62 Can't-Go-Wrong Gifts That Even Fussy People Will Like
Fussy people tend to take a lot of heat for being very particular — and they aren't always the easiest when it comes to buying presents for. But these foolproof gifts that even picky people will like take into consideration that everyone can get on board with an innovative product that makes life easier and more fun.
The key to scoring insanely clever gifts that your fussiest friend, relative, or partner will love is to think of a product that's slightly outside the box. Remember, lots of choosy people, bless their hearts, already have everything they want or need in terms of household items, beauty products, and tech devices.
It probably won't be possible to upgrade their iPhone unless you're willing to spend a ton, and they probably already have a beauty brand to which they've pledged their undying loyalty. But do they have a lipstick-sized charger that they can toss in a bag to take care of low battery issues on-the-go? Do they know about the latest party game the Internet is obsessed with, or that Bluetooth-enabled shower heads are a thing?
Now we're getting somewhere.
Don't let your fussy gift recipient make holiday shopping a nightmare — it just requires a bit of imagination. And this list, below, has everything you could ever dream of.
1A Portable Mini Steam Iron To Keep Clothes Neat On-The-Go
Everyone knows the feeling of traveling, realizing the outfit you planned on wearing is full of wrinkles, and hoping there's an iron hiding somewhere in your hotel room. This portable mini steam iron relieves that stress and ensures your clothing always looks its best — just pop it in your carry-on luggage and forget about it. It comes with a plastic measuring cup and travel bag and it heats up in just 15 seconds. Plus, this model comes with a one-year warranty.
2A 6-Port USB Tower To Charge All Of Your Devices
It's a useful gift that even the fussiest people on your holiday list can get behind — a tower USB charger that accommodates up to six devices and has a rubberized bottom to ensure stability, wherever you place it. It's compatible with all smartphones, tablets, headsets, cameras, and other gadgets, and you can choose from four cool colors.
3A Zinc And Vitamin C Spray To Help Prevent Colds
Keep your fussy friends healthy this season with a pre-cold shield immunity defense spray, formulated with zinc and vitamin C. This ingestible spray is the perfect alternative to vitamin and supplement pills, tastes like apple and pear, and contains all-natural ingredients with zero preservatives and artificial flavors. It also makes for a refreshing pick-me-up in-flight, throughout the workday, or during stuffy commutes.
4A Color-Changing Himalayan Salt Lamp That Purifies The Air
Purify and clean the air while removing allergens, pet dander, and dust mites with this soothing Himalayan salt lamp. The negative ions it emits also help combat the effects of radiation caused by many common household devices. It also changes color and can be used a nightlight.
5An Eco-Friendly Aromatherapy Candle That Promotes Relaxation And Sleep
This eco-friendly aromatherapy candle is made from natural soy wax and has been infused with lavender oil, which is known for promoting relaxation, better sleep, and alleviating headaches. Packaged in an environmentally-friendly glass jar, this candle is free of dyes, lead, and paraffin wax.
6A Natural, Superfood-Rich Clay Face Mask With A Perfect Rating
It's not easy to find a beauty product that most people agree is incredible — but this organic superfood face mask has a perfect five-star rating on Amazon. Made from the five trendiest ingredients of the moment — activated charcoal, avocado, açaí, matcha, and turmeric — it unclogs pores and provides an instant glow and boost of hydration to all skin types.
7Bamboo Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers That Eliminate Odors
Everyone wants fresh-smelling shoes, and this bamboo shoe deodorizer and odor eliminator provides exactly that. Slip these bamboo charcoal pads into shoes, gloves, and bags, and they remove moisture and prevent mildew without the use of fragrances and chemicals. Best of all: They last up to two years before you'll need to replace them.
8Texturized Rolling Balls That Provide Major Relief To Aching Muscles
This massaging stick features five texturized balls that provide instant relief to aching muscles. It's designed to be used on the arms, thighs, back, belly — anywhere you want to warm up and boost circulation. Feel free to use it as often and however you want: over or under clothes, and with or without cream or oil.
