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Finding the perfect gifts for parents who have everything is challenging. Thankfully, you can just grab something from this easy list!

It’s time to go shopping, and you know you have to find something special. 

The trouble is figuring out what to get as gifts for parents who have everything!

Sure, they might tell you not to buy them anything, but it doesn’t seem right.  I mean, how can you show up empty handed for the people who gave you life?  

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. 

They’ll love these gift ideas!  (And they probably don’t already have 5 of them in their attic.)

What Do You Buy As Gifts for Parents Who Have Everything?

Let’s look at some suggestions that won’t add clutter, but can be appreciated by most people.

Need gift ideas for people with everything? These tips will help you show your love and appreciation without adding clutter for the person who already has everything. Gifts for grandma and plenty more!

A Service

There are so many great subscriptions out there these days!

An avid reader might love a Kindle Unlimited subscription.  (Tons of free books you can read anytime!)

Or, if they prefer to listen to their books, grab a gift subscription to Audible.

Sirius XM radio is a great choice for just about anybody. With so many music and talk radio options, it’s a great choice for the person who already has everything.

Grab a Sirius Radio Home Kit so they can listen to it even when they aren’t on the go.  Check the Walmart price here.

Check the Amazon price here.

Why not a membership to Sam’s Club?  Or Costco?

A Personal Journal

This journal for a Grandparent is perfect for that proud grandma or grandpa! 

Let your parents 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 personal stories.  You’ll make them feel special, and let them know that you want to hear about their life.

If your giftee isn’t a grandparent, no worries!  This journal is called Mom, Share Your Life With Me. 

She’ll probably get teary eyed, but that’s the sign of a good gift.  😉

Of course there’s one for Dad, too!


Magazine Subscriptions

Magazines are a fun gift because it’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long.



It also won’t add to clutter, because your loved one can toss it when they are finished reading.

Don’t try to force them into a new hobby.  Be sure to find a magazine that matches their interests.

Amazon sells most magazine subscriptions, so you’ll find a wide variety here.

Not sure which magazine to get?  Reader’s Digest is full of fun and interesting stories, so it’s always a hit!


There’s something about having a living plant indoors.  Especially during a long winter or when you’re stuck inside (for whatever reason!).

These watering globes will make caring for those plants easier for your giftee.

Even if they don’t have the greenest thumb out there, there are plenty of hardy plants that are tough to kill.  Spider plant, wandering jew, or a hen and chicks plants are all great choices!

Gift Cards

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.

There are many ways to get gift cards for cheaper than face value…or even for free!

(Don’t worry, they’ll never know how much you spent!)


Is there something they loved as a child? 

Or maybe there’s something they always wanted, but never had the chance to own.

If you can figure out just the right gift that will bring back a jolt of nostalgia for your parents, chances are pretty good that you’ll be able to find that item on eBay. 

If you can find an affordable version of the perfect nostalgia item, it’s sure to bring a smile to their face!

Need a little more help?  Here’s a fun article that tells you the most wanted toys from every decade.


Grab tickets to an upcoming show, movie, concert, etc.  Remember, try to stick with things you know they like rather than forcing them to try something new.

Offering to take them to the show will also give them the gift of your time! 

That’s an extra blessing to most parents.

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
  • music
  • consider your special talents!
  • get more ideas from this list of cool birthday presents

What to Buy the Person Who Has Everything (1)

Finding just the right gift for the parent who has everything is worth the investment.

Your parents are special people, and with these ideas, you can make them feel a little of the love they’ve given you!

Need more gift suggestions?  Try these small, cheap gift ideas!

Share your best suggestion for what to buy the person who has everything!