This is always the hardest category for gift giving! Whether it’s a new significant other in the family, a relative you haven’t spent much time for, or a gift exchange, you may find yourself in a position of needing to think up a gift idea for someone that you don’t really know what they’re into.
Here are some ideas:
I love the idea of giving something that you have and love, like a luxurious hand cream or your favorite eyeshadow palette. Another great option is to give your favorite cookbook. You can personalize it a bit by marking off your favorite recipes or making any recipe notes the recipient may want to know. Simple, crowd-pleasing gift options include mugs, candles, and a festive notepad.
If you want to give something a little more personal and show a lot of thought, you could fill a cookie jar with your favorite seasonal cookie or create a “movie night at home” kit in a popcorn bowl.
Other gift ideas:
- You could throw a Starbucks gift card inside a pretty mug
- Put together a small “favorite things” gift – a lip balm, a pair of earrings, and a mini candle
- A gift card to a local restaurant or delivery service
- If the recipient has kids that you’ve spent some time with, you could offer to babysit