Northwind’s Gift Guide for Hard-To-Buy-For People

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We all have someone in our lives that’s impossible to shop for, whether it's your mom, sister, brother, or even a best friend. Maybe they’re not the most effective communicator in the world. Maybe you don’t see them often, or they’re from a different generation. Or maybe they just prefer experiences over material goods. Whatever you’re looking for, Northwind has a variety of items guaranteed to please even the most hard to buy for man or woman on your list.



For the Relative You Haven’t Seen In A While


Maybe they live in another state, or another country. Maybe their work or family keeps them busy. Whatever the reason, you only see this person during the holidays. Our heart keychain is a great way to show your love for this friend or relative. No matter how far away you may be, this keychain will always remind them how much you care.



For The Relative Who Said “Surprise Me”

“Surprise me” will go down in history as one of the most frustrating phrases someone can say when asked what they want for Christmas. Not only is it unhelpful, it’s a challenge--can you, the gift-giver, rise to this reticent relative’s expectations? Can you surprise them by getting a gift that’s truly unique? To really wow this person, try our Modern Collection single wine carrier. The Modern Collection is our new line of high-end luxury goods. This wine carrier is lined with a soft, protective cushion to ensure safety in transit. The product also features decorative stitching, edge painting, and brass hardware. We know that when it comes to finding the perfect gift, every detail matters. So this holiday season, try this beautiful piece for your frustrating friend. They’ll be surprised, all right!



For the Relentlessly Practical Minimalist

Hard as it is to believe, some people just don’t like to have a lot of stuff. For people who prefer experiences to material goods, or who do their best to avoid clutter, the question “what do you want for Christmas” can be a difficult one. What do you ask for when you genuinely don’t want anything? Luckly, we have a solution. Our leather dopp kit is a classic, functional piece that fits with anyone’s style. And it’s the kind of item that anyone can use. Whatever experienced-based hobby your practical relative loves--traveling, hiking, cooking—this hard-to-buy-for guy will be able to use this bag to keep themselves organized. 



For the Tech-Obsessed Younger Relative 

Do you have trouble buying gifts for your children, grandchildren, younger siblings, nieces, or nephews? Especially if they won’t tell you what they want? Well, with children, teens, college students, and young adults, technology is often the way to their heart. That’s where our tech accessory roll comes in. With their phones, laptops, headphones, chargers, and other devices, chances are they’re drowning in tangled up cords. This is a product they never knew they needed--and something they will actually use! An original gift that they would never think to ask for, but that will last for years.


Bottom Line

We all have people in our lives who are impossible to shop for. No matter what circumstances you’re in, we can help. And these are just the beginning! Browse our website to find many more unusual, memorable, and heartfelt gifts. And don't forget to save time on wrapping by taking advantage of our eco-friendly gift wrap option!

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