I've learned that some people are inherently difficult to buy gifts for.
Even if you know them really well, you still may have no idea what to get for them that would make them happy and let them know that you care. Here are 7 ideas for when you can't figure out what to get for someone:
1. A copy of your favorite bookGiphy
Sharing something you love with the ones you love is a great idea. Giving your favorite book as a gift can be deeply sentimental and meaningful, especially if you tell them why you love it and why you think they will too.
2. Dinner at a restaurant they loveGiphy
Everybody needs to eat, and giving the gift of good food (and great company, obviously) is a foolproof idea. You can even spring for dessert!
3. A birthday cakeGiphy
Buying them a birthday treat – or even making it yourself – is a wonderful way to show someone you care about them. Also acceptable: cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pretty much anything that tastes good.
4. Something usefulGiphy
These might not be the most interesting gifts, but they'll always be appreciated. A nice set of pens, a planner for organizing their year, or even some quality kitchenware are pretty foolproof gifts for when you don't know what to get.
5. Something for their petGiphy
Many pet owners (at least the good ones) treat their animals like royalty, and chances are they'll find any gift for their pet adorable. A new bowl or collar are cute ideas that many people would appreciate.
6. A day outGiphy
You can take them to a movie, a museum they love, their favorite beach – somewhere they might not go by themselves.
7. Something homemadeGiphy
If you're artistically inclined, you can make them something personalized just for them. It's unique, so at least you'll know that no one will get them the same gift.