30 Gift Ideas for People Who Seem to Have Everything

Surely we all have at least one person in our lives that seems to have… absolutely everything. When they host a gathering, you realize they’ve procured the least-stuffy napkin rings in existence. When you mention a brand new ingenious kitchen tool, t…

Surely we all have at least one person in our lives that seems to have... absolutely everything. When they host a gathering, you realize they’ve procured the least-stuffy napkin rings in existence. When you mention a brand new ingenious kitchen tool, they’ve long been in the know. And they always have the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy.

As joyful as it is to know this unique subset, coming up with something to gift them feels like a near-impossible task. The questions I usually run through when looking are: Is this something they’d pick out for themselves? Conversely, is this something they’d want but possibly not buy for themselves? And, would they really use this?

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5 Non-Boring Ways to Gift Wrap a Book

We’re big fans of thinking outside of the (gift) box when it comes to wrapping presents. But it can be hard to get the creative juices flowing when faced with wrapping something as basic as a book. Luckily, with a little thought given to your own perso…

We’re big fans of thinking outside of the (gift) box when it comes to wrapping presents. But it can be hard to get the creative juices flowing when faced with wrapping something as basic as a book. Luckily, with a little thought given to your own personal style and the kind of book you’re gifting, as well as a couple of expert tips to guide you, you can make a book the best-looking present on the pile (even if you’re mailing it to an out-of-town recipient).

Lisa Fu of NYC Gift Wrapping shared her favorite tips for wrapping a book—regardless of style or genre, paperback or hardcover—with us below.

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23 Unique Gifts That Give Back—For Twice the Joy

As people around the world struggle with a whole range of pressing issues, the desire to be charitable and share our resources is stronger than ever. Of course, donating directly to a cause and volunteering are both impactful ways to help those in need…

As people around the world struggle with a whole range of pressing issues, the desire to be charitable and share our resources is stronger than ever. Of course, donating directly to a cause and volunteering are both impactful ways to help those in need and improve our planet, but as it turns out, conscious shopping is another way to contribute. Several brands support meaningful causes by pledging to provide resources or donate a portion of profits to organizations and charities. So, if you’re going to spend money on gifts anyway, why not buy things that support these efforts? After all, twice the joy is twice the fun in giving.

To help you buy more meaningful presents for your loved ones, we've gathered 23 beautiful home and kitchen gifts that, in turn, give back. We guarantee your recipient will be doubly thankful.

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13 Food Baskets We’d Love to Receive Right Now

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goe…

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goes without saying that the best gifts are food gifts, so we rounded up some of the most incredibly delicious food baskets and sets that your loved ones are bound to adore. Whether the recipient has a seriously sweet tooth, is obsessed with hot sauce, or has a soft spot for heirloom beans, we’ve found the perfect presents to brighten up their stay-at-home summer.

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22 Pawsome Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover in Your Life

When it comes to picking a gift for someone who loves dogs, your options are truly endless—and that rings true for dog owners and admirers alike. I should know: I was obsessed with dogs for the first 28 years of my life before I (finally) got my own pu…

When it comes to picking a gift for someone who loves dogs, your options are truly endless—and that rings true for dog owners and admirers alike. I should know: I was obsessed with dogs for the first 28 years of my life before I (finally) got my own pup, and have been the happy recipient of many canine-related presents on various birthdays.

Now, I’m one of those dog owners who has a lot of stuff (I blame it on Joey—my rescue mutt has a penchant for eating his toys), and I in turn love gifting my favorite doggie essentials and accessories to other puppy parents. While it’s safe to assume that your dog-owner friends already have their own “life’s better with a bichon frise” magnet, there are plenty of other things you can gift that they may not have already bought for themselves.

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23 Homemade Gifts for Folks You Really Love

A handmade gift is to be long-cherished: You took the time make something start to finish for someone other than yourself. It’s also incredibly rewarding for the maker: You alone produced that long-cherished thing, with no help! Bravo to you.
Below, I…

A handmade gift is to be long-cherished: You took the time make something start to finish for someone other than yourself. It's also incredibly rewarding for the maker: You alone produced that long-cherished thing, with no help! Bravo to you.

Below, I've rounded up some of my favorite DIY projects (some from Food52, others from great crafters the internet over) that make special, simple and unique gifts. They require little funds and time, but are big on return.

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27 Affordable Gifts for Mothers Who Say They Don’t Want Anything

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


Moms are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. It’s objectively true that the vast majority of moms “don’t want anything” for Mother’s Day, maybe just “spending time together” if possible, along with some kind of heartfelt card—or if things have been particularly dire, just a quick phone call. But given all the work they did to keep us alive into adulthood, they definitely deserve a lot more than that. Since you know mom doesn’t want you to spend too much, here are 27 options all ringing under $30.

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How to Make Scented Candles From Scratch

Home is the place we feel the most like oursevles—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and brining it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you k…

Home is the place we feel the most like oursevles—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We're taking our love for all things home and brining it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know. 

At some point in the 2000's, candles went from nice-to-have-around to a home decor status symbol, thanks to the onslaught of luxury perfumers and candle-makers. Since then, there's a lot of conflicting opinions about whether or not upwards of $50 is an appropriate amount to spend on something that lasts a collective 2-and-a-half days. Apartment Therapy even categorizes this phenomenon as "Questions We All Have," because so many of us are astonished by the cost involved in candle procurement. 

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23 Food Gift Baskets for Everyone You Know

You may erroneously believe that food gift baskets are the sort of thing companies send to other companies, and people take all the “good stuff” before the rest can get to it. In reality, there are a ton of food gift sets and baskets that are useful, d…

You may erroneously believe that food gift baskets are the sort of thing companies send to other companies, and people take all the “good stuff” before the rest can get to it. In reality, there are a ton of food gift sets and baskets that are useful, delicious, cute, sustainable—you name it. The right type of food gift basket can serve as a hostess gift, a birthday treat, a stylish form of sustenance for new parents, a welcome-home present, and much more. Here are 23 pretty chic options.

1. BBQ Sauce Kit, $70

For grilling fans and pulled pork aficionados alike.

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12 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That’ll Arrive Just in Time

After a January that seemed like it would never end, February has somehow managed to sneak up on us. So, too, has the month’s signature holiday of love. If you’re like us and feel totally blindsided by the sudden and unexpected arrival of the occasion,…

After a January that seemed like it would never end, February has somehow managed to sneak up on us. So, too, has the month’s signature holiday of love. If you’re like us and feel totally blindsided by the sudden and unexpected arrival of the occasion, we’re here to quell your worries. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can find tons of thoughtful gifts that will arrive on your doorstep by February 14.

Whether you’re all-in on a romantic Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you opt to celebrate with friends and family, we’ve found the presents that show how much you care (and hide the fact that you waited until the eleventh hour to order).

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