8 Clever Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Please

For picky gift recipients, consider a touchless faucet.

(StatePoint) Struggling to find gifts for picky recipients can make anyone feel like a Grinch. Avoid the holiday shopping blues this season with this list of go-to gift ideas, all of which are available on such shopping sites as Amazon.

Whether shopping for an indecisive relative or your incredibly particular best friend, you can rest easy knowing you’re covered with presents that appeal to everyone.

1. Tile

Perfect for those who can never find their car keys or constantly lose track of their phones, this Bluetooth tracker, paired with Tile’s intuitive app, makes it easy to find everything. Gift it to your niece to keep tabs on her favorite stuffed animal or to a friend who always forgets where she parked.

2. “Good Housekeeping” Cookbook

Featuring 1,200 recipes, the newest edition of the “Good Housekeeping Cookbook” is great for every type of cook, from serious home chefs to kitchen novices. This culinary bible is one food guide friends and family will actually want to use… and maybe they’ll test out their newly mastered recipes on you!

3. ME to WE Neema Necklace

The holidays are the season of giving, so consider selecting something that gives back to a bigger cause, like this necklace from ME to WE. Homemade by a woman in Kenya, your purchase gives healthcare access to a mother or child in the same community where the necklace is made, helping them live full, healthy lives.

4. Arbor pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense Wave

Whether it’s for your friend who’s constantly baking delicious -- but messy -- brownies, or your tech-obsessed uncle, this Moen faucet is the ideal present. Its touchless activation allows users to easily turn water on and off with the wave of a hand, providing added convenience and some serious cool factor in the kitchen.

5. Instant Pot

A smart choice for everyone from foodies to busy parents, this handy device does the work of nine common kitchen appliances and can prepare almost anything, from cake to rice to yogurt. Plus, it cooks up to 70 percent quicker than other devices and its functions make mastering one-pot meals a breeze.

6. Nespresso Creatista Plus

A coffee lover’s dream, the Creatista Plus not only makes stellar coffee, but comes with a milk frother, too (a non-negotiable for many java addicts). It brews everything from an espresso to a mocha cappuccino with the touch of a button.

7. Amazon Echo

For the techie who dreams of a connected smart home, the Amazon Echo is a perfect place to start. It can play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, start a digital shower and control smart home devices via voice command -- just ask Alexa.

8. Osmo Genius Kit

This award-winning game system aims to turn any 5- to 12-year-old into a genius. It transforms a tablet into a hands-on learning tool to foster social intelligence and creative thinking. Those kids spend so much time on their devices anyway, they may as well learn something!

For additional inspiration, visit amazon.com/shop/GHTested.

We all have those friends or family members who are notoriously hard to shop for. With these gift ideas, you’re sure to have them wondering “How did you know?”

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