By Woman's Day Staff
Holiday shopping is stressful enough, and then you get to those people on your list whom you can never seem to find the perfect gift for. We feel your pain, so we enlisted the help of Robyn Freedman Spizman, author of The Giftionary, for advice on what to get for the five most difficult people to shop for.
The Friend Who Has Everything:
"People love gifts that offer them a better way of doing something," says Spizman. Ask yourself: What does she do daily, weekly or monthly? Does she stop for coffee every morning at the same place? Does she regularly cut flowers with scissors? Perhaps a spill-proof travel mug or rose clippers would be a good gift.
The Friend with Expensive Tastes:
"Think small, but deliver big," says Spizman. If she likes cashmere, get cashmere socks or a scarf. If she likes designer duds, get a designer wallet, key chain or quirky accessory.
The Friend Who's Struggling:
Parents appreciate nothing more than knowing that their children can continue doing the activities they love. So spring for a season of soccer lessons, or cover the YMCA membership. Check with parents first, and then pay the organization directly.
The Person Who Never Likes Anything:
More of what she definitely likes. If she wears a perfume, get her a nice bottle of it. If she has an edible obsession-and everyone does-a nice tin of the mints or red licorice that you know she likes.
Your Mom and Dad:
Two words: hobby gifts. Call up someone with the same hobby, and ask what the best gift they've ever gotten is. A runner might tell you about an amazing wrist key-holder or pedometer while a train collector might recommend great display lights.
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