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Finding the perfect gift for an adult isn’t easy. When it comes to kids, it seems like you can get them anything and they’ll be thrilled. But the big ones? Well, we’re a whole different beast. The key to finding the perfect adult gift is to make sure it’s not junk and something that can actually be used and, dare we say, enjoyed. Whether it’s a mother, father, teacher, friend, cousin, or distant relative, the best gifts are for the benefit of the beholder. Think about the things they would never buy for themselves – like a new bathrobe or a nice lotion – and bridge the gap for them. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry, we’ve picked out a few options that might help.
Ahead, we’ve put together a list of gifts you can grab for all the adults in your life. Not only are they useful and cool, but your adult friend will also be happy to use them and not throw them away months later. From kitchen utensils to sunglasses and even great beauty products, take a look at our best upcoming holiday and birthday gifts for adults. And be careful – you might want a few for yourself.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones