We set out to curate so many distinct, varied gift guides each year simply because gift-shopping is so specific to another person’s taste. Sure, when you’re down to the wire, you might consider just buying a gift card for that “impossible to shop for” person, but here are some gift sets we found on Amazon that might help to fill in the gaps: from a bounty of junk food to satisfy a college student to a best-selling baby gift set for new moms.
For a College Student Who Doesn’t Cook
Cravebox Deluxe Care Package Snack Box
An embarrassment of junk-food riches for someone surviving on Easy Mac and ramen.
For a Luxury-Skin-Care Fiend
L’Occitane Gift Set
It includes their best-selling hand creams and some luxurious body oils and lotions that will make you smell like a rich person.
For a Person Who Loves Entertaining
Bamboo Cheeseboard and Charcuterie Set
Don’t miss the hidden pullout drawer that contains all the cheese knives and spreading tools.
For a Millennial
Bath Bomb Gift Set
They’re not the Lush brand, or one of those unicorn bath bombs, but when they’re packaged like little Ladurée macarons, your giftee probably won’t even mind.
For a Relative Who Loves Snacking
Holiday Gourmet Food Nuts Gift Basket
Sure, you’ll find many nutty gift baskets on Amazon, but this one’s exceptionally well-reviewed if you’re scrambling for last-minute gifts or just looking for a varied sampler plate to leave out for guests.
For a New Mom
Mustela Newborn Arrival Gift Set
Moms love Mustela’s sweet-smelling baby products (one told us recently that they are “the best-smelling baby products in the world”; writer Hillary Kelly is another big fan), so this starter pack of baby essentials is certain to be a hit.
For a Person Who’s As Serious About Exfoliating As Pharrell
Clarisonic Perfecting Starter Holiday Gift Set
A dermatologist-recommended facial-cleansing brush that will help keep your skin in pristine condition in-between facials.
For a Seasonal Drink Enthusiast
Tea Forte Warming Joy Presentation Box
A festive tea-sampler box that would please anyone who craves gingerbread lattes and spiced cider — with flavors ranging from Rum Raisin Biscotti to Spiced Ginger Rum.
For a Person Who Would Enjoy a Meat-Lovers Pizza
Buffalo Bills 12-Piece Jerky Set Gift Cooler
For a Boyfriend Who’s Trying to Get Into Skin Care
Jack Black Anti-Aging Triple Play Set
A very advanced skin-care kit (a skin serum, an eye cream, and chemical resurfacing pads) that will help him upgrade his “Dr. Bronner’s soap and water” routine.
For a Coffee Snob
Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler
This coffee sampler is nothing to turn up your nose at: It’s sourced from 20 of Seattle’s award-winning, small-batch roasters.
For a Creative Niece or Nephew
Crayola Inspiration Art Case
A giant coloring kit for an 8-year-old boy or girl stocked with crayons, colored pencils, and markers that they’ll have for years to come.
For a Person With a Sweet Tooth
Barnett’s Chocolate Oreo Cookies Gift Box
They’re not exactly double-stuffed, but these cookies do come covered in a range of sweet gourmet toppings, from chocolate icing and sprinkles to nuts and crushed peppermint.
For a Guy Who Wants to Optimize His Shaving Experience
Baxter of California Shave 1-2-3 Kit
For a Wellness Enthusiast
Essential Oils Gift Set
For an Aspiring Somm
Vremi 9-Piece Wine Gift Set
A very sleek, all-black wine set that includes a nifty electric wine opener with a foil cutter and a cork dispenser.
For a Burt’s Bees Devotee
Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set
For a true Burt’s Bees diehard who always has one of their creamy skin-care products in their bag: Here, help them keep their supplies up with a travel-size selection of Burt’s best-sellers.
For a Dad Who Loves to Grill Out
BBQ Grills Tool Set
Stainless-steel everything for the guy who wants to round out his grilling collection.
For an Outdoorsman
Stanley Stainless Steel Shots and Flask Gift Set
A very solid traveling flask set to bring on camping trips or on a hike.
For an Organic Skin-Care Absolutist
Organic Handmade Soap Gift Set
Filled with rich, skin-friendly ingredients like rice bran, coconut, chamomile, and Dead Sea clay.
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