Holiday Gifts: Unusual Gifts

When find yourself with someone on your holiday gift list who is difficult to buy for, sometimes your best bet is to go for something out of the ordinary. Gifts that work to bring about harmony and peace in the environment are sure to please. From simple gifts of candles, crystals, and CD’s that play the soothing sounds of wind, rain and babbling brooks, to salt lamps, singing bowls and Zen sand gardens, the choices are plentiful. You can choose jewelry made of amber, an organic gemstone that is professed to draw negative energy and turn it to positive energy leading to health and well being. Most people, when they think of amber think of the honey colored or the …

Holiday Gifts: Tickets, Gift Certificates and IOU’s

One way to handle the “what to buy” dilemma at the holidays is by purchasing a pair of tickets to an event that you know the recipient will enjoy. Especially nice when you are getting something that they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. I say a “pair” of tickets because most events are better if you can take someone with you. A pair of tickets or a season subscription for any playhouse for those who like watching plays. They don’t have to be Broadway, or even off-Broadway, productions. There are a great number of amateur playhouses (some that also serve dinner) and many communities, colleges and even some high schools put on performances that are highly enjoyable. The same goes …

Holiday Gifts That Give All Year Long

Sometimes a one-time gift just isn’t what you are looking for. You want something that will keep on giving throughout the year. Enter the “Of the Month” clubs. There is an incredible assortment of “Of the Month” clubs. One of the more widely known is the “Fruit of the Month” club. For a set fee your gift of fruit is delivered on a timetable of your choosing, once a month, every other month or 3 – 4 times a year. Each delivery is a case consisting of one or more different fruits. The fruits are sometimes exotic, sometimes seasonal, and always delicious. They average around $30.00 – $40.00 per month. For the hops and barley lovers that you are shopping …

Holiday Gifts: Storm Chasing

Is your significant other a “thrill seeker”? Is it hard to get them to come away from the window during a storm? Are they the last ones down to the basement when there is a possibility of a tornado? Do they watch the weather channel’s storm stories over and over again? Have you watched the movie Twister until you know the entire script by heart? Then you have a prime candidate for the gift of a storm chasing adventure. Storm chasing although definitely not inexpensive, is without a doubt a once in a lifetime thrill. The trip can run well over $2,000.00 – which usually includes lodging but not food or transportation to and from the base motel. Some companies …

Holiday Gifts: Parachute Jump

If you are looking for a gift for someone who isn’t afraid of heights, has a good amount of daredevil in them, and doesn’t find anything wrong with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, this is one gift that will earn you eternal gratitude. This is just the holiday gift for that special someone who you know has always wondered how it would feel to just jump out of an airplane, let alone fall 10,000 feet. A single tandem sky dive session will run you an average of about $200.00 which includes instruction that runs about half an hour and one jump. That is also what makes the tandem jump such a great gift, since it is a one-day …