9An Overnight Lip Mask That's Rich In Antioxidants And Hyaluronic Acid
Banish dry winter skin and give parched lips a major dose of hydration with this lip sleeping mask that contains a wealth of antioxidants like Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which helps create a barrier that locks in moisture. Apply a generous layer each night and you'll be amazed at how moist your lips feel and look the next morning. Plus, it smells absolutely delicious.
10A Heavy-Duty Pizza Cutter That Chops Through Pies With The Greatest Of Ease
If you've got a pizza enthusiast on your gift list (and who doesn't qualify as one of those?) this pizza cutter eliminates the need to drag it across the pie, which we know just makes crumbs fly everywhere. It's oversized, made from durable stainless steel, and cuts right through crust with zero effort on your part. It's also easy to keep clean, as it's dishwasher-safe.
11A Bamboo Bathtub Caddy To Hold All Your "Me Time" Essentials
What better way is there to relax than by drawing a warm bath, pouring a glass of wine, and opening up a good book? Make the process easier (and less wet) with this beautiful bath caddy, which is made of premium, dark walnut bamboo. It extends out to 41 inches to fit any tub and boasts a cup holder and adjustable book/tablet holder that's covered in a waterproof cloth.
12A Smart Desk Lamp With Five Brightness Levels To Suit Every Situation
It's the smartest of all desk lamps — one with 25 light modes, five different brightness levels, and an energy efficient LED lightbulb that'll save you money on your electric bill and minimize glare and eye strain. Take advantage of its convenient USB charging port and memory function that lets you pre-program lighting settings, and reboots as needed.
13A 3-In-1 Steamer That Unclogs Pores And Humidifies Rooms
Purchase this 3-in-1 steamer for its powerful ability to unclog pores by delivering ionic water particles that are up to 10 times more effective in penetrating the skin, but don't forget to enjoy two additional benefits: It's a humidifier and has an extra chamber to warm towels. You'll even get a bonus five-piece skin kit with your order, which includes a stainless steel blackhead and blemish extractor.
14A Plush, Microfiber Electric Blanket Without Bulky Wires
You won't even feel the cords in this microfiber electric blanket — it's designed with ultra-thin wires and can be cleaned in the washing machine without fear of shrinkage or pilling. A single control shuts off automatically after 10 minutes for safety, and you can score it in five sizes: twin, full, queen, king, and throw.
15A Metallic Ring Stand That Holds Phone And Tablets
Mount your smartphone, tablet, or iPad on this ring stand holder, which has a kickstand and boasts 360-degree rotation for movie viewing options. It's super durable, so you can rest assured it'll stay up and adhere to flat surfaces. It comes in five metallic shades and is washable and re-usable.
16A 360-Degree Makeup Organizer That Fits All Of Your Favorite Beauty Products
You can store 30 makeup brushes, 20 skincare products, eyeliner, nail polish, lipstick, and so much more on this spinning 360-degree organizer. You'll be able to see all of your products without digging into drawers and bags, and you can choose among three organizer shapes — square, tower, or square with petal (shown here) — to suit various types of decor.
17A Hilarious Card Game That Lets You Create Your Own Memes
Compete against friends and family at your next get together to create funny memes using 75 photo cards and 360 caption cards. This hilarious adults-only card game is the meme version of Cards Against Humanity, and it'll keep everyone entertained and laughing for hours.
18A Glass That Turns Hot Coffee Into Iced Coffee In 60 Seconds
Never wait for your fridge to freeze hot brews again with this incredible iced coffee maker, which comprises a simple glass that chills hot coffee to 130+ degrees in 60 seconds. It holds 12.5 ounces of liquid, can also be used for beverages like whiskey and wine, and is dishwasher safe.
19A Set Of Eco-Friendly Face Cloths That Exfoliate, Wash, And Dry Your Face
Why use three different beauty tools when this one microfiber face cloth removes oil and dirt from your face, exfoliates dead skin cells, and can then be used to dry your skin? These durable towels can be rinsed and reused hundreds of times, and they're so absorbent, they hold eight times their weight in water.
