Everybody knows a “don’t get me anything!” woman. She acts like she doesn’t want anything, especially when it comes to gifts. Of course, her birthday is coming up, and you aren’t going to show up to the party empty-handed even though she specifically told you to. She will fight it, but odds are she’ll appreciate the gesture. Or it’s time for the holidays, and she says she doesn’t want any gifts.
The problem here is that you don’t know where to start. Claiming they don’t want anything, they leave you at square one with no ideas. The gift doesn’t need to be totally specific, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. A lot of the time, the gift can be something they had no idea they wanted or needed! Even if they said they didn’t want anything, it’s the thought that counts, and she will surely appreciate the gesture. We’ve compiled a list of ideas to get you started on your gift for the one who wants nothing.
Come on, don’t knock it. Everyone loves a quality pair of socks. Has there ever been a time you received a nice pair of socks and said, “No, thank you?” You haven’t, we know it for a fact. We aren’t talking about a six-pack of white ankle socks; we are talking LUXURY socks. Maybe a slipper sock, something with a unique pattern, fuzzy socks, you name it. Everybody needs socks, and it’s definitely a useful gift.
If you don’t want to spend too much or are on a time crunch, try finding them local. These days, they make socks in pretty much every color and pattern imaginable, so you’re sure to find something she’ll like.
It may be cliché, but never underestimate the power of a bath set. This is one thing people never buy for themselves, and it’s much appreciated as a gift even when they didn’t ask for it. It might be helpful to figure out if she is a bath person or not, first. You can head over to your favorite retailer for pre-made gift baskets or make your own depending on what kinds of things they like.
Bath bombs are a classic, but shower gels and face masks are wonderful too. It’s a good idea to keep things basic unless you know them really well, so they will actually use the products. If you are on a budget, picking up a few face masks at a local shop should do. This is a very easy way to put a gift together and give someone something to treat themselves.
The best part about these is they come with free trials, and you can get just about anything. For instance, if she’s got a dog, you can sign her up for a pet-themed box. This isn’t TECHNICALLY a gift for her, per se. Congrats, you’ve found a loophole for her not wanting gifts! The website lets you choose how many boxes you would like to send, so you can do one month or more depending on how much you want to spend. This box will come and give her and her furry friend surprise goodies, so you don’t even have to shop.
There are many other boxes out there for makeup, plants, food, and other things. Based on her interests, you will be sure to find something in this category that the woman who didn’t want a gift will surely use!
As we mentioned earlier, there are plant subscription boxes, but if your gal is not particularly into plants, a beautiful rose arrangement may suit her taste.
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Maybe she just moved into a new house, and you’re on the hunt for a housewarming gift. These low-maintenance roses are perfect for someone who doesn’t have the time or interest in doing a lot of work to keep their gift alive.
Our unique process ensures that our roses are preserved at peak beauty, and water is not needed to keep them that way. In fact, if you want your roses to continue looking their best, it is important that you do not water them, and make sure you keep them contained in the hatbox you received them in.
There is never a bad time to send someone a luxurious arrangement personalized specifically for them.
Blankets And Throws
This one is a no-brainer. Who can resist a nice blanket? There are so many types of blankets and throws out there to choose from. You can never go wrong with a fuzzy blanket as a gift. A lot of people won’t go out of their way to get new blankets, so getting someone a blanket is a welcomed surprise. There’s no better feeling than being wrapped up in a new blanket, and even though she didn’t want it, she’s going to love it.
Paying for workout classes is another luxury many women skimp out on. What better way to show someone you care than purchasing them some classes at the bougie yoga studio in town? Most places have ways to purchase a certain amount of time online as a gift. You can purchase gift cards or class packages. There are a lot of different options out there for this, so make sure you find one in her town or nearby. If they aren’t comfortable with in-person classes, another way to purchase would be for a collection of online videos or web video classes.
There are even certain pass options that include numerous gyms, so she can try out a variety of things if Yoga is not their jam. There are numerous buying options, so check them out today to see what works for you.
If she REALLY does not want anything, you could donate to a charity in her name. There are countless organizations to do this with, and you can personalize it to a cause that she really cares about. If she really does not want anything, this is a way for the money you would have spent on a gift to go to a
A Nice Journal
All right, maybe she isn’t a writer, but a pretty journal is still an excellent gift. Perhaps it will get used as a notepad or displayed on a desk. Maybe you will get the creative juices flowing, and she will write all of her wonderful thoughts down in it.
Getting someone a journal shows you care about their thoughts and the need for a physical piece of paper once in a while. In this digital age, the handwritten word can get lost, and journals are a perfect way to preserve that.
So, there you have a list of some things to try out for your woman who doesn’t want anything. When someone doesn’t want a gift, it makes it all the much harder to not get them one. We want our friends to know we care about them, and a thoughtful gift, no matter the price, can do just that.
Whether it’s a pair of socks or a yoga class, these gifts won’t end up gathering dust on a shelf. Finding a practical gift for someone who doesn’t want anything is no easy task, but hopefully, this list will get you going in the right direction.