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Gift Ideas for Your "Hard to Buy For" Friends

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Believe it or not… holiday season is just around the corner! Before it catches up with you with mail and deliveries guaranteed to be at an all time high this year, we encourage you to start planning in advance. This year, Adulting with Jane is so excited to share with you unique, thoughtful gifts for even your pickiest friend or family member.

For the “Planner” in Your Life ($): Rocketbook is a notebook with a 21st century twist. Once you are complete writing a page in this notebook, all you have to do is take a picture via their app/QR code system, and it seamlessly catalogues, sends and makes searchable a PDF of your notes to their free cloud app plus a host of other choose-able destinations (email, messages, iCloud, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more) which then store your notes virtually. When you are done with the page, all you have to do is add a drop of water… and the notebook erases like magic. We recommend Rocketbook not only for its endless reusability and price point (around $30 with at 15% discount through the site) but for its simplicity and the reassurance that your notes can never go missing. Click here to watch our Rocketbook TikTok Video- it's gotten over 2.9M views!

For the "Creative Organizer" ($$): Inspired by the effort to minimize global waste, Project Repat takes your old t-shirts or sweatshirts, and turn them into a custom made quilt. Choose your quilt size and style online, mail your t-shirts in, and get a new quality quilt sent back to you, for just $75 (plus the website offers a 25% off code if you sign up through this link.) All quilts are made in the US and reduce the carbon impact while ‘repatriating’ textile jobs back to the United States. You can buy a gift card as well and let your them pick their own shirts!

For the “Lifelong Learner” ($$$): Have you ever wanted to take Ukelele lessons? Learn how to garden? Take an in depth masterclass in comedy or the art of negotiation? MasterClass is a Hub of online learning for adults with the leading experts in the field. Learn how to write a screenplay with Aaron Sorkin, acting with Natalie Portman, or cooking with Master Chef Gordon Ramsey. If you’re even a little bit into online learning, we promise this one is worth the price of admission, and all of their classes together cost significantly less than even one college course ($90 for one class, or $180 for unlimited classes for a year) and you don’t have to worry about grades!

Want more ideas???

Something for Everyone ($-$$$): Etsy is the global marketplace for homemade, handcrafted goods. I kid you not, this place has everything. Etsy is a mecca for home decor, jewelry, and customized gifts and supports only local artisans, small businesses, and creators. It’s home to a universe of special, one of a kind items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. Check it out and search your specific ideas here!

And don't forget to watch our first-of-its-kind shoppable sitcom, Adulting with Jane!

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