Gift ideas for someone who doesn’t need anything

Jennifer Blair

A towel warmer can provide a luxurious, spa-like experience for a loved one every time they step out of the shower or bath.

Finding the perfect holiday gift is always a bit stressful, but when you're shopping for the person who has everything, it can start to seem like mission impossible. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for yet another gift card. There are quite a few can't-miss items that your loved one may not necessarily need but will definitely appreciate unwrapping this holiday season.

Check out some of our best gift ideas for that special someone who doesn't need a thing.

Amazon Echo

If you're shopping for a serious tech junkie, Amazon's voice-activated smart speaker is the perfect gift option. The Echo can serve as a voice assistant for the entire family just by uttering simple commands to Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant. It can play music, provide the day's news headlines, search for facts you need, set timers and alarms, make calls and send messages, and even connect to other smart home devices like smart lights, your security system, or a robot vacuum. It can make life easier in so many ways that even the person on your holiday list who's hardest to shop for is sure to appreciate it.

Outset Chillware Whiskey Stones

For a loved one who enjoys ending the day with a relaxing drink, these handy whiskey stones are a surefire way to guarantee they never have to deal with watered down spirits again. The granite stones have a solid core, so they're highly durable. And their elegant, polished finish means they look good while chilling your drink, too. Despite the name, you don't have to limit their use to whiskey. They'll work with white wine, soda, or any spirits or beverages you don't want to dilute with ice.

Holy Stone F181W FPV Drone

Make anyone on your list feel like the coolest kid on the block with this drone that features a built-in wide-angle HD camera. It's an ideal option for folks who are new to piloting a drone, but it still boasts plenty of features that are sure to impress. The camera takes high-resolution photos and video, and WiFi connectivity offers real-time transmissions, so you see what the camera sees live on any mobile device with the connected app. And there's no need to worry about losing it -- the one-key return feature brings the drone back in the direction of the transmitter with the touch of a single button.

23andMe DNA Test

Most of us are curious about where we come from, so this DNA ancestry kit can be a great gift for the pickiest person on your holiday shopping list. Not only does it provide extremely accurate ethnicity results, but it also offers up medical information, like whether you're at risk for certain diseases. The kit is extremely easy to use, too. Just mail back the sample tube with saliva, and you'll have your results in six to eight weeks.

Amba Towel Warmer

Chances are good that your difficult-to-shop-for loved ones don't need any more bath towels, but they'll probably appreciate the luxury of a towel warmer. The horizontal and vertical bars on the Amba towel warmer heat up and dry towels in a hurry, so there will always be warm, fluffy towels after a shower. The sleek stainless-steel rack resists rust and tarnishing and blends well with most bathroom décor. It also boasts a 24/7 programmable timer, so your recipient won't even have to remember to turn on the rack to have warmed towels right when needed.

Nintendo Switch

A video game console may not seem like the most original idea for a holiday gift, but this one is definitely different. Switch isn't just for playing your favorite Nintendo games on your TV  -- you can also take it with you and play when you're traveling. The system's controllers can be used in a variety of ways to change up game play based on your preferences. And the high-definition touchscreen offers up crystal-clear images, so you won't sacrifice graphics quality when you use it as a handheld device.


Holiday shopping for a friend or family member who has it all doesn't have to be difficult. If you keep an eye out for those nonessential items that people often don't buy for themselves, you can find a gift that makes you the hero this holiday season.


Jennifer Blair is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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