Unusual Gifts for the Tough to Please

You know the ones. They have everything, they don’t need anything, they don’t want anything…but, you better not show up empty-handed! Here are a few great ideas that should please just about anyone.


Turn Your Favorite Photos into Works of Art

Unusual Gifts for the Tough to Please

Here is a fabulous, personalized and unique gift for anyone on your holiday list – or gift yourself. Our friend Sharon Marantz Walsh is an artist, who has expanded her talents into a new endeavor – FOTO ART, “creating forever memories.”  Her inspiration comes from the photos her clients send her –  portraits, families, pets children.  Almost any subject can become a work of art, a keepsake, something that can be displayed, not tucked away in a draw.

The cost of creating the Foto Art is $350. Once you have the art, you can apply it to any medium you choose – canvas, note cards, holiday cards, or even as a new banner for your social media and websites.  It will put a smile on your face.  FOTO ART is the perfect personalized, unique gift for all occasions. Get the details.



The Perfect Gift for Broadway Lovers

Unusual Gifts for the Tough to PleaseMove over Netflix. There’s a new streaming service in town, and now you can watch Broadway shows, recorded live, from the comfort of your home. Among the over 200 shows you’ll find last year’s production of She Loves Me, at the Roundabout Theatre, Holiday Inn, and the 2017 revival of Present Laughter with Kevin Klein. And now they’ve added a number of West End productions from London, including the London production of The Wind and the Willows, Tim Rice’s musical version of From Here to Eternity December 7, and the play The Railway Children December 14.  $8.99 a month or $99.00 for an entire year of unlimited watching. Get the details.

Watch this clip from She Loves Me.


Man Crates

Unusual Gifts for the Tough to Please

You know how tough it can be to find gifts guys actually want. Man Crates helps you celebrate the men in your life with unique and exciting gifts you’ll be proud to give, and he’ll be thrilled to receive.  Each gift comes packaged in a “man crate” and there are tons to choose from in categories that include eating, drinking, grilling and much more that range in price from $49 to over $100.  We love the the Morning Glory crate, $69.99.  Get the details.


Cooking Classes

Unusual Gifts for the Tough to Please

No matter where you live, you will be able to find cooking classes. What a great gift for people who love to cook, or want to learn to cook. Sur La Table has cooking classes in many of their stores, which are all over the country.  Typically, about $69 a class.  Learn more here.


Give a Master ClassUnusual Gifts for the Tough to Please 

Here’s a brilliant gift idea, if we do say so ourselves. Give a Master Class, or an entire year of Master Classes.  These online courses – acting, comedy, cooking, writing, tennis, etc., etc., are taught by people like Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Judy Blume and Serna Williams and many more. Buy a class for $90 or for $180 you can give an all access pass for over 20 Master Classes. You’re welcome. Here are the details.


Museum Memberships Unusual Gifts for the Tough to Please

This is a great gift, for the giver, the receiver, and whatever museum you’d like to support. And membership has benefits. Here are few examples:

Metropolitan Museum of Art – NYC. For $80 to $100 you get early access to all exhibits, chance to buy tickets to special museum events, discounts, and more.  Get details.

Huntington Library – San Marino, CA. Buy someone a membership or explore some of their wonderful adult courses as a gift. Get the details.

San Francisco’s MoMA.  Get a membership for $100 and get special perks, like free admissions, special invites, pre-exhibit visits, and more. Get the details.

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