She rejects Santa. She tells Cupid to shoot his arrows elsewhere. She’s the woman who doesn’t want or need gifts, and she’s one of the most difficult people to shop for, especially when she refuses to give you even a hint about what she might like.
Fortunately, you don’t have to show up to the party empty-handed. You just have to be smart and thoughtful about what you buy. Here are a few gift ideas for the woman who wants nothing!
40 Gift Ideas for a Woman who wants Nothing
When She Has a Sense of Humor: The Present of Nothing Box
“This gift is proof I listen,” says the top of an elegantly wrapped box with a white ribbon curling around the tag. It looks exactly like the kind of thing that she told you not to buy… but when she opens it, she’ll reveal a completely empty container! “This box contains nothing,” it says, “exactly what you wanted.
” It’ll be a hilarious gag gift for a lady who loves to laugh.
Kitschy Cute: Warm Winter Women’s Indoor House Slipper Sneaker Boots
Perfect for those chilly mornings when she dreads putting her bare feet on the cold floor, these slippers are warm, soft and sinfully comfortable. They offer full coverage for the foot and ankle, and their bottoms have a cloth lining to provide anti-slip traction.
Best of all, they look like fat, fuzzy Converse sneakers! She’ll love their goofy appearance even as she luxuriates in their toasty warmth. Consider buying multiple colors to give her an entire closet of style options!
For the Minimalist: Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack
Some people say “I don’t want any gifts” when they really mean “I don’t want any more useless clutter in my house.” If you suspect that this is the case with your own gift recipient, try giving her an organizational tool like this kitchen rack.
It’ll get everything off her countertops, including dishes, soaps, sponges, towels and cutting boards. There’s even a basket for holding fruits and veggies! This gift will be a dream for a woman who’s been watching Marie Kondo.
For a Spa Day Right at Home: Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Bath bombs can be more trouble than they’re worth. Shower steamers, on the other hand, are a no-fuss, no-mess addition to an everyday activity, and they can be infused with all sorts of aromatic oils and fragrances for a luxurious lathering time.
This particular set is meant for sinus relief with a mix of eucalyptus and menthol, but if she’d prefer a different aromatherapy experience, you can find many other shower steamer varieties.
To Spoil Her Senseless: Indulgent Experiences From Virgin Experiences
It’s always fun to get a taste of the high life, and Virgin experiences will take her away from her troubles and let her live like royalty for a few hours.
Not only can she enjoy spa days, chocolate tours and five-star dining experiences, but many of them are offered in unique settings as well. She can enjoy wines and cheeses during a cruise of the New York City coastline; she can sip on cocktails as she takes an aerial tour of San Francisco; she can be waited on by black-jacket servers during a Napa Valley train ride. The possibilities are endless with Virgin!
The Diet Destroyer: Elite World Snack Sampler Box
She’ll curse you for this one, but she’ll love it, too. There are almost two pounds of cookies, cakes and candies in this box, and they’ve traveled the globe before coming to a stop in a gigantic multicultural sampler pack.
There are chocolate biscuits from England; there are sour gummies from Argentina; there are pixie sticks from Japan. She’ll be able to walk the world even as she’s kicking up her feet and enjoying a well-earned snack.
For Doodlers and Dreamers: Super 3D Pen
You don’t need an easel to be an artist. In fact, you don’t even need brushes and paints. With this 3D pen, you can create artwork out of thin air! It’s a budget-friendly model, so it doesn’t come with all of the bells and whistles of an actual 3D printer, but it’s still equipped with the basics of speed, temperature and precision control.
It’ll be more than enough for casual creativity, and if she’s always wanted to try out 3D technology, this will be a way to get her feet wet without having to invest in the big stuff.
Freshly Squeezed: Lemon Desktop Perpetual Flip Calendar
When life gives you lemons, turn them into an adorable calendar! This self-standing desktop prop has different columns for the month, day and weekday, and since they’re unmarked by any year, they can be used over and over again.
A little lemon emoji sits in the last column, and you can flip through different expressions for him based on your mood. If you know a girl who hates clutter but loves cuteness, she won’t be able to resist this gift!
