You’ve been to the mall, you’ve pored over catalogs, and you still don’t have a gift (or even a gift idea) for your highly discerning friend/family member/dog/acupuncturist. Breathe! People may be complicated, but gifts shouldn’t be, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find super-specific gift ideas for every super-specific individual on your list.
With that in mind, we asked lifestyle bloggers the world over to share their favorite holiday gift ideas (and who they’re for). The result is a curated collection of recommendations designed to please pups in obedience training (and their parents), shatter-prone iPhone owners, and even those rare individuals who save — and treasure — the wrapping paper after opening a gift.
Porcelain tumbler by Isabelle Huot Ceramics, $24
Design scout Vanessa Sciotte of Damask & Dentelle: “On my dad’s side, we always have a Secret Santa gift exchange with only rule: The present needs to be gender neutral. These porcelain tumblers by Isabelle Huot fit the bill.”
Belgian chocolate Christmas jumper on a stick by Bagstock and Bumble, $21 for a set of three
Weddings experts Emily Pettiford and Jessica Turley of Bespoke Bride: “We love this scrumptious (chocolate) version of our favorite tradition: the Christmas jumper.”
Personalized dog treat jar by Susabellas, from $30
Style blogger Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday: “This personalized treat jar would make a great gift for pet parents because the minimal design blends so well with any style. Pet food packaging can be such an eyesore, but I always need to keep treats on hand, as my dog is constantly in training (he’s a handful). If any other pet parents share my struggle, this jar is an easy-on-the-eyes solution!”
Rose gift set by Mullein and Sparrow, $42
Eco-beauty writer Kelsey of Liberty Green: “Beautifully packaged and presented, this rose gift set by Mullein and Sparrow includes bath salts and body oil — the perfect gift for a thoroughly pampering and indulgent experience.”
Monogrammed felt iPhone 7 case by POPEQ, $19
Decor and design writer Clem of Clem Around the Corner: “I love the customizable leather strip and mottled gray felt on this iPhone case — sure to keep a new and beautiful phone from getting scratched too quickly.”
USB typewriter conversion kit by USB Typewriter, from $99
Trends expert Joline of Joline van den Oever: “Transform your manual typewriter into a retro-futuristic marvel with this USB typewriter kit. Now you can use a gorgeous vintage typewriter as the main keyboard for your computer or tablet! Don’t have a cool vintage typewriter? This shop also has lots of lovingly restored and converted USB typewriters available.”
White “love” feather by the Lonely Heart, $6
Lifestyle blogger Anma Koy of the European Look: “What I love most about giving gifts is surprising the recipient with unique and personal gift wrap. For a natural approach, try integrating leaves and berries into your gift wrapping. Greenery looks best if it’s combined with brown wrapping paper, and feathers and other natural details are also a great match.”