Coming up with a great idea for a gift can be really challenging. Some people are just difficult to buy for. Rather than defaulting to a gift card or cash, take a look at the ultimate gift guide I’ve put together for you! It breaks everything down into a few personalities making it more simple to look at. And if nothing else hopefully it at least gets your mind working.
I’d love to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But I know you may not need all of the ultimate gift guide personalities I created so feel free to click on the link you need for quicker browsing of this post.
Jet setting your way around the world. Making money just to afford your next trip. Living out of a suit case.
Sound like someone you know? Find the perfect gift for every traveler in your life.
Carry On Luggage – Delsey Luggage Carry-On Trolley
This suitcase is the perfect size for a carry on (US flights, unsure about EU). It has double spinner wheels making it super easy to move through airports an it expands to allow more space inside for packing. It also has a TSA approved lock on it making your items inside a little more secure. Not having to wait at baggage claim can make a huge difference, so whenever I can I don’t check a bag when flying. One less step to worry about. A suitcase like this is every traveler’s dream.
Tote Bag – BRINCH Classic Tote Bag
This tote bag is awesome for travel because it has all the compartments on the inside. You can easily use this as your personal item that is stored by your feet and keep everything you need at your disposal throughout the flight. It even fits tablets and laptops (up to 15.6″), which I love. That means one less piece you need to worry about carrying through the airport.
Camera – Sony Digital Camera
Every traveler wants to take pictures of where they are going. This camera is small and lightweight.. Everything a traveler will enjoy. Having a video camera on it makes this be the only thing they need to carry in order to take all the memories they want back home with them. It also has 5x optimal zoom and image stabilization making it easier to get the photos you want.
Socks – Merino Wool Socks
These socks are going to keep your feet warm wherever you go. They are incredibly comfortable and worth the money. They come in men’s and women’s sizes.
Portable Charger – Portable Charger
Having a portable charger can be a game changer for someone who spends a lot of time on the road. Whether it is for business or pleasure, no one likes to be sitting in an airport for 4 hours with dead electronics. This charger works for several charges for iPhone or android devices. It’s got 2 USB ports and a flashlight feature.
Travel Planner – Trip Planner and Travel Journal
Travelers need totally different things than the average day planner will supply. This provides world time zones, city temperature data, and pre travel checklists. You can fill in your itinerary. As well as a detailed daily schedule with activities, cost start time, how far it is from where you begin your day. There is room for 4 trips in this large 8×10 planner.
Sleep Mask – Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask
This eye mask is specially designed to form to your face and prevent pressure on your eyes. It is excellent at blocking out light making it easier to relax while traveling, no matter what time change you have undergone. It even comes with ear plugs to help block out sound.
Passport Case – Travelambo Travel Wallet
A travel wallet needs to be durable but lightweight and small all at once. This one is waterproof nylon and it zips shut. It’s also RFID blocking to protect your credit cards while you are on the move. It can hold your cash, coins, credit cards, passport, everything that you need.
Neck Pillow – TravelMate Neck Pillow
Having a neck cramp can really put a damper on your travel. This neck pillow is like no other one on the market with a removable insert to adjust the thickness of the pillow to your preference. It is made of memory foam and the case is machine washable.
Hiking. Mountain Climbing. Camping. Scuba Diving. Swimming with the sharks.
If you know someone that do all these things and more, find the best gift for the adventurers in your life here!
Plaid Shirt – Legendary Whitetails Men’s Flannel Shirt
This shirt will keep every outdoor adventurer warm even in cool and crisp fall weather. It’s also quite stylish and available in a variety of colors. And very comfortable at 100% cotton.
Vest – Outdoor Research Men’s Vest
This puffer vest is lightweight and water resistant. So important when out hiking, biking, or otherwise adventuring. Stay warm, dry, and comfortable when the weather is not perfect. Comes in a few colors to choose from.
Sleeping Bag – Sleeping Bag
Whether it’s for a camping trip, climbing, or hiking, if it’s going to be more than a day you’ll need somewhere to sleep. This lightweight bag is great for all outdoorsmen and comes with a 100% Risk free satisfaction guarantee.
Water Bottle – LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle
Everyone spending time outside needs to stay hydrated. This water bottle has a 2 stage integrated filter that makes sure the water is safe to drink. It’s durable, BPA-free, and leak proof. It holds 23oz.
Knowing where you are and where you’re going is very important. Especially if you are alone or if something happens and you can’t get in contact with anyone. This hiking gps keeps track of your path for you and gets reliable reception even in canyons and areas with dense tree cover. It has 17 hour battery life and uses replaceable AAA batteries.
