Foolproof Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has You Stumped

You’ve probably been there. It’s crunch-time, the final countdown before the holidays, and everybody has been checked off your gift list. Everybody, that is, except that one person who, for the third year in a row, has you stumped.

All those hard-to-shop-for people you love? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Our gifting experts have put together a curated list of some of their favorite suggestions for gifts that will keep recipients smiling well into the New Year.

Here are the five personality types we get asked about the most, and the gifts we know they’ll love:

Foolproof Gift Ideas | The High-Spirited

The High-Spirited

For those who can turn a simple cocktail into a work of art, consider providing them with tools worthy of their next masterpiece. The Spin Me Right Round Drink Stirrers are handmade in India. These stainless steel drink accessories even come in a gift box, saving you time on wrapping! They will pair perfectly with a holiday aperitif and some Frank Sinatra Christmas tunes. The Stone Drink Chillers are a classic solution to the connoisseur’s curse: watered down drinks. Don’t let them dilute their barrel-aged Scotch with ice cubes. They can store these handy stones in the freezer and pop them in their tumbler if they prefer to sip a cool dram. Check out more gifts for the high-spirited here.

Foolproof Gift Ideas | The Adventurous

The Adventurous

Send those who have a case of wanderlust on their way in style. The Eco-Leather Black Tote is crafted without using hazardous chemicals in the tanning process. Instead of AZO dyes, formaldehyde and other substances, eco‒leather is tanned using materials derived from sustainable tea bark extracts and waxes. This convertible tote is the perfect size for a few days away. We recommend the Stay Curious Necklace for those who are always wondering what’s just around the next corner. Encourage them to wear it close to their heart wherever the journey of life takes them. Check out more gifts for the explorer here.

Foolproof Gift Ideas | The Extrovert

The Extroverts

For those who don’t ever need an excuse to throw a party, a unique piece of serveware goes a long way. Especially if it has a story to go along with it, because a good conversation starter is always welcome. The Daises Serving Dish, hand-painted in West Bank, is the perfect gift for the host with the most. The Obeechi Wood Salad Servers are handcrafted in Haiti from sustainably harvest Obeechi wood. They’re just the thing for the eco-friendly host. Check out more gifts for the host here.

Foolproof Gift Ideas | The Minimalist

The Minimalist

It’s not always easy shopping for the person who truly believes that less is more. Our artisan partners are pros when it comes to streamlined design and delicate details. The silk Day Dream Scarf is so soft that they’ll never want to take it off… and since it’s a classic gray and white mix that goes with everything, they won’t have to! The handcrafted Minimalist Gray Frame is just the thing for those who want an elegant home for their favorite photo. Check out more gifts for the minimalist here.

Foolproof Gift Ideas | The Down to Earth

The Down-to-Earth

For your favorite nature-lover, all-star recycler, or sustainability devotee, there is always an eco-conscious alternative that will suit their style. Baskets handmade with repurposed sari and fast-growing kaisa grass are perfect for organizing at home or bringing a pop of color to a room. Tagua nuts, also known as vegan ivory, are turned into beautiful jewelry by being sliced and dyed vibrant colors. It is a completely sustainable process, as the nuts are collected from the ground and do not harm the tree when harvested. The Seaside Sunset Earrings are part of our newest collection of jewelry in this miracle material. Give them an eco-friendly place for all their thoughts with the Musings Journal. The leather used for the cover of this journal is a by-product of local food production and is processed naturally using lime water and salt, and the pages inside are made from tree-free paper. Check out more gifts for the eco-conscious here.

If you need a few more gift ideas, explore our favorites on our Gift Finder or find inspiration over on our Pinterest page. It’s easier than you think to bring joy to everybody on your list with handcrafted gifts from a wonderful world.




A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Valentina lives in Lancaster, PA where she runs slowly, hikes often, and excitedly points out historical landmarks to friends and family. She is fond of curry and guacamole, and insists that vanilla ice cream is a waste of time and calories. Val is convinced that the greatest feeling in the world is stepping off a plane in a new place, and is a passionate believer that all the best days include books, baking, border collies, and bagpipes.

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