Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box
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Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

I know the frustration of trying to find a gift for somebody who seems to have everything. What finally helped me take the angst out of gift buying was starting to think outside the box. Since then, it seems to be easier to find something that my loved one will like, whatever the occasion. These days, I look in unusual places for gift ideas. Instead of retail shops, I see what is happening at local auction houses. I may look into getting my loved one something they've expressed an interest in recently, like taking guitar lessons. I may even surprise my friend with a visit from a chef who prepares a special meal just for him or her. If you have the gift buying blues, let me help. I'll provide some tips on how to get clues for wonderful presents that will delight and amaze your loved ones.


Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

  • 2 Things You Should Look For When You Shop For Women's Hunting Apparel

    8 April 2015

    Are you a little bit of a tomboy? If you grew up tagging along with your dad and brothers when they went hunting and fishing, you might be tempted to hit the same stores they did when you start shopping for your own sports apparel. Fortunately, these days, clothing manufacturers offer hunting apparel made just for women, so you can stay comfortable and confident out on the range. Here are two things you should look for when you shop for women's hunting apparel at places like Chauncey's Pawn & Gun, and why it will matter later:

  • 3 Tips For Creating The Perfect Custom Bobblehead

    17 February 2015

    Are you looking for a completely unique keepsake for a friend, coworker, or family member? For under $100, you could create a custom bobblehead online and have it shipped to your house. By uploading an image of the subject and selecting from a huge list of customizable options, you can create a gift that your loved one will treasure forever. However, if you aren't a natural artist, it might be hard to decide how to make that figurine look.

  • Five Fabric Types That Can Make You Eco-Friendly And Fashionable At The Same Time

    27 January 2015

    Eco-friendly fabrics use materials that are harvested from sustainably grown crops or that are recycled. The five following fabrics are used to create a variety of comfortable, fashionable clothing options.   Organic Cotton Fabrics Cotton is one of the most widely used clothing fibers, but grown in the traditional way the crop uses a considerable amount of pesticides. Since cotton hulls, the green bits left over after harvesting, are sometimes added to cattle feed, this means the meat you eat can be infused with these harmful chemicals.

  • Decorating After The Divorce

    15 January 2015

    It doesn't matter whether you have just gone through a gentle and understanding conscious uncoupling—a la Gwyneth Partlow and Chris Martin—or a nasty, vicious divorce, you will probably be in need of some new furniture. Perhaps, you've given up your old bedroom set because you no longer want to own anything that reminds you even slightly of your ex, or maybe you've split the entire household. Even if you're moving into a smaller place, you will probably be in need of some pieces to complete your new household.

  • Seven Over-The-Top Birthday Gifts For The Adventure-Seeking Man

    29 December 2014

    Does the special man in your life seek excitement at every turn? If so, you've probably racked your brain trying to think of the perfect birthday gift that will quench his thirst for adventure. If you've got the means to indulge, the following gift ideas won't come cheap, but they are sure to please the adventurer in your life. 1. Flying Lesson Gift Certificate How about a gift certificate for an introductory lesson in flying?