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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2019)

How do you come up with the right holiday gift ideas for the person who has everything? It can be a challenge.

Gift giving is a tricky business. Some people are easy to buy for because you know what they like and if you ask, they’ll tell you what they want. Thank you!

But what about those other folks who just shrug and say they don’t really need anything? They’re the most challenging to buy gifts for, not only for the fact that they don’t help you out with ideas, but they may indeed have everything one could possibly need or want. Then it becomes a real challenge.

No worries, my friend. Here are some unique gift ideas that have a wide range of interest levels and cost, so hopefully you’ll see the perfect gift for that tough-to-buy-for person on your holiday list.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything

Subscription Boxes That Give Back

Causebox Summer 2018 Review

Subscription boxes are a great gift idea! They offer products that you may not be able to go to the local store and purchase, and, there are a number of companies that give back through charity donations, fair trade production policies, and more.

Most of these services offer a one time only purchase, and the recipient can decide if they want to continue to receive these boxes periodically.

Here a just a few to consider:


  CAUSEBOX: This subscription service is close to my heart, as it is one that I receive quarterly. I love the fact that they support local artisans, use ethically sourced goods and donate a portion of the proceeds to charity. Note that this subscription is intended for women, as it includes beauty products as well as small accessories.

Everything I have received from CAUSEBOX has been quite unique and interesting. Definitely a thumbs-up from me!


   Love With Food: The perfect gift for someone who loves to snack on healthy, organic, all-natural or gluten free foods. A portion of the proceeds goes toward helping fight childhood hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

How much fun it would be for your gift recipient to find a box full of tasty, healthy snacks, knowing that there was more to the food than just good tasting morsels.

There is a option to buy a Love With Food gift box as a one time purchase, so no need to subscribe for the ongoing service, which is wonderful for gift giving!


  Love Goodly:   A beauty subscription service that supports vegan, eco-friendly and non toxic beauty, skin care, personal care, accessories and home decor brands is the basis for this company. If that hard to buy for person on your holiday gift list is a woman, this could be the perfect solution!

They also support a difference cause each month, which give even more value to the purchase. You can buy a gift card, a monthly subscription, a one-time purchase or several prepaid gift boxes. Lots of choices to fit any budget!

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Experience Days

yacht dinner cruise - experience day

Your gift recipient may not need more stuff, but they might be thrilled with the gift of a specific experience, perhaps something they’ve always wanted to do (you know, a bucket list item).

Experience days make a great gift, with the specific experiences varying greatly based on location. But make no mistake about it…you’ll be able to find something really, really cool for your hard to buy for person. Or, give them a certificate and let them choose their experience.

Here are some examples that I found. Some are from the UK based site, and others were offered on the US Experience Days site

Picture this: Flying lessons, indoor skydiving, Nascar ride, yacht dinner cruise, trapeze class, Chef for a day, beekeeping, helicopter tour, luxury chocolate tasting for 2, table tennis masterclass, walk with alpacas, swing dance class for 2, hula hoop class.

If you’re really stumped trying to come up with a holiday gift idea for the person who has everything, I’d give a one-of-a-kind Experience Day a good, hard look!

Holiday Gift Ideas for the person who has everything, is hard to buy for, or is picky, picky, picky

Uncommon Gifts from Uncommon Goods

uncommon goods holiday gift ideas

Perhaps your challenging gift recipient would enjoy an ‘uncommon gift’? I have just the source for you! It is a site called UncommonGoods, and the name is truly fitting of the unique and one-of-a-kind gifts you’ll find there.

The mission of Uncommon Goods is best expressed using their own words:

We offer remarkable designs by independent makers, and our goal is to do it with a positive impact on both people and our planet.

Some of the items are crafted individually by artisans, some are manufactured. But no matter how created, you will quickly see that a unique gift can be found here.

From the image above, clockwise from left:

wine soaps  |  recycled glass tree bulbs  |  city map glasses  |  baseball stadium blueprints

For the Person who wants to be Immortalized

personalized bobblehead

Okay, one more brilliant idea for the gift recipient who would love to see themselves immortalized in a…..bobblehead. Yes, you read that correctly. Personalized Bobbleheads.

These creations are actually pretty cool, and they are the real thing, not just a low quality massed produced product. These are works of art, really, created by sculptors. Each bobblehead doll is 100% custom hand made, which will tell you something about the care and quality of this particular company.

The process starts with a photograph of the intended recipient, with a HUGE variety of options ranging from sports, to music, to occupations, to special venues, to complete custom creations.

Curious? Click on the link above, or on the image to see all the ‘bobbley’ details!

I hope that these holiday gift ideas for the person who has everything have given you some inspiration for this holiday season. Now, go forth and shop!

Candi Randolph Midlife Blogger

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  • Kasia Olszewski

    These are great ideas – not just for someone who has everything but also for people that are hard to shop for!

    • Candi Randolph

      That’s true, thanks for stopping by, Kasia 🙂

  • Sarah

    This is so timely, as I was just thinking about putting my holiday shopping lists together. I have so many people on my list that are hard to shop for, and these are some fantastic ideas!

    • Candi Randolph

      Great Sarah, I hope these ideas come in handy!

  • Nina

    Lovely list! I love uncommon goods and that’s often my go to place to try and find gifts for people I don’t know what to buy them, but want to give them something nice.

    • Candi Randolph

      Thanks Nina, I think Uncommon Goods is a wonderful gift resource!

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