Holiday Gifts for the Picky Shoppers on Your List

Perfect presents for the pickiest of “ists” on your list.
A sampling of potential gifts for the pickiest people on your list.

You know who we’re talking about. We’re targeting those people on your gift list who have everything: the ones who are impossible to shop for, the ones who are super picky—even the ones who re-gift 99 percent of what they’re given. Well, fear no more. We’re here to charm every “ist” on your list with swoon-worthy gifts from our favorite Plymouth retailers.

The Gastronomist

For those who love all things edible and drinkable from every corner of the planet, with gifts from Painted Turtle Chocolatier and Tuesday Morning.

When you need a little nip, reach for this silver travel flask. It holds 4 oz. of liquid—the perfect amount for tailgating, holiday strolls or outdoor bonfires. $5.99. Available at Tuesday Morning.

Grind pepper, salt or spices with The Sharper Image gravity-activated pepper mill. A ceramic blade provides adjustable coarseness that automatically begins grinding once tilted. $14.99. Available at Tuesday Morning.

The Portmeirion fully forged two-piece carving set is made of high carbon Japanese stainless steel for maximum sharpness and edge retention. The handles are ergonomically designed to provide optimum weight, balance and comfort. $24.99. Available at Tuesday Morning.

Break into the perfect late-night snack any time of the day with chocolate-dipped potato chips. They’re just the right blend of salty and sweet, sure to curb your snack attack at whatever time it hits. Comes in a silver tin. $18.95. Available at Painted Turtle.

Brew tea for one—or two—with this pint-sized teapot. A built-in tea infuser allows you to add your favorite loose tea to create your perfect blend. 600 mL, $18.95; 1200mL, $24.95. Available at Painted Turtle.

Gift your favorite loose tea in this 4 oz. silver tin. $9.95. Available at Painted Turtle.

Chocolate always hits the spot, so give your loved ones with these bite-sized chocolate teacups in a favor bag tied with a silver ribbon. Various ribbon colors available. $1.75. Available at Painted Turtle.

Pick your favorite sweet treat—in our case, triple-dipped malted milk balls—to fill up a small gift box with rope handle. Boxes are available in a number of colors to suit your recipient’s fancy. Choose between malted milk balls or chocolate-dipped almonds. $7.95. Available at Painted Turtle.

The Recreationist

For those who love everything about the great outdoors and don’t mind getting a little dirty in the process, with gifts from Sports Hut and Target.

Keep your hot foods warm and cold foods cool in this Thermos Sipp food jar. This insulated container features a leak-proof, portable design that ensures your meals are as delicious as when you made them. $17.99. Available at Target.

Protect your precious assets while cruising through gates with POC’s Sinuse SL Axel Bäck. This slalom helmet is equipped with a patented double shell system, providing full ventilation and protection from penetration. The detachable chin bar is easily and quickly adjusted. $160. Available at Sports Hut.

Grandoe keeps your fingers toasty with these women’s white gloves. The pair features the renowned WaterBlock sheepskin leather to keep the wetness away and allow you to play all day. $69.99. Available at Sports Hut.

Your toes won’t feel the chill in a pair of Darn Tough Vermont wool socks. Merino wool and fine-gauge stitching ensure a perfect fit while the material wicks moisture and is naturally antimicrobial. $21. Available at Sports Hut.

Trust your eyes to the best with a pair of Scott Aura goggles. The no fog lens treatment means perfect vision no matter the conditions. They’re helmet compatible and feature 100 percent UV radiation protection. $85. Available at Sports Hut.

Most of our body heat is lost through our head, so prevent an unnecessary chill this season with winter beanies. Local-boy-done-good Nate Blomquist hand makes all of his Common Apparel products, including the navy blue Your Common Beanie, while the striped Holden Teamster Beanie is made from eco-friendly materials. Common Apparel, $18; Holden, $26. Available at Sports Hut.

The Stylist

For those who are always on-trend and wouldn’t be caught dead in something so last season, with gifts from Artelle Designs, New Reflections Salon and The Foursome.

More than two-and-a-half carats of Mandarin garnets, set in 14-karat yellow gold with a quarter carat of diamonds, highlight these one-of-a-kind earrings. $3,650. Available at Artelle Designs.

A 14-karat yellow gold pendant with contrasting polished and satin finishes features a two-carat, onion-shaped Citrine and diamonds. Chain not included. $2,900. Available at Artelle Designs.

Fullum & Holt leather goods have a long history of high quality workmanship, with a small number of craftspeople who make the designs—some of whom have had generations of their family working in the plant. This men’s brown leather belt, featuring meticulous Fullum & Holt detailing, is sure to be treasured for years to come. $75. Available at The Foursome.

Meet the cold weather head-on with these pull-on boots from Frye. A full-grain leather upper with just the right amount of distressing means they’ll look broken in from the first wear. Antique brass hardware, o-rings and studs completes the handsome package. $238. Available at The Foursome.

Go from the boardroom to the family room with ease with this Cutter & Buck half-zip sweater. The tan pull-over features navy blue cuff detailing. $110. Available at The Foursome.

This J.Z. Richards Gallery Collection silk tie is always in style. The brown, tan and blue striped neckwear will make you look fashion forward any time of year. $75. Available at The Foursome.

Comfort your skin and scalp with Aveda Ylang Ylang Oil. The intensely sweet and floral-spiced oil is derived from fresh ylang ylang flowers. It calms the senses while easing tension. $17. Available at New Reflections.

Aveda’s Chakra 1 Balancing Body Mist is just what the doctor ordered for balance and a feeling of security. Essense of olibanum, organic patchouli and vetiver leave you with good energy and a healthy body awareness. $30. Available at New Reflections.

The rich moisture of Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Creme leaves skin soft and conditioned while rejuvenating the senses. Take a trip to the tropics without ever leaving Plymouth with the aromas of Caribbean lime, amyris, bay leaf and vetiver. $27. Available at New Reflections.

The Feist

For those among us who walk on four legs and brighten our lives with every wag of the tail, with gifts from Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet, It’s A Pet’s Life and Target.

Add some kick to your playtime with Salsa. This popular dog toy features long, floppy arms that beg to be shaken, swung and tugged. With a squeaker in one arm and another sewn into the center, Salsa is an energetic squeaky dog toy that also offers a soft, furry shoulder to rest on when the day’s done.  Don't let the soft, furry fabric fool you—this is one strong fabric dog toy! $17.99. Available at Chuck and Don’s.

You and your pooch can share a good laugh with the JW Giggler Ball. This durable, natural rubber ball contains a noisemaker that creates a human-like giggle when rolled on the floor. Perfect for medium and large breed dogs. Medium ball, $7.59; large ball, $9.59. Available at Chuck and Don’s.

Perfect for dogs with sensitive skin or other skin problems, Organic Oscar shampoo and conditioner products are natural and biodegradable, made from 85 percent certified organic ingredients. The shampoo replenishes itchy or dry skin with moisturizing oatmeal while the conditioner soothes with aloe vera and jojoba oil. $18.79 each. Available at Chuck and Don’s.

Keep your kitty entertained for hours with the Yeowww! catnip banana toy. All Yeowww! toys come filled with 100 percent organically grown catnip from private farmers, and hand-stuffed and hand-stitched right here in the U.S. $6.99. Available at It’s A Pet’s Life.

Ensure your pooch is the hippest pet on the block with the Pet Trendz fashion leash. Available in an array of colors, we liked the tone-on-tone orange and yellow model to add a pop of collar to your dog’s wardrobe. $8.49–$11.09. Available at It’s A Pet’s Life.

You’ll train your pet with the best when you pick up a bag of Wellness Pure Rewards Venison & Salmon Jerky dog treats. The treats contain more than 90 percent meat, and are grain- and wheat-free. $9.99. Available at It’s A Pet’s Life.

Give your dog something soft and cuddly to snuggle up against with the Boots & Barkley braided wooly toy. Layers of loveable fleece are braided together for extra strength against tugging and chewing. $1.99. Available at Target.


Artelle Designs, 3555 Plymouth Blvd.; 763.559.0044;

Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet, 3525 Vicksburg Ln. N., Ste. 300; 763.559.0146;

It’s A Pet’s Life, 1115 Vicksburg Ln. N., #1; 763.476.7372;

New Reflections Salon, 3530 Vicksburg Ln. N., Ste. 400; 763.559.3185;

Painted Turtle, 10100 6th Ave. N., #106; 763.550.9475;

Sports Hut, 3355 Plymouth Blvd.; 763.354.7799;

Target, 4175 Vinewood Ln. N.; 763.553.0302;

The Foursome, 3570 Vicksburg Ln. N., #100; 763.473.4667;

Tuesday Morning, 10100 6th Ave. N., Ste. 104-5; 763.546.8363;