20Handy Wipes That Get Rid Of Wine Stains On Lips And Teeth
You know how red wine has that nasty habit of sticking to your lips and teeth and creating a mulberry film that no tissue can remove? These wine wipes take care of that problem pronto — just glide one across your stained mouth and voila — no more red. Each packet of 15 wipes — which are made of natural ingredients — comes in a portable mirrored compact.
21A Motion Activated Bed Light For Late-Night Bathroom Trips
This ultra-smart night light is placed under your bed, where it can detect your motions and respond with just enough brightness to guide your path without knocking into anything or disturbing your partner. You can also use it on stairways and in cabinets and pantries.
22A Color-Coded Cutting Board Set For All Types Of Produce
Who doesn't need a briefcase of color-coded cutting boards with dividers labeled for various foods? Designed to prevent cross-contamination of foods like meat, veggies, and fish, these boards have personalized features that correspond to their respective produce category. The fish board has an integrated grip, the meat board boasts a juice-catching groove, the vegetable board is sloped to catch liquid, and the cooked food board has crumb-catching grooves. Genius.
23A Towel That Cools You Down In Seconds
Maybe you're overheating because you were out for a run — or maybe it's because your landlord keeps the heat on at a balmy 103 degrees in the "winter." Soak the Chill Pal Cooling Towel under water, wring it out, give it a snap, and place it wherever you want to feel cooling relief (the back of your neck, head, anywhere). The cooling effect lasts for a super long time, which makes it the perfect accessory to bring to baseball games or the beach.
24An Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser And Cool Mist Humidifier
Fill the Hathaspace oil diffuser with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oils, flip a switch, and wait. In seconds you'll benefit from both its cool mist humidifier function and soothing delivery of beneficial oils. You can set it to run for one, three, or six hours, and it boasts an ambient LED light.
25A Stainless Steel Finger Guard That Protects You While You're Chopping Veggies
The last thing you want to worry about when you're slicing and dicing vegetables is cutting your finger off. This stainless steel finger guard is worn like a ring and provides a tough barrier that protects your skin from sharp blades. At under $7, it's a super affordable — but useful — gift for amateur chefs.
26A Massaging Shower Head That Filters Water To Get Rid Of Bacteria
Bye bye, hard water and calcium deposits — this massaging shower head filters your water and effectively removes bacteria, sulfur, chlorine, and scale, all of which contribute to a not-so-fresh-and-clean feeling. It can be adjusted to deliver five different massaging sprays depending on how much pressure you like. Plus, it's super easy-to-install, requiring no tools.
27A Rechargeable Selfie Ring Light With 7 Color Settings
Finding your best angle for flawless selfies is a lot easier with this selfie ring light, which attaches to the top of your smartphone with a clip. The ring has seven light color settings (red, white, yellow, green, blue-green, and rose red) and three levels of brightness settings that work in any environment. It's powered by a USB-rechargeable battery, so it won't die out on you after just a few uses.
28An Electric Glass Tea Kettle With A Built-In Infuser
You don't need gas or a stovetop to make tea in this electric glass kettle, which features a built-in precise steeping tea infuser. Not only can you transport it anywhere, thanks to its cordless detachable base, but it's also great for whipping up oatmeal, instant noodles, and more — aka the perfect gift for the college student in your life.
29Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls That Are Safe Around Pets
Ordinary dryer sheets are toxic and can hurt your pet — but these natural wool drying balls are a chemical-safe alternative. They're made with 100 percent New Zealand wool, are great at trapping pet hair and removing static from clothing, and are reusable, so they'll save you a ton of money. Not only will you never have to buy a box of dryer sheets again, but they also reduce tumble dry cycle time by 25 to 40 percent.
