What do you get a person who has every thing?

Australia
December 18, 2007 9:32pm CST
I can never think of a gift to give someone who has every thing. Besides the usual gift certificates, bottles of wine, chocolate and other things that every one likes, what is a good gift to give? I've tried searching the net for 'gift ideas' but all I get are online shopping sites. Anyone got some good ideas?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I would buy hand crafted tea selection. Hand crafted by skilled tea craftsman, when brewed, the tea will open up and display a blooming flower.
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• Australia
19 Dec 07
that sounds fantastic pola. Do you know where to purchase these from?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
19 Dec 07
http://www.splendidlife.com/p2p/searchResults.do?method=view&search=basic&keyword=teaposy&sortby=bestSellers&page=1&aarfppcid&s_kwcid=blooming%20tea|869760486 http://www.tealaden.com/flowering_teas/tea_drops.htm you can search under Blooming Teas...
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@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
19 Dec 07
How about giving a gift that is cheap and useful? Make coupons to give them for a free home cooked meal of their favorite meal, free house cleaning, laundry, car wash and detail, yard work, free babysitting for one night (if they have kids). A day of running errands. These gifts cost you nothing, they may be useful to them if they are busy. I doubt they need any more trinkets cluttering their house so be creative and think about how to make their life easier at least for one day.
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@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
19 Dec 07
How about a certificate to spa for a massage other treatment.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
Why don't you give them something that you yourself made... like if you are good in painting or drawing... our if you know how to cross stitch or make quilts... why not make one for them... your own artwork is priceless in itself and i think they will appreciate it more than something bought from the store or the internet...
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Try donating to a favorite charity or issue. Many will send a gift card so they know about it. I think this is a cool idea!
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
hoestly i don't believe in a person having everything because there will be something that person doesn't have that another has... especially the essential intangible things.... perhaps you can bring your friend to some workshops for special children .....
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
19 Dec 07
If they truly have everything, than any kind of donation in their name will be a wonderful gift.
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
The best thing you could give would be something made by you. Like a photo of her/him in a scrapbook. Something that is personalized, i am sure that he would appreciate it. :)
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
20 Dec 07
Well this is a tough one. You don't mention how old the person is. So if it is an older person you could 1. Buy them nice note cards or stationary 2. Make up a certificate for a dinner in a restaurant with you. 3. Give them a note inviting them to a movie or a show 4. Invite them for a day excursion someplace interesting 5. Give them an invite to afternoon tea in a fancy place 6. Find out what foods they can eat. Bake some homemade cookies or a loaf cake. Or make some candied almonds or other nuts and put them in a pretty jar. Older people likely have all the candy dishes, vases and bowls they need and most don't want more stuff. If it is a younger person find out their interests. 1. Do they collect stamps? there are some neat gifts in stamp collector shops. 2. Do they watch movies at home. A recent DVD or tape would be nice. 3. Do they hike or walk or do yoga. Yoga bags and mats wear out and are always welcome. Good hiking socks are great for hikers. (Some are incredibly expensive) 4. Do they read? A new best seller or a book that touches their interest. For a couple or person with kids: 1. Take the kids out for an afternoon 2. Give them a coupon for babysitting one evening. I am always in a bind with my son and his wife. They don't have everything but they like a minimalist life style so they never want anything. Last year I made a donation for them to an organization that gives live stock to poor African families. My donation bought a goat for one poor family. It was a big success. Merry Christmas to you.
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Dec 07
i had this same situation just a few weeks ago. we do secret santa here at work and i got one of the partners. now i am thinking what do i get a woman who signs my paychecks!! so i said when you don't know what to get someone that has everthing, give them something that is meaning for to you. I gave her a book that i wanted for myself, and i must say she was so happy. it just so happened that she was going to get the same book for herself for her book group. so it worked out just nicely
@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
For me, the best gift to someone who has everything is something that comes from heart, a something you made by yourself, i know he/she will appreciate it. Give Love it is also the best gift you can ever give that money cannot buy.
@laura4qt (28)
19 Dec 07
My boyfriend once got me a Llama trekking date! Was just so different, never the sort of thing you'd do off your own back. There are also falconry days, zorbing and other fun activities. Shows some imagination and is great fun
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I would go for a personalized gift Like if you are in the USA there is that site called personalization mall where you can write a few words or put a picture. If they have children maybe you can use their kids pics they will love it ... or grandchildren if they are older ... any one who is close to their heart but mabe they dont' see that often too... The great thing about personalisation is that your gift is really unique I heard of snapfish too, you can use it worldwide I think and if you are new they even give you some free picture development and they do personalized items with any digital picture Good luck .. and Merry Christmas
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 07
my testing ‘problem loading page’ file no.: tr_1357988.mal.2250.wed.191207 Hi coffeeshot. If it happened to me in that kind of situation, previously, I went to one handcraft or art and craft operator place and not looking for stuff at the outlet. By doing this way, our recipient will get something which they cannot get it elsewhere. And will admire our gift. These operators have much more ideas of gifts and as a way of their practice, they have their proposals to let us choose. First and foremost, our recipient will have one gift from us as 'The Only One'. So, the gift is not the value, but the presentation that inculcates their mind about our gift, forever. Maybe our recipient take it as a 'historical gift'. Happy Postings and Earnings, coffeshot. HAPPY DAPPY. Merry Christmas.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
19 Dec 07
i give this person a card, with a note that i donated her gift to charity in her name.. she loves it.