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Christmas Gifts "Hard To Buy For" Ideas

Updated on October 8, 2014

Who's on your 'hard to buy for' Christmas Gifts list?

Are you wondering what to buy for Christmas this year?

Is it getting harder to find just the right gift for that hard to buy for person? More often than not, those that are closest too us can be the hardest ones to find a great gift idea for. So we have plenty of solutions for your nearest and dearest, your close friends and those you care enough about to get a really great present for.

Who are your hard to buy for people?

We are going to start this article with some gift suggestions for those hard to shop for people such as the men in your life, the special women and we've got some great options for couples too. Additionally, you will find some unique ideas that might just be what you are after to your work colleagues, neighbors and your grandparents (and other older relatives) too.

People that already have everything and need nothing can be incredibly hard to buy a creative, useful or usable Christmas Gifts for. We hope you enjoy having a look at the ideas we've come up with for you!

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What To Get A Man For Christmas

A Selection Of Ideas For A Hard To Buy For Man

The Top Three Most Frequently Ordered Gifts!

If the person you are hunting down a great idea for is a golfer, a gardener, or just loves to eat healthy - these are the most frequently order items!

A golf fan will love this Suncast GO3216 Golf Organizer to help keep all his clubs and accessories sorted and tidy - especially if he has to store them away in a corner of the garage over the winter. Putting the organizer together will give him a good excuse for some 'shed time' too, which is always a good thing in his eyes!

This popular golf storage solution has a place for two golf bags, two pairs of shoes and two more shelves which will come in handy for spare boxes of balls, tees, markers - and other essential items.

A compact Garden Tool Tower Rack with Casters that holds a good number of tools is just the thing for this time of year when the gardener is always reaching for a rake, a broom or a snow shovel. This type of garage organizer is a great gift idea for man or couple that likes all their 'toys' to have a special place and for everything to put away in their place when it's time to pack up. Keep everything you need within handy reach, yet everything is tidy and easy to keep looking neat. A great gift idea for someone with a new garage, or who needs either a bigger one - or a garden tool storage solution like this one.

An indoor herb garden with the AeroGarden Classic 7-Pod with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit, will keep Mom and Dad in fresh salad lettuce and herbs all year around. A great gift for gardeners who can't really get out there - either for health reasons or because of the snow! It's so nice to have some fresh herbs to finish the presentation of a meal with. Fun all year around. These are always a top selling popular gift choice at Christmas.

What to get people who have everything and need nothing!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples Who Have Everything

When you are looking for gifts for the home or garden, think about how the person uses their home or garden. Which room or area do they spend their leisure time? Which space would they appreciate a touch of luxury in?

This selection is the popular gifts ordered for the home and garden, for hard to buy for couples.

What a beautiful piece of art this "Steel Drum Art - 24 inch Tree of Life" is, what a great gift idea for the person who has everything too!

This wall art tree of life design will look equally good inside the home or home, and in the garden. Where ever it is placed it will look amazing and add to the environment it is placed in. Let the person you purchased it for know that it is a handmade, recycled drum, Fair Trade treasure!

How perfect a gift would a crystal candle holder that looks like a lotus flower be, for a lady who has everything, but really appreciates beautiful things. A gorgeous candle holder never looks out of place in any room of a home and in fact would look wonderful in many work environments too. A great gift choice.

The elegant Tealight Fireplace Log is lovely way to enjoy a fireplace appearance in a home that otherwise doesn't have a fire. Very romantic! It would make a lovely gift for a hard to buy for couple for Christmas, as wedding gift, and even as a housewarming gift. Great for all year around, the glow of the flames always helps create a cosy, warm atmosphere - but especially great on those nights when it is easier to turn the heat up than clean and reset the real fire!

An Indoor Bocce Ball Set with Twig Basket not only looks fabulous, it is practical as well as it is a carpet or indoor bowls set as well - perfect for entertaining over the Holiday season! And for the rest of the year it is a beautiful, elegant set of balls in a beautiful basket.

A great gift idea for that couple who already have everything!

Who Is At The Top Of Your "Hard To Buy For" List?

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Coworkers or Neighbors

  • Coffee mugs from the dollar store, filled with candy, hot chocolate sachets, cellophane wrapped, tied with a curling ribbon.
  • Mug with packet of herbal tea inside.
  • Gourmet coffee and or flavored creamers, with a snack food, presented nicely.
  • Pretty soaps or fragrant candles wrapped in cellophone, tied with a curling ribbon.
  • A special coaster - for a drink on their desk or beside their bed.
  • A candle holder.
  • A trivet (a big coaster used in the kitchen or on the table under hot dishes.)
  • A┬áhomemade individually wrapped cookie, brownie, cupcake or cranberry bread.
  • A stress ball.
  • Buy bulk packs of mini Santa stockings and fill with little items that are individually pre-wrapped from Costco - like chocolates, mints, nuts, gourmet popcorn, liquor filled chocolate and the like.
  • A Christmas card with a scratch lottery ticket attached inside.
  • Nail polish, cotton balls, lip gloss, makeup purses, emery boards - it's amazing what you can find to put together from the dollar stores.
  • Tire gauges, torches, multi-tools or screwdriver sets.

Christmas Gift Ideas & Comments are Welcome!

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      securitygem 

      4 years ago

      I love it when people buy me coffee. It's fun because I always get a different brand but also because it's something I will use.

