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How To Choose Gifts For Difficult People

December 2016Words by Mr Adam Welch

Illustration by Mr Simone Massoni

The unfortunate thing about difficult people is that the world is positively full of them. Especially when it comes to gifting. In fact, by the time December hits, even the friends and relatives who normally bring nothing but joy to your heart can become utterly frustrating in their ability to flummox the generous lobe of your brain. Close relatives, like your parents or partner, that you know almost too well; far flung relations who you barely know at all. What on earth do you get them all? Typically, in such scenarios, people tend to end up buying gifts that are a) inappropriately extravagant b) inordinately boring or c) something that they just want for themselves. In case you’re wondering, none of the above is a good option. Instead, consider the below guide, which runs through a few key strategies you can employ to find a gift that is well and truly on-target, however elusive that target may be.

GET THEM SOMETHING THEY ALREADY HAVE