Best Christmas Gifts for Someone Who Doesn’t Want Anything

July 08, 2022 15 min read

We've all met and loved them: the people who have everything and don't need or want anything. Finding Christmas gifts for someone who doesn't want anything is the most difficult task of all, and despite their insistence that they'd be just as happy with a card, we know we can do much better. These enticing gifts will delight anyone you want to spoil this holiday season, even those who have everything and never ask you to spend a dime on them.

Finding the ideal Christmas gift for difficult-to-shop-for relatives and friends necessitates some creative thinking outside the box. They might frown at an expensive watch or a pair of earrings, but introduce them to the sunlight lamp or sous vide cooker they didn't realize they needed but can't live without, and you've added something super cool to their lives.

These Christmas gifts do not have to cost a million dollars. They can be strange but brilliant gifts for difficult people or cheap gift ideas that solve a common problem (I'm looking at you, electric callus remover). So don't lose sleep over finding the perfect Christmas gifts for someone who doesn't want anything — here are ideas they'll love.

1. 3D Pen That Lets You Make Real-Life Models

With this 3D pen, you can create actual 3D models of whatever you want, taking your artistic vision to the next level. It has an adjustable temperature, an LCD display that shows when it's ready to work and at what speed — and it comes with simple operating instructions. According to reviewers, this high-tech pen is incredibly simple to use and can even be given to a child, but adults enjoy it just as much.

2. Towel Warmer And Drying Rack That Keeps You Warm And Cozy

This towel warmer and drying rack can be wall-mounted or free-standing, providing a convenient place to store towels, keep them warm, and prevent mold from forming. It has an on/off switch on the side and warms up in seconds. Turn it on before you shower, and your towels will be warm enough to keep the chill at bay.

3. The Snail Slime And Gold Eye Patches That Give You A Good Excuse To Stay Up All Night

These eye patches only need to be worn for 20 to 30 minutes and will leave your skin hydrated and your eyes less tired. Each pad contains gold and snail slime extract for a smoother, healthier complexion. When applied, they brighten the skin and have a cooling effect, according to reviewers.

4. Adjustable Laptop Desk Table Made From Sustainable Bamboo

This multitasking laptop desk is made of sustainable and eco-friendly bamboo and can be adjusted to five different heights. It also has a fan-shaped ventilation hole (ideal for keeping your computer cool), a cup/phone holder, and a side drawer for storage. This table has foldable legs for easy storage and can be used as a standing desk, tablet holder, or even a TV dinner tray.

5. 7-In-1 Waterproof Face And Body Cleansing Brush

This electric facial and body cleansing brush kit, with two speed settings and six brush heads, provides a deep, thorough cleansing that removes excess oils from the pores and exfoliates dead cells to reveal more radiant skin. It can also be used to remove blackheads, remove all traces of makeup, and (depending on the brush head) for daily cleaning or deeper exfoliation. The brush heads and handle are both waterproof and can be used both in and out of the shower.

6. Light And Ion Therapy Lamp To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shorter days and colder nights cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (which you should consult a doctor about), sluggishness, and difficulty sleeping for many people. Light therapy is frequently recommended, and this light and ion therapy lamp is ideal because it can be used at any time at home. This light device is recommended by both the Columbia Department of Psychiatry and the New York Psychiatry Institute. It can balance your body clock and relieve stress caused by seasonal changes. This model also has a timer and emits 17,000-Kelvin UV-free light, which is equivalent to the light seen in the North Pole.

7. Pore-Perfecting Dead Sea Mud Face Mask With Hyaluronic Acid

This face mask contains Dead Sea minerals that draw impurities and excess sebum from the skin, removing blackheads and keeping pores on the face, shoulders, and even the back clear. These minerals are also beneficial for skin rejuvenation and giving it a plump, fresh appearance. Avocado oil, soothing colloidal oatmeal, hyaluronic acid, and aloe are among the ingredients that hydrate and heal the skin.

