Every product is carefully selected by our editors. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission.

The Best Gifts for The “Other” People in Your Life

Don’t forget your doorman!



Even if you’ve diligently picked out the perfect gift for seemingly all of the people in your life, there’s always a last-minute scramble for the people that you forgot. You know, your housekeeper, barista and the like. That’s not to say that they are less important though; they deserve just as thoughtful a gift as your brother-in-law or estranged uncle (or maybe better). We’ve outlined a few appropriate and thoughtful gifts to get the people that you may have forgotten this year.

Allen Brothers Steaks


For Your Personal Trainer: Your trainer is always yelling at you to cut out carbs in your diet. Get them a bit of a tongue in cheek gift to make up for all those blueberry muffins you’ve been eating in front of them (or behind their back) — gratuitous amounts of protein. Allen Brothers Steaks are sourced from upper-Midwest USDA Prime and Wagyu cattle and are all artisanally butchered. Opt for the Steak Lover’s Assortment of USDA Prime steaks which includes two 12-ounce sirloin strips, two ten-ounce ribeyes, two 16-ounce porterhouses and two eight-ounce filets — all for just $320. Maybe now he’ll take it easier on you during those HIIT workouts. And up until Midnight CT on December 23rd, Allen Brothers Steaks are offering GP readers a special promo: 4 Free USDA Prime Boneless Strip Steaks + Free Prime Delivery with $249+ purchase. Just enter the code JOY17 prior to checkout.

Buy Now: $290

Brooklyn Butcher Blocks Walnut Meat Serving Board


For Your Neighbor: Maybe they’ll finally keep it down if you get them a nice gift like this meat serving board. Even if they aren’t the hosting type, just leaving this out on the counter brings a level of sophistication that a box set of Mad Men can’t quite replicate. (Also, don’t buy anyone box sets this holiday season. We all have Netflix.)

Buy Now: $45

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash


For Your Doorman: Do you have any idea how many germs are passed through handshakes and touching door handles? This gift will immediately be appreciated — and doubly so during cold and flu season.

Buy Now: $39

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay


For Your Housecleaner: One of Napa’s finest Chardonnays that features “vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral.” Even if they aren’t a big wine drinker, this one makes for excellent regifting.

Buy Now: $33+

Vosges Haut Chocolat Caramel Marshmallows


For Your Barista: They have your drink order memorized. You know the name of their cat. It stands to reason that you should get them something nice. The caramel marshmallows from Vosges Haut are simply next level. The hint of bourbon lends a complexity that must be tasted to fully appreciate.

Buy Now: $29

Waterford Crystal Giftology Lismore 9oz Tumbler


For Your Financial Advisor: Your financial advisor (hopefully) made you some extra cash this year, and that deserves celebration. These Waterford crystal tumblers are perfect for pouring two fingers of Octomore and toasting to another financially successful year.

Buy Now: $120 (pair)

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Buying Guides