What do you get for someone who has everything?
What do you buy the person who has everything? It’s a question that has crossed most of our minds at one time or another. As we look around the house wondering where to put the inevitable raft of unsuitable presents, spare a thought for others who have thought exactly the same about us.
Despite its difficulties, one thing is guaranteed: no matter what, millions of us will continue to search for that ideal present. Indications are, though, that it isn’t going to get any easier.
Indeed, men are notoriously bad at shopping for presents for the opposite sex; so bad in fact that, according to the Daily Mail, the average woman will throw away two beauty products that were received as Christmas gifts this year. 1 in 5 admit that they will throw away unsuitable gifts, even if they cost relatives or friends up to £60.
Explaining why, Louise Mark, of BlanX, told the Daily Mail: “British women are very loyal to their favourite brands and tend to want to stick with the beauty products they know and love.”
“They very rarely choose a new beauty product based on a recommendation from others and choose their make-up and other beauty essentials out of habit, loyalty and, most importantly, because it has had a positive result for them in the past.”
With so many varieties of each product making it easy to put a step wrong, it’s no surprise that many are now opting to spend their money a little more wisely. A recent trend has been towards less tangible gifts. Experience days from Littlewoods, for example, promise a range of delights, from paintballing to spa days for two.
When we think of gifts more widely than as mere objects, the potential is limitless. City breaks, weekends away, trips to the seaside; all are likely to be remembered and appreciated long after the event. So next time you’re stuck searching for the perfect purchase, remember this: while the object of your affection may seemingly have it all, there is nobody who has experienced everything.