Trusty Gift Ideas for the People Who Are Hard To Shop For

Do you feel overwhelmed now that it’s time to find gifts for the people in your life? No matter the occasion, it’s sometimes hard to come up with gift ideas for those who seem to have everything. But don’t despair! There are plenty of creative and thoughtful options out there — you just have to know where to look. Below, My FrontPage Story has shared some of our favorite holiday gift Ideas for hard-to-please giftees!



Almost anyone can benefit from the right subscription or membership. From streaming services (like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime) to magazine subscriptions (e.g., The New Yorker, Time, National Review, etc.) to meal kit delivery services (e.g., Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Home Chef, etc.), there are tons of options available.

Another idea is to gift your friend or family member with a membership to a local fitness center, museum or other entity. That way, they’ll always have an opportunity to do something fun or productive (or keep their kids busy). The best part is that you can find something that fits your giftee’s interests — or introduces them to something new — without spending too much money. Plus, they’ll get the benefit of your gift all year long!


Experience Gifts  

If you want to show your loved one how much you care, it’s hard to beat an experience gift. Think about what they enjoy doing and the activities that would make them happy, and book tickets to a concert, museum exhibit, or comedy show. Or, purchase passes for a local attraction, such as a rock climbing gym or escape room. Spa day packages and cooking classes are ideal if your giftee is more interested in relaxation than adventure.


College Degree

Continuing education is a unique gift that can significantly improve a loved one’s life in practical ways. If they have expressed a desire to return to school, consider allocating funds toward their tuition fees. 

For example, an online business degree would help your loved one sharpen their communications, management and accounting skills. If they ever choose to start their own company, a bachelor’s degree could prove invaluable. Plus, studying online will give them extra flexibility to balance school with other life commitments. Go here to begin researching schools and programs!


DIY Projects 

If you have time and energy to spare (and access to supplies), consider making something special for your loved one. A handmade item might mean more than buying something off the shelf, and it gives you the chance to express yourself creatively. 

Some DIY projects include writing a poem or song lyrics, building something from woodworking plans found online, painting a portrait or creating a scrapbook filled with memories both of you share. The opportunities are endless — take time to think of an item that would genuinely bless your loved one.


Personalized Story

If you want the most unique gift ever for your family member or friend, look no further than a personalized story from My FrontPage Story. We create professionally written stories that will make the ideal holiday gift for any special person in your life. 

Essentially, one of our journalists will contact you for information and quotes about your loved one and then compose a full-length feature story. But that’s not all — we’ll turn the notes into a custom newspaper cover story that your loved one can frame and hang up to enjoy for the rest of their life!



Despite how you might feel, shopping for gifts doesn’t need to be stressful or overwhelming. Purchasing a subscription or an experience for your friend or relative could make you the gift-giver of the season. Putting money toward their education, making them a handmade item, or giving them a personalized story from their experiences are other options for blessing your loved ones with one of the best gifts they’ve ever received. 

If you have a person that seems impossible to shop for, consider the ideas in this guide. No matter which option you choose, your recipient is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness and love!


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