For the Party Girl: The Spirit Infusion Kit
The Spirit Infusion Kit is a gift that will keep on giving. It’ll let her create her own cocktails and cosmopolitans with whatever fruits that her heart desires! Everything that she needs is right in the box, including a strainer, funnel and filter disc.
There’s also a mason jar and a serving bottle with a corkscrew top. Last but not least, a recipe book can guide her hand to create everything from spiced apple cinnamon vodka to pineapple-and-coconut rum!
For Better Buns: Skywin Workout Dice
Is she trying to lose weight? Is she stuck at home without being able to go to the gym? Consider gifting her these fun, colorful dice. The green one has different numbers on each side; the yellow ones have different exercises, including squats, burpees, lunges and jumping jacks.
When she tosses them together, she’ll get a ready-made workout plan, and it can be completed right in the comfort of her own home!
To Liven Up Game Night: Mythical Creatures Drawing Game
If she loves board games but is tired of the usual suspects like Scrabble and Monopoly, try giving her Mythical Creatures. It’s a fun, imaginative game for all ages, and with its near-limitless card combinations, it’ll have replay value for years to come! Players draw different cards for “subject,” “habitat” and “detail,” and their job is to combine these wacky elements into a single drawing of a made-up beast.
From horned underwater butterflies to fire-breathing elephants in outer space, this game will be unlike anything that she’s played before.
To Keep Her Connected: Hercules Tuff Charging Station
No one turns down a charging station, and this one comes with a half-dozen cables to charge up to six different devices at once. They’re compatible with everything from smartphones to handheld video game consoles since they include both regular and micro USB cables.
Colors for the charging platform include blue, pink and silver, so you can match it to her own unique sense of style. She’ll love both the fashion and the function of this versatile power bank.
For Tasty Pizza: Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
Fresh herbs can be hard to come by for city folk. Fortunately, with this indoor herb gardening kit, she can grow her own ingredients with nothing more than water and a window that provides a little sunlight! All of the necessary tools are in the box, including pots, seeds, spades and soil discs.
Even if she’s a complete novice to growing things, she can follow the instructions and sprout thyme, basil, sage, cilantro and parsley. The kit even includes little wood-burned plant markers to keep her kitchen garden nice and organized!
For the Chronically Tardy: Whatever I’m Late Anyway Wall Clock
You love her, but her time management could be better. Does this sound familiar? Get her a wall clock that embraces her laissez faire attitude towards appointments. The numbers are scattershot around the clock face rather than being in a traditional circle, and the text says, “Whatever, I’m Late Anyway.
” Despite this, the hour and minute hands do functional normally, so she can use it to realize just how behind she is when she’s rushing around her apartment in the morning!
To Spoil Her a Little: Beautyrest Brushed Long Fur Electric Throw Blanket
This is the kind of product that people never buy for themselves but will love as a gift. It’s a long, luxurious blanket made with “brushed” fur that feels decadently soft to the touch, and there are three different heat levels that can be controlled via remote.
It’s also available in multiple sizes and colors to ensure that it’s the perfect match for your gift recipient. Whether she’d like a small, sassy leopard print or a gigantic chocolate brown couch cover, you can find a blanket to keep her warm this winter.
For Your Foodie Friend: Three-Piece Acacia Wood Slab Serving Board
If she enjoys the finer things in life, she probably already owns cutting boards and cheese platters. But does she have serving trays that are designed like tree trunks? Made with exquisite detail right down to the rough exterior bark and the aged brown rings in the middle, these trays could pass as genuine pieces of freshly-carved timber.
They’ll add a lovely natural element to nuts, cheeses, crackers and other fresh foods.
For Reflection and Reaction: Empowering Questions Card Deck
“What advice would my old self give to my current self?” “What kind of recurring situations or people do I attract?” These are just a few of the thought-provoking prompts that you’ll find in Empowering Questions, a series of gentle, beautiful and colorful cards that are meant to promote mindfulness in everyday life.
