22 Odd But Brilliant Things On Amazon That Even People Who Are Hard To Please Will Love

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I'm the type of person who finds shopping extremely stressful. Lines are irritating, I'm convinced that department stores are intentionally disorienting, and finding jeans that fit my baby-bearing hips as well as my 4'11" height? Impossible. Perhaps the worst shopping experience, however, is finding gifts for people who are notoriously hard to buy for. Nothing ever seems adequate enough, and more often than not, you end up reaching for a pair of socks out of desperation. You then justify your purchase with, "But they've got sushi on them."

Maybe this loved one has everything already, or maybe they're just a really pragmatic person who prefers practical gifts that they'll actually use. Either way, a paperweight and a mug full of candy isn't going to cut it here. Your best bet here is thinking outside of the box.

For the particularly challenging people on my list, my go-to is always Amazon. They've got tons of weird but genius products that'll suit even your hardest-to-please friend. In addition to a great review section and super reliable shipping, Amazon has items that solve actual problems, have multiple functionalities, and are totally new to the market, so you can be sure that said difficult gift-receiver hasn't seen anything like it before.

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