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    Just 29 Gifts To Give People Who Say They Hate Getting Gifts

    Even the pickiest person on your list won't say no to these useful gifts!

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    1. This reusable tumbler for the hot drink enthusiast, so they can fuel their addiction wherever they are. Made of sturdy, smooth ceramic and encased in a heat-protecting silicone sleeve, it's eco-friendly and ultra modern.

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    The monochrome design is sure to please, and it works with any hot beverage (not just coffee). Plus care is super easy — just toss it in the dishwasher!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.50+ (available in five colours and two sizes).

    2. A sleek desk organizer set that does it all, for the coworker who might need a little help organizing their WFH setup. It'll make them feel like they have their own assistant!

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    This four-piece set comes with a magazine holder, mail sorter, pen holder, and a desk tray, so all their bits and bobs will finally have a home.

    Get the four-piece set on Amazon Canada for $33.99 (also available in gold).

    3. A ceramic planter that'll dress up all their household foliage. It'll outlast their plants and can double as a catch-all for their knickknacks.

    A leaf-print planter on a stack of coffee table books
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    Get it from Simons for $7.50.

    4. A snug winter toque that comes in 48 colours, so you can even snag two (or three!) to match them with every outfit. Maybe you don't know their snowsuit size or their preferred brand of ski goggles, but this versatile and cozy hat will be a great addition to their winter wear.

    A classic toque on a simple background
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    You can also get a pom-pom'd version here, if they're more "après ski" than ~actual~ ski.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.20+ (available in 48 colours).

    5. A set of funky dress socks for anyone who has a great sense of humour, but hates shopping for themselves. Everyone needs socks, so these are a no-brainer!

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    There are 11 different patterns to choose from, so you really can't go wrong. They fit men's sizes 7-11.

    Get five pairs on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in 11 patterns, and in four different packs).

    6. A plush pet bed for the friend who's obsessed with their fur baby. Its cushy donut shape and raised rim make it perfect for pets that love to burrow or curl up to snooze.

    A tiny boxer puppy curled up in the donut shaped bed
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    Thanks to its thermal lining, it's also self-warming, so shivery pets can stay snuggly and cozy all night long. Psst — it's also water and dirt resistant!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.99+ (available in two colours and four sizes).

    7. A collage picture frame for the family member who collects memories, but maybe hasn't gotten around to displaying them all yet. It can be used vertically or horizontally, so it's a super easy addition to a gallery wall.

    The picture frame hung on a white brick wall, above a bistro dining set
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    It's made of real wood and glass panelling for an extra classy touch. Do them a favour and get them some Command picture hanging strips for a damage-free (and hammer-free) installation.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.51+ (available in two colours and five styles).

    8. A pair of touchscreen leather gloves that'll let them respond to texts in freezing temperatures. Plus the sleek, classic leather and warm cashmere lining will never go out of style.

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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $36.99+ (available in sizes M-XL, in two colours, and with fleece lining).

    9. This cute AirPod case that'll protect their fave accessory from bumps and scratches. It's made of durable silicone, and can easily attach to their key ring, so they'll never lose their headphones again.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99 (available in four colours).

    10. A sherpa-lined microfibre blanket that every cuddle bug on your list will reach for the next time they're snuggling in front of the T.V. They can even use it as an additional layer on the bed when the weather gets chilly.

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    It'll resist pilling, is anti-static, and has both a silky microfibre side and a plush sherpa side for ultimate comfort. Match it to their decor, or just snag one in their favourite colour.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99+ (available in four sizes and 14 colours).

    11. A set of four lush faux succulents for the would-be green thumb. They're even more low-maintenance than real ones, and will stay green forever — no watering necessary.

    A grid image of four faux succulents in geometric vases
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    They're an easy and budget-friendly gift for the trepidatious gardener, and even come in their own little pots! Talk about a win-win.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    12. This windproof umbrella that'll keep them dry throughout winter's worst weather. It has more ribs than a traditional umbrella and a vented double canopy that'll keep it from flipping inside out.

    A smiling person holding the umbrella up during a windy rainstorm
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    Plus, it weighs less than a pound, so your pal can toss it into their bag or pocket.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.56.

    13. A cute lil' space heater that'll keep your frosty friend from freezing during the colder months. It comes equipped with tons of heat settings, and even has an automatic shut-off that'll keep it (and your friend) from overheating.

    A small and elegant space heater on a coffee table
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    It also features a handy top strap, so your friend will be able to take it with them wherever they go.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.99+ (available in two colours).

    14. A three-piece chef's set that'll get your fave gastronome in the mood for some tasty treats. Whether they're trying out a new recipe or just whipping together whatever's in the fridge, this set's got them covered.

    The three piece chef's set consisting of a tote, an apron, and solid soap on a plain kitchen counter
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    Each set comes with an apron, reusable tote, and a solid kitchen soap.

    Get it from Simons for $49.

    15. A collection of feel-good teas from DAVIDsTea that'll help your stressed-out pal chill the heck out. Whether they're looking for a gentle caffeine kick, a digestive aid, or a sleepy tea, this magical lil' box has got it.

