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10 Unique Gifts for the Woman Who Has it All

Posted by Ava Kuhn on

Before you hit "add to cart" on that candle, browse lots of ideas for what to get the person who already has everything! Sometimes, the people closest to you are the most difficult to shop for. You know what they already own, so finding a useful, memorable gift they're sure to love can seem like a lot to handle. 

The good news? We’ve been in your shoes, so we've rounded up a list of gifts guaranteed to please the hard-to-shop-for friend! Here are 10 fun idea starters to make your holiday shopping a breeze.  

We have answers for what to get the person who has everything, or wants nothing, or seems impossible to shop for in general! There are so many creative, thoughtful solutions. Be sure to visit our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for even more inspiration!

1. Coffee Table Books

A glossy coffee table book not only looks stylish and sophisticated as the focal point of a seating area, but it’s also a great conversation starter. Chances are your hard-to-shop-for recipient has plenty of passions and interests you can use as a jumping-off point to choose the subject of the book. Whether it’s modern art, architecture or a fascinating travel destination, there’s a coffee table book out there to appeal to every interest.

2. Cozy Slippers

A thoughtful gift for just about anyone on your list? Cozy slippers! They’re a big hit for any age, and the holidays are the perfect time to give them when the floors are chilly and staying cozy and comfortable is top of mind. We like giving slippers with other feel-good cold-weather gifts, like bundling them in a gift basket with a canister of gourmet hot chocolate and a bestselling page-turner for the ultimate cozy-time experience.

3. Spa Treatments

A day at the spa is a universally appreciated activity that a lot of women don’t set aside time for. But, when given in the form of a generous gift certificate, who’s going to pass up a day of dedicated pampering and self-care? From a deep tissue massage to a customized facial or a deluxe mani-pedi, it’s the perfect gift. A spa gift card lets her pick her favorite spa treatments and book her services when the time is convenient for her.

4. Personal Chef Experiences

Hiring a private chef to whip up a gourmet meal for your loved one in the comfort of their own home can be a truly unique and memorable culinary experience. Most personal chefs allow you to choose your menu. Not only is it truly a unique dining experience, but it also lets your loved one and their dining partners take the evening off! No grocery shopping, menu planning or messy kitchen cleanup on the agenda. Sign us up! This gift is always a fun surprise.

5. Custom Fragrances

The gift of having a signature fragrance is a good option for those people on your list you’re especially close with, like a sister or dear friend. You’ll need to do a little research as to which designer fragrances they already enjoy, their favorite flowers and even their favorite season. A fragrance expert will blend base, middle and top notes to create a personalized scent like no other. You can have the fragrance pre-made or give a gift card that lets your recipient make their own selections.

6. Floral Arrangements

For loved ones living far away, we love the gift of a beautiful, fresh floral arrangement hand-delivered a few days before Christmas. Long-lasting wax flowers, lilies and other stunning winter blooms, paired with greens and white birch branches, transform a holiday table into a Pinterest-worthy photoshoot. The amazing scent will make their holidays all the more memorable.

7. Cozy Throw Blankets

Feel-good gifts are always a safe bet for the hard-to-shop-for ladies on your list. A plush throw blanket for the sofa, reading nook or car will warm her heart and bring a smile to her face. We love a classic plaid or a holiday pattern — it's so comfy to wrap up with and looks great anywhere!

8. Park Passes

For the outdoor enthusiast, no gift will wow quite like an annual pass from the National Park Service! They'll get to enjoy over 2,000 federal recreation sites and camp, bike, hike, backpack and travel to their heart's content. Each pass covers entrance fees as well as day-use fees for beloved national parks and wildlife sites. Another great gift for anyone who loves to connect with nature? Our VB Adventure styles! Whether you're trekking new trails or exploring your own backyard, this new line of styles has your back for outdoor journeys near and far. 

9. Photo Albums

Whether curated with trip photos or shared memories, a beautiful photo album is about as personal and heartfelt as you can get. To lend even more sentimental value, consider adding a handwritten note to the inside cover. Give yourself several weeks in advance to prepare this special gift!  

10. Weekend Trips

Know someone in need of a getaway? Staycations or road trips to nearby destinations can do wonders! For someone you know well, booking a hotel or boutique bed-and-breakfast experience is just the right way to take some time off and unwind. 

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