The Best Christmas Gifts For Her Who Wants Nothing

What if you have the unenviable task of trying to buy gifts for the woman who wants nothing? Short on ideas? Don’t worry; we’ll help you come up with the best gift ideas for the special woman in your life! Are you with a woman that doesn’t care about material things? Someone who, when you ask her what gift she wants for a special occasion, insists that they want nothing?

It can be difficult and seemingly impossible to shop for the woman who wants nothing — or says she wants nothing, at least. But you don’t want to show up to her birthday or a holiday celebration empty-handed. Fortunately, these 35 gifts will make the person who seems to have everything she needs — your mom, sister, friend, coworker, what have you — realize she’s been missing out.

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They might not want anything of substance. But do you know what everyone loves? Good company and a good time. It’s time for you to share an unforgettable experience with your loved one, something that they will look back on fondly as time passes.

A study from the University of Toronto, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, offers hope and comfort to people like us, who struggle to pick the correct gift for Christmas. It turns out that giving your loved one an experience as a gift instead of a thing—which, let’s be honest, will probably eventually end up in a box with a bunch of other forgotten jewelry or mementos—forges stronger bonds between people.

“The reason experiential gifts are more socially connecting is that they tend to be more emotionally evocative,” says Cindy Chan, the primary/lead researcher in the study during a press release. She adds, “An experiential gift elicits a strong emotional response when a recipient consumes it—like the fear and awe of a safari adventure, the excitement of a rock concert or the calmness of a spa—and is more intensely emotional than a material possession.”

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Perhaps the bottom line is that we should put thought into what we give our loved ones, instead of just compulsively buying flowers or a box of chocolates. And please consider what we are showing our significant others when we shower them with mountains of gifts.

Yes, we are showing that we care about them, but when you get so many gifts, their value gets diluted. Are the gifts really that valuable or special? And how long will it take before the necklaces and earrings lose their value or their significance?

The greatest value that an object can hold is sentimental value. Do you know what holds lots of sentimental value? The things that we associate with experiences that we look back on and smile about – trinkets, mementos and souvenirs from unforgettable experiences.

Memories carry sentimental value through nostalgia. Heck, TV and Video Game companies are making a killing off of nostalgia with re-releases and remasters of shows and games that we watched or played as children and remember fondly.

So give your lovely lady the most valuable, most unique gift for your next special occasion – an experience gift.

Gift dance classed for her

Perhaps you and your loved one – whether it’s your girlfriend, wife, sister, or mom – would enjoy taking dance classes! Many women once dreamed of being a ballerina. And you know what? Maybe that ship hasn’t sailed yet! Still, even if she doesn’t think they can have a late surge in the dancing world, I bet that she’d still love to take time dancing in a studio!

Dancing is a great very common form of working out or just expressing yourself. Everyone dances whether it’s in a class, on stage, at an event, or just in a bedroom. People may be embarrassed by their moves or they may think they can’t dance but let’s face it if you can walk you can dance.

Practical Unique Gifts for Someone Who Has No Interests

So your girl has no hobbies, huh? There isn’t one thing you hear her raving about or obsessing over with her girlfriends or coworkers. You are at a complete loss.

Here is something for you to remember – if you need a gift for someone who has no hobbies or interests, just go with practical.

Here are some great gift ideas that are safe and practical.

A Leather Purse

Though we should all aim to avoid making sweeping generalisations based on gender, there are some that hold water, like the fact that women love handbags and purses. So it’s a good thing that this season retailers up and down the high street have sourced plenty of fail-safe options, like this colourful real leather example.

A Leather Purse

Though we should all aim to avoid making sweeping generalisations based on gender, there are some that hold water, like the fact that women love handbags and purses. So it’s a good thing that this season retailers up and down the high street have sourced plenty of fail-safe options, like this colourful real leather example.

A Makeup Gift Set

Unless you live in some tropical clime, there’s a fair chance the ladies in your life will have lost their summer glow by the time the big day rolls around. Happily, this set of essentials will make her feel like she’s been wintering in the Costa Del Sol, not Coventry.

