Gifts for the snobby friends you can afford actually

Gifts for the snobby friends you can afford actually


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Perhaps you will find a person that you experienced for whom getting a gift is really a little … intimidating. They’re super picky, they’re detail-oriented, and, frankly, a whole lot is hated by them of stuff. 

Congrats! A snob is well known by you.

Fortunately, you can find affordable gifts out that even the snobbiest of snobs will love there. Design snobs, coffee snobs, wellness snobs, people who have pretensions of most sorts — it could be made by someone happens for them. They might smile even.

A few ideas:

Wow, it gleams.

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Voluspa isn’t the fanciest candle brand, but anyone who’s walked into an Anthropologie, smelled everything, and left knows it is a tiny bit fancy.

Price: $28 at Nordstrom

It includes a 4.5 on Amazon.

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If they’ve ever considered cooking anything even onetime, they’ll appreciate good essential olive oil.

Price: $26.75 on Amazon

Get one or obtain the whole alphabet.

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These cool German letter posters can look great in your preferred snob’s snobby apartment.

Price: $78.54 on Type Hype

The stunning pears.

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Fancy people want to give one another these pears from Harry & David. Join their ranks.

Price: $29 at Harry & David


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well-reviewed coffees from Birmingham

Extremely, AL-based coffee company Revelator.

Price: $18 for 12oz

Honestly, the $10 will probably be worth it.

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Give the gift they’ve always desired: better-than-average smelling hand sanitizer. (For real, though, it smells good really.)

Price: $10 at Saks Fifth Avenue

They're pleasant, OK?

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Get them the set that matches their bathroom.

Price: $12.49 for 4 on Amazon

We are able to confirm this tastes good.

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And some fancy toothpaste to go along with it.

Price: $10.50 on Amazon


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If you’re fortunate enough to learn a sock snob, think about this celestial pair from Madewell’s collaboration with legwear brand Hansel from Basel.

Price: $20 on Madewell

The Littles.

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Drunk Elephant is beloved by many a skincare snob — none of its products contain silicones, chemical screens, perfumes, sodium laurel sulfate, essential oils, or drying alcohols, that your brand identifies because the “Suspicious Six.” This pack of “Littles” allows the one you love snob to test DE’s full line, and you also won’t need to fork out quite just as much.

Price: $90 at Sephora

That iconic yellow tube.

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OK, hear us out. While Carmex isn’t the fanciest of lip balms certainly, it’s the one most defended by its fans fiercely. If however you know a Carmex snob, don’t beat round the bush — have them a shit ton of Carmex just.

Price: $17.99 for 12 on Amazon

The queen of teen backpacks.

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Looking for something special for a fashionable teen? The Fjällräven Kanken backpack is featured in so many niche teen memes that it practically feels as though a requirement. In accordance with a teenager, the 15″ version may be the coolest.

Price: $79.95 on Amazon

Not from the real tortoise.

Image: Casa Clara

An affordable solution to take part in the tortoiseshell trend.

Price: $32 at Coco Cabana

Kombucha facts inside.

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Get this for the friend who won’t stop discussing kombucha. They’ll pivot to pickling and lastly leave you alone maybe.

Price: $22.53 on Amazon

Extremely chill.

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This device, which doubles being an aerator, will make sure that chilled wine doesn’t (the horror!) go above the perfect drinking temperature.

Price: $12.95 on Amazon

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