We all have that one friend. You know, the one who owns everything they could possibly want or need, doesn’t like anything that’s too mainstream and is hopelessly picky (oof). Shopping for them can be a daunting task, but we’re here to make things a little easier. We’ve gathered our best recommendations—including small luxuries they may not splurge on for themselves—to surprise and delight even the hardest-to-please recipient.
15 Gifts for Your Best Friend Who’s Impossible to Shop For
Jennifer Aniston, the woman who’s been voted “Best Hair” for decades, finally has her own haircare collection. Although this likely won’t give your bestie Rachel Green’s tendrils, we’re going to bet your recipient will be eager to try. Apply the hair oil prior to blow drying for increased protection from breakage or on dry hair for instant shine and smooth ends.
Organic, natural wines are on the rise and Avaline is one of our favorites. Their holiday collection—featuring a Merlot, Syrah, Bobal, Penedés Tinto, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier—is great for someone who’s already a fan of natural wine or one who’s just starting to dabble. According to founder Katherine Power, it’s fitting “for the person who has everything else.” Checks out.
A little black tote to top off their handbag collection. This structured and compact style will keep their daily essentials and then some secure without losing its refined shape.
Transform their daily shower into a luxurious aromatherapy ritual. Each steamer—one smells of grounding calendula and palo-santo, the other of invigorating lavender and eucalyptus—lasts for two or three showers, while the handsome marble container makes for a fabulously chic soap dish once they’re finished.
5. Craighill Eyewear Stand
For too long, glasses have been consigned to drawers, flimsy cases or haphazardly set down on a desk or bedside table. Finally, this eyewear stand is a place for them to rest. It accommodates any style of frame and while it’s a touch Groucho Marx, it’s also a whole lot of chic.
6. DKNY Earmuffs
A beanie hat? Been there, done that. A shearling bucket hat. They would never. Earmuffs? Perfect. We love this black and white pair from DKNY because it’s simple, chic and pairs well with whatever else is in their closet.
7. Pomelo Casa Medium Pitcher
Whether your BFF is the type to always have a fresh bouquet in their dining room, the first one to volunteer to host, or simply a fan of collecting serveware, look to Pomelo Casa. Each of their pieces are handmade in southern Spain by a small, family-run workshop, who have been practicing the same traditional techniques and designs for over five centuries.
For the fashion-devotee, an aesthetically pleasing steamer to keep their wardrobe in tip-top shape.
Believe it or not, you don’t have to be in an ’80s music video to pull these off. We happen to think they add the perfect amount of edge to no-fuss staples like denim, a tee and a leather jacket—and we can almost guarantee that your recipient doesn’t have a pair yet.
10. Ven Store Travel Set
They’ll be all set at 35,000 feet in the air with this cashmere blanket, pillowcase (this one is designed to fit a standard airline pillow), ribbed socks and an eye mask. They’ll also be the envy of everyone else on the flight.
11. Brother Vellies Tennis Balls
A cute gift for the friend who recently picked up tennis.
And the one who can’t stop talking about pickleball.
13. Hey Dewy Wireless Humidifier
Give them a moment to unplug (literally). The Hey Dewy Wireless Facial Humidifier is wireless and rechargeable, so they can truly take it with them wherever they go—around the house, to the office, in the car or while they travel. Oh, and it’s got an 8-hour battery so they won’t have to worry about losing steam (get it?).
14. Appliqué Instant Nail Art
Press-on nails are gaining traction and few are as beautiful as Jen Wonder’s Appliqué collection. From ombre to pressed flowers, all her designs are vegan, cruelty-free and created without 14 toxins.
15. Comme Si Socks
For the person who has everything, treat them to an elevated basic they likely wouldn’t buy for themselves. This sock set from Comme Si is made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton and finished by hand with a decorative logo ribbon. It’s a sock they’ll want to show off.