A Chocolate Gift Box

A chocolate selection box is never a bad gift (providing the recipient is under the age of eight). For something a little more grown-up, consider this assortment of stylish sugary goods. For your sake, we hope she’s a sharer.

A Satchel Bag

If there’s one thing the high street does well, it’s whipping up brilliant bags with a luxe look that belie their price tag. Take this one, which will go with pretty much everything already in her wardrobe, making it look like you’ve been paying attention all along.

An Everyday Scarf

For a simple rectangle-shaped piece of fabric, a well-picked scarf can do more than just keep its wearer warm. Pick the right style (psst, look below) and you can also help her add visual interest to just about any outfit. Props to you, naturally.

A Roll-Neck Jumper

Sure, every girl likes to get glammed up on Christmas Day, but the day after is all about being comfy AF. This ultra-cosy jumper is the ultimate option, and there are bonus points for it making the wearer look incredible too.

Statement Earrings

Here’s some inside knowledge: big earrings that resemble something your nan might wear have been having a bit of a moment in womenswear. No, seriously. This pair will make her the fashion alpha in the room over the festive season. You’re welcome.

A Camisole Top

‘How to buy clothes for women’ is (probably) the most searched for thing on Google. Well, out of the PG ones, anyway. All you need to know is that you can rarely go wrong with jeans and a nice top. Here’s one half of the puzzle sorted, you’ve got it from here.

A Book

Trust us, on at least one occasion your other half will have considered: “If I died halfway through reading this book. will I look cool?” The answer with this novel, the follow up to the amazing and hugely popular Handmaiden’s Tale.

A Skincare Gift Set

Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of cosmetics brand Evolve, the important thing is that every female within a 50-mile radius certainly will have. And quite frankly, we can’t think of a more generous gift than goddess-like skin.

A Travel Guide

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Whether or not this Chinese proverb refers to moany Mary on Trip Advisor, there’s merit in going offline to plan a getaway. Use this book as an excellent way to hint at heading on a city break. But be warned, it will induce an incurable case of wanderlust.

A Pair Of Gloves

There’s nothing fashionable about frostbite, making gloves an easy Christmas gift idea year after year. Slightly more stylish than frozen digits are these handsome hand warmers, which are designed with a combination of smooth suede and shiny leather.

A Basic T-Shirt

Buying clothes for the opposite sex can be nothing short of a minefield. What’s a jegging? Why are the buttons back to front? And so on. It’s a pretty steep learning curve for the average guy, but with this simple, stylish T-shirt, it’s impossible to go far wrong.

A Pair Of Heel Boots

If ever there’s a time for bold as brass boots, it’s the festive season. Impress with your newly acquired knowledge by sliding these examples under the tree. Just make sure that you don’t let Father Christmas take all the credit.

A Boozy Gift Set

At some point during the festive season, we all have to spend time with family members we rather wouldn’t. So nothing says “I love you, good luck” like packing her off with some booze to make it through the experience as quickly (and intoxicated) as possible.

An Eye Mask

We need to let you in on a secret, fellas: lingerie isn’t just about the stuff you want to see her in. It also covers bedroom accessories that come in useful for getting forty winks, like a silky mask that’s guaranteed to deliver eight hours of uninterrupted beauty sleep.

A Cashmere Scarf

Safer than clothing, but more exciting than a gift card, it’s hard to go wrong with a scarf. Skip garish colours and patterns and instead play it safe (and plush) with luxurious cashmere. A guaranteed winner.

A Cushion

If you haven’t learnt by now, it’s paying attention to the little details which earns you big brownie points. If the lady you’re buying for is the kind to stockpile interiors mags, there’s a strong case for this ace vintage-style cushion.

A Leather Coin Holder

If you were in a meeting, brainstorming a list of things that women like, chances are purses are probably both going to crop up pretty early on. With that in mind, secure yourself a one-way ticket to a gratitude city with this simple but elegant leather version.