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10 Great Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Shop Friends


10 Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Shop Friends


We all have them: Those seemingly impossible-to-shop-for people in our lives. The girl who has everything. Or the super picky relative who can't be pleased. How do you spread a little holiday cheer to the un-giftable loved ones on your list? Follow me to Marshalls, of course! This season, I've teamed up with one of my favorite stores to bring you amazing holiday gifting tips, which I'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks here on the blog as well as on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #TheGifter. Tackling this week's mission, "Gifting the Ungiftable", here's what I found:

(p.s. Are you a great gift-giver? Share your finds on social media with using hashtag #TheGifter to be entered to win a $500 TJX gift card, with one winner being selected each week!)

Gifting the Un-Giftable

1. Leather gloves are one of life's under-appreciated little luxuries, and you can never have too many pairs. This on-trend cobalt blue number was the same pair of gloves I would have found at a department store but for a fraction of the cost.

Gifting the Un-Giftable

2. This microwaveable back warmer will provide much-needed relief to just about anyone who's on the go or stuck at a desk for hours at a time. Now that I'm carrying my little one around most of the time, I could use this unique yet useful gift myself!


3. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love a luxe faux-fur throw in a modern shade of gray to use while cuddling up with a good Nook and some hot tea on a chilly winter evening. And this one happens to be by one of my favorite designers, too.

Gifting the Un-Giftable

4. A hardcover notebook with a tongue-in-cheek phrase is guaranteed to get some smiles from that hard-to-please friend. With Marshalls deep discounts, you can afford to pick up extras as stocking stuffers.

Gifting the Un-Giftable

5. Candles always make great gifts, and these glass jar candles with a chalkboard "label" feel plucked from Pinterest! It's the DIY you don't have to do yourself.

Gifting the Un-Giftable

6. When in doubt, pick up a nice bottle of bubbly and a classic champagne bucket for the ultimate hostess gift. Rather than picking up something cheap at a big box store, check out the selections at Marshalls first - you're going to get something that lasts and won't tarnish or discolor for the same price (or less!)

Gifting the Un-Giftable

7. A set of sleek colorful knives makes a statement in the kitchen for the foodie or gourmet cook on your list. I actually registered for these at a department store for my bridal shower and can't believe how much cheaper I found them for at Marshalls.

Gifting the Un-Giftable

8. Artificial vanilla flavoring doesn't even come close to the aroma and flavor you get from real vanilla bean extract. This top quality product will be appreciated by novice and expert bakers alike.

Holiday gift giving at Marshalls

9. A designer candle is another foolproof gift - this one has a sophisticated scent and elegant design that will fit with almost everyone's aesthetic and remind the recipient of your excellent taste each time they use it.

Holiday gift giving at Marshalls

10. For the label-conscious fashion lover on your list, consider an oversized shawl cardigan in a neon-neutral print. These are the same current season trends and fashions you'll see elsewhere for way more. So why not score it for less?

What are your gift ideas for hard-to-shop for friends?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TJX through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about TJX #TheGifter, all opinions are my own.
Comments
I'm bookmarking this because this post is awesome!
#1 Candice (Homepage) on 2013-11-17 22:20 (Reply)
Wow! Great gift ideas!! I have that one friend who has it all and the other friend who doesn't care for fashion so I know now what to pick up!! Thanks!

Mental note: must head to Marshalls, must head to Marshalls.
#2 Eva Gabriela on 2013-11-18 15:38 (Reply)
These are great finds! I want them all for myself, but I must resist... The back warmer also seems great to treat painful cramps at that time of the month (first thing I thought of when I saw it!)
#3 Sonia on 2013-11-19 12:17 (Reply)
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