What To Buy Your Pickiest Loved Ones for the Holidays

Picture this: You’re a part of your family’s gift exchange and you chose your pickiest cousin. You know the one—they refuse to wear any warm-toned color, they take between three and six months to decide whether or not they truly want that green tumbler from Starbucks (bestie just buy it, you know you want it), and they end up returning a large portion of the gifts they receive during the holidays, simply because it’s not exactly what they’d buy for themselves. We all love that cousin, but you have to admit that you weren’t exactly stoked when you picked their name.

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This year, you want to be the gift giver that breaks their picky cycle. The goal is that they won’t even consider asking for a gift receipt. The criteria: unique, but not too far out of the box, high quality, but within your price range, memorable, but not in an “omg I can’t wait to tell my girlfriends about how weird this gift is” way. We’re all picky about something. I’m picky about how many ice cubes are in my glass of Coke (seven is the correct number btw). So, try to put yourself into their shoes when it comes to choosing their gift. Keep reading to take the stress out of what to buy your pickiest loved ones this holiday season. 

Levain Bakery

Signature Cookie Assortment

This cult-favorite bakery has New Yorkers standing outside for hours to get a batch of their heavenly mixtures. Now you can give your loved one a taste of the phenomenon with a four-pack, an eight-pack, or a 12-pack from Levain Bakery and fill it with their customer-favorite originals: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and oatmeal raisin.


The Intro Set

Don’t know what type of wine to get your picky loved one? Get them all! With Avaline’s Intro Set, you’ll never have to worry about choosing the right flavor. In The Intro Set you’ll find full bottles of their six core wines: red, white, rosé, chardonnay, and cabernet. This women-owned, purely organic brand vows to be 100% transparent about every ingredient they use to create their signature wines. Your picky loved one won’t have to worry about any added sugar or chemicals when pouring themselves a nice tall one on a Friday night.


India Slipper

If there’s any gift that will win over your picky loved one’s heart, it’s a pair of slippers from TOMS. The faux fur and the durable rubber outside are sure to keep them comfy all winter long. Plus they come in five different colors, so no matter what style your picky friend resonates with, you’ll find a design they’ll love.


Instant Film Camera

Polaroid instant film cameras are always a holiday favorite. Buy your loved one the camera along with a strap and a few packs of film and they're set to make countless memories throughout the holiday season.

W&P Design

The Popper Microwave Bowl

As your picky loved one prepares for the cozy Christmas rom-com vibes all season long, gift them this popper microwave bowl from W&P Design. It's dishwasher and microwave safe, eliminates waste with each use, and holds almost 10 cups of popcorn.

Cooking Gift Set Co.

Mulled Wine Kit

If your picky loved one always has a complaint when a bartender tries to make their favorite drink, give them this mulled wine kit from from Cooking Gift Set Co. so they can make their perfect drink from home.


Echo Dot

They might already have an Alexa, but do they have one in their bedroom? What about the kitchen? The laundry room? They shouldn't be limited to just one. Create an Alexa family for your picky loved one to enjoy the syncing qualities.

Birthdate Co.

Birthdate Candle

If your loved one is a fan of zodiac signs and all things astrology, get them this birthdate candle from Birthdate Co. Not only does it smell heavenly, but it's very original so it's highly unlikely that they already own one.

Uncommon Goods

Personalized Family Recipe Board

You know your grandma's special chocolate chip recipe? Gift your picky family member this personalized family recipe board from Uncommon Goods. It's a perfect blend of sentimental and practical.


Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Clean up those annoying messes this holiday season with this cordless handheld vacuum cleaner from Amazon. It's affordable, lightweight, compact, and with the 2-in-1 crevice tool, you'll never miss the deepest corners of your apartment.


Classic Sheet Set

Give your picky loved one the gift of a perfect night's sleep with the classic sheet set from Brooklinen. It comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases, giving you a breathable, airy, cool bed set up.

Etsy | Riverry Studio

Custom Pet Portrait

For your picky loved one with a furry friend, order this customized pet portrait from Etsy. Handmade with watercolor paints, this gift is a sentimental piece they will cherish for years.


