Gifts for those who are difficult to buy for
There’s a reason that when you type ‘difficult’ into Google the first result is “difficult to buy for”. Everybody has a family member, work colleague or friend who they think is impossible to buy for but we believe the problem can be solved by simply changing the way you think.
You see, some people consider gifting someone a Gift Card a cop out but we’re here to dispel that myth. Think about it – what you’re really doing when you buy someone a gift card is giving them the gift of choice! Who doesn’t love choices?
Other great ways to give the gift of choice this holiday season could be to buy that ‘difficult to buy for’ friend a Subscription Service or custom Gift Set. Not sold? Take a look below and hopefully we’ll change your mind.
Le Labo Discovery Set
Le Labo believe that there are too many perfumes and not enough soulful fragrances and that the future of luxury (and as such, perfumery) lies in craftsmanship. Their discovery series also make for the perfect gift.
The series consists of 4 sets that contain a number of fragrance samples. The featured set above comes with 15 testers plus a gift card for one classic 50ml bottle of the happy recipients favourite scent.
Shop Le Labo Discovery Sets here.
Form & Thread Gift Box
We don’t believe that socks are a bad gift – not when they’re the triple twisted yarn varity offered up by the gents at Form & Thread. Their gift set range consists of 9 boxes, each including 2x pair of their much loved socks paired with one of their wardrobe essentials.
The featured set above is their 001 Essential Sweatshirt pack.
Shop Form & Thread Gift Boxes here.
Opumo Gift Card
Opumo are the self proclaimed ‘home of great design’ and this contemporary lifestyle platform have something for everyone. The carefully curated range of menswear, art and interiors combines great indie brands like Banton Frameworks and Campbell Cole with heavy hitters such a Common Projects, APC and Ami.
The best thing? Opumo offer 4 gift card options ranging from £50 to £200 – so your ‘impossible to buy for’ friend has all the choice he/she could want!
Shop Opumo Gift Cards here.
Cereal Magazine Subscription
This cult favourite Bristol based lifestyle and travel magazine is a must read. Founded by Rosa Parks and Rich Stapleton, Cereal is a meticulously designed, thoughtfully put together magazine whose stunning imagery is only outclassed by the excellently written articles they accompany.
The bi-annual publication offers an annual subscription that makes for a truly beautiful gift.
Shop Cereal Magazine Subscription here.
Aesop Gift Set
Do your friend a favour and introduce them to this Australian skincare brand. As well as looking great, their gift sets also include a fantastic selection of products that once tried, will change the recipients outlook on skincare for good.
The featured ‘Concord’ gift set includes Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, and Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol.
Shop Aesop Gift Sets here.
Harrys Shaving Subscription
Harry’s are ‘the shaving company that’s fixing shaving’. Founded with the idea of being different from other shaving brands, Harry’s decided to make a high-quality shave that didn’t overdesign or overcharge.
Their Year of Harry’s gift set includes a Winter Winston razor handle, shaves gels, 11 German engineered blades, blade cover, post shave balm and travel kit – everything you’ll need for a full year of shaving.
They also have smaller introductory gift sets and their ‘subscription service’ means that if the gift recipient loves the product (which they will) they can continue to receive Harry’s long after the gift wrapping has been thrown out.
Shop Harry’s Gift Sets here.
*This is a collaborative post. However all opinions and product choices are that of MANimalist.co.uk