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Gifts For Women Who Have Everything

Updated on February 18, 2013
The woman who has everything will enjoy thoughtful gifts.
The woman who has everything will enjoy thoughtful gifts. | Source

We’ve all had those times where a birthday, anniversary, or holiday comes up and our mind draws a blank on gift ideas. When the person you want to buy a gift for already seems to have everything, things get even more difficult. Make that person a woman with a unique sense of style, big hopes, and good taste, and choosing a gift can become downright frightening. But with a little thought and creativity, you can surprise even the hardest to buy for woman with something she will love.

The secret to an awesome gift for a girl who seems to have everything is to choose either something out of the norm indulgent or something thought filled. No woman will hate a gift that makes her feel spoiled, or a gift that makes her feel appreciated and loved. The more your gift shows that you put forth thought and effort, the more a woman will be touched.

Here are some ideas of gifts for women who have everything:

Personalize A Gift With A Meaningful Message

Any gift that has been personalized in some way or engraved with a significant message shows that you took the time to give her something special. This could be anything from a mother's ring, symbolic of all of her children, to a private joke etched into a wine glass. A heart felt message will melt her heart, so give it a little thought and don't be afraid to show your softer side. A silver compact mirror engraved with, "Thank you for giving me your eyes - Love, your daughter," or a watch engraved with, "I will love you beyond the end of time," are examples to get your mind churning.

For an inexpensive sentimental gift, personalize a porcelain mug by writing a sweet message on it with a Sharpie ("Good morning, beautiful" is cute if you can't think of what to write). Bake the mug for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, and voila! The woman in your life will be reminded of how much she is loved each time she takes a sip. (Note: This mug should be able to last with hand washing, but it is not dishwasher safe.)

Spoil Her With Gourmet Treats

Even the woman who has everything will be able to appreciate gourmet treats. Base the treats you pick off of what you already know about your woman to ensure success. If she is a chocoholic (shocking, I know, but a few women aren't), consider chocolates from around the world or with gourmet fillings. If she is a wine lover, research the best wines and surprise her with something new to try (even better, match the wine to a date of importance like the year you were married or the year she became a mother). If the woman in your life is more of a natural foods lover, try ordering unusual or exotic fruit online. Monthly clubs for gourmet items will send something new each month if you want to keep spoiling your woman over and over again.

Tickets to a show make great gifts for women who have everything.
Tickets to a show make great gifts for women who have everything. | Source

Buy Her Tickets To A Show

Most women love to get dressed up and go out to a show. And it's not something they get to do often. Ballets, operas, and musicals are shows many women would love to see. If you are a woman's significant other and watching one of these shows is your greatest dread, you can do one of two things. You can suck it up and choose to go anyway, knowing it is a small sacrifice for her enjoyment (if this is your choice, you must choose to have a good time and not to be miserable or you will wreck the event for her). Or you can send her with off with one of her friends so that they can enjoy it together without you.

Other ticket ideas that women may love include Cirque du Soleil, music concerts, circus performances, Asian acrobatic shows, live plays, and sporting events. Just make sure that whatever tickets you choose are something for her, not secretly something meant for yourself.

Surprise Her With Good Taste In Jewelry

It's hard for a woman to have too much jewelry. Trends are always changing, and it's always nice to have something new. If the woman in your life already has all the basics - stud earrings, a pearl necklace, a right hand ring - she'll still enjoy being lavished with less expected statement pieces. Guessing what jewelry a woman will love may be tough because each woman has a unique sense of style. But there are a few tricks you can use to ensure you pick something she will adore.

First, any time you are out and your woman points out something she likes, make a mental note (trust me, no woman will be upset by you asking her opinion on jewelry while you're out, either). Second, ask her close girlfriends who understand her taste to weigh in on the options. Third, make use of the wonders of modern technology. Almost all women now have a Pinterest account online where they "pin" things they find useful or pretty. Check out your girl's page (usually visible to the public) and scope out what type of jewelry she has been liking.

Do Something Special For Her

Sometimes non-tangible gifts are the most valuable. Surprise a woman with a thoughtful act to make her day. Cook her a fancy dinner at home (this will be especially meaningful if she is normally the one who does the cooking), complete with candles, dessert, and champagne. Offer to watch her children so she can simply get out and do anything by herself for a day. Make her breakfast in bed or let her sleep in while you do the weekend cleaning. If something has been in need of repair, or a project left half completed, take the time to do the job and give her one less reason to worry.

Doing something special can be as simple as preparing a sweet little picnic for two or as big as sending a woman away for a week of relaxation. For the woman who has everything, it is truly the thought that counts.

Go the extra mile by taking the time to creatively wrap your gift.
Go the extra mile by taking the time to creatively wrap your gift. | Source

For Bonus Points: Get Fancy With Your Presentation

To go the extra mile, take the time to get fancy with the way you present your gift. If you bought an item that needs wrapping, get creative with how you wrap. Using a sharpie to write a poem or message across plain paper is a simple way to make wrapping paper sweetly personal. Tie it up with some string or twine for the finishing touch. If you are not the type to normally take time with wrapping, the woman in your life will be touched and impressed by your effort.

The way that you hand the gift to her can also be fun. Sneak the gift onto her pillow before she heads to bed or bring it out on a plate when she thinks you've gone to get dessert. You may feel silly, but the extra thought will make your gift that much more memorable.


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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      DIYmommy - That is awesome! So thoughtful of your husband. It's nice to feel spoiled every once in a while. Sounds like you have a keeper :)

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Louise Lately - Glad you were able to pull an idea from the list! Thanks for reading!

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      Julie 4 years ago

      While my husband was in Kuwait, not only did he arrange for myself and my sisters to see a show, at our local state theater, but he managed to also get us VIP seating. Typically reserved for celebrity visitors, he got us specialty seats in the small side balconys overhanging near the theater stage. I won't say that I "have everything", but this was definitely a nice treat. The theater looked marvelous--definitely a memory I'll never forget. Thanks for the great hub here, Faith!

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      Louise Lately 4 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Faith! When I saw this I thought about my grandmother. She's lived to an old age and there isn't much that she doesn't have! I really like the idea of engraving a mirror as a gift - I'll try to remember that one:)

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Thanks, Peachpurple and Careermommy! Glad you enjoyed it. This hub was a fun one to write.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very nice Faith. I love making personalized gifts. Great read.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great idea! I believe giving a personalized gift should be special especially with her name engraved on top. Voted up

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      I agree, dulcevidas. Birthstone jewelry can make a great meaningful gift. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      dulcevidas 4 years ago from London, UK

      A personalized gift will impress any woman as you pointed out. You can't go wrong with a birthstone encrusted jewelry. Gift-wrapped with a brief history of the stone, its qualities and how she displays those sterling qualities. Simple but always impressive