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17 Nonbasic Gifts To Get For Acquaintances You Barely Know

We've all got 'em. Here's how to shop for 'em.

The holidays are a wonderful time to shower your loved ones with thoughtful gifts. That said, every passing year seems to bring more and more random people into your life. How are you supposed to impress your boyfriend’s mom’s cousins with your gift-giving skills when you barely even know them?

Say no more. We all have a few acquaintances we need to get presents for, whether they’re in the office Secret Santa pool or at your new girlfriend’s holiday party. Here are the gifts to buy for every random acquaintance in your life, based on how much you know about them.

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If you've seen them drink whiskey:
Wine Enthusiast Catalog
2
If you can't just write them a check:
Jewelry Candles
Christmas Memories Cash Money Candles, $24.95 at Jewelry Candles. Each candle comes with a mystery cash prize inside.
3
If you know their first initial:
ShopDaisyJewelry Etsy
4
If they look like they need a drink:
Urban Outfitters
5
If they have a sense of humor:
EmersonSoaps Etsy
6
If you know they own a smartphone:
Urban Outfitters
7
If they own a cat:
WaterStreetDesign Etsy
Cat Pin, $2.50 on Etsy
8
If they never stop talking about brunch:
Uncommon Goods
9
If they don't leave their house on weekends:
TJ Maxx
10
If they're a dog lover:
VitruvianSculpture Etsy
11
If they're a coffee addict:
Target
12
If they like sweet treats:
Walmart
14
If their office is freezing cold:
Kohls
15
If they love a good stress reliever:
Uncommon Goods
16
If they have a beard:
LittleFlowerSoapCo Etsy
17
If they love TV:
Amazon
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