Looking for gifts for people who have everything might seem challenging, but those can be the most fun gifts of all! You can be a little more creative and worry a little less about filling a need. We found ten gift ideas for men or women who are impossible to shop for or who seem to have everything.
And these aren’t gag gifts or whacky items that will get a laugh and then get tossed into a drawer. Your friends will actually like these gifts and use them!
If you don’t see a gift idea that you like, we also have tips on how to pick out a gift for your picky friend. That’s at the end of this post.
For now, check out these ten gift ideas for that friend or family member who has everything.
Unique Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything
1. Gift Card
This is a no-brainer gift for someone who is difficult to shop for. A gift card lets the person buy whatever they want so you don’t have to guess.
We recommend a Happy Card because these cards are so versatile. The Happy Moments Gift Card, for example, can be used at Macy’s, Sephora, Bed Bath & Beyond, Regal Cinemas, Red Lobster and Buffalo Wild Wings.
If you need to send a gift card digitally via email, the Happy You eGift Card is a great option. It can be redeemed for eGift cards for AMC, Macy’s, Ulta Beauty, The Cheesecake Factory, GameStop, Dave & Buster’s and P.F. Chang’s.
2. Subscription Box Membership
Instead of picking out one item, give a membership to a subscription box that fits your friend’s style or hobbies. That way, an expert can pick out amazing products your friend will love.
Some popular subscription boxes that will suit most people are FabFitFun and Bespoke Post. For more specialized boxes, check out Rocksbox, a monthly jewelry box, and Book of the Month, a monthly book subscription box.
3. Sports Team Fan Apparel
For most sports fans, there’s no such thing as too much team spirit. Even if they own a jersey for all of their favorite players and their man cave is decked out in team memorabilia, they’ll probably still enjoy a new t-shirt, hat or coffee mug with their favorite team’s logo.
Fanatics.com has tons of apparel and memorabilia. If you’re not sure exactly what to get, give a Fanatics Gift Card.
4. Audio Sunglasses
We first suggested these in our post on graduation gift ideas. (Check out that post if you’re shopping for a high school grad who has everything.) Honestly, though, the Bose Audio Sunglasses are a great gift for anyone who loves music. With these sunglasses, they can bring the soundtrack of their life with them wherever they go.
The audio sunglasses have built-in Bose speakers, so you’re immersed in music. It’s a listening experience like no other. There are two styles to pick from and small and large sizes, so you can get the frames that best suit your recipient.
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5. Diamond Jewelry
If your friend or relative likes jewelry, chances are they’d love to have a set or piece to add to their collection. We found a sapphire and diamond necklace and earrings set at Macy’s that’s perfect for an evening party or date. For a classic piece that can go with anything, we found a diamond link bracelet that comes in sterling silver or yellow gold. If you’re shopping for a woman who has everything, then these two pieces are perfect gift ideas.
6. Retro Game Console
Your gaming friends will probably have a blast with a retro game console. Right now at GameStop, you can get a Nintendo NES Classic Edition or the Super NES Classic Edition. If those consoles are a little too retro for your recipient, they might like a Nintendo GameCube console. Classic game series like Zelda, Metroid and Mario have all-time great games made just for the GameCube.
7. Travel Bag
Are you shopping for someone who likes to travel? A well-built, versatile travel bag is a great gift. Make it even more special by getting one that can be personalized with their name or initials. We found a vegan leather duffle bag from Bed Bath & Beyond that can be personalized with up to three initials. For something more versatile, we found a canvas weekender bag that comes in nine different colors and has a wide range of personalization options.
8. Board Games
No matter how much you have, hanging out with friends and family is fun for everyone. Give your friend some games they can play when they have company over. You can go with a new-age classic like Codenames or Exploding Kittens, or give them something new to try like an Unsolved Case Files game or a cooperative survival game like Forbidden Island.
9. Fire Pit
Spending the evening with friends or family sitting around a backyard fire pit, roasting marshmallows and laughing over old stories, is a joy for many people. If your friend is a homeowner, give them a fire pit. There are several options that will fit any budget. We found a 30-in firepit at Home Depot that’s currently under $55, and a larger, 34-inch fire pit that’s about $150.
If your friends enjoy DIY projects, they might like a fire pit kit. It comes with everything they need to build their own fire pit in their backyard.
10. Event Tickets
One of the best gifts for someone who has everything is an experience gift. Event tickets are a great option because you can choose an event based on your friend’s interests and hobbies. You can get tickets to a sports game, a concert, a theme park, an escape room or a stage play or a musical. The possibilities are almost endless.
This might be low on most gift lists right now since most of these events aren’t happening, but keep an eye out for openings. Your friend will surely enjoy an exciting night out as soon as possible!
What to Get Someone Who Has Everything
What if you’ve looked at tons of these gift idea lists and you still have no idea what to get? Well, here are a few tips to help you out.
1. Find accessories for things they already have or enjoy doing
For example, if they just bought a new smartwatch, give them a new band. For diehard gamers, find out what new game they want or give them a custom controller. If your friend loves traveling, consider a travel bag or travel gift card.
Look for things that will help them indulge in their hobbies.
2. Look for extreme or upgraded versions of what they have
Do they like cooking or baking? Give them a nice set of pans or bakeware. Are they into tech and gadgets? Upgrade their smartphone or smartwatch to the latest model.
Just because they already have something, doesn’t mean they won’t like a newer or better model or version of it.
3. Give an experience
We gave some ideas in our list. If you don’t know exactly what sport or musician they like, consider a gift card to get their adventure started.
4. Mix their hobbies and interests with popular products
Look for a t-shirt with a quote from their favorite TV show. Find a board game with a theme related to a hobby or interest. (Game of Thrones Monopoly, anyone?) Take a popular gift idea like wall art, a bag or a shirt and find one that relates to a movie, TV show or game that they love.
5. When all else fails, give a gift card
Gift cards are versatile, and they allow the person to buy whatever their heart desires.
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