(WXYZ) - It’s the holiday season and while there’s plenty of cheer to go around, searching for the perfect gift for the difficult people on our shopping list can bring out the Scrooge in all of us.
So, we’ve compiled a page of go-to gifts for those not-so-easy-to-please people.
From a rolling alarm clock to a USB desk vacuum to a see-through toaster, this list is bound to help you wrap up your holiday gift buying process.
$ Stocking stuffer
$$ Get that wrapping paper ready
$$$ I’m feeling generous
$$$$ It’s just cool to look at
Vision Toaster $$$
How many breakfasts were ruined because the toaster just couldn’t get it right? This toaster from Williams-Sonoma has a viewing window to let you watch the toasting process. You’ll never have to throw away another piece of burnt toast again!
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Bacon Strips adhesive bandages $
Because we all know someone who has an obsession with bacon. Who wouldn’t want to cover a cut with a picture of our favorite breakfast treat? You can also package it with ThinkGeek’s bacon soap.
Bacon Strips bandages: $4.99
Bacon soap: $5.99
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X-Large LEGO® Storage Brick $$
Not just for kids. These giant Lego bins are great for storage, from toys to important documents. The best part about these gems from the Container Store: you can build up your storage units on top of one another. The bins come in a variety of sizes. Mix and match.
Price: Varies. Around $39.99
The Barbecue Dining Boat $$$$$
This is just for fun, but if you won the Powerball, it may be an item on your holiday shopping list. This boat from Hammacher Schlemmer has a built-in barbecue grill, umbrella and motor which allows for you and nine of your friends to go on a mini-barbecue cruise.
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Desktop USB Vacuum $
Do you have a friend, coworker, family member who is always eating at their desk? Do they have dust bunnies behind their computer the size of large grapefruits? Well, the Desktop USB Vacuum from J.C. Penny might be just what they need this holiday season. This light mini vacuum powers up from a computer’s USB port to remove dirt from your space.
WeWOOD Watch $$
Not only do WeWOOD watches made mostly from wood look cool on your wrist, but if you buy one, the company will plant a tree in your honor. You can print out a WeWOOD Certificate of Donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one. This is a great gift for people who love the outdoors and like to keep time, too.
Price: Varies/ $120-$140
Ben & Jerry’s Pint Cozy $
This ice cream cozy is perfect for a roommate or coworker who loves eating pints of Ben & Jerry’s sugary goodness, but is always cold. The cozy will keep their hands comfortable as they enjoy every little last scoop of ice cream.
Star Wars Chop Sabers $
May your food be with you! Do you have a person in your life who loves to eat with chopsticks as much as they love Star Wars? Then, the Star Wars Chop Sabers may be the perfect stocking stuffer. This fun item from ThinkGeek comes in multiple styles and is a licensed Lucas Films collectible, according to their Website.
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Opena Case -- iPhone case bottle opener $$
Here’s a cool and simple gadget that snaps right onto an iPhone. The Opena Case is an iPhone 4 and 5 case with a built-in slide out stainless steel bottle opener. It’s perfect for that friend or family member who is always on the go.
Price: Around $39.95
Clocky the moving alarm clock $$
Do you have someone on your list that could use some extra help waking up in the morning? Clocky the alarm clock won’t let your friend abuse the snooze. This smart gadget from Nanda Home will actually roll off of your night stand and hide after you smack the snooze button. Clocky will then roll around your room until you hop out of bed.
Sphero Robotic Ball Gaming System $$$
This neat little ball robot gaming system gives you an hour of non-stop play with cable free charging. The gamer can drive Sphero, take it for a dip and even use it as a controller. According to the maker’s Website, there are currently 23 games and apps available for download to use with Sphero. The site also claims the little robot is pet friendly.
Notes: iOS and Android compatible
Price: Around $129.99
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