The Best Gifts for People You Don’t Want to Shop For - Darn Good Yarn

The Best Gifts for People You Don’t Want to Shop For

Written by Kate Curry

Let’s be honest - we’ve all had to shop for someone we didn’t want to shop for. Maybe we don’t know them too well or maybe they’re that person in your family that you really don’t get along with. We’ve all been there. If you’re at a loss for what to get this person, don’t worry! We have some great options for you! 

Reclaimed Sari Medley Scarf
Multiple different sari medley scarves are spread out or balled up on a white background.

These gorgeous scarves are each one of a kind and handmade out of reclaimed sari material by our artisans in India. Made with 7 different strips of brightly colored sari material and each one is a mystery waiting to be unraveled. With no two scarves being alike, you can gift this totally unique scarf with no guilt! 

DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit
An unfinished DGY macrame kit is laying on a light gray wooden table. To the right of the unfinished macrame rod are two skeins of macrame cord, a direction booklet, and a few wooden beads.

Macrame is all the rage! This Macrame Wall Hanging DIY Kit includes instructions and all materials for making your own bohemian wall art with cotton macrame cord and wooden beads. This project is great for beginners or more advanced macrame artists, so you don’t have to worry about your giftee not being able to complete the kit! 

Super Easy Crafting Kits
A white mannequin with no head is out in a garden, surrounded by trees and bushes. Around the neck is a large poofy, rainbow colored arm knit scarf.

Do you know your giftee is a crafter? Perfect! You can give them any of our super easy crafting kits. The kits come with the instructions and all the yarn needed to complete the kit. We have tons of different types of kits to choose from, so there’s something bound to wow your giftee! 

A gorgeous rainbow and silver wind chime hangs from a gorgeous tree as the sun rises.

If there is one truth in this world it is this: Everyone. Loves. Chimes. These gorgeous little decorations are perfect to hang in your garden, patio, or window to bring a little beauty into your world. We have a few different chime options for you to choose for your giftee!  

E-Gift Card
Two darn good yarn gift cards, one mint green and the other a soft purple, are laying on a soft gray marble tabletop.

When in doubt - you can never go wrong with a gift card. Heck, even for the people I like and want to give gifts to, I sometimes go for the good old gift card! Let them choose exactly what they want! 

Three different boxes, which have been wrapped in different colored (yellow, tan, orange/teal) furoshiki reusable gift wrapping.

Make your gift super eco friendly with -- don’t hurt the earth when you spread joy!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.