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      Michael Oksa 

      5 years ago

      These are really great gift ideas for any time of the year. Thumbs up! :)

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      mwiener 

      5 years ago

      Christmas is over, but I'm still glad I found this lens as I have now an idea what to do this coming Christmas.

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      Toy-Tester 

      5 years ago

      Tons to choose from. Thanks for the great start to next years christmas list...:) Love the TED video

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @aesta1: It's pretty much 'something for everyone' - it's one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is really very comprehensive.

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @Eugene9184: Thanks! I love your Formula 1 lens - would love to attend that event! :) Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season in your part of the world!

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      Eugene9184 

      5 years ago

      Nice gift ideas, very creative ! I like the coffee maker.

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @LindaFoster LM: Those racing grannies have been racing out the door! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi - Merry Christmas!

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @Dressage Husband: You are so right, but once you see some relevant suggestions for the person, it really helps! Merry Christmas!

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @CraftyandClever: Ain't that the truth - how did we all get so hard to buy for! Merry Christmas!

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @Howtolifemore: Thanks for that - yes that cat puzzle is very popular! Merry Christmas!

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      LindaFoster LM 

      5 years ago

      Great list of gift ideas for all ages, my favourite has to be the racing grannies so fun lol. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Howtolifemore 

      5 years ago

      @karMALZEKE: Totally agree, and I like the cat puzzle. My gift is iPad MINI Protective Leather Rotary Case With Belt Buckle a great gift

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      There is certainly a lot of choice here and that is what it is all about. The problem is not usually that people are difficult to buy for but that we are too worried that we will get it wrong.

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      CraftyandClever 

      5 years ago from everywhere but mostly Cali

      Great ideas for gifts. Now I know where to look cuz everyone in my family is difficult to shop for. LOL

    • karMALZEKE profile image

      karMALZEKE 

      5 years ago

      You hit a home run on fantastic and unique gift ideas. THANKS!

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      shawnhi77 lm 

      5 years ago

      Really some great ideas.

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      LindsayPietrolu 

      6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens! You always see articles about, "Gifts for Her" & things like that, but never advice for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list.

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      Palomina 

      6 years ago

      wow this a suoer lens .thanx for liking my lens

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @AdityaAgarwal: Thank you - so glad you dropped by to enjoy! :)

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      AdityaAgarwal 

      6 years ago

      lovely lens you shared

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      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @top10things: True! "Getting" is not hard, "choosing" is hard! My goal is to create an ideas resource for finding great gift ideas to choose from for your loved ones! Thanks for stopping by!

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @nolinel lm: Ooh! Thank you for the G+! Really appreciate you sharing the love and glad you enjoyed your visit! :)

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      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @laptop: Seriously agree - chocolate please (as long as it is dark chocolate!) Thank you for your message - much appreciated! :)

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      PaigSr 

      6 years ago from State of Confusion

      The hardest part of this lens is hoping the wife doesn't find it.

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @PaigSr: LOL! Love it! Thank you!

    • FunMoneyBusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      @JimDickens: Thanks for the teddy bear tip - now added! Thank you for stopping by!

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      top10things 

      6 years ago

      Itâs not so hard to get any Christmas gift but itâs hard to get the proper and the right one. The most difficult is to get the Christmas gift for your loved ones :)

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      nolinel lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow, great lens. I bookmarked it on G+1 as I need much more time here.

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      laptop 

      6 years ago

      I'll take the chocolate gift basket please!!!! You got a long list of gift ideas which is good for a variety in selection. Nice lens. I "like" your lens.

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      JimDickens 

      6 years ago

      Very good lens with great ideas. One of my most successful brainstorms was to get a teddy bear for both of my grandmothers. They both absolutely loved it.

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      revenue4u 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. Squid liked. Lots of good ideas here. Thanks

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      nice lens

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      TopToysForKids 

      6 years ago

      Great job! This is an awesome lens. Love the ideas, definitely using some of them! :)

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Those bamboo items are super...really soft and absorbent.

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      krakensquid 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens, many great gifts to choose from! Feel free to check out my gift list if you want :)

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      Mamaboo LM 

      6 years ago

      Like the earrings, but I think they might be a little bit difficult to put in...Be blessed and have a wonderful holiday season...and be safe!

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      ekkoautos 

      7 years ago

      yes, now it's difficult to choose the Christmas gift

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      dressupgames 

      7 years ago

      I love your ideas, I'm sure my mom will love a coffee maker

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      ceramictiles 

      7 years ago

      Some really good ideas here - especially the secret santa. What about some home made gifts like brightening up a room with a mosaic candle holder or vase made from broken up (or leftover) ceramic tiles

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      anupma lm 

      7 years ago

      Great ideas.... Awesome lense

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Lots of great ideas...I have some friends and extended family members who are ALWAYS hard to buy for!

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      antoivo lm 

      8 years ago

      great ideas for christmas here I LOVE CHRISTMAS very good web page thankyou ,, Happy Christmas From Ireland

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      DataLaura 

      8 years ago

      There's some great ideas here. I have some hard to buy for friends and I'm going to check out some of your ideas. Thanks!

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      squid-pinkchic18 

      8 years ago

      Very helpful lens, lots of good information! I featured you on my lens titled "Personalized Corporate Gift Ideas"

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      oztoo lm 

      8 years ago

      Some very clever gift ideas here. You've given me a couple of possibilities here. Great job.

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