Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy People

Dec 3, 2020 | Family Life

Whether it’s a birthday party, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the Christmas season, here are some gift ideas for hard to buy for people. Let’s face it; giving gifts can be a lot of fun! So what do you get someone when you’re bone dry for ideas? I’ve got a quick list for adults and kids that will get your ideas flowing. Gift-giving just got a lot easier!

Adult Gift Ideas


When it comes to gifts for travelers, especially for the RV or camping trips. The LapLander is a sure win. What tends to hurt the most on people? Their back. What is the biggest pain when traveling in the car? Eating in the car. This product is a great companion for any trip. Whether commuting to work or heading out on a cross-country road trip, the LapLander brings support to the lumbar and various other ways!

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For sore feet, a pair of Crocs works. Crocs have come a long way. From fashionable styles to the mainstay look, Crocs are light on the feet and comfortable for your soles. They come in a variety of colors!

Make it personal

What about personalizing a gift? This is so awesome for those hard-to-buy people. At you can find anything to personalize. This online store is so cool! From grilling tools to home décor, get their name or your children’s names on something you know they’ll cherish. You must check it out:

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When all else fails, chocolate to the rescue! Chocolate is an awesome gift for any chocolate lover. But! It has to be good chocolate. I have tried many-o chocolates in my life, from Drug Store chocolates or fancy organic chocolates, nothing beats See’s Candies. See’s Candies is by far the best. These are handcrafted and have been producing chocolate since 1921! They certainly know what they are doing. What is even more awesome is that their chocolates are gluten-free! If you have a person in your home or family that needs to be gluten-free and loves chocolates, head over to See’s. Period.

Gift ideas for really hard-to-buy people

If there is really nothing you can think of I resort to a combination of a fun snack like beef jerky or fancy mixed nuts along with Lottery Scratch-Off tickets. Yep. I know some folks have mixed feelings about the lottery tickets, but I’m just telling you what I’ve done before. And, actually, one of the tickets I gave to someone for a gift won $85 bucks! This is great for Father’s Day.

Hold up! That’s not all. Something that is practical yet personal is a nice pen or two. People use pens every day, why not give them a really nice one?

More gift ideas for hard-to-buy people include magazines or a subscription to monthly wine, flower arrangements, or cigars.

Why not print out an amazing quote or verse and put it in a nice frame for their office, dorm room, or home? You can get some amazing ideas and downloads at my Etsy Shop.

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What about the kids?

Birthdays and Christmas, maybe even Easter are big gift holidays. Usually, kids can be pretty easy to shop for. But what about the kids you don’t know all that well, like your sister’s grandkids or your cousins? Sure you can get them a gift card, but to them, a gift card isn’t a shopping spree, it’s a piece of plastic. It’s plastic. Um, plastic. Kids like to open something that is colorful or unexpected.

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Lego is pretty much a hole in one when it comes to gifts for both boys and girls, especially if they’re around the ages of 5 -10, or even older! The colorful bricks and creative builds are sure to spark their interest. Not only that, but it helps keep them busy and use their brains. For the record, it’s LEGO, not LEGOS. I’ve been corrected one too many times. Heck, you can even get them a subscription to LEGO MAGAZINE! We got this for my son and he absolutely loved it!

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The Disney shop is pure fun and joy. A classic Mickey anything is a precious gift. Gifts from the Disney shop bring Disney alive. Whether they have been to one of the parks or have watched a few Disney movies, almost everyone can relate to Disney. In fact, when I was a kid I had a Mickey Mouse collection. This was back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. And I still have it! Even though my collecting stopped when I went into Junior High, anything Mickey made me smile…I had a pretty good Mickey voice too! “Hello! My name is Mickey Mouse!”

Race Track

Race track. Yep. A car race track with controls is AWESOME! Again, any gender loves these things, trust me. You know what? Adults would probably like this as well! When my son got a race track I think I played with it more than he did, and he played all the time! The folks over at Scalextric know their tracks.


Little Passports. This is a fairly new concept for me. Because of a lot of homeschooling that is happening now a day, this gift is a gift that keeps giving. You gotta check them out. Their products start out for ages 3 and go to ages 9+. It’s actually a monthly subscription. You pick the subject and length of the subscription, then they ship your gift to your gift receiver every month depending on the length of subscription you picked. In the box, they’ll get all sorts of fun things that will help teach them about that particular subject. It’s really a great idea for grandkids or your own kids. I wish I had something like this when I grew up! Who doesn’t like to get a package in the mail? Little Passports is the way to go.

This is USA Edition Ages 7-12
This is Little Explorers Ages 3-5

Wrapping it up

That wraps up gift ideas for hard-to-buy people. Get it? WRAPS! I crack myself up. My hope is that you’ll enjoy giving gifts now that you have some fresh ideas or refreshed suggestions. All in all, it is the thought that counts. But let’s put some surprise in that next gift-giving opportunity.

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