The best gifts are often intangible ones, so if you don’t know what else to get her, get her the gift of affirmation.
For the Home Decorator: Urban Shop Round Knit Pouf
This cute and chunky “floor pouf” will be perfect for everything from dorm rooms to dedicated yoga spaces. It’s made with a soft, hand-woven cotton knit, and it can be squished and squashed to her heart’s content.
She can prop it beneath her feet, stuff it behind her back, cuddle with it on the couch or sit on it during a movie night or video game marathon. It’ll become a beloved household item with its fun range of possibilities!
For the Type A Personality: I’m Totally Flexible Rustic Wooden Sign
“As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.” If you know a take-charge go-getter who embodies this sentiment, you can poke gentle fun at her with this wooden box sign. It can be displayed everywhere from desks to walls to bookshelves, so it’ll be a versatile decoration for homes, offices, dens, libraries and studios.
She can warn everyone coming into her cubicle that she isn’t one to suffer fools!
Don’t Let That Bottle Go to Waste: Wine Saver Pump With Four Vacuum Bottle Stoppers
If she loves red wine but can’t always finish the bottle during her marathons of Grey’s Anatomy, this “wine saver” will become her new best friend. It’s a stainless steel pump that will suck the air out of the bottle in preparation of a vacuum-sealed stopper, and it’ll keep the wine fresh for another 7 – 10 days without any loss in taste of texture.
It’ll be an absolute godsend for parties, brunches and late-night Netflix binges!
To Lift Her Spirits: Customized 14K Gold Plated Lotus Blossom Necklace
Has she been struggling lately? Tell her the story of the lotus blossom. Despite growing in dark, muddy swamps, it’s able to push through the muck and emerge with beautiful blossoms, so it’s become a symbol of perseverance during difficult times.
This necklace has a small, gold-plated lotus blossom pendant to give her strength, and it comes with a letter initial to personalize it. It’s also pinned to a quote card with an inspirational message of strength and resilience.
For the Bookworm: 9-Shelf Tree Bookshelf
The benefit of this bookshelf is that it isn’t like others that she might have already. Its unique, L-shaped “tree” design gives it a decorative flair and a practical organizational efficiency. Since it stacks vertically, it won’t take up a lot of room in her home, but it’ll be a fun and eye-catching way to show off her book collection.
She might even go back for more to create her own little library forest.
When She Works From Home: Screen Attached Pen and Pencil Holders
What do you buy for the woman who has everything? How about a way for her to organize everything? Office supplies aren’t exactly a sexy gift, but if she’s the practical type, she’ll definitely get some use out of these.
They’re transparent pencil holders that can be attached to the edge of any desktop monitor, so she’ll never have to worry about knocking over a pencil cup, and she’ll always have a writing tool handy to jot down a quick note or phone number.
For Longing Glances on Hungry Afternoons: In Case of Emergency Break Glass Kit Kat Box
With a real Kit Kat bar inside, this shadow box will be half-delightful and half-torturous for the chocolate lover. It says “In Case of Emergency, Break Glass,” which is a rescue that anyone with a sweet tooth can understand, but the challenge will be staring at it every day without giving in to temptation.
Can she do it? Wrap up this gift and find out!
For Beautiful and Bountiful Memories: Scrapbook DIY Photo Album Creative Explosion Box
With a name like “Creative Explosion Box,” this gift has a lot to live up to, but it manages to pull it off! Rather than a traditional square scrapbook, it arranges photos in a flower-like shape around a central box of roses, and there are glittering fairy lights strewn all around them.
The end result will be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind presentation that’s instantly selfie-ready.
To Destroy Lifelong Friendships: Bad People Party Game
“Whose funeral will have the smallest attendance?” “Who’s the most likely to run into a former lover and not remember their name?” These are just a couple of the questions to be found in Bad People, a card game that values brutal honesty among people who should know better.
The inventors actually call it “the party game you probably shouldn’t play” since it’s so filled with relationship-ruining potential! If you know someone who isn’t afraid of hard truths, however, this is definitely a gift to liven up a social gathering.
