We’ve all been there: a holiday, an anniversary, a birthday, or other similar event is rolling around, and we need to buy someone an important gift. The only problem? The person receiving the gift is the kind of person who already seems to have everything. This can be especially daunting for men who are buying their spouse or loved one a jewelry gift when they already know that said loved one has a jewelry box full of a wide range of treasured possessions. What’s a clueless person to do?
Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Buying a piece of jewelry for someone who “already has everything” isn’t as difficult as you might think. Just remember these key tips:
Tip #1: No One “Has Everything.”
If you’re not much for jewelry yourself, you might look at someone’s bracelet, earrings, and ring and assume that they already “have everything.” But is this really the case? From the jewelry lover’s perspective, this might not be the case at all. They might look at their jewelry case and see all only what’s missing—other items like chains, necklaces, pendants, charms, and watches.
The truth is, “having everything” is a matter of perspective. So don’t let it psych you out. If you want to hit a home run with your next holiday, birthday, or anniversary gift, simply try to sneak a peak at your significant other’s jewelry box. No, don’t snoop—but try to get a glimpse of it when you can. What are they missing? What kind of piece would really be unique?
Tip #2: Know Your Recipient.
It’s one thing to avoid buying earrings because your significant other already has a large number of earrings and tells you that they can’t stand to own another pair. But if they love earrings and can’t get enough—well, then earrings become a perfectly lovely gift. Knowing your gift recipient is more important than knowing what they already own. Sometimes, people don’t buy themselves the items they truly want because they’re not even sure.
They say that in gift-giving, “it’s the thought that counts.” This is usually quoted when a gift is home-made. But jewelry gifts can have just as much thought put into them. It’s this thought and care that you put into a gift beforehand that make the opening of the gift so special. When your significant other opens a jewelry box to see something they never expected but certainly needed, they know that you’re paying attention.
Tip #3: Get a Piece Custom-Made.
This is something of a shortcut to ensuring that you can buy a gift that no one else has ever offered: have it custom-made! A custom-made piece of jewelry doesn’t only fit the idea of “it’s the thought that counts”—because it requires some forethought in the first place—but the fact that it’s unique will make the gift that much more special.
Follow through with one, two, or—heck—all three of these tips and you should have no shortage of ideas for that next gift—even if the recipient already “has everything.”