What do you get for the person who has everything?

@CRK109 (14433)
United States
November 23, 2016 11:53am CST
This is a serious question and I'm looking for some ideas. I'm quite lost. My niece and I see each other only once a year. I've invited her here many times since I moved here in April, but she's always too busy. So shopping for a Christmas gift for her is difficult, to say the least. I don't know what she likes anymore! She's a doctor, making very good money. She can buy all the things she wants, and she does. She has her own home, three cats, a new car and while she's in her 50s, she's still very much a kid at heart. She has an extensive collection of anything and everything with the Peanuts characters. She also has a vast collection of Pez dispensers. I've been looking to add to her Peanuts collection, but I haven't found anything worthy yet. If she was on your Christmas list, what kinds of things would you be thinking of to buy? I'm trying to think "outside the box" (so to speak), but it's so hard for me. With Cyber Monday coming quickly, I thought I could come up with some ideas and then go shopping on Monday to see what I can find. Any ideas? Thanks! -Claudia- image from pixabay
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@UncleJoe (10645)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Nov 16
I asked my Dad what I should get for a girl who has everything. He said, "Penicillin!"
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• United States
23 Nov 16
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
23 Nov 16
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
roflmao!!!!!!! Now that's the best answer of all! hahahaha
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@MALUSE (42734)
• Uzbekistan
23 Nov 16
Give her a goat or a pig! There are reliable organisations which 'sell' animals online. You donate money and get a document stating that you've bought a goat, for example. The goat is given to a needy family in a developing country and you can give the document to someone as a gift. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the name of the charity which does that. If you can't find something on the net, get back to me. I have an online friend who knows reliable organisations working in third world countries. Have a look at kiva. You may find something there. Not animals but ways to support people.
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@sabtraversa (13333)
• Italy
23 Nov 16
You mentioned my two favorite farm animals, you grabbed my attention! Good to know about this kind of sponsorship, I heard of Kiva before, I'd love to "invest" there someday. But adopting a goat or a pig is like... fantastic!
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I really love this idea. I know that if someone did this in my name, it would make me so happy! I am going to look around and see what I can find. At least it's a gift that has great meaning, and that speaks volumes to me. Thank you so much!
@MALUSE (42734)
• Uzbekistan
27 Nov 16
@CRK109 You're welcome. Spread the news! More people may have the problem what to give to people who have everything.
@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
23 Nov 16
I think a unique pair of earrings, a charming bracelet, or a lovely necklace since when worn, thoughts of you will be with her every time she wears the piece of jewelry.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I love this idea. The only jewelry I ever see her wear these days are things that used to be her mother's (my sister). But I'm sure she wouldn't mind one more pretty piece! I need to look around and see what I can find. Thanks!
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
27 Nov 16
@sabtraversa (13333)
• Italy
23 Nov 16
Outside the box? What about the box itself? So she can put everything inside. If you could find a nice wooden box or a Peanuts themed box. Then of course you can add more inside, the box itself can be a quite unique gift though.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I actually LOVE this idea, Sabrina! I need to go out and find a Peanuts themed box! And of course I can fill it with lots of other things! Thank you!!!!
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Nov 16
A pretty coffee mug with something on it that she would love.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I was thinking along that line.
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Nov 16
@GardenGerty You could fill it with some yummy that the person loves.
@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Yes, I am thinking of taking a photo of her new kitten and putting that on a mug for her. I think she might like that! Thanks, Judy!
• United States
23 Nov 16
I would suggest something along the personal line that she can have as a keepsake as the years go on. I know there are places online (maybe Etsy) that have unique pieces of jewelry that say the love between an aunt and a niece is forever. I think I've also seen coffee mugs with this saying too
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I've been wandering around Etsy for days. I picked up a gorgeous piece of jewelry for a friend but, so far, haven't seen anything that I think my niece would like. I'm sure I'm thinking too hard about this, but I don't like giving gifts just to give something. I can usually find something for her pretty quickly but this year has been so hard.
