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Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links: Christmas Gifts | 16 Dec 2008

With eight more days until Christmas, I know there are many pChristmas gift Naveedeople 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.

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4 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links: Christmas Gifts | 16 Dec 2008

  1. bejewell

    22 Dec on 2008 at 2:37

    Last year we gave everyone on our list gift cards to Charity Choice, which has a great web site with a huge number of charities to choose from. The recipient goes to the web site, enters the card number, and chooses the charity (or charities) of their choice… anything from Habitat for Humanity to Susan G. Komen to the Human Society. It was a fun way to give and let the receivers actively participate in the donation, instead of just donating to our favorites in their name. Plus, great option for people who are hard to shop for!!

    • xgravity23

      04 Jan on 2009 at 23:32

      @bejewell: That is a great idea, Charity Choice really makes it personal. A bonus: no clutter for the receiver, a warm heart, and a better world!

  2. lifestudent

    17 Dec on 2008 at 19:34

    ARRRHH. Shopping for the holidays is impossible with a baby. Ive tried to do lots on the internet but you need to hit the stores and look around in order to get great ideas. Ive done some, but Im not done … and totally stumped on my hubby. I got him some tools, but thats not FUN. I need something thats less practical and more enjoyable and can’t think of anything while cleaning poop & puke ;)

    • xgravity23

      22 Dec on 2008 at 2:03

      @lifestudent: I bet it is! And I bet the distraction doesn’t help, but she sure is worth it, huh?

      My husband is really hard to shop for too. Sometimes, I get him something I think he’ll like and it’s not good at all. But sometimes I hit it right on the nose. I think that’s happened once. :)