Inside: Finding the perfect gifts for parents who have everything is challenging. Thankfully, you can just grab something from this easy list!
How do you show your love for your parents by giving them a gift when they already have everything? They might tell you not to buy them anything, but how can you skip the most important people in your life?
Well, you don’t have to! They’ll love these gift ideas, and they probably don’t already have 5 of them in their attic.
What do you buy for parents who have everything?
Let’s look at some suggestions that won’t add clutter but can be appreciated by most people.
I love this journal for a Grandparent. They can write down memories and stories that they can pass on to their grandchildren. In a way, it’s a selfish gift since it will be coming back to you eventually. But most people enjoy sharing stories, so many Grandparents will enjoy this gift.
If your giftee isn’t a grandparent, don’t despair. Nearly everyone loves to talk about themselves! Look for a similar journal that asks questions to help them dig inside themselves for stories and anecdotes from their life.
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Magazines are a great gift because it’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long. It also won’t add to clutter, because your giftee can toss it when they are finished reading. Just be sure to find a subscription to a magazine that matches their interests. You don’t want to try to force something new on someone when you are giving them a present.
Sometimes this one can feel like a bit of a cop-out, but if you are at a total loss as to what to get someone, most people do appreciate a gift card to their favorite store. Learn how to get gift cards.
If you know of an item that your loved one enjoyed as a child, chances are that you’ll be able to find that item on eBay. If you can find an affordable version of the perfect nostalgia item, it is sure to bring a smile to their face!
Grab tickets to an upcoming show, movie, concert, etc. Try to stick with things you know they like rather than forcing them to try something new.
Give the Gift of You
Do you have a special talent or ability? Maybe there’s a recipe you make that always gets rave reviews. Why not go ahead and make it now? Or give them a coupon for one dish some day in the near future. Other ideas:
- babysitting/pet sitting/house sitting
- a day out together
- something handmade
- fruit basket or other perishables
- consider your special talents!
Each of these ideas is a chance to bring a smile to the face of someone you appreciate.
This Christmas, make Grandma smile at the memories just as much as you do.
There are more non-clutter ideas in my Cheap Gift Ideas post, so check that out for more inspiration.
Share your best suggestion for what to buy the person who has everything!