To Fly Free: Birds and Tree Standing Jewelry Holder
Uniquely gorgeous, this jewelry stand will bring together all of those bracelets, necklaces and earrings that are scattered around her vanity table, and it’ll do it with a beautiful design. A metal tree grows out of a round jewelry dish, and birds are perched at various places in the branches.
Available colors include silver, bronze and cyan. It’ll be an excellent organizational tool as well as an elegant piece of home decor, so it’s a gift that no jewelry collector will be able to resist.
When She Loves Her BLTs: S&M Candle Factory Bacon Candle
If she isn’t the type to enjoy the usual vanilla-scented candles, consider rocking her world with something completely different. This candle will fill the air with the aroma of home-cooked, hickory-smoked bacon! It burns from three wicks, so there’ll be no mistaking the mouthwatering smell of a hearty breakfast, but it comes in a glass jar for safety.
All together, it’ll burn for 80 hours, so she can enjoy days and days of bacon with none of the associated calories.
Under the Sea: Handmade Fishbone Wind Chimes
This gift is so unique that she’ll want to display it right away. It’s shaped like the skeleton of a dearly-departed fish! It’ll fit right in with everything from dark gothic decor to quirky natural gardens filled with creative art pieces.
It’s a genuine wind chime, too, so it’ll sing a gentle song whenever a breeze passes by the porch. She might even start a collection after getting a keepsake like this.
When She’s Channeling Lewis and Clark: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This is another item that people tend to waver on buying for themselves, but when they receive it as a gift, they’re thrilled. It’s a water purification tool that they might not need right away, but they’ll be glad to have it on a camping, hiking or backpacking trip as an emergency preparedness item.
If you know a girl who loves the great outdoors, this can bring you both some peace of mind when she’s trekking through the wilderness on her next great adventure.
If She Never Has Enough Time: 17-Pocket Shower Curtain Liner
Innovative shower curtains have already put “pockets” in their linings to hold soap and shampoo. This one takes things a step further by making the pockets waterproof and putting them on the outside of the curtain so that they can hold phones, tablets, e-readers and more.
She can watch the news; she can cram for a last-minute test or go over project notes for work. It’ll be a new and surprisingly efficient way to multitask.
For the Ambitious Artist: Mandala Madness Giant Coloring Poster
Coloring books for adults have been recognized for their stress-relieving benefits. If you want to go even bigger, however, go for this oversized coloring poster. It has all of the swirls and sunbursts that you’d expect from a mandala design, but they’ve been blown up to epic proportions, so they can offer a full-body coloring experience.
The total size of the poster is a whopping 22 x 32 inches!
To Set Her Taste Buds Alight: Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set
They might come in tiny bottles, but these hot sauce samples pack a mighty wallop. From the mild “Garlic del Fuego” to the blazing “Budapest Fire” and “Hawaiian Lava,” your gift recipient can enjoy the peppers, chilis, jalapenos and habaneros of multiple countries.
She can sprinkle them on scrambled eggs; she can use them as toppers for burgers and chicken wings. This is a gift with endless possibilities… as long as her tongue can handle it!
For Your Favorite Grinch: Lump of Coal in Two-Inch Glacial Blue Box
Another gift that will play on her expectations, this lump of coal is wrapped in a light blue box and nestled in a white tuft of fuzz. It bears a striking resemblance to a Tiffany box, especially with its elegant white ribbon.
Give it to someone who hates jewelry and watch her crack up when she realizes what’s really inside! For bonus points, it’s a genuine piece of washed anthracite coal; it isn’t the cheap plastic imitation that you see in most gag gifts.
It’s the real deal.
Never Be Alone Again: Two-Set Long Distance Friendship Lamps
Though they’re marketed as “friendship lamps,” these lamps could just as easily be given to a mother, sister or girlfriend. They’re for any long-distance duo that wants to stay connected. Just touch your own lamp to make the other light up; when the owner of the matching lamp does the same, the colors will morph in harmony.
You’ll always know when she’s been thinking of you!
