9 Present Ideas for That Annoying Friend Who Has Everything

We all have that one friend who’s unbearably difficult to buy for around Christmas. Finding their perfect present is akin to tracking down Beyoncé tickets the day after release or stopping at just one Game of Thrones episode when you’ve got the whole box set waiting. The aim is to gift them something they don’t need but will really love. Easier said than done, we know. And there’s nothing like a broad gift offering in our favourite department stores to send us into wild-eyed panic.

To make things simpler and less stressful, we’ve put in the legwork for you, and you can buy all these gifts online to avoid the hordes of shoppers as Christmas approaches. Thankfully all beauty addicts love a new product discovery, and these niche body, makeup, hair and fragrance finds are the gifts they never knew they wanted. Keep scrolling for present ideas to treat the friend who has pretty much everything.

Boy Smells Redwood Candle $32

Millennial Pink, beautifully fragranced and an interiors blogger’s dream, this cinnamon-and-clove candle is a warming winter treat unlike any other.

Elizabeth Scarlett Jungle Leaf Pouch $20

Have you ever seen a prettier makeup bag? This leaf-print pouch is perfect for holding you friend's commuting beauty kit and travel essentials.

Captain Blankenship Lime & Coconut Body Scrub $28

If your friend’s go-to tipple is a margarita or a lime-laden G&T, they’ll love the spike of citrus in this tropical coconut body scrub. It’s a real treat.

Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio $30

We defy anyone to be disappointed in a gift from Glossier. The brand has the minimal aesthetic down to a tee, and this trio of balms is a cult-favourite buy. Choose three tubes from a selection of minty, fruity, sweet and floral flavours, making sure you get the Birthday Balm in there; it offers a subtle festive shimmer.

Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak $22

Bath products are always a pretty safe bet for a Christmas present, and this soak is something special. Filling their bath with a sweet and milky coconut scent that lingers on skin, it comes in an Instagrammable jar that looks beautiful in any bathroom.

Lurk TBPV1, Perfume Oil $42

For those who like their fragrance to be rich and unrecognisable, this niche perfume oil is just the ticket. It’s a small but mighty vial that holds a potent blend of floral and black pepper notes and comes in a sweet little muslin bag that really gives it the gift-ready edge.

Marine de Quénetain The Black & Nude Dream Shelf $26

For true beauty junkies, this print captures some of the most visually pleasing products out there, from Bella Freud’s Je T’Aime Jane candle to Rodin’s ultra-luxe lip balm. The black-and-nude theme means it will look at home on almost any wall.

Mermaid Hair Shampoo $26

This shampoo is a dream come true for anyone whose hair is their crowning glory. It’s all about the scent that lingers on strands post-lather: sweet, coconutty and tropical.

Spectrum Mean Girls 10-Piece Fetch Set $50

Because everyone loves a Mean Girls throwback and a set of makeup brushes is always useful, this Spectrum kit is totally fetch. Did we mention that the brush handles have quotes from the film printed on them?

Up next: If money were no object, these are the Christmas presents we’d like to receive.

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