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05/02/2013 08:41 am ET Updated Nov 18, 2014

'Creepy Plastic Fetuses' And 5 Other 'Gifts' Etsy Suggests For Hard-To-Shop-For People (PHOTOS)

Gift-giving is a social contract rife with vagueness. Like, what's an appropriate gift for an engagement party? And what if you don't really know the couple that well? And if you don't go, do you still send a gift? Repeat this process with weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. The older you get, the more that's expected of you.

You can see why some people end up becoming hermits.

Though gift guides outnumber actual full-length features on the internet, we've never seen an appropriate answer to the question of "What can I get for the hard-to-shop-for people in my life?"

Well, I asked Etsy to find out. And I still don't think I have an answer. Instead, my search for "hard to shop for" returned the following items. Some were interesting, while others were..."interesting." I'll let you decide which is what.

Gift Option #1: A Painted Rock That Looks Like A Dog
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For the friend who was saddened by the news that her landlord wouldn't allow pets. By Etsy seller NatureTrail.

Gift Option #2: A Library Card With A Buffalo On It
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For the friend who didn't realize that "Portlandia" wasn't a documentary. By Etsy seller WingedWorld

Gift Option #3: A Rose Made Out Of Dollars
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It costs $5 to send, by the way. By Etsy seller Christine Fuller

Gift Option #4: Tootsie Roll Wrapper Fishing Lure
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For the fish who is tired of quotidien lures. By Etsy seller Tedd McDonah

Gift Option #5: How To Write, Think And Speak Correctly
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The inscription should read "Hint, Hint." From Etsy seller EagerForWord

Gift Option #6: 5 "Creepy Hard Plastic Fetuses"
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Yes. That is exactly what the Etsy listing says. By Etsy seller Spider Camp.

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