We’ve all been there before. We’re making a list — checking it twice — and crossing out gifts as we purchase them for all our loved ones. And just when we think we’ve made some progress we come to a person on our list who is notoriously difficult to buy for. You know the type: the one who has everything, has few interests, returns everything you buy them or just flat out doesn’t put your gift to much use. This person tells you not to buy them anything, but who’s going to listen to that? It’s the season of giving, and if this person is important enough to be on your list, he or she is important enough to receive a gift from you.
So, what do you do? You could always go the gift card route, but how much fun is that? That’s like giving them money. Sure, some people could really use the money — couldn’t we all? — but as a gift, it feels more like a donation to charity than a thoughtful gift for someone you love.
The best route to take is to ask those people who might be close to your intended gift recipient and find out what that person wants or needs. But doing some research online certainly helps grease the wheels of creativity.
Here are a few places that might help you find what you’re looking for.
- Christmas Gifts & Christmas Gift Ideas – Gifts.com
Gifts for all occasions and all types of people.
- Unique Christmas Gifts, Best Gift Ideas for Xmas | UncommonGoods
Find unique christmas gifts for men, women and kids at UncommonGoods.
- Amazon .com
Gift ideas for anyone.
- Gifts & Toys — Top Gift Ideas & Gift-Giving Guide — QVC.com
Find the perfect present for every holiday with QVCs gift guide. Browse a variety of holiday gifts & gift baskets for all the special people in your life.
- Personalized Christmas Gifts & Unique Christmas Gift Ideas | PMall
Find personalized Christmas gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list!
- Christmas Gift Ideas, Holiday Gifts | Nordstrom
Find a great selection of Christmas & holiday party gifts for women, men, teens, kids & the home at Nordstrom.com.
- Christmas Gift Ideas, Homemade Gifts
Homemade Christmas presents, handmade food gifts, pretty cards, and gorgeous gift wrap make every gift you give this Christmas extra special.
- Top 25 Christmas Gifts For Him – AskMen
Check out this guide to the best gift ideas for Him.
- Christmas gifts and Christmas gift ideas at Walmart.com
Chistmas Shopping. Christmas Gifts and gift ideas at great low prices.
- Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas Gift Ideas The perfect gift ideas for babies, toddlers, girls and boys, men and women of every age by moms of all ages.
- Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas on Pinterest
Unique homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself. From food gifts and recipes to diy crafts, home decor, jewelry, accessories and more.
- Christmas Gift Ideas | Unique Gifts for Christmas
Browse many inexpensive, personalized & fun Christmas gift ideas for your friends & Family. T-shirts & more. Find the perfect present for men & women.
- Christmas Gift Ideas – Southern Living
Here are the best Southern-made goods for everyone on your list.
- Christmas Gifts | Christmas Presents & Gift Ideas from Zazzle
A Christmas gift created by you on Zazzle is a unique gift that has no equal. From iPhone cases to pillows, there is a gift that’s tailored to every personality, age, or milestone. Customize each gift with the recipient‘s name, favorite design, or photo. Make this holiday extra special with one-of-a-kind gifts you can only get at Zazzle.
- Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas | World Market
Deck the halls with World Market’s selection of Christmas decorations, presents and unique stocking stuffers.
- 55 Crafty Handmade Gift Ideas | Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas | HGTV
The Christmas experts at HGTV.com share 55 creative, handmade gift ideas for him, her, kids, pets and everyone else on your holiday gift list.
- Holiday Gifts Under $25: Christmas Gifts for Men & Women Under $25 at HSN.com
Find affordable stocking stuffers & holiday gifts for men & women under $25 at HSN.com.
- Baby’s Christmas Gift Guide
Ensure both safety and comfort with the brand name selection of Baby’s Christmas Gift Guide from Babies “R” Us.
- Great Gifts for Men | Real Simple
Find unique ideas sure to thrill all of the men in your life from our 2014 Christmas and Holiday Gift Guide.
- 83 Cool Gifts – Really Cool Gifts Under $50 for Everyone on Your List
Let the giving bonanza begin! Not even Santa can beat these smart deals and exclusive discounts.
- Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
Christmas gifts for the women in your life.
- Christmas Gift Ideas @ Sharper Image
Find the perfect christmas gift for for him and her. Sharper Image has unique and unusual christmas gift ideas for even the pickiest of people.
- Christmas Gift Ideas | Cool Christmas Gifts for Men, Women and Kids.
Make holiday shopping easy with Christmas Gifts for Men, Women and Kids of all ages.
- Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens | Parenting
From cute accessories to awesome gadgets and games, the best gifts for tweens.
- Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 324 brilliant present ideas
A wide variety of gift ideas.