    A set of boxes filled with mini tins of tea blends
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    Plus, they can repurpose the little tins once they're done.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    16. This chic bath pillow that'll turn their ordinary soak into a luxe spa experience. Thanks to the seven suction cups on the back, they won't be slip-sliding around the next time they sink into the tub.

    A person off-camera holding up the floral-printed rectangular bath pillow
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    It's waterproof and easy to clean, too. Plus, LOOK HOW CUTE!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    17. A classic ceramic vase for the aspiring interior designer, that's chic and neutral enough to blend well with any decor style. As an added touch, fill with fresh flowers upon giving!

    A marble-look vase filled with bright faux flowers
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    It can be hard to keep up with ever-changing design trends, but this marble-look vase looks great, no matter what.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    18. This electric wine opener that'll help every wine lover pop open a bottle of their fave vino. It's fast, quiet, and most importantly, doesn't require a degree in engineering to operate.

    A person holding up the electric wine opener with a cork attached at the bottom
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    Make sure to include some AA batteries, so they can pop a bottle right away.

    Get it from TheUniqueShopB on Etsy Canada for $35.47.

    19. This slim Keurig coffee maker that'll help your caffeine-addicted pal indulge in a coffeeshop-quality beverage — right in their own home. It's super simple to use, so whipping up early morning javas won't be a struggle.

    The Keurig slim coffee maker on a counter next to four different coffee mugs
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    Don't forget to get them a variety pack of recyclable pods, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $98.

    20. This chic art supply set that'll thrill any budding artist and make them the envy of their colleagues. The gorgeous leather roll comes jam packed with coloured pencils (24, to be exact), plus an eraser to tackle any boo-boos.

    Two leather rolls plus two unravelled ones that show the coloured pencils inside
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    Each set is handmade.

    Get it from Simons for $65.

    21. A minimalist alarm clock that’ll help any busy bee streamline their chaotic life. The svelte lines of this alarm clock are matched only by it's easy to use design and intuitive features.

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    Plus, it has three adjustable brightness levels so they can set it to the exact level they need and prefer. It'll keep them well-rested and punctual as they zoom around!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (also available in beech).

    22. A plush cotton swan for any new parents on your list. It'll add a cozy touch to their nursery, and can be hung from just about anywhere.

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    The best part? The ultra-soft material is super gentle on tiny hands.

    Get it from TheUniqueShopB on Etsy Canada for $35.47 (available in two colours).

    23. A customized hammer that any DIYer will reach for over and over again. It's made of durable stainless steel and has an ash wood handle that'll keep their fave tool looking its best for years to come.

    A hammer inscribed with the words my daddy can fix anything! next to a heart emoji
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    You can choose form six different fonts for your custom message.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    24. A trio of badass skull lip balms for the beauty guru that is always looking for the next cool thing. The deeply-moisturizing formula is packed with all-natural ingredients (like honey, rosemary extract, and coconut oil) to keep their smoocher looking its best.

    A trio of skull-shaped lip balms wearing santa claus hats
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    If you're looking for a foolproof beauty gift, this is it. No more stressing about matching their foundation shade or worrying if that hair goop you got will fit into their existing hair regimen. You can even keep one for yourself — I won't tell.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Rebels Refinery skull lip balm (it's #9).

    Get it from Shoppers Drug Mart for $17.49.

    25. A cookbook holder for the enthusiastic home chef that'll keep the pages from getting sticky and saucy during their culinary adventures. Bonus: It's also compatible with tablets!

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    You might not know what cookbooks they have (or don't have!), or what their favourite cuisine is, but this gift is sure to come in handy, no matter what. And reviewers say it folds up when you're done using it, so it won't clutter their kitchen.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    26. A fuzzy hot water bottle for anyone who is ALWAYS FREEZING. Reviewers love how this one holds onto heat for a long time, and helps relieve soothe sore, achy muscles.

    A flatlay of the fuzzy hot water bottle on a flannel blanket
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    This bottle is leak-proof, explosion-proof, and completely odourless — all wrapped up in a fuzzy cover. It's also a great drug-free antidote for menstrual cramps or sore muscles, or as a cool compress for minor fevers.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    27. A set of elegant drinking glasses that'll help your friend ditch those old glasses they've had since college. Each glass is handmade and totally unique, too.

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    They're also a great gift for anyone who is all about that hydration lifestyle.

    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $59.56.

    28. A chic wireless charger for the tech junkie that'll pair well with all their devices. It's sleek and minimalistic, so they won't even notice it... until their device is at 100%, that is!

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    It's made of velvety-soft leather that'll cushion their fave tech during the juice-up process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.49+ (available in eight styles).

    29. And a walnut page holder that'll be a game-changer for your favourite bibliophile. It's also fantastic for anyone with carpal tunnel or other mobility issues, as it reduces strain on the hand and wrist.

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    Each handmade holder is lightweight and made of 100% natural walnut wood, so you know it'll be something every book worm will enjoy for years to come.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99 (available in five sizes).

    Enjoy your new-found position as Gift-Giver of the Year.


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