Here’s a story that was just told to me the other day. I immediately thought about a question that was posted on a social network discussion board about what companies were prepared to do in order to retain customers during the current economic crisis.
gift cards : This is similar to giving money, but you can at least specify where the student has to spend it. Any student, especially those going off to college, can use free nintendo gift cards. Students are going to need new clothes, school supplies, dorm furnishings, etc. Therefore, a gift card to Target, Old Navy, Walmart, or Kohl’s would be a great idea for any graduate! Even better, how about purchasing a gift card from the college bookstore that student will be attending? Save the student money when purchasing textbooks for class! So many gift card ideas, so little time!
Of course the library is the first thought people have when they think of free books. It offers individuals are large assortment of books as well as magazines, DVDs, and audio books. Many people don’t realize all that their library offers. I encourage you to check out the local libraries and see what they may have available in the genre you are interested in.
Maybe your husband is the outdoor type. Does he spend hours in the garden or take long walks with the dog? If the answer’s then look at gardening tools, the latest gardening books. Why not choose an MP3 player like the iPod Touch so he can listen to his favourite music when he’s out with Rover?
There’s also the release of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Limited Edition that packs in the First Strike Map Pack. Kmart is planning a deal for it but we are waiting to hear the details.
Massage or Spa Services. This is a great, and very indulgent gift to give someone. Get someone you love the gift of a massage or a facial or a pedicure. Many spas now have a listing of their services online so you can select the service that you would like and then go pick up the gift certificate.
Pajamas are another “go to” thing when you are buying a gift for someone who is difficult to buy for. Almost everyone can appreciate a nice set of PJ’s. There are many different fabrics that can be used to make loungewear. Cotton is a common one, but it is probably popular because it is very affordable. Also, there is another popular fabric used to make pajamas – one that will make your guy feel very pampered, and that would be silk.
Giving a gift basket as a present really does make a lot of sense. You can capture all aspects of what the child or new parents are going to need. You can budget your purchases rather easily as well going this route. The fun thing about receiving a gift basket as a present is going through it and seeing all the neat things that the person bought.