I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: Someone Amazing Women’s Graphic Funny T-Shirt
“Once in awhile someone amazing comes along… and here I am.” Give her the gift of confidence with this stylish, self-affirming tee. She can rock it in blue, yellow, purple, tie-dye and several other bright and cheerful colors, and it’s available in different cuts and sizes to ensure a perfect fit.
It could be just what she needs to put her best foot forward in life!
For Tipsy Scribbles: Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Pens
Another great gift for the lady who likes her wine, these markers can be used on bottles, goblets, glasses and more. The ink requires just a few minutes to “dry,” and then it’ll stay on without smears or smudges until hot, soapy water is applied.
She can use them to scribble messages on gift bottles; she can pass them around to her guests for raunchy fun during a game night or bachelorette party. The possibilities are endless with a fun, creative gift like this one.
To Nama-Stay Away: I’m Mostly Peace Love and Light Funny T-Shirt
Is she the bohemian type? Does she love yoga, reiki and meditation? Toss in this t-shirt with your usual gifts of wicker totes and jasmine-scented candles. It depicts a zen woman in a traditional sukhasana pose with the words, “I’m mostly peace, love and light.
.. and a little go f*** yourself.” To add to the humor, the curse word is censored with a combination of peace signs and lotus blossoms!
To Keep Her Nice and Toasty: Electric Heated Clothing/Towel Rack
Who doesn’t love a warm towel straight out of the dryer? With the help of this heated rack, your gift recipient can enjoy the feeling after every shower, and she won’t even need to trek to the laundry room to get it.
It’ll just stand in the corner of the bathroom and warm up her towels while she’s bathing. It can also be used as a quick-drying tool when she’s done! Say goodbye to the moldy growths and funky odors of wet towels left in sopping piles everywhere; this rack will keep everything soft, fresh and fluffy.
To Keep Her Entertained for Years to Come: Micro Pure White Hell Jigsaw Puzzle
If she’s the type to quickly bore of cheap or low-quality presents, get her one that she’ll be pouring over for ages. It’s a 1,000 piece puzzle where every piece is pure white and shaped almost exactly the same! It’s aptly named a “Hell” puzzle because it’s so exceedingly difficult to complete that even grand puzzle masters have given up in the attempt.
If she’s able to get it done, she’ll have truly accomplished something.
A Gift That Keeps on Giving: The Book of Me: A Do-It-Yourself Memoir
If you aren’t sure what to give her, consider giving her something unexpected: herself. The Book of Me is part journal, part scrapbook, and it’ll let her chronicle her life’s story in preparation of passing it down to the next generation.
There are prompts to get her started and plenty of blank spaces to express herself. She can write, draw, doodle and dream with this DIY memoir tool.
She doesn’t want anything: What Do You Buy?
Maybe she already has everything. Maybe she has nothing, and she likes it that way. Whatever her reasons for being a difficult gift recipient, you don’t have to give up hope of finding a present that actually makes her happy. Here are just a few tips for success!
Give Her an Experience or Emotion
If she isn’t the type to care about material goods, you might have better luck with a present that evokes a memory or offers an experience. For example, you could get her a DIY kit of some kind, or you could fill a notebook with sweet, personalized messages. These kinds of gifts will have value far beyond their sales price.
Consider Her Needs
She might not want anything, but there’s probably something out there that she needs. Consider going the practical route and buying a gift that will fulfill a pragmatic purpose. You could even buy her a new or updated version of something that she already uses, owns or wears. Gifts don’t have to be flashy to be appreciated!
Figure Out Why She Doesn’t Want a Gift
There are many reasons why she might be hesitant about receiving a gift. For example, she might not want to add to an already-cluttered home, or she might have very specific tastes that other people rarely get “right.” If you can figure out why she doesn’t like receiving most gifts, you’ll get a better picture of what gifts that she’ll actually appreciate.
These are just a few gift ideas for the woman who wants nothing. She’s a tricky lady to shop for, but if you really set your mind to it, you can find something that she’ll like. Your efforts will be worth it when she unwraps your gift and gasps in delight!