What To Give The Person Who Has Everything
Do you have the problem of what to give the person who has everything on Valentine’s Day?  I have one or two people like that on my list and it is like this on every holiday where gifts may be exchanged.  My husband is one of those people and it is embarrassing that I have lived with the guy for 15 years and still have no idea what to get him!  The other person on my list is my oldest daughter Chelsea.  One of the main reasons it is hard to buy for Chelsea is because she is an artist and musician and she has very eclectic tastes.  I have had holidays where I absolutely nailed the right gift and I have had the opposite where you can just tell the gift just wasn’t even in the ballpark!  This year, I decided to do a little detective work and get some ideas for an unusual gift I could give to these two loves of mine.  I hope you may find some of these suggestions helpful.

What To Give The Person Who Has Everything

  • Beer Soap: If you have a person on your list that is a beer lover and likes to be clean, then this is a perfect gift for them!  When they lather up in the shower, they are getting soapy beer suds to get them squeaky clean.
  • Scratch Map: If you have a world traveler on your list, this is a very meaningful and unique gift.  The map has all of the countries covered in a scratch off substance so when you visit a country, you just scratch off the covering.  You can get a world map as well as a map of the USA.
  • Drinks and Glasses: I love to give a bottle of my recipient’s favorite drink and two shot glasses that are on the unique side.  One year I gave monogrammed glasses and last year I have these funny glasses that had small pebbles encased in the bottom of the glass.  This is so they can enjoy their drink “on the rocks” (hee hee hee).
  • Collectibles: If the person you are giving your gift to collects something, you can find out what they are missing and buy that item to add to their stash.  It is always a good idea to ask if they are still collecting, or you will end up like my sister who got Boyd’s Bears from my mom for over 10 years when she stopped collecting them about 7 years before.  If they don’t collect something specific, why not buy them the first of what can be many additions to come?  I found a little treasure hidden on the internet over on the west coast that I wanted to share with you.  Made In Washington is an awesome place where you can find Ah-Ma-zing gifts that are made right there in Washington!

Gifts That Are Made Local

I gotta tell you, whenever possible; I am 100% for giving gifts that are made local.  I believe heart (foreshadowing here) and soul that whenever possible, we should buy American, and when even more possible, we should buy local.  When you buy local, you are putting money back into your community which supports the local farmers, artisans and other rich talent in your backyard.  In 1984, Gillian and Jack Matthews, two Washington residents, opened the first Made In Washington store at the Seattle’s Pike Place Market.  By opening this store, they gave local craftspeople, artisans and small businesses the chance to sell their products to the public.  Now you can find 5 Made In Washington stores that are still selling the highest of quality products that are all made right there in Washington.  I may not live in Washington, but I am extremely honored to have been allowed to have one of the most gorgeous items I have ever had.  I was sent two hand blown glass heart ornaments from Glass Eye Studio.  Each ornament is individually blown and come with an artist card as well as ash from Mount St. Helens that erupted in 1980.  So, I was sent two jaw droppingly beautiful ornaments that are also way cool!  The Valentine Hand Blown Glass Heart Ornament ($24.99) (which Chelsea will get) is a rich red that when the light catches it, looks like fire.  The second ornament I received was the Violet Chip Glass Heart Ornament (which will go to Chelsea’s love) is a mixture of blues and violets that look like tranquil waters on a spring day.  If you are looking for something different that is locally made and will support the local Washington craftspeople, you should absolutely go to Made In Washington.

One reader will win one Hand Blown Glass Ornament ($24.99) of their choice, depending on availability.


  1. Hand-Dipped ½ lb Chocolate Truffles Gift Box and I wish I had them sitting right next to me right now!…..with one in my mouth!

  2. I love the Hand Blown Red Feather Twist Glass Heart Ornament and the Blown Glass Mushroom Garden Art – Red & White and the Emerald City Gift Basket and about two dozen more items at the Made In Washington store!

  3. Love the design your own gift box. My daughter works on the road most of the year and I love to send special things in the gift boxes just for her.

  4. those glass hearts look very elegant. ID HANG THEM ON EACH TREE I PLANTED FOR MY KIDS AND GRANDCHILDREN and memorial tree for my Mom.Oh how the luv went into planting them in their name. I hope I win


  6. i absolutely love all the blown glass. i collect them. i have 2 curio cabinets full of them. they were my mothers and i got them when she passed.

  7. They have so many beautiful hand blown items. I like the hummer feeder, the truffle bowls, salmon…the glass trees, hand blown ornaments…so hard to choose! Glass garden art…

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Everything on this site is beautiful, but one of my favorites is Hand Blown Green Feather Glass Ornament…………

  8. I fell in love with everything on the site. I especially like the paperweights – all are so beautiful and I couldn’t pick a favorite.

  9. I love the handblown heart ornaments. They are so pretty! If I won one I think I would place it on my Mom and Dad’s headstone.

  10. Was drooling over the hand blown glass bird baths (Pink & White Birdbath: 3-04421 in particular). Seriously Love the Ruby Drape round ornament though too! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cool prize!

  11. I think that the blown glass for the garden is absolutely stunning… Blown Glass Bird Garden Art – Red Yellow & Orange

  12. I listed my favorite item above and realized after I posted that my email address was missing the first letter. I wanted to make sure you had the correct email address in the event I am chosen as the winner.

  13. I love the Mardi GRas wine glass! Absolutely beautiful ! Thank you for sharing some of your fantastic work!

  14. I like the glass blown ornaments but I seen the Hand-Dipped ½ lb Chocolate Truffles Gift Box and I like that

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