Gifts for Hard-To-Buy-For People

Got picky pals (and family members) to shop for? Shop small for something unique and thoughtful, all while supporting small businesses this holiday season! These shops are sure to have something for everyone!

Kate Koel

Every jewelry collection at Kate Koel has its own story and inspiration. “Every crystal is one of a kind as you are one and unique.” There’s no better place to find something as rare as the hard-to-shop-for friend! Our favorite happens to be the Galaxy Necklace ($85), but their bracelets, earrings and necklaces offer up endless possibilities this giving season!

Alfred Lane

Check “him” off your list with goods from Alfred Lane, the company specializing in “products for the modern man.” With everything from colognes to incense cones and candles, you’ll be sure to find something for even the most picky men in your life. You can’t go wrong with the Personal Fragrance Discovery Set (just $30). Show him who’s boss… him, of course!

Ember and Beam

You can’t go wrong with a festive candle. From house warming gifts to hostess thank yous, Ember and Beam can you provide you with a go-to gift this year! We suggest the From Orchard to Oven Candle ($40). “Fresh fruit, a buttery crust, and a touch of sweetness come together for a sophisticated version of everyone’s favorite, warm apple pie.” If that description doesn’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what will! It’s everyone’s favorite holiday scent, and now you can gift wrap it.


A fur baby is such an important part of any family! Gift someone a one-of-a-kind gift, forever memories of their furry loved one! Give the gift of a Custom Pet Portrait from Youngi this year! Or, check out dog prints like this one, Bing the Golden (from $19), and win the prize for “most meaningful” present!

Moss Bags

Buy your bestie a bag that will stand the test of time! Each tote, crossback & wallet from Moss Bags is made with “a single piece of distressed leather that has clean lines & functional details.” We tote-ally wish someone would snag us this Classic Tote ($165). “It’s perfect for any occasion – stocking up at the farmers market, or going to a meeting…either way, she won’t disappoint!”

Does your gal pal love all things dainty? Us too. Admiral Row is your destination for perfect finds for her! Snag her something chic she can wear on the go, like our favorite Morgan Sunglasses ($24). Or grab her the Pave Gold Eye Necklace ($40), and let her begin to grow her own collection; their goods are great for stacking and pairing!


Regular greeting cards don’t have nothin’ on GreetMate, the cards that last forever and provide an experience while they’re at it! “Every GreetMate is a fun building experience for the entire family. Expect everyone to gather around as you start assembling your special gift. It will only take a few minutes to put together, but last a lifetime.” How perfect is this Christmas Tree ($19), the greeting card that doubles as decor all season long?!

Moodwax Candle

Give the gift of “modern comfort” from Moodwax Candle. With a burn time of 45 hours, the Festive Classic Tumbler candle ($18) is the gift that keeps giving! And the description has us saying yes, please; “a delicate balance of fresh cut spruce, sweet berries, citrus & mint. Round that out with hints of rosemary & clove, and it’s an instant Holiday.”

You can’t go wrong with this gift guide! Even the most particular giftee on your shopping list will be amazed by how you found something so perfectly “them!” Remember to check our latest virtual market and see if any of the makers above are in the market; often they’ll offer virtual market attendees a discount code! Be sure to comment below if you end up getting any of these amazing items to let us know what you think, or how much the gift recipient loved what you gave them! Happy shopping!

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