Choosing an appropriate gift for a woman can be challenging, at the best of times. But when you are planning to get something special for a woman who seems to have everything, the difficulty level gets multiplied many times over.
A woman who has ample resources at her disposal, might not seem to want anything at all. Such a woman has the ability to buy what she wants, when and where she wants. She is more often than not, showered with presents by her family, friends and admirers so that her bureau is spilling over with perfume and jewellery while her closet has no more space for furs and gowns. Yet another kind of woman, who seems to have everything, is one who is satisfied with all that she has. She has no desire for any more material possessions and that makes it difficult to know what to gift her. If you are faced with such a situation, then go through the following points, which will give you some unusual gift ideas for the woman who seems to have it all.
A woman who has everything, will most probably be getting all that from shops. How about making her something that could never be duplicated in the market? If you are the artistic type, gift her a painting that you have made. Or, if you can work wonders with wood and a chisel, why don’t you make her a jewellrry box, in which she can keep her pearls and emeralds. Don’t despair if you don’t seem to have an artistic vein in your body. Think of something you are good at. Like if you’re a techie, why don’t you gift your lady her very own website with the latest interactive features?
Add to her collection
Almost every woman loves to collect something. With some, it may be books and paintings, while with others it may be jewellery, crystal or antiques. As someone close to her, you will know where her interests run, so make use of that knowledge and choose a gift accordingly. For instance, if your lady loves showing off her library, try to find a rare edition of a book by her favourite author. Or if she is into Egyptian crafts, see if you can get your hands on an original papyrus painting from ancient Egypt.
Gift her a performance
If your lady is fond of opera, why not gift her two front row tickets to Wagner’s "The Nutcracker Prince"? Or if she enjoys the theatre, you can choose from Shakespeare or Miller. Or perhaps, she is more into music and would prefer to go to a piano concert, or a lively Broadway performance. Take her out to her favourite show and she is bound to have one of the most memorable evenings of her life. And if you can throw in a backstage meeting with the artists, so much the better.
Let her indulge
What woman does not like to spend a lazy afternoon, pampering her body and soothing her senses? Gift your lady a session at the spa of her choice, and it will mean much more to her than yet another bracelet or a bow-tied hand blender. This does not mean that a woman who has everything, would not be able to afford a spa session on her own, only that your thinking up such a gift idea would impress her and who knows, she may also ask you to accompany her. Whether you are ultimately invited or not, she is sure to have a luxurious time at the spa and is bound to come to you with a glowing look and a happy smile.
Gift her a vacation
Why not take your lady love to a place where she always wanted to go? From the billions of travel destinations in this world, surely there is still one which she has not yet visited. Let her choose the destination and the time. Remember this is your gift to her, so let her decide where and when to go and for how long. Also let her pick the hotel, the sights to see and the cuisine to order. Your only constraint is your budget and perhaps there is no harm in letting her know how deep your pockets run. She will be happy just to plan the vacation and have it her own way.
Personalize a traditional gift
If these ideas seem a lot of hard work to you, maybe you should stick to a traditional present. Choose from jewellery, books or painting but personalize the item so that an exact duplicate couldn’t exist. For instance if you plan to gift her a diamond brooch, have the letters from both your initials intertwined into a floral design. Or if you happen to know her favorite poet, have him sign a copy of his latest collection of verse and then gift it to her. This way, it will be easy for you to find the perfect gift and at the same time, it will be unlikely that she already has it.
How about a gift certificate?
The idea may seem a little mundane, but considering your lady seems to have everything she wants, it has the advantage of leaving the nature of purchase to her. Moreover, she can cash the gift certificate when she wants it and need not hunt for a place to hide the hideous painting or the unsightly lamp otherwise presented to her.
Give her your time
A woman who has everything, will perhaps appreciate your undivided attention more than anything else. Let her know you are there for her and will do her bidding. Make it fun, like presenting her with a certificate with your particulars printed on it and the period for which you are available. She might find it funny at first, but she is sure to be touched by your thoughtful gesture.
It can hardly be possible for a woman to have everything. But here are a few gift ideas, for the woman who seems to want nothing new. Whatever be her choices and fancies, you are unlikely to go wrong if you choose a gift with a little bit of imagination and lots of care.