pioneer winemaker Alison Green-Doran, who was one of the first two female winemakers in the U.S. when she first started her career in the early 1970s.
Wardrobe help. With a Stitch Fix gift card, a personal stylist can choose items to fit your sister-in-law's tastes and wardrobe needs. For $20 a shipment, she can get a regular delivery (the company lets the customer choose the frequency) of new clothes to try — and then choose to buy the items she loves.
Kitchen appliance. If she likes to cook, a Dash Mini Maker may be the perfect present. These adorable little appliances feature different nonstick cooking surfaces so that she can whip up everything from waffles to fajitas! They heat up quickly and only cost about $10 on Amazon.