For the Person Who Has it All

I was asked today for suggestions for gifts for the person that already has "too much stuff." And, my answer was quick - experiential gifts! These are great for the person that doesn't have anything specific on their wish list or has all he/she needs, too.

For example, instead of gifting someone new baking pans and kitchen gadgets, try sending gourmet or home-made baked goods. If they're home made, it will show you took time from your own schedule to show how much you care.

Instead of giving new platters and serving trays that are stacked in the basement for years to come, take them out to dinner. Not just the ol' neighborhood haunt, though. Take your loved one to a restaurant serving a cuisine he/she has never tried or is in an area he/she has never traveled to.

Events are great to give, too. For yourself and the gift recipient, or for the recipient and others to enjoy. Plays, concerts and classes are all great fun to share. There are all kinds of classes to take - crafts, cooking and baking, art and more. Tailor the gift to their hobbies and interests.

And, if cost is a concern, then scope out deal sites like Groupon and Living Social. There are tons now - local and national. You can even search for a deal based on what you're looking for, like "Chicago Museum Passes."

Of course, don't forget, you can always give the gift of organization, too!

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