8. Luxurious, Heated Fur Throw Blanket For Chilly Nights

What could be better than curling up on the couch with a soft blanket? Turning on this heated brushed long fur throw blanket, selecting one of three heat settings, and sinking into a truly relaxing experience. Don't be concerned about safety; this blanket emits no electromagnetic fields and has a two-hour automatic shut-off function.

9. Wireless Sound Machine With 10 Soothing Sounds To Lull You To Sleep

This wireless Bluetooth sound machine features four white noise variations, five fan sounds, and one super relaxing ocean sound to help you sleep better for up to 16 hours without needing to charge it. It has six hours of audio streaming time and Bluetooth capability, allowing you to connect it to your phone and make calls or listen to music. It's also very small, making it ideal for travel.

10. Heated Pillow That Provides Muscle-Relaxing Vibrations

Plug in this amazing shiatsu and vibration massage pillow and let it heat up for a few seconds. The best part is the 3D technology, which uses circular kneading motions to relax muscles in your back, shoulders, and neck. According to one reviewer: "This is for you if you have a bad back, sore muscles, a tight neck, or sore feet. Because it is small and has a lot of power for deep tissue massaging, it is the most universal massage product I have found."

11. Colorful, Magnetic Putty That Provides Hours Of Fun And Relaxation

It's a magnetic putty that you can bend, bounce, stretch, and use to make 3D models that adults and older children will love. It's also an excellent stress reliever, and you can tear and stretch it indefinitely. It comes in 24 vibrant colors, but this version includes a cubed ferrite magnet for added fun.

12. The Headphones So Comfy And Thin You Can Sleep In Them

This washable headband contains teeny, tiny, removable headphones that are so comfortable you can wear it to sleep or on a cold day when running outside. It has a breathable mesh lining that keeps you cool while you sleep, and it's compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhones, Android, Nokia, Blackberry, and many more. The cord is also extra-strong and will not tangle as you toss and turn.

13. Curling Iron Set That Comes With Interchangeable Barrels For Various Curls And Waves

Give yourself as many hair options as possible with this curling iron set, which includes five interchangeable ceramic tourmaline barrels in various sizes to create different curls and waves — all while protecting hair from heat and keeping it smooth and frizz-free. This set includes everything you need to achieve glam hair with tons of volume and shine, including tapered clipless barrels, barrels with clips, and even a heat-resistant glove.

14. Breakfast Station That Brews Coffee And Makes Eggs, Pancakes, And Toast

In honor of the most important meal of the day, this 3-in-1 breakfast station does it all: it brews four cups of coffee, toasts bread, and includes a nonstick griddle for quick bacon and eggs. The 30-minute timer with auto shut-off gives you peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your delicious breakfast without worry. This station is also great for making delicious grilled cheeses for sandwiches, so you'll be using it all day.

15. Electric Callus Remover That Gives You The Silky Smooth Feet Of A Baby 

Glide this electric callus remover over rough patches on your feet and it instantly removes dead skin and leaves you with smooth, silky feet. It has a rechargeable battery that can be charged up to 1,000 times, so this device should last a long time. This model also includes two interchangeable rollers for removing even the most stubborn calluses.

16. Shower Curtain With Pockets To Store Shampoo And Shavers

This brilliant transparent PEVA shower curtain looks cute and keeps water off your bathroom floor, but it's so much more than that. It has nine mesh pockets that can store everything from soap and shampoo to shaving materials and loofahs, and they all have enough drainage to keep mold at bay.

17. Activated Charcoal Stick That Filters Your Water

This activated charcoal stick can be placed in any pitcher of water to filter out chlorine and produce tastier water. It also contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium and can be used for up to three months of filtration. However, when it's finished, it can be used as an excellent fertilizer, so you can actually crush it up into your plants to keep them thriving.

18. Gel Memory Foam Pillow That Keeps Your Head Cool Throughout The Night

This gel memory foam pillow has excellent ventilation and a cooling gel to keep your head cool throughout the night. It also has a performance knit cover that wicks sweat and moisture away. The 6-inch loft is a medium-height mattress that is ideal for side and back sleepers. Additionally, allergy sufferers will benefit from this pillow because it is hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mold, and bacteria.

