28 Foolproof Gifts Guaranteed to Impress Anyone

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Some people can be impossible to shop for, so finding the perfect gift for them can be a real challenge (especially when you waited ’til the last minute, but we’ve got you covered). Whether they already have it all or they’re Fort Knox and refuse to divulge any information, not even the slightest hint of what they want, some friends and family make us second-guess ourselves like crazy, with thoughts like, “But will they even like this?” and “Will she use this?” or “Do they already have this?” passing through our minds. But it’s time to forget all that and have a little fun finding a unique gift for that special person—whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just-because gift.

We scoped out the latest-and-greatest gifts from our favorite of-the-moment brands like Bombas, Olive & June and Winc, and pulled the items they likely wouldn’t purchase for themselves but would actually use. From the chicest olive oil you’ve ever seen to an at-home pedicure kit that’ll make you reconsider ever going to the salon again, we’ve got goodies for every picky person out there. And we even found gifts that you can send instantly, like a gift card to Masterclass, for all you procrastinators out there.

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From stylish and fun to practical and functional, here are 24 gifts guaranteed to impress all the impossible-to-shop-for person in your life.

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Dad-Approved Socks

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Image: Bombas - Credit: Bombas
Image: Bombas - Credit: Bombas

Bombas

These socks are right on time for Father’s Day, which is just a few weeks away. Treat all the dads in your life with these ankle socks, perfect for running. The set includes four sets of socks that keep feet comfortable, thanks to the brand’s Hex Tec construction that allows airflow for breathability. The socks are also moisture-wicking.

Bombas Performance Running Ankle Sock 4-Pack Gift Bag

$70


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Internet-Favorite Pan

Our Place Always Pan
Our Place Always Pan

 

Everyone wants to get their hands on this viral pan, so if you know someone who doesn’t have one yet, you’ll make their day if they unwrap this. This multi-tasking kitchen pan does the work of 8 pieces of cookware, and comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors, so it’ll save up cabinet space and elevate their kitchen decor at the same time.

Always Pan

$145


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Wine Not?

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. - Credit: Winc.

Winc.

“I don’t want wine,” said no one ever. A bottle or two of vino is always well received, but if you don’t know whether they like red or white, leave the picking up to them with a gift card or subscription to Winc. Once they receive the gift card, they can take a short quiz that’ll suggest wines based on their likings and dislikings, and they’ll get tasty vinos delivered right to their door.

Winc Gift Card

$24.95+


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Pro Cooking Lessons

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. - Credit: Image: Masterclass.

Image: Masterclass.

If your gift recipient is obsessed with Ina Garten and Martha Stewart as much as we are, then all you need to get her is a gift card from MasterClass so they can take Gordon Ramsay’s classes or world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s baking class. Or, they can brush up on their interior design skills with Kelly Wearstler or learn to French tuck with Queer Eye’s Tan France.

MasterClass Gift Card

$15/month


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Eco-Friendly Flat

Image: Vivaia.
Image: Vivaia.

We just discovered a Rothy’s lookalike, otherwise known as Meghan Markle’s favorite flats, and they’re a fraction of the price. Made with recycled plastic bottles, these eco-friendly flats by Vivaia are good for the environment and feet. They come in a range of chic colors and other shoes styles too.

Pointed-Toe V-Cut Flats

$89


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Perfect Pedicures

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Image: Olive & June - Credit: Olive and June

Olive and June

For the perfect at-home pedicure, gift Olive & June’s Pedi System. It has a foot serum, nail file, cuticle remover, toe separators and more.

The Pedi System

$75


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Tropical Plant

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. - Credit: Image: Bloomscape.

Image: Bloomscape.

Bromeliad Pineapple Plant

$79


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Coffee Table Book

The creative woman in your life will appreciate this gorgeous illustrated book. Featuring 50 of the most inspiring female artists around the world — some famous and some not — this coffee table-worthy gift is sure to inspire her to pick up a new art medium.

Women in Art Book

$17


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Chic Grilling Set

Image: Brightland.
Image: Brightland.

We’re going assume that art-worthy bottles of olive oil are not something that someone would buy for themselves, so these gorgeous gourmet olive oils are at the top of our foolproof-gifting list. Brightland offers different types of delicious extra-virgin olive oils created for specific needs (like for cooking or to make dressings) or ones infused with unique flavors. The brand’s summer grilling set is the perfect gift for someone this season. You’ll get the LUCID lemon olive oil, brushed-gold spout for mess-free drizzling, course heirloom sea salt, and two cedar planks to infuse natural wood smoke flavor into foods.

As if that wasn’t enough to convince you to add these to your cart for yourself too, the bottles are made with a special UV-powder coating that protects the prized olive oil from damaging UV rays. Pretty smart, huh?

The Optimist's Capsule

$65


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For the Skincare Enthusiast

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Image: Lancer. - Credit: Image: Lancer.

Image: Lancer.

If your friend is really into skincare but sick of their 7-step routine, Lancer has got it down to only three steps: Cleanse, Polish and Nourish. This discovery set is the perfect gift for someone hoping to switch up their routine.

Lancer The Method Polish, Cleanse & Nourish Discovery Kit

$60


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For Plant Lovers

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Image: Alluring Sunlight - Credit: Alluring Sunlight

Alluring Sunlight

For those who love to decorate with plants in their home, pick up this propagation station that holds 11 tubes, perfect for smaller plants.

