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Hard To Buy For? Check Out These Unique Gift Ideas

Some people are simply impossible to buy for. They either have everything already, or they don’t seem to be interested in much. That can make buying gifts for them extremely difficult and frustrating.

That’s where unique gifts come in. Those hard-to-buy-for people in your life can be a lot more easily pleased if you start thinking outside the box. Buying something unique isn’t always easy, and can often take a lot of research time.

That’s why we’ve compiled our list of the best and most unique gift ideas. Here, you’ll find something that will tickle your imagination, and could help you find the perfect gift for even the most troublesome loved one.

1: Time

When people think about presents they’re normally thinking about their budgets. After all, the quality of the gift is directly linked to the cost, right? Well, that’s not always true. One of the best and most unique gifts that you can ever give is the gift of time. How do you do that? Easy.

Everybody could do with a personal assistant. You don’t need to be on the board of a corporation to find that you’ve got too much on your plate to organize. Buying someone a personal assistant for a month has never been easier or more low-cost either. Check out sites like Upwork or Fiverr and find someone who’ll act as a PA for your gift recipient. Now that’s a gift that they’ll never want to be without.

2: Noise Cancelling Earbuds

We’ve all seen people walking around with their AirPods in, and most people are aware of the sound quality. The newest AirPod Pros come with some fantastic noise-canceling features, and they’re ideal for the people you love that need a constant soundtrack.

If you can’t quite justify the price of the latest tech, don’t despair. Accessories are just as unique, and they can even complement your loved ones’ existing tech. Look at options like AirPods Pro cases that can come in a range of colors and can even be monogrammed like a real celebrity.

3: Luxury Recliners

Who doesn’t love a relaxing massage? Well, why not treat someone special to the ultimate at-home massage experience by getting them a luxury massage recliner? While they may not be to everyone’s budget, if you’re looking for a thoughtful, therapeutic gift for your loved one,  it doesn’t get more indulgent than this!

Quality recliners are already renowned for being super comfy, but the best power recliners also feature heat and massage settings that take the experience of relaxing into one to a whole new level. Consider other features, such as rock and swivel options for added comfort and functionality. Make sure you take the finish into consideration, as some materials are more breathable and durable than others.

4: Food (or Drink)

One of the reasons why some people are so hard to buy for is that they already have everything they need. They certainly don’t need any more clutter in their homes. For those people, buying gifts is particularly difficult.

That’s where food and drink come in. A food hamper is unique, but it’s not something that suggests you know what the recipient loves. Instead, look at subscription boxes. For the whiskey-lovers, a monthly delivery of unique bottles of scotch is going to go down a treat. Chocolate lovers can have personalized choccy treats delivered monthly too. You can even get monthly cheese box subscriptions.

5: Get Personal

One of the best ways to create the perfect unique gift is to have your presents personalized. The person you’re buying for might have the latest technologies, but they don’t have those tech toys monogrammed. 

Personalized gifts are some of the most unique presents you can ever get, and they’re ideal for co-workers or your closest family members. No matter how difficult some people can be when it comes to thinking of gift ideas, personalized gifts are always going to appeal.

6: Update the Worn

Look at the life and the possessions of the person you’re buying for. They might have the latest tech, but they might have that tech in a battered and bruised (or cracked) state. If your gift recipient is all about the class, you can’t go wrong with subtle tech upgrades that won’t break the bank.

Look at elegant and classy gifts like a phone case upgrade that comes in a range of colors and all with stunning pebbled leather. Considering how much time we all spend looking at our phones, gifting a fresh, classic, and even monogrammed leather phone case could be the best present they’ve ever received.

7: Go Natural

Everyone is trying to be a little more eco-friendly these days, including the people who are the hardest to buy for. Investing in some Exxon shares isn’t going to make a good gift for anyone who’s got one eye on the environment. 

There are so many eco-friendly and socially responsible gifts available that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choice. From ethical pajamas to washable glass straws, the only limit is your imagination. If you want to go really wild and the person you’re buying for has a garden, you could even buy a tree. That’s one way to get their attention while helping the planet to breathe.

Final Thoughts

Some people are insanely easy to buy for. Others can take hours of browsing just to get a list of ideas that are still unsuitable. Take a look at the list above and start thinking about the person that’s so hard to buy for.

Ideally, you want a gift that’s unique enough while also reflecting their interests. The more you know about what they like, the easier it will be to find the unique gift they’ll never forget.


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