Some people are easy to buy for. They never splash out on themselves, and you can almost always find something that they’ll really appreciate. Some people, however, are impossible to buy for – they just seem to already have absolutely everything.
Buying for these kinds of people isn’t impossible or even necessarily that hard, you just need to think outside the box a little. By following up on the ideas below, you should be able to crack the code, and find a truly unique gift for someone who seems to already have everything.
While someone might possess a lot of physical items, it’s impossible that they’ve experienced everything there is to do in this world. A great Christmas gift option for these types of people is to get them something experienced based.
There are a whole host of great options like this. If they like nature, you could get them a local foraging course – if they like travelling further afield, you could get them a hotel voucher or a flight to somewhere you know they’ve always wanted to go.
With experienced-based gifts, you can really think outside of the box, often coming up with something truly unique that the recipient would never have imagined doing otherwise.
Another great gift option for people who seem to have everything already is to get them a personalised gift. This way, the gift can serve a purpose, but also doubles up as a way of sending them a special message.
There are some useful websites that have a wide variety of options like this, gifts that they’ll inscribe with a special message for you. You’ll be able to find everything from personalised Christmas gifts for wives to perfect options for travellers, all helpfully subdivided into useful categories.
While your friend or partner may have bought themself everything they think that they need, they probably won’t own anything that you’ve made them yourself. Homemade gifts aren’t generally supposed to serve a practical purpose (you wouldn’t try to make someone a kettle or a TV) – they’re supposed to show that you care enough about someone to spend time making them something.
Homemade gifts could be food, a knitted scarf, or a special candle. If you’re not a naturally crafty person, you can always get a craft set with instructions and inspiration. In addition to making them a unique gift, you’ll also be able to distract yourself from work and life for a little while – a double benefit.
Remember that gifts are a way of showing someone that you care about them. They should be unique, and you always need to put thought into them – this is no different when it comes to buying something for a person who already seems to have all they need.