Gloves – Mountain Made Outdoor Gloves
Keeping your hands safe and warm is incredibly important when outside for long periods of time. But you also need to be able to use your fingers. These gloves are made with thermal properties for touchscreen compatibility. And they are breathable and comfortable with stretch to fit.
Knitting clothes for gifts. Saving every picture for your scrapbooks. Homemade Halloween costumes. Decorating your house with your original art work.
You know someone into every kind of craft you can think of? Get the crafter a gift they’ll love!
Paper Cutter – Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
Any crafts to do with paper (and some that don’t!) require a paper cutter. This is 12 inches long and has a wide base. The cutting technology makes it easy to see exactly where the cut will be made. Also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Acrylic Paint – Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece
You can use this paint on virtually any paintable surface. Wood, tin, Styrofoam, you name it. This set comes with 18 of the most popular colors in 2 ounce bottles. Acrylic paint is great because it is water based and non-toxic.
Photo Printer – HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
With this printer you can print in multiple sizes you could want pictures in. It can also scan, copy, and fax. You can use mobile printing with the wifi feature. It can make your photo printing just a little easier.
Colored Pencils – Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils 72-Count
These colored pencils are awesome. They are soft core, making shading easy. They also use saturated pigments which makes for brilliant color. The 72 count will give you a wide variety of colors to choose from .
Light Box – A4 Ultra-thin Portable LED Light Box
There are so many crafts that would be easier with a light box. This is a lightweight piece that makes it very easy to use where ever is convenient. The light is also adjustable so you can set it to your exact preference.
Card Stock – Darice Core’dinations Value Pack Cardstock
This cardstock comes in 20 colors. There are 10 pieces in each color. It is 8.5x11inch.
Sewing Machine – Brother cs6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine
This sewing machine has everything you could want. From an oversized table to an easy to use LCD screen. It is made to be simple to use with easy threading, a brightly lit work area, and much more. Anyone who works with crafts that include sewing would appreciate this machine.
Storage – IRIS 3-Drawer Wide Cart
No matter what craft you are into, it comes with a lot of supplies. This storage cart makes it easier to keep everything organized and together. So you can stop digging around for something every time you need it!
Writing everything down. Always armed with a label maker. Obsessed with office supplies.
Sound like someone you know? Get the perfect gift for the organizer in your life.
Laminator – Scotch 2 Roller System Laminator
Laminators are great for SO many projects. I have one and it makes me so happy every time I use it. That may be my crazy office supply obsessed self talking though! Anyway, this laminator is awesome. It heats up quickly, has 2 heating temperatures, and the cord wraps up neatly underneath it for easy travel and storage.
Shredder – AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Shredder
For security purposes shredders are a great little thing to have in a home. Especially if you do any kind of business from home. This shredder cuts through credit cards and up to 8 sheets of paper at a time. It is cross cut and meets security level P3 standards.
Hand Lettering – Lettering For Beginners: A Creative Lettering How To Guide
This is a book that teaches hand lettering. It has simple explanations on how to start. It also includes an alphabet guide, and project and practice pages for you to use. This is a great inexpensive tool to get you started.
Bullet Journal – Dotted Bullet Journal/Notebook
This journal has a durable hard cover and pen holder so your designs will be safe. It comes with thick paper to avoid bleeding and the ability to lay flat on a table. The dots are very light to stay away from intruding on your finished pages, but enough to guide your designs.
Washi Tape – Washi Masking Tape Set of 36 Rolls
Washi tape makes organizing fun and pretty with very little effort. This set comes with enough designs that everyone will be pleased. And it’s affordable too!
Dual Brush Pens – Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers
These pens are so awesome. The colors are beautifully vibrant. They make everything far more enjoyable. Brighten up your labels, bullet journal, or anything else around your home when organizing.
These are my personal favorite pens for everyday use. I love the way they glide. Retractable is important to me because I always lose pen caps and then end up writing on myself somehow. They come in really fun colors, this is a pack of 12. And they last a long time. I love color coding so these make it fun.
What’s the point of organizing if it’s not going to look neat at the end. Whether you use this to properly place labels or draw straight lines in your bullet journal, every organizer will love the length of this clear grid ruler.
Trying every new recipe. Buying each new cook book. Wanting all the new gadgets for the kitchen.
Do you know someone like this? Get the chef in your life the best gift!
Slow cooker – Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker
Every chef wants a slow cooker for days when you just don’t have time. This one is programmable with multiple timer and temperature cooking options. And easy to clean.
Meat Thermometer – Weber iGrill 2 Thermometer
A meat thermometer is the most reliable way to know what temperature you are cooking your meat to. This one can have several probes in different pieces of meat at once. You can set it up to notify you on your cell phone when something reaches temp. It has tons of fun features and is incredibly accurate and user friendly.
