Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Great Gift Ideas

If you’re like me, you’re having trouble thinking of clever holiday gifts that people will actually use and enjoy.

I’ve embarrassed myself my giving stupid gifts in the past:
1) Gift-card credits to e-Bay for my mother. (She doesn't like using the internet)
2) A season pass to Six Flags for a nephew. (The roller coaster scared the bejeezus out of him)
3) Any CD by Enya

Well, after some hits-and-misses, I got the perfect gift idea for you.

Are you ready?

Here goes:

You know those cool little gift bags you get gifts in? You know, the brightly colored ones with the yarn handles and the tissue paper inside? The ones you always try to save and re-use because they make gift-giving so convenient?

Well, give a whole bunch of those as presents. Now, that may sound funny, but I’ve done that and the recipients really love it.

A couple of years ago, I gave my mom about eight dozen of them in assorted sizes and colors. She’s always running off at the last minute, needing to give a gift at work and she hates gift wrapping. (Who doesn't?) To this day, she still thanks me for all those gift bags. And, she appreciates my gift every time she uses one. Which is a lot.

I did the same thing for my step-mother and she likes them too.

If you order them on line, you can get a whole bunch of them at a really good price. Just go to froogle.com and search for “gift bags”.

If you want to give something way much cooler that is tres chique-n-unique, then there’s that incredible beverage called Sortilège. It's a liqueur made from Canadian whisky and maple syrup and has been produced in Montreal for over 300 years. If you go on a tour of Montreal, they tell you it can only be bought in Quebec.

However, here’s a distributor here in the U.S. where it can be obtained. It’s really unique. You taste it and you think, “hmmm, whisky.” Then it becomes sweet and you think, “hmmm, . . . waffles!”

Everyone loves it and is always impressed. It makes a great gift.
Click here to order it. (If you’re over 21, mind you.)

I hope that helps!



At 1:37 AM , Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

Love the gift bag idea. I'm the queen of gift bags so having a stash on hand would be my idea of a great gift. And the whiskey/maple beverage sounds intriguing.

At 4:19 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

You're super brilliant. And I love Sortilege. I don't know if you know that about me. (hee)

At 9:34 AM , Blogger Br. Jonathan said...

KA: Yes, the gift bags are great. I need to get a bunch of them myself.
Lorraine: I think "Sortilege" would make a great name for a guide pony, eh?


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