Submitted Date 05/15/2019

We all have that one person in our lives who is so hard to buy for when it comes to birthdays and holidays. It's not because they don't have a lot of interests or hobbies, it's just that they have everything. It's like if they want something, they go out and buy it, which can leave family and friends scratching their heads when it comes to gift giving. So what do you give someone who has everything? Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gift for those in your life who seem to have it all.

Meal Delivery Service Subscription-Everyone can use a little help in the kitchen once in a while. You can make meal prep a breeze for someone by ordering them a gift subscription to Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc.

Gift a class-Look around your area or those nearby and see if any classes are offered that align with your friend's interests. You may find a cooking class at a kitchen store or a painting class at an art gallery. You may even find online courses that they can take. Udemy is a great place to look for online courses.

Gift a service-We all lead busy lives. Think about what would make your friend's life easier. A gift of house cleaning? Lawn care? Someone, to take out the dogs when they are at work? A night out with their spouse/significant other by you paying their babysitter?

Car Care-Get a gift certificate to their dealership/mechanic for an oil change, detailing, or car wash.

Spa-Give them a manicure, pedicure, or massage.

Give an experience-Buy them tickets to a concert, show, or another event that they would enjoy.

Time with their children or grandchildren- Find kid-friendly events and activities in your area. For example, children's museums, trampoline parks, and indoor gyms. Also be on the lookout for events like Disney on Ice, Monster Truck events, and local kids talent at your local entertainment complex. Buy tickets to any of these events for some family bonding time.

Gourmet Fruit-Rather than just picking up a fruit basket from your grocer's floral department, order them something delicious. Companies like Harry&David's offer both fruit only selections as well as other delicious pairings like fruit and cheese.

Gourmet Treats-Who doesn't love a delicious, gourmet treat that they don't have to make themselves? Options include caramel apples from Mrs. Prindables, chocolate covered strawberries from Shari's Berries, or cookies from Cheryl's cookies. Also, if you want to treat someone locally and have a Crumblcookies in your area, you can have them deliver fresh baked cookies.

Couples Getaway-If you have friends who have no children, get them a gift certificate to an upscale hotel in your area for a weekend. If they are planning to go to an event that is a few hours away, you could even get them a room so they won't have to drive back the same day or night of their event.

Give the Gift of Art-Hire an artist to paint scenery from a favorite place, a family portrait, or a portrait of a beloved pet.

Give the Gift of Time-Take your friends out for lunch or dinner. No cell phones. No laptops. Let this be your time to connect and have a real conversation without today's numerous distractions.

A Homemade Card-Okay, this may sound a little cheesy to some, but really, how long has it been since you sent an actual card let alone made one? We think making homemade cards is for kids, but these are the things in our lives that hold the most sentimental value. So break out your craft supplies, pour out your heart, and let your friend know how you feel.

A Homemade Gift-Once again, these are the gifts with the most value. Knit a sweater, write a song, write a poem or book, bake something, make homemade spa products, and use your talents abundantly. Your recipient will love your efforts.

Register a Star in Your Friends Name-If your friend has a fascination with the sky above, have a star named after them. One of my friend's kids did this for her birthday two years ago, and she was thrilled.

Make a Donation in Their Honor-Does your friend have a favorite charity? Make either a monetary or actual donation in their honor. Donate to the local children's hospital or send supplies to the local animal shelter via Chewy or Amazon in their name.

Give a Wild Animal-Does your friend love all animals, big and small? For a $75 donation, a wild animal will be protected from its habitat being destroyed or being hunted among other things via the National Wildlife Foundation. For your donation, your friend will receive a kit with a certificate of adoption, plush animal, etc.

Goldbelly Subscription-I've seen commercials on YouTube for this service featuring Food Network star Buddy Valastro's Carlo's Bakery so I thought I would check it out. Goldbelly ships gourmet foods from some of the country's hottest food vendors to your doorstep in two days.

You can get cakes from Carlo's Bakery, Primanti sandwiches from Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh and Tipsy Scoop Boozy Ice Cream from New York City. They have all kinds of subscriptions from BQ to bacon to ice cream to pie. Prices range from $59-$749 (for one year) as well as different increments (monthly, three months, six months). As of this writing, it looks like they are having a sale so these prices may change by the time you choose your gift.

Gift giving can be very difficult. These are just a few suggestions for the person who has everything. However, by keeping these ideas in mind, you are bound to give a fantastic gift that they will enjoy.




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  • No name 3 years, 3 months ago

    Some good tips my grandma would love, thank you!

  • David Ross Washington Jr 3 years, 2 months ago

    I don't know anyone who has everything, but these are all great ideas. I can't even single one out as being the best, they're all great. I do think a lot about the meal delivering service though.

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 2 months ago

      If my grandparents wanted something, they just went out and bought it, so it seemed like they always had "everything." My in-laws are the same way. So I thought I would write a post for the rest of us who scratch our heads at gift giving time. :)

  • Cheryl Krause 3 years, 2 months ago

    Gourmet fruit - suddenly I am reminded of the Everybody Loves Raymond episode and his Mom screaming "Not the Pears!" I always thought it was funny, cause I would have like the pears myself.

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 2 months ago

      I forgot about that, Cheryl. Good one! :)

  • Miranda Fotia 3 years, 2 months ago

    I am always on the lookout for new gift ideas! Thanks!