19. Salad Cutter Bowl That Lets You Chop Lettuce And Veggies In Seconds

Say hello to a gadget that can chop salad in 60 seconds and is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Simply place lettuce and vegetables in this salad cutter bowl, cover with the lid, and cut all of the ingredients through the card slots with a knife. That's all it takes to make a perfectly chopped salad that won't fly off your cutting board — and you can even eat it right out of the bowl.

20. Aromatherapy Lava Bead Necklace That Emits Calming Essential Oils

This is a minimalist five-stone lava bead necklace that feels and looks earthy and fashionable at first glance. However, this lovely piece of jewelry, which hangs from an 18-inch chain, also functions as an essential oil diffuser and aromatherapy necklace. Apply a few drops of your favorite oil to the beads and let them softly and subtly emit the fragrance into the air all day. This can also be used with your favorite perfumes.

21. Sous Vide Cooker That Cooks Meat, Fish, And Vegetables Evenly

The sous vide cooking technique ensures that everything you make (with a particular emphasis on meat, fish, and vegetables) is cooked evenly and to perfection by going low and slow — resulting in a buttery, velvet texture unlike any other. However, using this sous vide cooking device makes it much easier than you might think. Set the time and temperature manually, or simply drop your marinated food bag into any pot of boiling water. Furthermore, thanks to the Bluetooth capabilities of this cooker, you can use the Anova Culinary app to find your ideal cook setting.

22. These Nourishing Sheet Masks With Natural Ingredients For Every Day Of The Week

With this 7-day mask set, you can have beautiful, glowing skin every day of the week. These non-toxic sheet masks (free of parabens, mineral oil, and artificial scents) address every skin issue imaginable, from acne (which a tea tree oil will clear up) to dry, patchy skin that will benefit from the nourishing effects of a sheet mask made from natural eucalyptus. It also includes a set of makeup remover wipes infused with soothing herbal extracts.

23. Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate And Server That Adds A Zesty Kick To Food

Add the naturally delicious flavor of Himalayan salt to foods as you grill them, or use this Himalayan Block Cooking Salt Plate and Holder Set to present food or cheese. The holder is intended for use on a stovetop or grill (rather than in the oven), can withstand temperatures of 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and adds a distinct flavor to food. It's also naturally antibacterial, which makes it simple to clean with a damp cloth.

24. Bleach-Free Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder For Naturally White Teeth

Natural teeth whitening with vegan, cruelty-free charcoal teeth whitening powder that removes stains and discoloration. Each fluoride-free jar contains a six-month supply of bleach- and peroxide-free powder that is ideal for sensitive gums. Your kit also includes a biodegradable bamboo charcoal toothbrush for applying the powder.

25. Epic Bazooka That Makes DIY Sushi A Breeze

The sushi set from Cook Life includes a sushi bazooka, a bamboo mat, and adorable silicone helper chopsticks. Load the sushi bazooka with rice and fish, close it, and squeeze to form a perfect log that can be sliced and served. It's made of food-grade parts that can all be washed in the dishwasher, and the photos of reviewers' sushi creations are surprisingly impressive — no Pinterest fails with this brilliant gadget.

26. Phone Sanitizer And Charger That Works With Every Phone

Our phones collect an alarming number of germs throughout the day, and we probably don't clean them as frequently as we should. Insert your phone into the PhoneSoap 3.0, a phone sanitizer that uses UV-C light to kill 99.99 percent of germs from your device. This Shark Tank competitor also charges — you can charge your device while it's working or leave it overnight — and it'll fit almost any phone on the market.

27. High Tech Makeup Brush Cleaner With A Charging Station

Makeup brushes can easily spread bacteria, dirt, and oil if not properly cleaned. Rather than devoting an entire night to washing your brushes, which always seems like a chore, use this incredibly efficient makeup brush cleaner with a USB charging station. Simply dip and dunk your brush, spin it to rinse, and spin it to dry — it even has three settings that are compatible with different brush types. It's fast and won't harm natural or synthetic brushes.