Stand Mixer – KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Every kitchen needs a stand mixer. The artisan comes with a 5 QT stainless steel bowl. The head tilts up for easy access. And the attachments are virtually never-ending.
Roasting Pan – Cuisinart Roaster with Rack
roasting meat is one of the best ways to feed a crowd. Having a reliable roasting pan with a rack is a must for every chef out there. This one is 16in rectangle and it is easy to clean. Can’t go wrong with it.
Mandoline – Mandoline Slicer
Slicing and chopping is a huge part of cooking. And very time consuming. This slicer comes with 5 surgical grade stainless steel blades for different chopping needs. It also has slip resistant pads and a hand guard for safety.
Cook Book – Joy of Cooking
Every home can benefit from this classic cook book. It has all the staples in it plus so many more great go to recipes. One of the best reference cook books on the market makes a wonderful gift for any chef.
Measuring Tools – Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons set by Simply Gourmet
A pretty straight forward staple in the kitchen. One of the most used items. This is high quality stainless steel and professional grade measuring spoons and cups. Should last a lifetime in the kitchen.
Planning everything out for your family. Doing every kid friendly project you see on Pinterest. Living on coffee.
If you have any women in your life that reminds you of, find the perfect gift for that mom.
Coffee Mug – Coffee Mug for Mom
Every mom needs caffeine. There is really no explanation needed. This is a cute mug that can work for any mom. Drink up your mom fuel before the kids come!
Candles – Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle
Candles create a relaxing environment for after the kids go to bed. And all moms need some major stress relief. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone with this candle from Bath and Body Works.
Slippers – Minnetonka Moccasin
Comfort is everything. Wear these around the house or out because they have real soles. So comfy and warm. They come in a wide array of colors to choose from too.
Exercise Tracker – Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
After having a baby it can be hard to feel like you’re doing anything for your health. Using something like a Fitbit can remind you how much you move in a day. It tracks steps and gives off fireworks when you reach your daily goals. Download the app to also track your sleep patterns, water intake and more.
Scarf – Thick Ribbed InfinityScarf
Mom’s need something for them. This is luxuriously comfortable, super cute, and really affordable. This scarf is so thick and soft. It also comes in virtually any color you can imagine. Perfect for a comfy fall or winter look.
Travel Mug – Contigo AUTOSEAL Travel Mug
Kids make drinking hot liquids difficult. For those of us who live on coffee, this can cause issues. An open mug isn’t always an option. So on the go or sitting at home, this auto seal, stainless steel insulated travel mug is perfect. Enjoy that coffee!
Planner – Mom’s Weekly Planner
Making all the plans for all family members means a lot of things to remember. Having a central place to write it down is key! This planner has weekly pages with extra space for notes when it’s needed.
Working hard to spend time with your family. Fixing things around the house. Grilling all summer.
You know someone this sounds like? Get the perfect gift for the dad in your life.
Shaving Kit – Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
Clean shaven or trimming a beard, every man needs to do at least a little shaving here and there. This 6 piece shaving kit includes a razor, brush, soap, and more. It is a great gift for a man who likes to look good.
Wallet – Travelambo Wallet
Women have purses. Men have wallets. This genuine leather bifold wallet has a lot of pockets while still remaining slim. It is RFID blocking.
Watch – Tissot Men’s Watch
This is a stainless steel bracelet, black dial with day and date display, automatic Swiss made timepiece. It is fashionable to go with any outfit, causal or dressed up. Dad should be able to wear it for anything since it is water resistant up to 100ft.
Boxers – Hanes Men’s 5-Pack Knit Boxers
Dad deserves to be comfortable too. These 100% cotton boxers are perfect to stay comfortable. And they come in fun colors.
Tools – Dewalt Drill Kit
Dad’s love tools. They are usually the ones to fix stuff around the house. My husband uses his cordless drill more than anything else. This is the kind he has and he really likes it. There are a lot of drill bit sizes for it and the battery lasts really well to use it cordless.
Video Games – Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War
Dad’s like to play video games. Usually only the violent kind that just came out and our son can’t watch. Let dad enjoy his new video game, like this one that is a follow up to an award winning game.
Movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming
Having a new movie can be really cool. Dad can watch it with his friends or with the family. It’s a great way to relax. And something to collect when it comes to movies like this one being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I hope this ultimate gift guide gave you some great gift ideas! Be it for a thank you, just because, holiday, or birthday, gift giving can be a challenge. But going off what you know a person loves and their personality can never steer you wrong!
Let me know what products you wish you had and what gifts you are giving this year in the comments below. Happy gift giving!