With eight more days until Christmas, I know there are many people who are still struggling to buy a few final gifts, so I figured I’d write a post to help. I don’t usually write much in these posts, but I’d like to share a few of my own brief ideas for last-minute gifts.
- iTunes gift cards. Have a friend or family member with an iPhone or an iPod? This is the perfect gift because they’ll have some extra clams to spend on music or apps.
- Audible.com gift cards. Know someone with a long commute? Know a reader who has been complaining about not having enough time to read? Audio book gift credits is a great solution. EDIT: Also, gift memberships to Flickr, Visual Thesaurus, or even a magazine subscription are other good ideas in the “gift card” category.
- Baked goods. Who can’t enjoy homemade cookies, breads, or fudge, or candy? Maybe diabetics and the Grinch, but for all the other people on your list, a home-made gift hits home, and the taste buds!
- Other hand-crafted goods. If you have a free evening (Yeah right, huh?), you could knock out a couple simple scarves that can warm the body and the heart.
- Time. In this fast-paced world, nothing means more than an hour of time. Have coffee with someone and remember: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou” Make that person feel special, make them feel like you are sincerely interested in them. It’s worth more than any knick-knack you could give.
Well, there are my €0,02. Here are what some other bloggers have to say.
Christmas Gift Recommendations: Blokus | Sarah Jo Austin
Know someone who likes to play games? Maybe Blokus should be under their tree next week. Watch this video post to get a first-hand description of the game. I know I can’t wait to play it!
Video Book Review: Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” | Sarah Jo Austin
Both Sarah, along with LifeStudent, recommend this book. Sarah really covers what makes this book one to add to your must-read list: it discusses the intersection of running and writing. If you know a serious runner, put this in their stocking on December 24th!
24 ways: A Gift Idea For Your Users: Respect, Yo
I think web designers and web users alike would enjoy this gift: respect. Brian Oberkirch advocates respecting users time, letting them have fun, delivering before hyping a product, using language they’ll understand, and asking users what they want in order to create a design that users want to use. Merry Christmas to us!
How To Give Great Gifts | Dumb Little Man
Dumb Little Man, instead of suggesting a specific gift, gives some basic ideas to get ideas for gifts. Are you still struggling to come up with an idea? Read this article, make a list, check it twice, then hit the mall before time runs out.
Unclutterer » Archive » 2008 Gift Giving Guide: Don’t let Santa go crazy
coming from a blog about how to keep your life–and house–free of clutter, you know this post offers unique ideas for children’s gifts. i generally think the little ones are pretty easy to shop for, but if you are trying to keep the toy box from taking over the house, then this post is for you.
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