There are some people that are just really tricky to buy for. They are the kind of people that already have what they want. If they don’t already have it, then they will just get it themselves. When someone on your gift shopping list is like this, then it can be tricky to know what is best. Buying them something for the sake of it is not a good idea for a variety of reasons. It usually ends up being money wasted on something that is just stuff that they won’t really use. You really need unique gift ideas for this person.
When you have someone like this to buy for it does need you to have a little extra creativity when it comes to unique gift buying. These days, there is such a wide range of things to choose from, and they don’t have to just be junk products that they will barely use. So forget all about the usual humdrum gifts. Now is the time to think about getting them something that they will actually want, and will actually use. So with that in mind, here are some gift ideas for the person who has everything.
So many of us already have a lot of things that just clutter up our homes. It is unlikely that they will want another little knickknack for their home or another ‘live, laugh, love’ sign for their wall. So it is a good idea, when shopping for this kind of recipient, that you think beyond the actual physical gifts, and think about getting them an experience instead. That way they are creating a memory, and getting to do something fun or unique, that they are unlikely to pay for themselves. It could even be an experience that helps them to learn new skills.
An experience gift could be all about something like theatre tickets or tickets to a concert, tickets for a sports event, a spa voucher or book them a massage, or perhaps something like a skydive or a hot air balloon ride. You could also pick something that is unique to them, but still in keeping with the things they like. If they have an interest in wine, for example, booking them something like a wine tasting evening could be a good example.
Make it Personal
Some of the most normal gifts that you can give, can be made a little less standard or boring when they are made completely personal. For instance, giving someone a puzzle or a game can be quite a standard gift. However, if you wanted to make it more special, and more unique for that person who has everything, then you could make your own photo jigsaw puzzle for them as a gift. Who doesn’t want a puzzle with their own face on? It could be a family photo, a wedding photo, or one of their favourite photos. You can also look to personalise things from mugs to aprons, so you could find something to fit them and their personality.
Now, wait, you’ve got to hear us out on this one. Gift cards or cash are often seen as a bit of a cop-out gift. However, it is important to remember that when you are picking out a unique gift for someone who already has everything, then they are quite clear about what they do and don’t like. So you are giving the gift of choice by letting them choose something for themselves.
With a gift card, you can choose precisely where they get to shop. So you can choose somewhere that would work best for them. Therefore it does show a little thought. There is definitely no shame in getting someone a gift card for a store that they love or for something that they love to do. It also helps to show that you know what they do and don’t like, by choosing the store that will suit them the best. Even a restaurant gift card can work well.
So with gift cards, you need to change your way of thinking. Stop thinking about a physical gift and what you would want to give them, and think about giving them the gift that they get to choose, and ultimately, will want to actually receive.
A Membership or Subscription
A really thoughtful gift is one that covers the cost of something that they would be paying for anyway. With a membership gift or a subscription as a gift, it is a gift that just keeps on giving too. It could be that you give them a year’s subscription to Netflix or Disney+, for example. If they are into music, you could choose Spotify instead. Or for books, it could be something more like Audible that would work best. There are things like National Trust memberships for a year that you could think about. As well as memberships to a local museum. Even a Costco membership for a year could work!
Magazine subscriptions are another good idea too and can be personal, as you choose something that is unique to them. There are also a lot of monthly deliveries that you could get them a subscription for. Such as beauty boxes, food boxes, and others. When it is something that they want, and would normally pay for themselves, then it works out as a great gift, as you save them some money.
Something that Money Can’t Buy
Sometimes a unique gift that money can’t buy is what is needed. That could be having their kids over for the weekend if you’re a family member or close friend. It could be offering free dog walks if you live locally to them. It could be offering to cook or clean. Or giving them help with something to do with their work, such as helping out as a virtual assistant. Just think outside the box and get creative with getting them a gift that money can’t buy. From there, you are bound to come up with something that your recipient will love.