28. Travel-Friendly Humidifier Stick That Alleviates Allergies And Dry Air Anywhere You Roam

Traveling (even if it's just to your office) is no excuse to suffer from allergies or cold symptoms exacerbated by dry, stale air. Fill a glass halfway with water, then insert this portable humidifier stick and connect it to a USB power source. You'll be able to breathe in humidified air and get allergy relief in seconds. It is only visible to people within a 20-foot radius, making it ideal for cubicles.

29. Wine Saver Vacuum Pump That Keeps Opened Bottles Fresh

What should you do if you can't finish a bottle of wine? Forget about wasting a drop of wine or storing it without a cap, which will ruin the flavor. This wine saver vacuum pump creates an airtight seal, and the two included vacuum bottle stoppers keep your bottle of red or white wine fresh for days.

30. Bold, Bright 12-Piece Makeup Brush Set That's An Incredible Value

Talk about exceptional value: You'll get 12 gorgeous, unicorn-hued makeup brushes for less than ten dollars, which is basically every tool you need to create a flawless makeup look. This set includes foundation, concealer, brow, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and blush brushes that are "very soft," according to reviewers.

31. Essential Oil Pillow Spray That Acts As A Natural Sleep Aid

Whether you struggle to sleep or sleep like an angel with no worries, this pillow spray and natural sleep aid will be a heavenly addition to your nighttime routine. Spray this on your pillow before bed, relax, and let it help you fall and stay asleep. It's infused with calming essential oils like lavender, vetiver, and chamomile, and it's free of harmful chemicals and synthetic colors.

32. MasterClass Online Courses

From cooking lessons with Gordon Ramsey to film 101 with David Lynch, Masterclass's impressive roster of online classes taught by industry pros provides plenty of unique options for your wishy-washy giftee.

33. Bombas Gripper Slipper

Nobody would be upset if they received a new pair of comfortable, cozy slippers. However, this Bombas style is far more innovative than the typical pair. Because of the fuzzy interior lining, they fit like socks and feel just as soft. They also have grips on the bottom to prevent slipping when worn on flat ground. Furthermore, they are available in ten different pattern options that are both funky and fashionable.

34.Handy Mug Warmer

This device is essential for any coffee enthusiast. It's a mug warmer that maintains the ideal temperature for your cup of Joe. It's the perfect gift for bosses, parents, and anyone else in your life who enjoys a nice, warm cup of anything.

35. Mueller Pro-Series 10-in-1, 8 Blade Vegetable Slicer

Any home chef knows how time-consuming chopping vegetables can be during the food-prep stage of cooking. Make their lives easier with this innovative chopper that, thanks to its clever design, will slice up onions, peppers, and more in seconds. It's a time-saving kitchen tool that everyone will appreciate.

36. Luxe Candles

A fancy scented candle from cult-favorite brands like Diptyque is essentially a foolproof gift for almost everyone on your list.

37. Elevated Stemware

Sure, most people have their basic wine glasses covered, but why not get them a chic set that will entice them to drink wine?

38. Good Night’s Sleep

Get them a gift that will encourage them to make better life decisions (a.k.a no more binge-watching Succession until two in the morning). Casper's Glow Light, with its warm, self-dimming light, can help them fall asleep and wake up at reasonable times. We can't think of a better gift than endless nights of good sleep.

39. Kourtney Kardashian-Approved Face Tool

They may not believe they require another beauty tool, but this is because they have most likely never used a stainless steel one, let alone one that Kourtney Kardashian swears by. Gua sha from SACHEU Beauty will quickly become their favorite product in their skincare cabinet. Because stainless steel is self-cooling, they won't have to run to and from the freezer every morning. If you ask us, the gift of better skin and a contoured face is well worth it.

