Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6 Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

Do you have anyone on your Christmas list that is a challenge to buy for?

Someone in your family or maybe a friend?

I've got some fun ideas to share with you today to inspire you as you move forward with your Christmas shopping.

1. Fun Accessories
I picked up this darling pom pom hat at Walmart last week for $7.97.  It's No Boundaries brand and it's so soft.  It comes in tons of colors and varieties.

Some other fun accessories would be leather earrings, scarves, nice gloves, snow scrapers, team apparel, cozy socks or ear buds.  Pick out something that matches your person's personality and your gift will be well received.

2. A Week of Hello Fresh Meal Delivery service
We have been ordering Hello Fresh meal kits for well over a year.  We have tried several different companies and Hello Fresh is our #1 favorite.  Home Chef would be our second choice.  Hello Fresh offers delicious recipes, really fresh ingredients, tons of menu options each week and each recipe comes with the ability to customize the spicy level.  It works great for my husband who LOVES SPICY and for me who does not love spicy.  You're in complete control with how much spice you get to add to each dish.

I'd HIGHLY recommend giving this gift to someone who loves to cook and try new ingredients.  That's one of my favorite things about these meal delivery kits.  They are a fun splurge for me to learn to cook with new ingredients, learn new cooking techniques and I really enjoy this type of cooking lesson from the comfort of my home.  I would not recommend giving this to someone who doesn't enjoy cooking.  The recipes take around 30 minutes and require some cooking know how to pull off.

 This was yummy and all the spice was customizable.  Big portions, too!

These tacos were AMAZING!!  I never would have thought to add kiwi to a taco, but man was it good.  I'm not a super adventurous eater normally.  Hello Fresh has helped me try new things and really enjoy them.  We LOVED this meal.  I added in some avocado & sour cream to my taco.

This had so much flavor!  We all loved it.  As you can see you can change up the recipe - I didn't have time to make carrot ribbons so I did a quick slice of my carrots.  It worked just fine.

This dish was delicious.  I added in onions to make even more veggies.

 The directions are really detailed and explain everything ahead of time.

*If you'd like a Hello Fresh coupon code, email me at polkadottyplace@hotmail.com and I can send you a $40 off coupon for first time customers.

3. Event tickets or Experience Gifts
Buy tickets to a basketball game, a session of art classes, tumbling lessons, etc.  Olive has been asking for art lessons for a long time and I think I've finally found somewhere for her to take them locally.  My husband has talked about golf lessons to work on a particular skill, a massage or tickets to a sporting event.

4. Wooden Cutting Board
You can find them anywhere from Aldi to TJ Maxx to Amazon.  They're lovely to display in kitchens, to use for charcuterie boards or to serve fun foods on.  Aldi had some really large ones for $10.  They're a fun gift for anyone that enjoys hosting.

5. Coffee Gift Cards
Find out your person's favorite coffee shop and surprise them with a gift card.  This could work for ice cream, food or any other kind of treats, too.

6. CleverMade Snapbasket Luxe Tote
I received the herringbone basket for my birthday and LOVE it!!  I've already used it several times.  It's not heavy or bulky and it folds flat for easy storage.  It comes in several cute colors/patterns.  It's great for running errands, returns, Farmer's market, shopping or the library.  Here's my affiliate link:

What are your go to gifts for challenging people on your Christmas list??


  1. That bag is amazing!!!!! I love the Pom Pom hats at Walmart! I got my girls each a hat and a cute pair of gloves to go with it!! Love that you have such unique ideas at all different price points!!💛

  2. Great ideas! I love the idea of gifting a meal service!


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