32 Unique Gift Ideas for When You Have No Idea What to Get Someone

Unique holiday gift ideas



I'm currently in the "I have no idea what to get certain people" phase of my holiday gift shopping, and it's not a great place to be on December 13. Despite the fact that they (i.e., the collective media) told us to start shopping in September, if you're reading this, you've probably procrastinated. And that's okay; we're all busy. But now, you kind of need to actually buckle down and order those gifts, as your shopping days are officially numbered.

We all have a few of those people in our lives who always seem to have everything they want and need or who we don't really know well enough to get a very personal gift. But that doesn't mean we can't still get them a thoughtful gift that they'll actually use and that they probably don't already have. Below, I've compiled a slew of unique gift ideas that will hopefully come to your rescue. Just be sure to check the shipping deadlines—the clock is ticking.

This may be in the kid's section, but I know a few adults who would be thrilled to unwrap it.

This set is customizable, so you can choose the most complementary shades.

As someone who has used this device for about a year now, I can confirm that it really works.

Even people who don't really do puzzles will want to do a Piecework puzzle.

Speaking of champagne… This one is yummy.

These loafers are my favorite Rothy's shoes yet.

If you know anyone who's obsessed with skincare, trust me and get them this.

You can't go wrong with personalized jewelry.

These genius little capsules are perfect for the frequent fliers in your life.

Like their favorite hotel slippers, but way better.

I'm obsessed with this entire collaboration, and chances are that your friends will be too.

The perfect gift for your chicest (duh) friend.

The perfect gift for that special designer-loving someone.

A chic laptop bag is something no one remembers to buy for themselves.

Your fashion friends will love you for this.

Some pet parents would rather have something for their dog than themselves.

The beauty of this cookbook is that it contains recipes they'll actually make.

This is an amazing deal on a beloved skincare brand.

If you can figure out their shoe size, you can't go wrong with these.

This is the best scented hand cream on the market, so be sure to buy one for yourself, too.