As self-proclaimed shopping experts, we at the Refinery29 Most Wanted team pride ourselves in coming up with the best gift ideas. However, there comes a time when that fountain of inspiration runs a little dry — aka when a hard-to-please friend is involved. Unless you want to throw in the towel and just get them a gift card, finding the perfect special something for the person who has everything pretty much sits at the top end of the holiday shopping difficulty scale.
This present will need to accomplish multiple things at once: telegraph your good taste, demonstrate your keen understanding of the person, and show them just how much you care. To help you get a head start, we've asked a team of R29 editors — who are hard-to-shop-for people themselves — what they will be personally gifting their difficult friends this holiday season. Read ahead for 19 excellent product recommendations that will wow even the pickiest friends in your life.
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