Holiday Gift Giving Guide
8 unique gifts for the hard-to-please on your holiday list
by First Financial Bank

You know who they are—the people on your holiday list who are just plain hard to buy for: dads, teens, the friend who has everything. Though they might be on the ‘nice’ list, when it comes to gift giving, you’re stumped. Just in time for the holidays, here’s a list of eight unique gifts for the hard-to-please in your life.

1. For the foodie

Foodies can’t resist critiquing every dish set before them. When your favorite foodie wears this “Needs Salt” t-shirt, no words will be necessary. Purchase a winebeer, or dessert-of-the-month subscription to bring treats right to their door for three, six or 12 months, whatever your budget can afford.

2. For the adventurer

Our adventurous giftees need to do something: skydiving, laser tag, an escape room. Gift them with an experience they won’t soon forget. Check out hot air balloon rides, hiking gear, or a treehouse hotel stay. Tag along, if you dare!

3.  For the community-minded

Tiny Library kit like this one comes ready to stain or paint to make it your own. Designed as a drop-off-space for a book or food pantry exchange, these little structures can bring out the best in your community.

4. For the sports fan

There’s nothing better to a sports enthusiast than looking forward to a live game during their favorite sports season. A pair of seats for a game or season tickets to support XavierUCNKU or whoever your favorite local team is are a great gift for the sports aficionado. If tickets aren’t an option, try a team jersey, a logo hat, or t-shirt to complete the holiday package.

5. For the curious learner

There’s a classroom available, virtual or otherwise, for every interest you can imagine. Sketching, photography, beer-brewing, cooking: no matter what the interest, there’s a place to learn it. Your lucky friend can stream classes at his or her convenience with an online subscription site like Skillshare, with thousands of classes in a wide variety of disciplines to sharpen skills and learn new ones.

6. For the environmentalist

Eco-friendly is the name of the gifting game for the earth advocate on your holiday list.

Sustainable items like reusable grocery bags or stainless-steel reusable straws are sure to be appreciated. For the tech savvy environmentalist, an energy-saving thermostat like Google Nest may be the perfect fit. If they’d prefer a green gift that won’t land in an attic or landfill, consider a donation in your giftee’s name to fight climate change or offset a carbon footprint.

7. For the practical

The practical person on your list will appreciate gift cards for the small luxuries of life: a car wash, hair salon, magazines, food delivery, etc. The everyday is not mundane to the practical person. Instead, these gifts are a way to let them know you notice what they do and what they need. Most large retailers like KrogerTarget and Wal-Mart offer a variety of gift cards in one convenient place.

Remember that whatever you give, it’s the spirit with which it is given that matters. Keep your spirits high with quick and easy online shopping with a First Financial Bank credit card. Apply online or visit a local banking center to apply in-person with an associate.


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