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6 Safe Gifts To Get People You Don’t Know Too Well

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*You don’t know someone’s last name, but you still have to get them a gift
* Safe gift options for your neighbors down the street
*Surprise your landlord with a present they will actually use

Buying presents for acquaintances can be stressful, especially when you don’t know someone too well. We’ve come up with a list of “safe” gifts that anyone from your boss to your mother-in-law would love. The holidays aren’t supposed to be stressful, so enjoy the gift-giving season with gifts anyone can use.

1. Soy Candle

A candle is the OG “safe” gift. If you absolutely have no idea what to get someone, get them a candle. This P.F candle is made with 100% soy wax, meaning it doesn’t contain any extra additives. It’s a made from natural ingredients that stem from soybeans. Soy candles also burn cleaner compared to paraffin candles, and they don’t produce a soot-like residue the way paraffin candles do.

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2. Throw Blanket

Who doesn’t love a soft, plush, cozy blanket to cuddle up with on the couch? Blankets are a great gift because they are useful and decorative. Several throw blankets are made in one size, and aren’t big enough to cover your whole body from top to bottom. This Pinzon Faux Fur throw blanket is 50 x 60, which means it’s large enough to keep even your tallest acquaintances warm.

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3. Coffee + Mug Gift Set

When you don’t know what to get your coworker, or your child’s teacher, coffee and coffee mugs are always a win. This set comes with four porcelain mugs, two instant coffee packets, and two hot chocolate packets.

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3. Coffee Table Book

National Geographic photographers are some of the most talented photographers in the world. This Destinations of a Lifetime book will help you get lost in 225 of the world’s most amazing places. Inspire someone with where to take their dream vacation.

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4. Slippers

No one likes cold feet. These memory foam slippers will keep your feet warm with their ultra soft plush fleece lining and high-density foam insole. Slipping your feet into a cozy pair of slippers after a long day is one of the best feelings.

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5. Decorative Succulent Pots

If you don’t know what to get your landlord or your gardening-obsessed neighbor, then these ceramic succulent pots make a great gift paired with a small succulent from your local hardware store. Included with the pots is this modern bamboo stand that makes finding a home for their new gift that much easier.

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6. Box of Chocolate

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like chocolate. If you really don’t know what to get someone, a box of chocolate is usually a safe bet. This makes a great gift for your customers at work or for family friends. This Godiva Holiday Gift Set comes with 19 pieces of assorted milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate.

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