There’s that one associate/cousin/in-law/“friend” who you don’t really like – at all – but you kind of have to get her a gift anyway. We think you should buy her one of the items below, then act only slightly hurt when you find out she didn’t reciprocate.
The Gift: Clarisonic Skincare Kit, $195
It says: “You’d be so pretty if your skin was a little brighter. Happy Hanukkah!”
The Gift: Poo Pourri bathroom spray deodorizer, $10
It says: “I know you have indigestion–keep this in your bathroom.” (Good for a frenemy roommate.) If all else fails, you can always feign surprise and pretend you thought it was a pretty perfume.
The Gift: Match.com subscription, $60 for three months
It says: “I know how you didn’t want to be alone for the holidays, but you know, you are, so I though this might help. There are still 10 days to Christmas!”
The Gift: FLOW: The Cultural Story Of Menstruation, $22.39
It says: “This just totally made me think of you. Super coffee table book, right?”
The Gift: Reebok Easytone Sneakers, $110
It says: “Supposedly these tone your legs and butt with very little effort, which seemed so perfect for you!”
Check out our guides to the best gifts for everyone on your list: The Workaholic, The Foodie, Non-Awkward gifts for Co-Workers, and Gifts that Give Back, including Gifts for Her, and Gifts that Look Expensive-but Aren’t.