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Nov 16
@CRK109 How about a gift card with a special treat that the person would love.
@much2say (39987)
• United States
23 Nov 16
Oh my gosh - I have the very same problem regarding my sister in law. She is in her 50s too, successful in her carrier, has no kids, has cats and an English bulldog, has a nice townhome which she shares with another gal, loves to go out and travel, has the best clothes and jewelry - etc. She has similar type friends - so I'm sure she is not lacking of "things" from others. I have tried to think outside the box by looking at her health food and relaxation interests (like yoga or happy reads) but I can only stretch that so far each and every year. Anyway! Someone suggested to me to give a year's worth of "fruit of the month" or "monthly crate of local farmers organics" . . . not sure of the correct terms, but there are clubs and organizations that do that. Not sure how much that is though. But it is something different and useful - not just another thing to add to the things they may already have.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I've seen some of those and while they are a bit out of my price range right now, I might be able to find something for maybe 3 or 4 months rather than the whole year! Great idea! I'm going to look around and see what I can find. Thanks so much!!!
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
28 Nov 16
@CRK109 Ohh, I'll have too see if they have quarterly ones too - yah, I saw that the monthly ones are rather expensive! Perhaps we can find something local to the ones we gift them too.
• United States
23 Nov 16
I think I would give her something a little more personal, like a big jar of argon oil or something else in that line. Skim thru Amazon or QVC - sometimes when I"m stuck I'll get an idea. A lot depends on how much you want to spend. Jewelry is nice but not cheap. My niece just got a puppy and she posted a photo of her and the pup (head shots) on Facebook, so I took the photo and used Walmart photo center and had an ornament made for her. I will give her money also but I thought it was a cute idea and not expensive.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Wonderful idea of making an ornament from her photo! My niece did send me some photos of her new kitten and I could make something from that for her! I'm sure she'd love that! I do shop through Amazon and QVC quite a bit, so I have been looking, but at least now I have a better direction in mind! Thanks for some great ideas!
• United States
28 Nov 16
@CRK109 Use Walmart photo center - the ornaments are reasonably priced. I used them for my Christmas photo cards and they only cost .28 each.
@Julie555 (2549)
24 Nov 16
Browse Etsy. It has a lot of unique handmade items to choose from.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
I bought some gifts from etsy for other people and just haven't found anything for my niece there. But I'm getting some good ideas so I think I'll be buying something very soon!
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@kumbarn14 (711)
• Pakistan
23 Nov 16
Unique Golden Vase with beautiful red roses - this is definitely will be the best gift she will get.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
that sounds so beautiful! I love this idea, thank you!
@skysnap (17963)
23 Nov 16
sometimes you just have to get what the person remembers the most.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
That's what I'm thinking, too, but I have no idea what she remembers anymore.
@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov 16
I quite like Malu's suggestion of a goat or something from a charity. There are some nice cute cat books around too since she likes cats. You have some good suggestions in the comments so I hope you come up with something you're happy with. Don't forget to let us all know what you choose. :)
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
There are some great suggestions here, so now I just have to do some shopping around the internet and see what I can find!
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 16
@CRK109 People here have some great ideas don't they? There is always some really good suggestions.
@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Sometimes you can find a personal "junktique" item. Hubby is polishing a copper kindling carrier to send his sister who has a fireplace. It will be beautiful.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
28 Nov 16
Wow, that sounds wonderful!
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
24 Nov 16
I read this last night and had a 'thunk' on it and I still haven't come up with a decent idea. Well, maybe something that includes the moggies, that'ed work on me!
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
hahaha It's a dilemma, that's for sure. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday and I'll check the sales and see if anything calls out to me!
@amadeo (70857)
• United States
23 Nov 16
A nice gift card to their favorite resturant.This is easy and very practical.We do this many times.they loved it
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
27 Nov 16
That sounds wonderful! Thanks!
@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 16
If you can't buy her a material thing maybe an experience would be a good idea. Like a pottery class or half hour in a racing car, something along those lines.