How to Buy a Gift for
Someone Who Has Everything
Recently I’ve been asked how to buy a gift for someone who has everything. Can you relate? There is always at least one person on your gift shopping list that is impossible to buy for.
Maybe they are just very minimalist and don’t want extra things around the house, or maybe they simply get whatever they want throughout the year. Regardless of why, finding the perfect gift for people who have everything takes a little more creativity and thought—but it isn’t impossible.
Here are a few ideas of how to buy a gift for someone who has everything…you know, for those difficult-to-buy-for people in your life:
Consider Getting an Experience
A great way to get someone a gift is to avoid the stuff that will just end up in a closet or junk drawer and gift an experience. There are a lot of experiences you can gift people, including tickets to their favorite sports team, a gift certificate to a spa, or even unforgettable adventures like a ride in a hot air balloon.
Handmade and Personalized
A great way to give something unforgettable is to make it yourself. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate DIY creation; even a simple personalized scrapbook or photo album full of your favorite memories together shows you care.
Some great, simple gifts that you can add a personal touch to include:
- Photo albums or scrapbooks
- An embossed leather journal with a custom foreword
- A locket with special dates (like a birthday or anniversary)
- Custom cheese or cutting board
Gifts for Their Pets
For some people that are impossible to shop for, you may want to just give up altogether and gift them something for their pets. Pet owners love for their fur friends to be treated and seeing their pet happy will make the owner happy. There are a lot of nontraditional gifts for pets such as dog and cat CBD tinctures that are sure to please.
If the person you are looking for a gift for has a hobby or interest, subscription boxes are a great way to go. One problem with finding items for someone that has a particular hobby is that you might not have the experience to know what they would or wouldn’t like. With subscription boxes, they are completely curated by people in the know.
Buying for someone who likes international food? There’s a box for that. Avid hiker? Box for that. Gamer? Yep, there’s a box for that, too. Boxes are typically monthly or quarterly and will include a variety of goodies sure to delight.
Sometimes the people that have everything often overlook their own wellbeing. Giving a gift designed to promote healthy living, general wellbeing, and happiness is a great way to show you care and give the recipient time to take care of themselves. Great gifts to promote wellness include:
- Self-help Books
- Bath Bombs
- CBD Products
- Himalayan Salt Lamps
- Sheet Masks
A Night Off
There’s something everyone wishes they had more of: time. While you may not be able to turn the clock back, you can gift a night off. There are great options for people busy with work, such as getting them a 24-hour virtual assistant. Virtual assistants can take care of tedious emails, backlogged work tasks, scheduling, and all the other things that seem to take up too much of the day.
Gifting for parents? Get them a babysitter for the night. This is a great gift to pair with the experiences mentioned above, but even if you can’t get them anything else, gifting them a night off is a great way to let them relax for a night.
While it may be difficult to shop for some people, it isn’t impossible—even if it seems like they already have everything they need. When looking for that hard-to-find gift, look for gifts that free up time, promote wellness, or create unique memories.