Pod Lite Smartphone Camera Mount

For your Instagram influencer friend, gift them this pod lite smartphone camera mount from Pivo. It's their perfect Instagram boyfriend: quiet, automatic, and great at taking pictures. Whether they're attending a Zoom meeting, watching a movie, or taking Instagram photos, this camera mount will definitely come in handy this holiday season.


Luxury Hand Wash

This luxury hand wash from Aesop will heal your dry winter hands all season long. Romanticize your hand washing routine this holiday season, with Mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, cedar atlas, and lavender: the perfect combination to keep hard-working hands soft and health.

Barefoot Dreams

CozyChic™ Assorted 2-Pack Ankle Socks

As the cold weather bears her ugly head, and the temperature drops to unbearable temps, keep every bestie on your list this year toasty warm with these ankle socks from Barefoot Dreams. I just bought myself 6 pairs.


Heated Foot Massager

If your picky loved one could use a little TLC, gift them this heated foot massager that'll quickly become their favorite thing they own.


Apple Air Tag (4 Pack)

I don't know about you, but right around the holidays is the time I start losing everything. My wallet, my phone, my TV remote, even my Kindle, just seem to seep into the crevices of my apartment, hiding away for the winter. Help your picky loved one keep track of their most valuable possessions with this four pack of Apple Air Tags.


The Weekender

Beís Travel, owned and founded by Shay Mitchell (a classic Everygirl in our eyes), is adored by all generations of travel-goers. The Weekender is debatably the company's most popular bag, it's cute, practical, and has tons of space, including a separate shoe compartment and space for a large laptop.


FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

This TikTok-favorite water bottle comes in three different sizes: 24 oz., 32 oz., and 40 oz. and keeps water cold for up to 24 hours. It's FreeSip spout along with a push-button lid is its reason for their viral sensation status.


Mini Projector

Sometimes you just need to set up a tent in your living room and watch rom-coms on a mini projector. Your picky loved one's inner child is sure to be revived.

Book of the Month

Book of the Month Subscription

For the book lovers in your life, consider a 6-month or 12-month subscription to Book of the Month. Your loved one can choose one of six books a month and they'll show up at their door within five to ten days. Then you can just continue to renew their subscription year after year and you'll never be stuck on what to gift them again.


Portable Charger

Never run out of battery again with this 2-pack of portable chargers from Amazon. Whether they're traveling or spending a long day at a holiday party, up to four of their devices will always be charged.


Quiet Air Purifier

This quiet air purifier from Instant captures 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, mold and more. Once the winter allergies return, your picky loved one will love the comfort this affordable air purifier provides.


Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller

As your picky loved one inevitably stocks up on wine for the winter (like the rest of us), they'll love keeping them chilled to perfection with this Vinglacé wine bottle chiller from Amazon. Every time they decide to get a little tipsy while watching 'The Holiday,' this bottle chiller will come in handy.


Smart Digital Frame

If your picky loved one is always the photographer at get-togethers, get them this smart digital frame from Aura. It'll display all their favorite photos all day everyday. You can even invite multiple family members to the app so they can add photos and have a constant update of new photos.


Nonstick Fry Pan

Anyone who lives in their kitchen will love this nonstick fry pan from Caraway. It comes in 10 different colors so your most difficult decision will be deciding which one.


Olive Oil & Vinegar Set

Spice up your loved one's pantry this Christmas with this olive oil & vinegar set from Brightland. Two olive oils and two vinegars will become their dream topping for salads, bread, hummus, baked goods, and fresh greens.


Peptide Lip Treatment

It seems everyone on TikTok is obsessed with Hailey Bieber's skincare brand, Rhode Skin. Gift your picky loved one this fan-favorite peptide lip treatment. If it's good enough for Ms. Bieber, it's definitely good enough for your picky loved one.


Wearable Blanket Hoodie

Blankets are always a go-to gift for a picky loved one, but if you want to be a bit unique with your gift selection, choose this wearable blanket hoodie. Whether they're an avid reader or a consistently cold person, this hoodie will become their guilty pleasure. They'll never want to take it off.


Temperature-Controlled, Self-Heating Coffee Mug

For your loved one who works from home, this temperature-controlled self-heating coffee mug is practically screaming their name. Simply choose from the three settings: warm (130 degrees), hot (140 degrees), and piping (150 degrees) and you'll have fresh coffee or tea for hours on end.

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