Deadline is looming so I have to make this quick.
#3 of my faves??? A Kindle ereader or Kindle equivalent. I have a Kindle so I’m partial to them but since iPhone introduced the Kindle app I haven’t used my Kindle as much. I either read on my phone or on the iPad. You can find a variety of ereaders in stores. Read reviews and make your choice. The prices have dropped drastically since being introduced and most are around $100 with rebates to $139 for the all-new Kindle.
#4 What good is a an ereader without BOOKS??? I’m not sure about other stores (although if not offered now I’m sure it will be very soon) but Amazon offers the option to purchase an electronic version of a book that can be sent to someone else as a gift on their Kindle. You pay, they read. All with a few clicks of your keyboard. I love this option.
And let’s not forget good old fashioned paper books. There are times when I don’t need one more thing to carry and reading on my phone works for me. But other times, like when I’m home, I want a book in hand. There’s something so satisfying about turning the pages, losing myself in the story and finishing a book. If you’re not sure what books to buy, gift cards to the bookstores are always a good choice.
#5 It’s that time of year again. Cold, flu, dry skin. Ick. And I don’t know about you but I have a tendency to buy nice soaps and lotions and products as gifts for other people but rarely do I ever buy them for myself, and I know quite a few people who are the same way. Whether it’s Bath & Body or store brand, or the goat milk lotion found in Cracker Barrel restaurants (which is wonderful, btw), show you care by giving something that pampers your friend. As someone who can’t handle strong scents (they give me headaches), I like creamy, unscented or lightly-scented lotions best of all. Bath & Body’s Shea Butter (Cashmere) has a nice light scent, and again, the goat milk lotion at Cracker Barrel is a favorite.
#6 What’s your favorite verse or quote? Money is tight all around this year so if you’re wanting to give someone something little, why not frame a favorite or encouraging verse? Print it off on old fashioned looking paper and shellack it to one of those craft plagues you can find in stores? A friend did this for me as a gift and I still have it in my office. She painted the small plaque black, and with the verse shellacked on, it’s absolutely beautiful and easy to do. It would make an especially nice gift for friends at church.
That’s it for now…Do you like these types of ideas? Want something different? Have you received any gifts like those listed above, and did you like them?