The holidays can be stressful, especially if you have a long list of gifts to buy for people you know but don’t know well. Buying a present for close friends or family members is usually easy. You know what they’re passionate about and you have a sense of their own styles and tastes. Acquaintances can be tricky. You want to give them a gift because you like them and appreciate them, but you aren’t sure what to give. These types of holiday gifts can be stockpiled all year long so you’re prepared.

Think of gifts that make a home a bit more cozy. Nearly everyone on your list would enjoy a candle, a picture frame, or some new tea towels for the kitchen. Little notebooks and diaries are also good to have on hand when you have to provide a gift but you’re not sure what to get. Food is always popular as well. Sweets, wine, and coffee or tea are outstanding options.