Thoughtful Gifts for Literally Anyone

Ok, so… I know sometimes you have to give a gift and you’re at a total loss. The kids’ teacher, the neighbor, the cousin you see once a year… it can be hard to know what to get people you don’t know especially well! So with that in mind, I rounded up these thoughtful gift ideas that can work for literally anyone… or even the person who has it all!

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Anyone

2021 Stendig Calendar

This iconic calendar makes a great gift, especially as more and more people work from home. I love the bold graphic look and you’ll get major points for giving such a chic, designer-y gift!

Molly Hatch Small Tray

In my book, you can never have enough trays! I love this one because the floral artwork is so beautiful, plus it’s food-safe. And at $14, this is a great gift idea for teachers, distant family members, an administrative assistants.

Mango Wood Desk Calendar

I hate to share another calendar in this gift guide, but this one is just so cute!! I think it’s perfect for men too because it’s so handsome. Also, it’s the gift that keeps on giving because it isn’t year-specific.

Marni Manning Watercolor Club

I’m so into gifts that are hands-on and this watercolor club is such a special gift that can work for the person who has everything!

Ceramic Match Striker

I hate to say “generic gift,” but a match striker is just that, but still cute and thoughtful! Pair with a candle and you’re all set.

Juniper & Balsam Candle by Molly Hatch

Speaking of giving a candle… to me, this gift is a two-fer because the recipient can repurpose the gorgeous bone china bowl once the soy candle is finished burning.

The Elements of a Home by Amy Azzarrito

This is such a great book to give to anyone who loves old houses and the history behind them. It goes above and beyond a coffee table book and is actually informative and really well-done!

Nécessaire hand cream

Come wintertime, we alllll need hand cream and this one is oh-so-good. I love that it’s unscented, absorbs quickly, and does the job without any frills. Plus, the packaging is gorgeously minimalist.

Cloth napkins

Here’s another thoughtful gift idea: encourage your loved one to make the switch to cloth napkins to help them minimize their environmental footprint! I love literally every color combo and print that Furbish Studio offers — it’s especially fun if you mix and match.

Mask lanyard

Because a mask is basically the newest must-have accessory, why not give a functional lanyard to help your gift’s recipient keep track of it? The mix of colorful beads is really fun, too. I love that each is unique.

So these are just a few of my favorite thought gift ideas that can work for pretty much anyone on your list! I have a lot more themed gift guides in the works, so be sure to stay tuned and check back in for even more holiday shopping ideas. And, as always, if you have any gift guide requests, let me know!

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out the 2020 gift guides I’ve published so far:
And here are even more Gift Guides from the blog archives:

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