If you or your parents have everything they could ever want, and gift-giving is a challenge, think about giving the gift of an EXPERIENCE, such as a theater production, concert, comedy special, ballet performance. I love this idea for parents’ gifts — it’s a gift card that can be used in an array of cultural and arts meccas in the Garden State: http://www.jerseyarts.com/GiftCard.html. The recipient can go to any show he or she chooses, even shop in museum gift stores! This is brilliant!
If you’re outside of this area, check with your state arts commission to see if they have a similar program, and check into gift cards for your nearby theaters and museums.