Gifts for your snobby friends that you can actually afford
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Perhaps there is a person in your life for whom finding a gift is a little ... intimidating. They're super picky, they're detail-oriented, and, frankly, they hate a bunch of stuff. 

Congrats! You know a snob.

Fortunately, there are affordable gifts out there that even the snobbiest of snobs will enjoy. Design snobs, coffee snobs, wellness snobs, people with pretensions of all sorts — you can make it happen for them. They might even smile.

A few ideas:

1. A semi-fancy candle

Wow, it gleams.

Image: Nordstrom

Voluspa is not the fanciest candle brand, but anyone who's walked into an Anthropologie, smelled everything, and then left knows it's a little bit fancy.

Price: $28 at Nordstrom

2. Spanish olive oil

It has a 4.5 on Amazon.

Image: Amazon

If they've ever thought about cooking anything even one time, they'll appreciate good olive oil.

Price: $26.75 on Amazon

3. Cool letter posters

Get one or get the whole alphabet.

Image: Type Hype

These cool German letter posters will look great in your favorite snob's snobby apartment.

Price: $78.54 on Type Hype

4. The fabled pears

The beautiful pears.

Image: Harry & David

Fancy people love to give each other these pears from Harry & David. Join their ranks.

Price: $29 at Harry & David

5. Coffee snob coffee

Mmm.

Image: Revelator Coffee

Extremely well-reviewed coffee beans from Birmingham, AL-based coffee company Revelator.

Price: $18 for 12oz

6. The most luxurious hand sanitizer

Honestly, the $10 is worth it.

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

Price: $10 at Saks Fifth Avenue

7. Aesthetic toothbrushes

They're pleasant, OK?

Image: Amazon

Get them the set that matches their bathroom.

Price: $12.49 for 4 on Amazon

8. Aesthetic toothpaste

We can confirm this tastes good.

Image: Amazon

And some fancy toothpaste to go with it.

Price: $10.50 on Amazon

9. Trendy sheer socks

Celestial.

Image: Madewell

If you are fortunate enough to know a sock snob, consider this celestial pair from Madewell's collaboration with legwear brand Hansel from Basel.

Price: $20 on Madewell

10. Cult skincare, but tiny

The Littles.

Image: Sephora

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, which the brand refers to as the "Suspicious Six." This pack of "Littles" allows your beloved snob to try out DE's full line, and you won't have to shell out quite as much.

Price: $90 at Sephora

11. The lip balm people would die for

That iconic yellow tube.

Image: Amazon

OK, hear us out. While Carmex is certainly not the fanciest of lip balms, it is the one most fiercely defended by its fans. If you happen to know a Carmex snob, don't beat around the bush — just get them a shit ton of Carmex.

Price: $17.99 for 12 on Amazon

12. The official niche meme backpack

The queen of teen backpacks.

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Looking for a gift for a fashionable teen? The Fjällräven Kanken backpack is featured in so many niche teen memes that it practically feels like a requirement. According to a teen, the 15" version is the coolest.

Price: $79.95 on Amazon

13. Tortoiseshell accessories

Not from a real tortoise.

Image: Casa Clara

An affordable way to participate in the tortoiseshell trend.

Price: $32 at Coco Cabana

14. A book about fermentation

Kombucha facts inside.

Image: Amazon

Get this for your friend who won't stop talking about kombucha. Maybe they will pivot to pickling and finally leave you alone.

Price: $22.53 on Amazon

15. A cooler stick for wine

Extremely chill.

Image: Amazon

This device, which doubles as an aerator, will ensure that chilled wine doesn't (the horror!) rise above the optimal drinking temperature.

Price: $12.95 on Amazon

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