We all know that person: the person who is impossible to buy for. They seemingly already have everything they want or need.
If you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas this holiday season, try something unique like a cooking class, a beautiful flower box, or even a subscription to MasterClass. Check out more ideas below.
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1. Personalized or Customized Pieces
These days you can pretty much personalize *anything*. Think shirts, stationery, monogrammed necklaces, candles, bags, duffles, pet accessories, etc. And it’s actually much cheaper than you’d expect. Some brands charge minimal fees to add initials to already-existing products. Or, you can create something from scratch on places like Zazzle, where you can design everything from tees to mugs to ornaments and beyond.
2. Experiential Gifts
Turns out gifting an experience may be a better idea than giving an item, according to this study by The Journal of Positive Psychology. The study found that people who received experiences as gifts enjoyed “greater well-being” and considered them to be a better use of money.
Some ideas include:
• Sky-diving lessons
• Wine tour
• Boat tour
• Food tour
• Kayaking lesson/tour
• A day with a personal shopper
• A cooking class
3. Spa Services
Spa services technically fall into the “experiences” category but there are so many different items under the spa umbrella, we decided to include a special spotlight. Spa services can include anything from facials to massages to body scrubs. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can plan an entire spa day that can give the receipt a true day of relaxation.
While spa services may stereotypically appeal to women, people of all genders would definitely appreciate a good massage (especially given how stressed everyone is these days!).
4. A Subscription or Membership
There are so many options when it comes to subscription services these days that you can literally find something for everyone. Below are just a few ideas:
• Gym membership
• Cooking box subscription
• Makeup or fashion box subscription
• A monthly subscription to an app like Headspace or Spotify
• A ClassPass to kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, or other fun activities
• A subscription to MasterClass
• A subscription to the New York Times, Washington Post, or any other news/entertainment source the recipient loves
5. Frame Something Personal
If you’re buying a gift for someone special, try getting a meaningful picture framed for them. This could be anything from a picture of the two of you at a special event to a beautiful photo they took on their last vacation.
If you’re blowing up a photo for a large piece of wall art, make sure you go to a professional so the picture will be fitted and matted perfectly.