Wood Propagation Station

$49.99, originally $54.99


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The Best Belt Bag

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Image: lululemon. - Credit: Image: lululemon.

Image: lululemon.

Give the gift of free hands and arms with this lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. This fan-favorite belt bag can hold your phone, wallet and keys, so you can explore comfortably. Whether you’re gifting this to a hiker or someone who loves to travel, they’ll get tons of use out of this weather-repellent bag. Plus, it comes in some many different color combinations and patterns.

Everywhere Belt Bag

$38


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Next-Level Coffee Concentrate

Image: Jot.
Image: Jot.

Busy people run on coffee and don’t have time to waste, so gift them some delicious java that’ll make them feel like a barista at home. Jot is a concentrated liquid coffee that they can use to make cold brew, espressos, and more in just seconds. Simply add a tablespoon (there’s one included) of the liquid coffee to water or your milk of choice—and presto! Gourmet coffee that tastes like the $7 latte they’d buy at the local coffee shop.

Jot Ultra Coffee

$24+


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Layering Pieces

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. - Credit: Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott

For someone who loves to layer jewelry, add to their collection with this gorgeous chain from Kendra Scott.

Ace Chain Necklace

$60


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Drew Barrymore-Beloved Set

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. - Credit: Image: Sunday Riley

Image: Sunday Riley

Got a skincare fanatic in your life? For the woman who has everything, get her this skincare set. She can try out this Drew Barrymore-beloved brand’s best hits. It’s valued at $193, but it’s only $93 at Ulta.

Go To Bed With Me Complete Anti-Aging Night Routine

$93


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For the Pet Parents

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Image: Blink. - Credit: Image: Blink.

Image: Blink.

Now that things are beginning to go back to normal, your overly attached pet parent friends and family might be suffering from a little separation anxiety. This camera will help put anxious pet owner’s minds at ease, because they can check up on Fido or Fluffy at any time from an app on their smartphone.

Buy: Blink Mini Camera $34.99

 

At-Home Acupuncture

Image: ProsourceFit.
Image: ProsourceFit.

ICYMI, Amazon dropped an entire curated section of TikTok-famous products—and anyone will be delighted to receive any of them. From home products to beauty must-haves, this is the secret to scoring foolproof gifts this year. One of the items they’ll most appreciate (and honestly, just needs) is this genius acupressure mat that’ll help them relax anytime—no pro needed.

Buy: ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat $24.99

Reese Witherspoon-Approved Lip Balm

Image: Biossance.
Image: Biossance.

Reese Witherspoon is a major fan of all things Biossance, but this anti-aging lip balm might be our favorite pick from the vegan brand. It’s made with rose and squalane, which will keep lips hydrated and smooth.

Buy: Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm $14

Smart Mug

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Image: Ember. - Credit: Image: Ember.

Image: Ember.

If the person you’re shopping for always lets their beverage get cold, this is the mug they need. It’s app-controlled and allows the user to keep their beverage from 120 to 145 degrees all day long. Yes, we’re serious. Instead of getting them yet another coffee mug for their collection, get the mug to end all mugs.

Buy: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug $123.98

Internet-Famous Waffle Maker

Image: Dash.
Image: Dash.

Quite possibly the most popular TikTok-famous product, this Dash waffle maker is a must. With this mini waffle maker, you can treat yourself to gourmet waffles (or paninis!) whenever you want. Not to mention, it’ll look really cute on a kitchen countertop.

Buy: Dash Mini Maker $17.99

 

Chic Recipe Box

Image: Rifle Paper Co.
Image: Rifle Paper Co.

Help a home chef store her treasured recipes from family and friends in this gorgeous recipe tin from Rifle Paper Co. It comes in four spring-ready patterns that’ll cheer up her kitchen and includes 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers so she can keep things organized.

Recipe Tin

$36


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A Personal Massager

Image: Therabody. - Credit: Image: Theragun.
Image: Therabody. - Credit: Image: Theragun.

Image: Theragun.

If your friend seems like they’re in perpetual need of a massage, gift them their own personal masseuse. This tiny but mighty massage tool will work on the muscle knots with its three speeds and quiet power.

Theragun Mini

$199


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A Chef-Approved Accessory

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You’ve already given him or her Ina Garten’s favorite Lodge skillet and their kitchen is stocked to the brim with Le Creuset cookware, but we bet they don’t have this nifty accessory. This heat-resistant sleeve fits all standard cookware handles, and will be a large improvement — looks-wise and for safety reasons — over the kitchen towel they’re using now.

Buy: Le Creuset Silicone Handle Sleeve $19.95

Maximum Cleanliness

Image: Courtesy of Tushy.
Image: Courtesy of Tushy.

OK, we know this isn’t a traditional gift but hear us out. Back during the Great TP Shortage of 2020, people started looking into alternative methods of cleaning themselves in the bathroom. Enter: the rise of the bidet. Bidets started flying off the shelves are people were loving them! They quickly became one of the hottest items of 2020 and now that everyone is aware of their greatness, we predict their popularity will only continue to grow. We love this bidet from Tushy (which you can get on Amazon!) because it allows you to change the water pressure, water temperature and is by far the chicest looking bidet you can find.

Buy: Tushy Classic 2.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment $48.75

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