The latest camera? He's got it. Earrings? She'll yawn.
The ultimate holiday-shopping challenge is finding a gift for those people in your life who basically can -- and do -- buy anything for themselves.
Here are suggestions for when money is no object but ideas are scarce.
Courtside Tickets to the Wimbledon Final
Great seats to any hard-to-attend sporting event are a sure thing. For Wimbledon, plan ahead. To buy directly from the tournament, you must submit a ballot in advance. Visit the tournament's Web site for details. But you can also buy from any number of online ticket sellers who specialize in finding those hard-to-get sold-out seats.
For events stateside and in Canada, try StubHub.com. Owned by eBay, the site advertises itself as the largest ticket marketplace in the world, where fans buy and sell tickets. Find tickets for Super Bowl XLII or the 2008 Final Four. Ticket City advertises seats for the opening ceremonies at next summer's Beijing Olympics starting at $4,000 apiece.
That person who has everything probably doesn't have the time to take proper care of himself of his family. Take-out, restaurant eating and fast food can get old, so offer them the gift of fine dining, in their own home.Personal chefs plan menus, do the grocery shopping and prepare the food in their clients' kitchens. To find a personal chef in your area, visit either the Web site of the American Personal & Private Chef Association, or find a chef registered as a member of the United States Personal Chef Association.
First-Class Flight to Anywhere in the World
Sure they have everything, but have they been everywhere? Offer them the opportunity to decide where to go next, and allow them to bring the appropriate number of travel companions in their family. Even a round-trip domestic ticket is nice, if that's more in line with your budget -- it's unlikely they've seen every last corner in the lower 48 states.