Friday, December 14, 2012

Gift Guide #5: They Have Everything And Makes Shopping Like Hell

Ugh, there's nothing more frustrating than shopping for someone who has everything. They have tons of jewelry, lots of accent pieces for home, all the tech they would ever desire, and are picky with clothing. Over the years, I've learned that unique and personalized gifts are the way to go as well as thing that they would enjoy but wouldn't buy for themselves.

FOR HER

Find gifts that you know she'll not only love but use like moisturizing bubble bath and body oil. Give her what she's been eyeing but won't buy for herself like the leopard print iPhone case or the fab skull candle holder. If she needs something but is too lazy to get herself, help her out whether it's a new wallet or fabulous weekender bag. 

FOR HIM

Men are already hard to shop for and if they have everything, it's damn near impossible. A gift card is always a solid option but you'll want to throw something in a bag for him to open like a new wallet or a cool unusual masculine pipework candelabra. If he's into mind games and strategy, go outside the box with the Ticket To Ride board game. Like with women, gifts that men will use like 'fancy' facial scrub, luxurious body cleaner, or a sturdy weekender bag is another wonderful option because men likely won't buy for themselves but will love to use.


MORE IDEAS
Experiential presents might be the better way to go for those who have everything. Give the gift of an experience or a personalized homemade gift like a scrapbook with shared memories.
 Instead of giving just another materialist item, tickets to a new show or concert will be more enjoyable.

A day at a spa, alone, or with you, is always welcomed.

If the person is into outdoor activity like skiing, let your gift be a day's pass at a ski resort.

For the sport lovers, tickets to a local game or to see their favorite team play is another personalized option.
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A special personalized scrap book about you and him/her will be a treasure. It shows that you put a lot of thought and work into its making. 
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Take them about to a special memory filled wine tasting. It's all about the experience and a nice leisurely afternoon of sipping fine wine beats any old thing.




16 comments:

Peet said...

Moisturizing bubble bath, now that's a cool gift idea! Thanks.;)

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

How I would love a massage now.

Fash Boulevard said...

adore that cell phone case. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my new post and latest style column for LaurenConrad.com. xo

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Natalie said...

cute ideas! thanks for sharing! www.fashionifancy.com

SomeKindOfStyle said...

oh, I so could use a massage this holidays! great idea.. xo

Shubana Koss said...

Even though it's a "for him" suggestion, I LOVE that candle holder!
Shubana x Love, Shushu

Sam said...

Hi Danielle! Thanks for these excellent and creative suggestions, I am always pondering what to get a few friends and family members who seem to have everything. I like the tickets and personalized ideas

Cheryl Hurley said...

I stuck to almost all homemade gifts this year, as my family is near impossible to buy for! Especially my father.... he's not your typical man that likes barbecue rubs and football jerseys! He wants to make his own barbecue rub and thinks jerseys are stupid, but loves football tickets.. So I made him bath bombs, which he, oddly, loves!

Cheryl
The Stylist Quo

his little lady said...

You can never go wrong with burt's bees and new, cute phone cases. Great list ;)
xo TJ

Ellie said...

These are all great ideas! There are so many people in my life that are hard to shop for--mainly because they have everything!

Love this! Thanks for the suggestions.

Ellie

Emmett Katherine said...

it is so tough to try and pick something out for someone who has everything. i think the 'experience' type gifts are a great idea.

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Really nice!!! I love it!!!

Melissa Blake said...

i love the tickets idea!!

CMA said...

Loving your blog, keep it up!

Amy said...

haha this titla made me laugh!
I like the idea of an activity to spend time together!
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Jennifer said...

Great gift guide!

xo Jennifer

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