Whether it's your parents, who have years of gifts piled up in every cranny of their homes, or newlywed friends, who own three gravy boats and more serving platters than Bloomingdale's, we all have friends and family members who quite literally own everything. As it turns out, those pals are the hardest to shop for. You could go the route of donating a gift to charity in their names, but let's face it: that's not very fun. So, you've got to get creative.
I've had plenty of practice shopping for the owners of fully furnished homes, and I've come to the conclusion that a fun and clever gift is a foolproof one. For instance, I can guarantee that you don't have a single friend who owns a Handpainted Trompe L'œil Fireplace Slipcover ($475), especially since this one's one-of-a-kind. It's also doubtful that your buddies own a set of Union Jack Egg Warmers ($27) — y'know: to keep your hard-boiled breakfast warm. And you can bet your bottom dollar that none of your married friends registered for Jonathan Adler's new Peacock Lollipop Holder ($99). To shop the rest of these canny creations, just click each product image!