Here are some gifts to consider.
Even the heartless still love summer, cute animals, and ice cream...
This print ($30) is for them: a child, a bathroom, a kitchen, a puppy room (you don't have a puppy room in your house?)...
Did we land on the moon? Probably not. Should your cold beverage land on the wooden table? Probably not. $38 set of four leather coasters, choice of colors.
Is soap on a rope still a thing? It is.
For $15 you can give it to any man. They will laugh and then you know they will use it.
Keeping in theme with keeping things clean and dry, I was introduced to Turkish Towels this summer. The brilliance is they are thin (compact & pack-able), they dry super fast, and sand doesn't get all in the terry knit. Good for the beach, the sticky southern humid bathrooms, and vacation.
$11 to $25 depending on size and color. Amazon offers a million different color choices.
A $23 book of cool things.
Speaking of rarely seen things, have you ever seen someone totally cool with their phone being at like a 1% or even a 9% charge. Complete panic sets in. I was with my cool friend Louise in Texas last winter and she whipped out a portable charge like everything was easy.
$10 will buy you a friend, and peace of mind. http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=108&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083110&p_id=13087&seq=1&format=2
This stamp can be YOUR FACE or someone else's face. I almost never want to sign my name to anything ever again. Stamp me, please.
$90 and a two week turn around time is required. http://www.stampyoface.com/custom/single
[Hat tip to my housemate Kirstin for telling me about this life changing gift idea.]
I hope you have lots of moms, sisters, daughters, and self's to buy for because here is another female-leaning gift.
It is reversible! It is faux leather. It is pretty. It is functional. It is only $48 (& free shipping!). It comes in like 8 different colors from metallic to classics.
I was conditioned to think of this... Every time I am in nature, I want to reach or ask for the 'nocs... and no one ever has any.
I know nothing of quality of binoculars, but I know Costco has the best buyers. So for a slight splurge of $150 an outdoor enthusiast can get something they wanted, or didn't know they wanted.
And, as much as I am no outdoor enthusiast, I am a kitchen enthusiast. For any type of foodie (baker, griller, etc) you are bound to find a spice gift at Penzeys they will want. Bonus: spices take a while to expire, and they instantly inspire.
Depending on the pack, $15 to over $100. Bonus idea: you can totally DIY with this to save money, I wouldnt recommend a grocery brand, but you can easily find some "high end" spices to put together in a cute gift box.
Do I go to the movies enough to justify spending $40ish a month for a movie pass? I would if I had one.
Go to the website to verify it is in the area. You can give a 3 month ($125), 6 month ($225), or 12 month ($400) membership.
And last, but NOT least. Make some caramel sauce, jar it, and give it: