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What to Give Someone Who Has Everything

Updated on June 10, 2019
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If you really want to give your Someone something that they’ll connect with, take the time to read “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. While this book is written specifically for couples, the concept is invaluable for everyone. Once you know what “Love Language” your Someone speaks, you can better express your appreciation of them by properly targeting your gift-giving.

Let’s explore the Five Love Languages and gift ideas that fall under each ...

Acts of Service

When the person you care about has all the material things they need, consider giving them immaterial things. The one thing we never have enough of is Time. How do you give your Someone time? Simple; take things off their To Do List to make room for them to do other things.

There are plenty of "little things" you can do for someone else to show you care. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Mow their lawn or shovel their driveway;
  • Wash their car;
  • Clean their windows;
  • Make a meal (or several to freeze);
  • Do dishes or laundry;
  • Give a gift certificate from a reputable cleaning service.

Help them free up some cash by covering one of their expenses.
Help them free up some cash by covering one of their expenses.

You can also pay for things on their expense list to free up extra cash for them to spend on something they’d like. You can:

  • Renew their vehicle licence and registration;
  • Pay a utility bill;
  • Pay for a prescription or medical bill;
  • Put gas in their vehicle;
  • Fill up their barbecue tank;
  • Cover a vet bill;
  • Make a payment on their credit card.

Quality time with loved ones is a gift that everyone can enjoy.
Quality time with loved ones is a gift that everyone can enjoy. | Source

Quality Time

For some folk, it means more than anything else just to have that face-time and frankly, your time is one of the easiest gifts to give. Schedule aside some one-on-one time for:

  • Dinner out;
  • Game Night;
  • Movie Night;
  • A relaxing bath;
  • A walk in the park;
  • A picnic lunch;
  • Karaoke;
  • A weekend get-away (even if it’s just to camp out in the back yard);
  • Visiting the local Farmer’s Market;
  • An outdoor activity such as sledding, hiking, bike riding, canoeing, etc.

Words of Affirmation

Words can crush a person’s soul or lift them up to bigger and better things. If this is a Love Language for your Someone, make the effort to use your words kindly by thanking them or recognizing them. You could:

  • Give a handcrafted card with your sentiments in it;
  • Write a poem about how they make your life better;
  • Compose a song about the fun you have with them;
  • Write a letter about what they do that is special to you;
  • Publish a notice of gratitude dedicated to them in the Letter to the Editor or Special Announcement section of your local newspaper.

Whatever you do, consider having it framed for them to hang on their wall. This way your words will continue to bolster them when they see it each day as a reminder of how important they are to you.


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What if their Love Language is Gift Giving? No, no. This does not put you back where you started. There are a plenty of unconventional gifts that you could consider:

  • Gather photos and memorabilia that have meaning to your Someone and put them in a special frame or scrapbook;
  • Take your Someone out for a fun day and snap tons of photos. Again, put them in a special frame of scrapbook;
  • Use a photo special to them or art you've done and have a unique gift created for them through or;
  • Depending on your skills, you could make them something; a rug-hook hanging, embroidered pillowcase, a potato bin, refinish an antique piece they’d like, etc.;
  • Membership to a cheese or fruit club, gym or pool, class or workshop (preferably with you), etc.

Gifts do not have to be expensive or even store bought. They just need to be from the heart.

Physical Touch

This one is reserved for a Special Someone. Gift Ideas for this Love Language can include:

  • Massage Night;
  • Taking a romantic bath together;
  • Games that require touching (ie. Twister);
  • Dinner in the Dark.

If your Someone isn’t a partner, review the Love Languages to find out what that person’s secondary language is and give that instead.

What do you give to your Someone Who Has Everything?

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