40. Luxurious Skincare Essential

Does it say "24K gold"? Yes, it certainly does. Allow them to indulge in a little luxury with these Selena Gomez-approved gold eye patches. In just 10 minutes, their fine lines will be significantly reduced, and their under-eye area will feel as good as new.

41. High-Tech Productivity Gadget

Get a more sustainable option for the person who takes the best notes and jots down pretty much everything. Rocketbook's Smart Reusable Notebook saves paper while also allowing users to upload handwritten notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud services via the app.

42. Blender That Looks So Chic

We can't stop drooling over this aesthetically pleasing blender that resembles a work of art. But it's not just about looks—the blender is smart and efficient in that it keeps track of the blade speed and adjusts accordingly. It also monitors the device's temperature to prevent overheating.

43. Disney+ Membership

Disney+ is literally everywhere right now, so why not give your favorite Disney fan one of the year's most coveted memberships? The Disney Gift Subscription Card costs $70 and allows you to give a year's worth of binge-worthy content.

44. Simple Cocktail Shaker

A unique cocktail shaker can make or break a bar cart, and Simple Human's styles are just that. They're not only eye-catching and stylish, but they're also made with vacuum insulation and stainless steel construction, so whatever concoction you're mixing will stay ice cold and refreshing.

45. Stylish Sunnies

These cat-eye glasses will instantly give your gift recipient Main Character Energy. You can rest assured that any gift from Garrett Leight will be a conversation starter—even for your most fashionable friends.

46. Customized Jewelry

Give your bestie the same necklace from a fashionable brand. Justin and Hailey Bieber have been seen wearing—and customizing. This vintage and funky design can be worn anywhere and at any time. It's so adorable that you'll probably want one for yourself (and we encourage you to!).

47. Electric Wine Bottle Opener with No Cord

Nothing is more infuriating than struggling to open a new bottle of wine. This cordless opener eliminates stress by doing all of the heavy lifting for you. Simply wrap the mouth of the device around the top of the wine bottle and press down. In seconds, it will cut the foil and scoop up the cork. 

48. Genderless Fragrance

An androgynous fragrance is the perfect gift to add to your arsenal of can't-go-wrong suggestions. This one, from the iconic Maison Francis Kurkdjian brand, combines scents such as juniper berries, nutmeg, coriander, musks, amber wood, and vanilla to create a scent that must be experienced to be appreciated. It's inviting and warm, feminine and masculine, and everything a person could want in a fragrance.

49. High-End Skincare

This Jodie Comer-approved skincare line was created with the assistance of Nobel Prize-winning doctors, so you can bet it'll change your life. This will be a life-changing gift for your favorite beauty junkie. Each of the 30 individually wrapped packets contains just the right amount of serum for each application. Furthermore, it reduces puffiness, bags, and dark circles under the eyes while smoothing out fine lines throughout the area.

50. Dapper Weighted Blanket

A cozy, stress-relieving weighted blanket is the home decor upgrade you didn't realize you needed until you cuddle with one. I've given this blanket as a gift several times and it's always a big hit.

51. Amazon Prime Membership

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you're already aware of the service's ridiculously large product selection and how the one- to two-day shipping speeds are a game changer. In addition, Prime members have access to exclusive deals and streaming services.

52. Wine Club Gift Card

If they enjoy wine, consider giving them a gift that will keep on giving.

53. Polishing Peel For Any Skin Type

Everyone had glowing, replenished skin, and this peeling mask will do the same. This exfoliating treatment is designed to work with any skin type (especially aging or acne-prone skin), and it uses the power of eight different natural—and gentle—acids to double exfoliate and smooth skin.

54. Clutch Fit For a First Lady

This is a statement piece for the lady in your life. This versatile clutch is so stylish that Jill Biden wore it when she met the Queen of England, of all people!

55. Zortung Wine Aerator Decanter

Using this one-of-a-kind decanter, you can aerate your wine in seconds. Its super dense filter and self-stirring design help your wine reach its full potential almost immediately. Place the device over a glass and observe how your perfectly flavored wine fills the cup.

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