What To Buy for the Person Who’s Impossible To Shop For

By |2017-12-18T21:01:11+00:00December 16th, 2017|Gift Guides|

When it comes to the choosiest people on your list, you can’t go wrong with a curated assortment or personalized gift. 

Whether they’re super picky or someone who seems to have it all, finding a gift for that person who’s impossible to shop for can make holiday shopping seem like an insurmountable task. Instead of relying on a gift receipt to ensure they get what they really want this season, why not give them the gift of choice or introduce them to their newest must-have instead?

Blanket Statement

This super-soft throw is the perfect way to upgrade nights in with Netflix. Made from alpaca fleece, these blankets come in an array of sophisticated colours and can also be monogrammed to give this luxurious gift a personalized touch.

Suri Alpaca Eyelash Throw, $275 (+$8 for monogram) at Restoration Hardware.

Lab(o) Samples

Fragrance can often make for a tricky gift. If your would-be recipient doesn’t have a signature scent or is looking to try something new, this set offers the luxury fragrance boutique in box form, with 15 sample-sized scents from the brand’s classic collection that can be tested out in the real world.

Le Labo Discovery Set Classic Collection, $92 at Le Labo.

Shoe In

Normally, you wouldn’t dream of buying anyone a pair of shoes or boots, but with this gift card, you can make someone’s footwear dreams come true by letting them choose a pair of customized or made-to-measure soles to call their own. 

Poppy Barley Gift Card, $25–$1,000 at shop.poppybarley.com.

Coffee Date

Help fuel your favourite caffeine addict’s habit with a gift that delivers the goods right to their door. This subscription brings coffee-lovers a different freshly roasted single-origin coffee each month.

Rave Coffee Subscription, starting at $18.50 per month at Rave Coffee.

Best Brews

Each of the four glasses in this set has been specifically designed to fully enjoy a particular kind of beer (wheat, lager, stout and IPA). Earn bonus points with beer enthusiasts by picking up a brew (or two) for each glass at your local craft brewery.

Spiegelau Beer Tasting Kit, $44.99 at Cocktail Emporium.

Boxed In

A curated selection of gifts any stylish guy would love. The offerings range from practical to a little bit cheeky (see the Distinguished AF tie bar) and even include a handwritten note to show him just how much you care.

Handsome + Polished Gift Box, $70 USD at Ames and Oates.

Party Line

Give the style lovers on your list the chance to show off their fashion cred (and their initials) with a monogrammed phone case created by Edie Parker, the designer behind the cult-favourite acrylic clutch bags.

Edie Parker + goo.ey printed plastic iPhone 6 and 7 Case, $50 USD at net-a-porter.com.