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35 Gifts for the Woman Who Wants Nothing
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It can be difficult and seemingly impossible to shop for the woman who wants nothing — or says she wants nothing, at least. But you don't want to show up to her birthday or a holiday celebration empty-handed. Fortunately, these 35 gifts will make the person who seems to have everything she needs — your mom, sister, friend, coworker, what have you — realize she's been missing out.

1. Herschel Novel Duffle Bag

Herschel

Price: $85.00

Where to find it: Nordstrom.com

Shopping for a frequent "flyer"? She's going to need a good duffel bag. This one is especially stylish!

2. PortoVino Beach Wine Tote

Amazon

Price: $44.95

Where to find it: Amazon

Who knew that such a contraption existed? The hidden pouch in this nifty tote holds up to two bottles of wine (or whatever the beverage of choice is) and allows you to pour and enjoy on the go.

3. Prose Custom Shampoo

Prose

Price: $25.00

Where to find it: Prose

Choose the scents, flavors and ingredients your recipient really loves. Options include peppermint extract, honey, green tea water and many others. This custom shampoo is also vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-, sulfate-, silicon- and GMO-free.

4. Sous Vide Cooker

Amazon

Price: $87.99

Where to find it: Amazon

This immersion circulator is perfect for the amateur chef — she'll be able to make restaurant-level meals. Show her our collection of sous-vide recipes, too.

5. Longchamp Le Foulonné Leather Cosmetics Case

Bloomingdale's

Price: $115.00

Where to find it: Bloomingdales.com

Another great pick for a traveler, this pretty cosmetics case will be convenient for jet setting.

6. TEMPUR-Cloud Pro Pillow

TEMPUR-PEDIC

Price: $96.75

Where to find it: TEMPUR-PEDIC

If someone in your life has trouble sleeping (and who doesn't), this is the perfect gift. The TEMPUR-Cloud collection offers multiple styles and sizes for different types of sleepers, so you can choose the one that best suits your recipient. 

7. The Gravity Blanket

Gravity Blankets

Price: $249.00

Where to find it: GravityBlankets.com

Another perfect pick for the restless sleeper, the original Gravity Blanket helps people fall asleep more quickly and get better quality sleep overall. Choose from several colors and weights. 

8. Trader Joe's gift card

Trader Joe's

Price: varies

Where to find it: Trader Joe's stores

You'll have to go to a physical store to buy a gift card to everyone's favorite market, but it will be well worth it. There's no way your recipient can't find something to love there!

9. Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life

Amazon

Price: $8.99

Where to find it: Amazon 

Author Jon Kabat-Zinn is the father of mindfulness, and here, he explores the benefits of the practice and how people can embrace it to live more peaceful lives. The program is perfect for the woman who's looking to reduce her stress and, well, live more mindfully.

10. Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon

Price: $129.99

Where to find it: Amazon

The best gift for the bookworm in your life, the latest version of the Kindle is waterproof and contains 8 GB of storage (you can also opt for the version with 32 GB). 

11. Stitch Fix gift Card

Stitch Fix

Price: varies

Where to find it: Stitch Fix

With Stitch Fix, your recipient will take a style quiz to help her personal stylist learn about her preferences and send her a box of carefully curated items every month. She'll keep what she loves and return what she doesn't.

12. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay 

Amazon

Price: $9.99

Where to find it: Amazon

Whether they have normal skin or are acne-prone, users love this clarifying clay mask. 

13. Notorious RBG shirt

Etsy

Price: $16.95

Where to find it: Etsy

Your friend will be able to show off her admiration for the queen of the Supreme Court with this fun tee.

14. The Mini Bar

Genara

Price: $25.00

Where to find it: Genara

Great for the friend who always plays the role of bartender at your get-togethers — or does it professionally — this portable book contains 100 cocktail recipes separated by the liquor involved. 

15. The Smart Garden LED Grow Set

West Elm

Price: $99.00

Where to find it: West Elm

Up your gardening game with this smart garden. LED lights and a built-in water tank ensure that the herbs get just the right amount of water and light. 

16. Target gift card

Target

Price: varies

Where to find it: Target.com

Your recipient can buy virtually anything she needs with a Target gift card. Who wouldn't appreciate that?