30A Contoured Sleeping Mask That Won't Ruin Eye Makeup
Block out all the sources of light that are keeping you from sleeping with this lightweight eye mask that contours to your face. It comes with Moldex earplugs and a carrying case, is fully adjustable, and won't create pressure on your eyes or forehead (or smudge your makeup, which is a major plus for flights and naps).
31A Shower Head And Wireless Speaker In-One
Who can refuse a multitasking shower head and wireless speaker that streams music, news, podcasts, and whatever other audio clips get you up and functioning in the morning (or ready for a night out)? The water-resistant speaker pops in and out of the shower head so that you can charge it, not that you'll have to do that often — the built-in battery runs for seven hours before it needs a charge.
32A Travel Mug That Keeps Beverages Cold For 25 Hours
This stylish travel mug and thermos meets every requirement imaginable for the perfect on-the-go drink: It keeps cold beverages cold for 25 hours, and hot beverages hot for up to 12 hours. It's also super sleek, made from shatterproof stainless steel, boasts a no-leak screw top, and comes in 20 modern colors.
33Luxurious Bamboo Bedsheets That Keep Allergies At Bay
If your present recipient suffers from allergies or sinus infections, give them the gift of better sleep with these eco-friendly bamboo bedsheets, which are hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens and dust mites. This 4-piece wrinkle-resistant sheet set comes in 12 shades, is incredibly soft (thanks to its blend of rayon-derived bamboo and microfiber), and fits twin, full, queen, king, or California king mattresses.
33An Acupressure Mat That Relieves Muscle Tension
Relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and help your body relax and get to sleep faster when you use this acupressure massage mat, designed from cotton and plant-based eco-foam. It has 6,200 stimulation points and reviewers swear it works on every part of your body – from your head to your feet.
34An All-Natural Royal Jelly Body Butter That's Ideal For Sensitive Skin
It's rich, thick, soothing, and entirely natural — this royal jelly body butter, which is made with tupelo honey, delivers intense hydration and leaves a subtle floral, vanilla, and lemon scent behind. Try it on dry knees, elbows, feet, and hands — it won't irritate sensitive skin and makes it butter-soft, but never greasy.
35Essential Oils That Come Straight From Your Kitchen Pantry
An entire set of kitchen essential oils that you can use for natural remedies (or to simply make your house smell like lemon or cinnamon)? Yes, please. This kit contains 14 bottles of 100 percent pure essential oils of ingredients you'll find in your pantry or fridge. Use them in a diffuser, as air fresheners, or in your favorite remedy recipes.
36A Tea Sampler With 9 Different Blends
Whether you're shopping for a seasoned tea lover or a curious novice who isn't sure about their favorite flavors, this tea sampler set will keep them knee-deep in various flavors for months. The set includes nine varieties —flavored green, China green, black, flavored black, white, herbal, flavored rooibos tisane, and rooibos herbal tisane — and each one provides 10 servings.
37An LED Lighted Makeup Mirror With Different Magnification Powers
View every angle of your face in natural light, but do it on your own terms — this LED lighted makeup mirror provides four ways to see yourself in one sturdy, stand-up mirror that folds for easy storage. The four panels include a 1X flat mirror and 2X, 3X, and 10X magnification, and you can adjust the brightness from a sensor switch.
38A Bamboo Computer Monitor Stand And Organizer
Stop straining your neck and eyes and give your computer monitor a height boost by positioning it on top of this bamboo monitor stand, which elevates it by 3.5 inches, making it more comfortable for you to work for long periods at a time. It also features a pull-out drawer with three compartments that serves as the perfect organizer for work materials.
39A 7-Piece Oval Makeup Brush Set For Smoother Skincare And Makeup Application
Aside from the fact that this seven-piece makeup brush set is an incredible value, it also boasts a creative and innovative design that makes perfect sense: The raw synthetic fiber and oval shape of each brush head helps distribute liquid, cream, and powder for a smoother, more flawless finish. Each set consists of two foundation/blush/bronzer brushes, an eyeshadow brush, eyeliner brush, brow brush, and two circular lipstick/concealer brushes. Yes, you seriously get all of that for $10.
