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7 Super-Specific Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Dec 14, 2016

by Alison Feldmann

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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.

For the Design-Minded Cocktail Aficionado

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at Damask & Dentelle

For the Christmas Sweater Collector

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at Bespoke Bride

For the Pet Parent With a Pup in Training

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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!”

Shop more gift ideas at Room for Tuesday

For Your Stressed-Out Sister

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at Liberty Green

For the Chronic iPhone Killer

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at Clem Around the Corner

For the Tech Experimental

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at Joline van den Oever

For the Person Who Always Saves the Gift Wrap

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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.”

Shop more gift ideas at The European Look

Shop Holiday Gifts

Personalized Dog Treat Jar
Personalized Dog Treat Jar
$29.95 USD
Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Samsung phone case, Felt and leather sleeve, Free size and color adjustments
Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Samsung phone case, Felt and leather sleeve, Free size and color adjustments
$29.00 USD
Porcelain  Tumbler
Porcelain Tumbler
$31.00 USD
Black Pencil Case / Pen Case / 101231939
Black Pencil Case / Pen Case / 101231939
$13.70 USD
Large ceramic plate - Cheese ceramic plate - Serving ceramic plate / Plateau de fromage - plateau de service/ artetmanufacture
Large ceramic plate - Cheese ceramic plate - Serving ceramic plate / Plateau de fromage - plateau de service/ artetmanufacture
$95.00 USD
NEROLI
NEROLI
$9.72 USD
Wooden Rocket Ship Night Light - Wood Nursery / Baby / Kid Lamp - Spaceship Nightlight Lantern for Outer Space Theme
Wooden Rocket Ship Night Light - Wood Nursery / Baby / Kid Lamp - Spaceship Nightlight Lantern for Outer Space Theme
$78.00 USD
USB Typewriter Conversion Kit -- Easy Install Version
USB Typewriter Conversion Kit -- Easy Install Version
$99.00 USD

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