Buying gifts for the people in your life is great! There really are few things quite as satisfying as being able to give the people that you love a gift and seeing the joy that it brings to them. Of course, it can also be a pretty fraught and stressful experience for a lot of people. For one thing, there’s often a lot of pressure to find “the perfect” gift. Not only that but one thing that a lot of people often find themselves dealing with is the fact that certain people are often a lot more difficult to find gifts for than others. While there are some people for whom you can find the perfect gift almost immediately, others will have you scouring the internet and spending hours in stores just trying to find that one thing that they’ll really like. Trying to buy for these fussy folks can make the entire process of buying a gift miserable for you. In order to help you avoid this situation, here are some perfect gifts for those people who are seemingly impossible to buy for.
The sulky teen
We all know the saying “what do you get the person who has everything?” Well, when it comes to the sulky teen in your life, the question becomes “what do you get someone who doesn’t care about anything?” We’ve all had interactions with this person. They seem detached from everything that isn’t their phone, they show very little excitement for anything and are generally just kind of sulky and miserable. The solution? One word: hoverboard! Popularised by people on sites like Vine over the last few years, hoverboards are a fantastic and fun way to get around. Teenagers are drawn to hoverboards like moths to a flame! You might be wondering, how much is a hoverboard? Well, the truth is that they’re actually a lot cheaper than you might expect so you can have the teen in your life floating around without breaking the bank.
Shopping for the fashionista isn’t a challenge because they don’t appreciate things, but because you often feel as though whatever you get them, they could have found something better for themselves. Well, the solution to this is actually a whole lot simpler than you might think. If you want to find them the perfect gift, then the best thing to do is go for something handmade. If it’s something that handmade and totally one of a kind, then you don’t have to worry about them already having it. Not only that but they are also likely to be the kind of person who really understands just how much value there is in something that’s totally one of a kind and unique.
The elderly relative
One of the tough things about trying to buy a gift for older people is that you may not necessarily be that aware of the kinds of things that they like. Oh sure, you love to spend time with your grandparents and connect with them as much as possible, but in the end, you don’t exactly spend much time paying attention to their hobbies and interests. And, let’s face it, as people get older, they start to have fewer interests for the most part anyway. Well, the key is to pay attention to the kinds of things that they do like. After all, just because you might not have very many similar interests, that doesn’t mean that they won’t have something that they care about. Homemade gifts like quilted potholders or hand decorated picture frames are always a big win for older people since they are not unique but show a sense of care and attention that you paid to create something for them.,
The grumpy dad
Whether they’re your dad or someone else’s, we all know someone like this. They always seem to have something to grump about, whether it’s work, the weather, other people, or anything else they can think of. It almost seems as though they get a certain amount of joy out of being grumpy. When it comes to buying gifts for these kinds of people, it can often feel like finding something that they will like is impossible. The best thing you can do is think of things that engage with what they do enjoy. If they have some kind of hobby, lean into that with your gift choices. Or, if you want to go a more humorous route with it, why not get them something that references their overall grumpy demeanour. If they can take a joke, they’ll probably appreciate that a whole lot!
The busy mom
We all have someone like this in our lives who never seems to stop. They do everything for everyone else and never seem to take the time to think about themselves. The best possible gift ideas for this person is something that helps them relax and take a break for a while. Something like a spa day or even some bath products so that they can take a little bit of time for themselves where they don’t have to spend all of their time worrying about everyone else. Of course, then you have the challenge of trying to get them to take a break long enough to actually use your gift! But they will almost certainly appreciate the chance to just put their feet up for a while.
One of the most important things to remember is that not every gift that you give to someone has to be perfect. The truth is, the perfect gift might not even really be out there. Instead of getting self into a total panic over whether or not you’ve found that one perfect gift, just remembers that, as long as you put the effort in and really thought about what someone might like, they’re going to appreciate that. The old saying that “it’s the thought that counts” might be a cliche, but it also really is true. As long as you’ve put a lot of consideration and care into your gift, it’s going to be greatly appreciated.