The perfect gift is meaningful to the receiver. It shows you understand who they are and what they like. Or, in the case of someone you’re not as close to, it’s just something nice that shows you care. Both situations start with an idea. Maybe not the idea, but an idea that will eventually lead you to the right designer vase, handy beach tent or plush bathrobe.

We’ve spent hours and hours brainstorming for you. Read on for stellar original ideas for just about every kind of person, from your grown-up partner or parent to your 21-year-old cousin or child. We’ve got gifts for home cooks, outdoors-y types, bookworms, keen travellers and many more.