40A Totally Natural, Chemical-Free Bubble Bath That Will Soothe Your Soul
When all you want to do is soak in a tub full of suds, but every soap product seems like it's filled with toxins and chemicals that do more harm than good, this is the lavender and chamomile bubble bath to turn to. It's cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and contains no alcohol, dyes, parabens, sulfates, and other irritating ingredients. Here's what it does have: nourishing organic coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, and aloe vera — so soak as long as you desire.
41A Mini Lipstick-Sized Charger You Can Pop In Your Pocket Or Purse
A low battery signal on your phone or tablet should never be a source of stress, even when you're miles away from home. Keep this mini charger in your bag, purse, or pocket and use it to power up your cell phone (to a full charge, believe it or not). It contains a lithium-ion battery with over 500 cycles and can automatically detect and deliver the charge required by different devices.
42A French Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser In A Gorgeous Bottle
Place this sweet glass bottle anywhere you could use a fragrance boost and it delivers the calming scent of French Provence lavender oil, without being overpowering. This air freshener lasts three to four months and reviewers say it does an excellent job of masking pet odors. Flip the reeds every once in awhile to prolong the scent.
43A Cow-Print Tool That Froths Milk For Starbucks-Level Beverages At Home
Turn an ordinary cup of milk into latte-worthy foam with this hand-held, battery-operated milk frother. Its spiral whisking head turns any type of milk (almond, soy, coconut, etc.) into frothy goodness in 20 seconds or less — just enough time for you to decide whether you fancy a cappuccino, hot chocolate, or milkshake.
44A Set Of Mr. And Mrs. Platypus Tea Strainers
This adorable platypus duo (Mr. and Mrs. PlaTEApus, as if they aren't cute enough) serve as amazing tea straining companions that fit right in your cup. Pop open their bellies, fill them with loose leaf tea, and place them in hot water. They're made from food-safe, BPA-free silicone and can be re-used over and over again.
45A Vibrating Foot Bath With A Massage Attachment
Give your feet a massage and soak with this at-home pedicure spa, which has a toe-touch control that activates vibration and a heat feature to keep the water at the ideal temperature. It also comes with a separate massage attachment, as well as a splashguard.
46A Music Beanie With Bluetooth Capabilities
Keep your head toasty and enjoy a totally wire-free music experience with this Bluetooth music beanie. This knit hat has a built-in microphone and transmits music from your device directly to its speakers. It comes in seven colors and, after you remove the cable and Bluetooth device, is machine-washable.
47A Fold-Up Kit That Fits All Of Your Tech Essentials
Pack up every tech essential you'll need for the road with the help of this travel gear organizer. It keeps devices, cables, chargers, and more safe and secure in tons of variously-sized pockets. Fold the water-resistant nylon bag and lock it in place with an elastic strap — it fits in carry-on luggage, purses, and laptop cases with ease, and comes in five colors.
48An Aromatherapy Lavender Neck Wrap That Relieves Muscle Pain
Use this aromatherapy neck wrap in one of two ways: You can heat it in the microwave and place it on sore neck muscles to relieve tension, or chill it in the freezer to help reduce migraine pain, eye puffiness, and swelling. It's filled with flax seeds and French lavender, which enhances the soothing, relaxing experience.
49A Compressible Travel Pillow That Fits In Any Bag Or Luggage
Traveling is so much more enjoyable when you can rest your head on a familiar pillow, but try squeezing them into a bag or suitcase, and they'll suck all the storage right out of your space. This compressible travel pillow is genius because you can squeeze and make it compact enough to fit in luggage, but it expands to four inches thick when you arrive at your destination and are ready to snooze.
50A Wrist Rest That Prevents Pain When You're Using Your Computer
The way we position our wrists when we use our computers (for hours on end) is a major factor behind wrist pain and issues like carpal tunnel syndrome. This comfy, ergonomic wrist support cushion, made from eco-friendly silicone, takes care of that problem by providing a soft base that cradles your arm and wrist and positions it in ideal alignment. Use it alone or as a mousepad.
