What Do You Buy The Person Who Has Everything?

Some people are difficult to buy for. That's the truth. You probably know someone like this, be it your partner, your mum, or your friend. Maybe they are quite wealthy and can buy most things they want. Or maybe they are approaching retirement age and have a lot of things they need. Or maybe they live in a flat and haven't got the space for 'things. Or they have retired and downsized so they don't have the space to collect possessions.  

There are many reasons why you should look for something unusual, personal and unique and remember gifts don't have to be tangible too. Let's have a look at what you can buy for the person who has everything.   

A babysitting service

babysitting

A babysitting service is a unique gift for every parent out there. Perhaps you can buy a voucher for a local babysitting service. Another option (only if you like kids of course!) is to babysit yourself. Every parent needs a break and a babysitting service is a great gift for parents, to help them keep their sanity. Alternatively, if they don't have kids, what about a pet sitting service or dog walking service. Again there are agencies out there for your pets that provide this or if you like pets and have the experience, do it yourself.  

An experience gift

There are many reasons why an experience gift is a perfect gift. It's perfect for those that don't want anything or have no need for any tangible gifts. There is also lots of research on why you should spend money on travel and experiences. Dr Thomas Gilovich a professor of psychology found that with an experience our satisfaction goes up over time but when we buy new items we quickly lose that excitement. So buy an experience gift, such as racing a sports car, a cookery school experience, a trip to a spa or a forging your own knife. You can even walk with alpacas. What's not to love?

A food and drink hamper


A food and drink hamper makes a great gift for almost everyone. You can buy ready-made hampers from sites such as Marks and Spencers, and Fortnum and Mason or keep it authentic and check out smaller companies close to where the recipient lives. Another thing you can do is make the hamper up yourself. I've done this for elderly relatives before now. Buy a cheap wicker basket or even just cover a box in wrapping paper and fill it with their favourite items of food like tea, coffee, canned meat, canned fish, biscuits, jam and so on. With the cost of living being so expensive I am sure a thoughtful hamper of their favourite products will be very welcome. Also, don't forget to check if they have any dietary restrictions or allergies beforehand. 

A donation to their favourite charity

If you know that the person you are buying for has a cause close to their heart then a donation to their favourite charity can be a great gift. Maybe they have lost someone to cancer, so a donation to Cancer Research UK would be appropriate, or they are a surfer, sailor or windsurfer so then a charity like the RNLI would be a  worthy charity to donate to. I find that a donation to a charity is often the gift of choice if you are going to a wedding of someone older who has lived a bit of a life and doesn't want any presents. 

A star named after them

starry sky

Having a gift of a star named after you is a lovely gesture for someone who is interested is astronomy or is spiritual. Believe it or not, there are 10,000 stars you can see with the naked eye and only a fraction are named. This is the perfect gift for a birth or christening. It's also a heartfelt way of remembering a loved one. And although The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the only official authority to name objects in space, so it's a novelty gift, when you buy a name a star gift experience, it comes with a certificate and further information about the star.

A pop up card

So when you've got that unique gift, you need a card to accompany it. Don't go tfor a boring card, go for something in three dimensions like a card from CardPop. This site is the place to go for pop up cards in the UK. They have everything from pop up bouquets to pop up cakes, to pop up guitars. A pop up card like this is a sure-fire way to make an impact, along with a unique gift.

So here are some ideas for what to buy the person who has everything. Do you have people in your life that you find it difficult to buy for?

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