17. lululemon Align Pant

lululemon

Price: $98.00

Where to find it: lululemon

Your fitness-enthusiast friends will love these lightweight, sweat-wicking, ultra-soft leggings. Ideal for yoga, they work well for other forms of exercise, too.

18. Gift card to a favorite restaurant

Price: varies

Where to find it: your recipient's favorite restaurant

Who doesn't love a fancy meal out, after all?

19. Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon

Price: $49.99

Where to find it: Amazon

Your recipient will have all her burning questions answered and get more done (not to mention play music with one command) with a portable version of everyone's favorite virtual assistant.

20. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Best Buy

Price: $144.99

Where to find it: Best Buy

Who wants to deal with pesky wires when they're running or commuting to work? With these chargeable earbuds, your recipient won't have to.

21. Orchid

100Flowers.com

Price: $34.99

Where to find it: 1800Flowers.com

A live plant will last so much longer than a bouquet. Orchids are my personal favorite, but feel free to customize according to your recipient's preferences.

22. Personalized Leather Journal 

Etsy

Price: $22.40+

Where to find it: Etsy

This is the perfect gift for writers or anyone who wants to jot down her thoughts.

23. Petco gift card

Petco

Price: varies

Where to find it: Petco.com

From toys to services like grooming, the pet mom in your life will find plenty of things to spoil her baby with in this pet paradise.

24. Live Infinitely 32 oz. Infuser Water Bottles 

Amazon

Price: $14.90

Where to find it: Amazon

Do you know someone who's trying to drink more water? These infuser bottles will make the experience all the more delicious and encourage her to hydrate often. She'll also get a recipe book with 20 recipes.

25. Williams Sonoma Open Kitchen Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

Williams Sonoma

Price: $300.00

Where to find it: Williams Sonoma

Every home chef needs a cookware set, and this fancy collection will impress all your friend's guests. 

26. Spa gift card

Price: varies

Where to find it: your local spa

Give your friend or relative the gift of relaxation. Let her choose her favorite service with a gift card, whether she could use a good massage, facial or pedicure.

27. HappyLight

Verilux

Price: $73.95

Where to find it: Verilux

Help someone you love combat the seasonal blues with a HappyLight. This serves as a mood lifter for those with Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder and others who just need a boost.

28. eBay gift card

eBay

Price: varies

Where to find it: eBay

With an eBay gift card, you recipient can browse through and bid on thousands of items she really wants.

29. Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Amazon

Price: $69.99

Where to find it: Amazon

Help someone you love kick her Starbucks habit (and save money) by making her morning cup at home with this programmable, easy-to-use coffee maker.

30. Casabella Guac-Lock Container

Amazon

Price: $17.88

Where to find it: Amazon

The only problem (ONLY problem) with guacamole is that it's impossible to store without turning brown. And that problem is no more with this guac-preserving container. But why do people have any leftovers? That's another question.

31. Greenmarket gift card

Price: varies

Where to find it: your local greenmarket

Local produce is a godsend. Many greenmarkets have gift cards available for the locals who shop there, so head over to one nearby to give someone the gift of delicious fruits and vegetables.

32. Amtrak gift card

Amtrak

Price: varies

Where to find it: Amtrak.com

Entice that friend or relative who lives far away to come visit you with an Amtrak gift card.

33. Scribd subscription

Scribd

Price: $9.99/month

Where to find it: Scribd

Give someone close to you the gift of reading whatever and wherever she wants. A Scribd subscription includes access to ebooks, audiobooks and more.

34. IOU for home services

Price: $0 (just your time)

Where to find it: within you!

Is your friend or relative super busy? Perhaps she just returned to work after maternity leave and needs a babysitter once in a while, or maybe she's burning the candle at both ends and could use someone to clean. She'll definitely appreciate your offer to watch her baby, clean the apartment or whatever she needs.

35. Netflix gift card

Amazon

Price: varies

Where to find it: Amazon

If your recipient is one of the few people who doesn't already have a Netflix subscription, give her access to thousands of TV shows and movies. In the U.S., she can also use this card for DVD rentals.  

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