5 Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Please People

Don’t let holiday gifting stress you out! Even with difficult-to-impress people in your life, great holiday gifting is possible with a little creative thinking and an assist from a local vendor or two! Read on for our guide to winning the holiday season no matter who you’re shopping for.

The co-worker you barely know whose name you pulled in the gift exchange

Search for timeless, classic items—but avoid gifting junk at all costs.

Nearly everyone will appreciate a practical gift card to places like Publix or Target. If you’d rather gift a tangible item, a crisp new Braves or Falcons baseball cap from Lids is a crowd-pleaser that can be regifted if it’s not the right fit for your colleague.

The grandparent who already has it all

Haven’t you heard? Walking’s all the rage these days! Surprise grandma or grandpa with a shiny new pair of tennis shoes to take them around the block. Both The Athlete’s Foot and Nike Unite sell great options in a wide variety of styles.

The teenage daughter who doesn’t think anything is cool

You know what’s unfailingly on-trend? Local goods. This holiday season, catch Southern makers at our Maker’s Market on Atlantic Green every weekend and on Christmas Eve. Pick up unique pieces of jewelry, soaps, prints, décor for a dorm room or bedroom, and more. Every item is wholly unique, crafted by a local artist, and helps support the community.

The Sistah Shop offers a similar concept—the space houses goods made solely by women of color. Pick up a statement pin that can be attached to a backpack or a pair of chunky sunglasses. Even a grouchy teenager can’t deny the cool factor of shopping small!

The sports coach that went above and beyond for your kid

If there’s one thing you can count on with coaches, it’s that they spend a lot of time on their feet. Keep your kid’s coach hydrated and feeling great by chipping in with the other parents for a nice cooler. This one from Target can keep ice frozen for up to 5 days!

The brand-new boyfriend/girlfriend

Think small but sentimental. Some of our higher-end retailers, like Lindbergh, offer great pocket-sized accessories that will make a statement, like this bow tie and pocket square set.

Although Pandora is known for its iconic charm bracelets, the brand also sells less pronounced pieces, like these sparkling star earrings that would make a great gift for a significant other.

Don’t forget to grab something new for yourself, too!

Atlantic Station features dozens of shops selling clothing, accessories, home goods, skincare, and so much more! Treat yourself while you’re treating others—you deserve it. Check out our entire directory of retailers here, and happy shopping!

5 Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Please People