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So you’re wondering how you will ever come up with the perfect birthday or Christmas gifts for the woman who wants nothing. No worries, I’m going to tell you why some women are like that (there’s a logical reason to it!) and I also have a few suggestions as to what kinds of gifts such women will appreciate so sit back and read til the end.
The thing about practical women like me is that we feel guilty receiving gifts because we always think about the other things that still need to be taken care of and so we say “nothing!” whenever someone asks us what we want.
Let me explain.
Whenever my husband would ask me what I want for Christmas or Valentine’s day, images of bills and more bills would suddenly appear in front of my eyes and this pushes my “wants” away and I tell him not to get me anything.
The same goes for the very altruistic people. When you ask them what they want, they remember the many people who have absolutely nothing thus, they say no.
But I know, I know. You still want to get her something because she truly deserves to be showered with gifts once in a while (ahem, dear husband) and you want to show her that you love her, so I have listed down a few thoughtful and practical (but beautiful!) gifts that any selfless woman will appreciate.
Gifts for the Woman Who Wants Nothing
Nothing screams “I acknowledge everything that you have done for me” than this necklace. It’s simple enough for her to appreciate but the thought will pierce right through her heart. Trust me on this one. Get it here
If you have kids, she will love this and won’t even feel the slightest guilt! Have you noticed how much she loves taking photos of the kids? And have you noticed that she never finds the time to have those precious pictures printed out? This will solve that problem! And because moms love documenting our kids’ milestones, anyone who gives her a mobile photo printer is a hero. You can get one here.
Why she will love this? Number 1, it’s aromatherapy. And second?, everybody in the house will benefit from it. You are giving it to her (no doubt she will love it!) but she knows that she won’t be the only one who will enjoy it. Some people are so selfless that they want whatever they have to be enjoyed by everyone! Get it here.
A woman who usually says no to gifts is a strong independent woman who admires other strong independent woman and I say Michelle Obama is an epitome of that term. Based the author’s bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by no other than the former First Lady. Contains questions and quotes to help discover and rediscover their story.Get it here.
I know you’re looking for gifts for someone who doesn’t want anything but trust me, SHE WILL WANT THIS, especially if she loves cooking.
It looks so simple, yet magical! This will make it so easy for your favorite cook to rub away the odors from garlic, fish and other strong foods. She will just need to “wash” her hands with this beautifully contoured stainless steel “soap” bar and water and those powerful scents will disappear. It really works! Get one here.
“With time, patience, and a little help from Mother Nature, a pearl grows into an object of beauty and simplicity. Pearls represent the best in us…something beautiful that comes from within. Wear your necklace as a reminder that you are incredibly loved.”
The words will melt her heart and she will forget about how she told you she didn’t want anything in the first place. Get it here.
A handmade Ranunculus Laser Cut Wood Journal
If she loves cooking, then she will love an instant pot. People are raving about them that you can’t go wrong with this one. Plus, she won’t feel guilty because it is not just for her but for the entire family! You can even throw in an instant pot recipe book to make her extra happy!
If usual gifts won’t work, why not give her real live potted succulents? I doubt if shell say no to a living organism! And women love plants! And last time I checked, succulents is the best way to a woman’s heart these days. 😉
Because a woman needs to know, needs to feel and always needs to be reminded that she is loved. And we love it when you do just that.
A family lifestyle blogger who left her corporate job in Cebu for a slower life in Iligan City, Philippines. Healthline – Best Mom Blogs 2017, ESCooped – Cebu’s Top Family Blogger 2016, Top 10 Blogs Voice Boks Comedy Edition, Bloggys 2015 – Finalist, Family and Relationships Category, featured on BlogHer.com and HumorWriters.org. Jhanis also works as a Freelance Writer/Content Creator and manages a small farm house decor business when she’s not taking naps.