On The Early Show Tuesday, master stylist Colin Cowie shared ideas that can help. And a bonus: These items might also fit the bill for people you know well, but who are hard to please!
These perfect gifts range from wonderful foods to one-of-a-kind personalized gifts and those with a little bit of bling.
There's something for everyone on your holiday gift list.
Cowie's suggestions, and comments:
Any type of food gift is always appreciated because, frequently, they're things people don't splurge on themselves, and they're always delicious.
This hot chocolate is extra special because Jacques doesn't make it with cocoa powder -- he makes it with real chocolate. The result: a thick, rich, creamy hot chocolate that bursts with flavor. The Wicked Hot Chocolate features allspice, cinnamon, ground, sweet ancho chili peppers, and smoked, ground chipotle chili peppers!
Oprah Winfrey chose this popcorn as one her favorite things in her magazine, and it's good because the flavors are a cut above any other popcorn you've ever tasted. There are ten flavors, including the "Customer's Favorite" which is three flavors (Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Dale's Caramel, and Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel) and the "Sumptuous Sampler," which has five of their famous flavors in it.
These are simply the best truffles anywhere. They're acclaimed as the finest by gourmets and critics alike worldwide.
What's a holiday without a little glitz? Everyone is all about bling-bling these days, so here are a few fun glitzy gifts:
This is already the best-selling champagne in America, so the only way to make it better is to showcase it in a spectacular bottle with Swarovski crystals.
This is simply the most glamorous way to talk on your cell phone! Get it customized in any color crystal you want; match it to your phone!
These frames look fabulous anywhere, and they're only $20 for the set of three!
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Personalizing is very hot right now, and a personalized gift for anyone shows that you took the extra time to really think about him or her and add that special touch.
This blanket from West Elm is actually made with bamboo fiber and cotton, so it's lightweight and baby-soft.
This is a great travel bag because it's a nice size, and the waffle weave gives that spa-like feeling. It comes in a variety of colors, so it's perfect for girls and guys.
This is a great gift, because it can be used to personalize so many things (stationery, cocktail napkins, books); it can also be made as a return address stamp.
For anyone who loves gift cards, this is a new way to personalize the gift card: Send in a picture you want on two-thirds of the card, and the store name is on the last third. That way, you're not just giving a gift card; you've gone that extra step to make it personal.
A gift for someone's home is a nice touch to show you're thinking about him or her and can be a terrific gift for a host or hostess.
This is another option to a fragrant candle, can even be taken with you when you travel, and it's only $10!
A coffee table book is always a thoughtful way to thank your host for including you, plus it's beautiful to look at.
These are very chic servers and are a terrific host/hostess gift.
Even if you aren't a bartender, your martinis will always taste delicious with these mixes, and your guests will love them!
Everyone loves cashmere, and these are decadent gifts that the recipient is sure to love and appreciate.