How-To Shop For That Person Who Has Everything Or Hates Everything

How-To Shop For That Person Who Has Everything Or Hates Everything

How-To Shop For That Person Who Has Everything

(Or Hates Everything)


Regardless of the year, it never fails that there is one person on your holiday gift list that is impossible to shop for. They are either extremely picky, have everything, have expensive taste (sorry, you won't be getting the new PS5 from us) or you just don't know them well enough. If you are struggling, below are some ideas for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list.

Give Handmade
Many of you are artists, designers or creatives. Use your skills and ideas to make something from the heart and dare the gift recipient to criticize your skills or talents. Or if you are not feeling crafty, support a fellow artist and maker. ShopColumbia represents over 100 Columbia artists!

Food and Treats
Treats can either be handmade (see above!) or you can purchase treats from the many local restaurants, bakeries and confectioners that are open. Many places offer safe curbside pick-up or delivery. If your gift recipient is out of town, look at stores where the person lives to save on shipping and to maximize freshness.

Give an experience
This gift is a little harder this year but it is not impossible. Yes, many museums, playhouses and music venues are temporarily closed for safety measures. But those same museums, playhouses and music venues still need the public's support. A lot of places are selling gift certificates or merch to generate cash flow.


Shopping inspiration
ShopColumbia has been curating shopping guides to help with your shopping decisions featuring ideas on affordable art, stocking stuffers, and Chicago themed work.

Make your list (and checking it twice!)

To help you with your shopping, Sol Salinas the illustrator of this year's Holiday Market imagery created a Shopping list for you to track your progress. Download, print it, use it, and enjoy the satisfaction of crossing a name or two off your list! (All online orders this holiday season receive a printed shopping list as a helpful gift from us.)