It happens to everyone at some point or other – being faced with having to purchase gifts for the person who has everything or who is notoriously difficult to buy for. At Christmas particularly it can be difficult to devote the time to thinking of the perfect gift for the person who seemingly has everything, which is why sometimes it’s easier to play it simple. Here are a couple of fantastic ideas for small gifts to put into a stocking for those hard to buy people this year. Stay stress free this holiday season and stick with the simple suggestions!
It goes without saying that lottery tickets and scratch cards are popular items to add into a stocking as a stuffer. Many shops have special Christmas packets as well which make fantastic gifts with the potential to win even more frequently than normal, making it a great option for the person who has everything or as a general stocking stuffer for everyone. You can buy lottery tickets both online through subscription and in your local gas station, with online subscriptions becoming more and more popular. Consider giving someone a subscription for Christmas with several months already loaded to their account so they never have to think twice about whether they’re in next week’s draw.
Gift cards are a hugely popular option for everyone at Christmas with options to buy gift cards for everything from various shops, outings, online retailers and more. This is a great idea for the person who has everything, especially when you opt for things like prepaid Visa or Mastercard where they can use it anywhere, including online. Do they like a specific restaurant, shop or activity? There’s a gift card for that, most probably.
If you have a friend or family member that is impossible to buy for, why not consider getting them a day out somewhere. As mentioned before, gift cards can be a great way to do this, but if you know they’re planning to go on a vacation or a trip in the next several months (or even a year from now!) you can opt to purchase an activity, event or day out on their trip that they would enjoy. Extra activities on cruises are a great example of something you can buy for the person who has everything if they’re going on a cruise soon. Use your imagination – even a couple nights at a luxury resort in their destination can be a great gift!
Does your loved one enjoy getting out to the cinema or theatre? Purchasing tickets to a specific show they’ve been wanting to see can be a great option for the person who is hard to buy for or who has everything. Some theatres even do yearly passes for a price that give you tickets to every show they have on, the ultimate experience for theatre lovers.
So if you’re dreading Christmas because you don’t have time to think up the perfect gift for those people who are impossible to buy for, don’t fret. With these great ideas you will be the talk of the family with your great gift ideas. You might even get people coming to you for advice for next year!