51A 12-Piece Bath Bomb Set That Detoxes And Hydrates Skin
This 12-piece bath bomb set uses all-natural clay, baking soda, and sunflower seed oil to hydrate dry skin and soothe tired muscles. The scent selection includes lavender, coconut, green tea, and grapefruit, and it's a great gift for all ages, from young kids who'll love the colors to adults in need of aromatherapy.
52An Electric Hair Straightening Brush That Dr-Frizzes In Seconds
If you normally style your hair with a brush, swap it for this electric straightening brush (with not a clamp in sight) and experience a major difference — specifically, no more frizz. This tool features eight heat settings for different hair types and ceramic ion plates that heat up evenly and won't damage the hair's cuticle.
53A Tiered Serving Bowl With Separate Compartments
Chips and dip go together effortlessly, so why not give guests easy access to both? This stainless steel server has a small bowl on top for dips, condiments, and salsa, and a larger bottom bowl for chips, salad, or grilled vegetables. It'll look great in any home, too.
54A Slow-Brew Coffee Making Pot Made From Borosilicate Glass
This coffee maker, which has a permanent stainless steel filter, comes in three sizes and makes slow-brew coffee that retains its natural oils for a better, cleaner taste. It comes in 10 color choices and is made with mouth-blown borosilicate glass that can withstand high temperatures. The cherry on top: it's dishwasher safe.
55An Organic Facial Scrub Made With Ingredients You Can Trust
Exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal a smoother, softer, and healthier complexion with this all-natural organic facial scrub, which is made of oats, honey, herbs, clay, and chamomile. It contains no chemicals, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances or dyes, and is formulated without GMOs or animal testing.
56A Travel-Friendly Facial Steamer For Incredible Skin Anywhere You Roam
Just stepped off an airplane and not sure how to make a dull, dry complexion glow again? Pull out this mini facial steamer, fill it with the smallest amount of water, and presto, you have a hand-held mister that delivers instant hydration to parched skin. No need for a battery, either — charge it with a USB cable and rest assured that it'll turn off automatically when not in use.
57A Floral Velvet Hanger That Finally Gives You A Cute Place To Score Scarves
If you're never sure how to store scarves and eventually ball them up and sort of stuff them into drawers, here's a way cuter, more practical way to deal with them. This velvet hanger is in the shape of a flower and fits several scarves. It saves space and is made with a material that prevents silk and satiny accessories from slipping.
58A Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Planner That Will Make You More Productive
This monthly, weekly, and daily planner will help you keep your duties, deadlines, and goals straight today and far into the future. It has a minimalist design and provides ample room to list your achievements and reflections, and it even offers inspiring quotes that'll motivate you to achieve your dreams.
59Refillable Perfume Bottles For Air Travel
You may not get past the TSA with your favorite perfume bottle, but you can do the next best thing: Fill this travel-friendly fragrance spray with your favorite scent and stop stressing. This compact container, which comes in eight pretty shades, is safe for air travel and will ensure you get to your final destination with your signature fragrance in tow.
60A Coffee Cup Warmer That Allows You To Program A Temperature
The solution to the age-old dilemma of how to keep your morning coffee warm for longer than five minutes has finally arrived. This coffee mug warmer keeps drinks at the ideal temperature — just set it for as high as 160 degrees Fahrenheit and place any ceramic, glass, or steel mug on top. It's spill-proof and smart, with a feature that will remember your previous settings.
61An Anti-Bacterial Non-Slip Bath Mat Made From Fresh Earth
62Silicone And Foam Coasters That Absorb Wetness And Condensation From Drinks
Most coasters do a fine job of protecting your furniture from liquid stains, but lift up the glass and you'll find wetness left behind (that can drip onto your clothing). These silicone drink coasters have a foam interior that absorbs condensation, and they're both heat-resistant and dishwasher-friendly.
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