Monday, December 10, 2007

Gift Buying

I'm currently typing on one of these and it is NICE. I highly recommend this keyboard. The old keyboard's clunkiness was one of the few complaints I had about the old keyboard. This new one is amazing.


I had told everyone I'd link to my favorite things. Well, you can still get your stuff by Christmas if you order now. Here's some other things I love.

For my iPhone, I wanted something wireless for the car. A recent birthday gift was the Jawbone and it's fantastic. For me, the ear pieces are important. I have little ears and many ear buds just fall out which is so annoying. The Jawbone has an ergonomic bud that I really like and it stays on the ear. They have different colors, but this is the classic black.


Again, in the tech department (where I like to stay), this is a nice gift for the one you love. Heck, if you're feeling generous, buy me one.


Any of James Lilek's books are good conversation starters that are both funny and socially acceptable (as opposed to the Post Secret books which are downers and riské). His latest one covers disgusting cuisine. Buy it for mom!
And buy Post Secret for the gay cousin who thinks he's still in the closet and that no one knows. Newsflash, bub, they know.

Words to the wise: Don't buy undergarments, nighties, or any other articles of clothing that someone might deem too personal. Clothing is, in fact, personal. And unless it's your girlfriend, stay away from lingerie and perfume.

Ann Althouse made the comment one time that presents say a lot about what the person giving them thinks about you. And it is fascinating to analyze the message the gift-giver is sending to the giftee. Keep in mind, that when you send a gift, you're sending a message. Be self-aware enough to know that.

Stationary is good, unless it seems you're trying to bully someone into writing. A well-chosen book is always a winner. Tickets to a sporting even or some other life experience can be great.

And don't be afraid of gift-cards. Really. A well-chosen gift card can mean a lot to someone. (Thanks, sis, for the iTunes gift card.)

For new parents, I'll share my favorites, too. This is the stroller every parent should have: it's light, it reclines so the baby can nap, the handles are high enough, it's sturdy, did I mention that it's light? It can take a beating, too. Ours has been everywhere from Disney to New York and looks brand new. The wheel mechanism is fantastic. The stroller feels stable for the baby.

Get this accessory, too, as there aren't cup holders.

When the baby is born, buy this. The Butt Paste is the absolute best for protecting baby's behind. The stuff lasts and it smells great (watch out, though, the kid might try to eat it.)

I reviewed this before, but I still love it! Love it more, actually, the more I use it. These whisper-quiet clean machines are amazing. Buy one!


My sister has one of these and swears by it. If anyone is feeling generous..... I'd actually like one. They look great.


OK, this is getting longish. Just some ideas. I find picking out gifts to be so much fun. It's a delight to make the perfect match.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have used Butt Paste for my babies and it was wonderful. I still keep it around the house.

Chalmers said...

Enjoying your book? :-)

Cheers,
Your Gifted Gifting Little Brother

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