We all have those people in our lives — ones who say they don’t want anything for the holidays. But, come gift-giving season and they’re handing you a meticulously wrapped, thoughtful present, and you can’t really be empty-handed. What then makes a good gift for the woman who wants nothing?
If they have their go-to essentials or favorites, look to upgraded versions of those. Have they been rotating between the same two pairs of sweatpants while working from home? Go with a loungewear gift that includes some fashion-forward joggers, or fluffy socks that don’t come in a pack of five. Did they turn into a homebody over the course of the pandemic? Gift them everything they need for a luxe night in.
Ahead, 24 foolproof gifts to thrill the woman in your life who claims to want nothing this year.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Brother Vellies Something Special
For anyone who loves all things small-batch, artisan, and sustainable, Brother Vellies’ Something Special subscription guarantees, as the name suggests, something special every month. Past deliveries include Oaxaca clay mugs and wooden combs and charms from Kenya.
Alternatively, you can buy these cloud-like socks that were part of the Something Special drop early on. Proceeds from the Lavender pair fund Brother Vellies’ mask-making and food-distribution initiative in Kenya.
Brother Vellies Cloud Sock, $, available at Brother VelliesParade Underwear Pack
If underwear is the only thing on your giftee’s wishlist, make it this pack from Parade, a brand whose inclusive approach to intimates has resulted in 500,000 pairs sold in its first year alone.
Parade Jewel Tones Pack, $, available at ParadeLongchamp Knit Shoulder Bag
Not only will this designer shopping bag replace your recipient’s errand-day tote for good, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Place a scarf or a piece of fabric on the inside, and the shopper will go from farmer’s market to Sunday brunch.
Longchamp Le Pliage Filet Knit Shoulder Bag, $, available at NordstromGanni Coffee Table Book
For all the #GanniGirls.
Ganni ‘Ganni: Gimme More’ book, $, available at GanniPleasing Nail Polish
Even if they are not a Harry Styles stan, they will appreciate the look of this nail polish, from “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s new beauty line. While the product is currently sold-out, you can sign up to receive early access to the restock on November 29.
Pleasing Perfect Pearl Polish, $, available at PleasingThe Clear Cut Bandit
Your newly engaged friend (it’s the season!) doesn’t know yet that she needs this wrist band, with a zipper pocket, to keep her ring safe when on-the-go or working out. After she starts using it though, she will become obsessed.
The Clear Cut “Something Blue” Bandit, $, available at The Clear CutStaud x …read more