We’ve all got at least one tricky one in the family – maybe two. They have everything, or maybe they are quite particular in their tastes. Okay, they are downright hard to buy gifts for!

Here’s some ideas you may not have thought of.

1. The gift of story

Podcasts are popular, and audio books are becoming the new way to relax and unwind. A subscription with Audible will allow your loved one to purchase download and listen to any book of their choice – from fictional fantasy to practical financial advice.

2. The gift of taste

For the baker or the BBQ extraordinaire, specialist spice merchants like Gewurzhaus offer a range of unique spice mixes to completely up the ante on baking muffins or flavouring your favourite cut of meat.

3. The gift of art

Online sites like Society6 allow people to choose from literally 1000s of designs to go on phone cases, t-shirts, prints, cushions, canvases… and even shower curtains.

Gifts are both customisable and affordable and with a gift voucher, your guest can get creative to suit their personal taste and what piece of décor they are most interested in.

4. The gift of sleep

Too many of us are so busy between sleep and work that we find it hard to switch off at night. If your ‘hard-to-buy-for’ often complains of finding it hard to get to sleep the Dowdo sleep aid might be the distraction they needed. The metronome based gadget has a rhythmic audible beat and soothing light sounds to help you drift off.

5. The gift of good health

Many people want to improve their health and wellness. A great gift might be a set of yoga classes, personal training sessions or a gym membership. Alternatively, this could be an appointment with a naturopath, dietician or general life coach. Anything that helps your special person reach their goals quicker.

6. The gift of surprise

Treat them (and yourself) to an experience-based gift. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride in the Yarra Valley or a break away on a tropical island, the person who has everything often just wants more time with those they love.