Five Great Gift Giving Ideas & Tips

We all love presents, whether it’s Christmas or birthday time, or even a special birthday. Yet there is a catch-to keep having presents, we have to send them to others sometimes too. great post to read But happily it is almost as fun as having them! Here are a few hints and some gift ideas for picking up presents:

  1. You can easily read reviews of gifts you are considering buying at sites such as,,, etc. And you can of course order from there too. I recently found an online alarm clock that wakes you up by shooting four puzzles like pieces into the air. The alarm will not turn down until you get the parts back into the alarm clock-a perfect gift in your family for those sleepy heads!
  2. One challenge with wearable gifts is having the right size. Best to eliminate the possibility of getting anything too big (you think I’m fat, aren’t you?!) and then offer gift accessories like scarves, belts, hats etc. 3. Think of who gets the gift and put yourself in their shoes. Remember back when you turned 12-did you really like clothes? Put in some thinking. It is much more practical to contribute to a publication like Boys Life, or to Field & Stream if the young man is outdoors. Have something meaningful that you can send right away as they wait for the start of their subscription.
  3. Buying land on the moon-well, this one is just kooky but you’ve still got some kooky buddies who would love to own their own little crater on the moon. There are also locations in the solar system which sell property on other planets.
  4. Taketombo-Dragonflies This gift is best for very energy-intensive younger children. Taketombo are Japan’s hand-made bamboo toys that can float on their one-propeller like mini-helicopters. Place your hands on the ring, and rotate it. The wing is going to take it off with great energy. The kit comes complete with instructions in English on how to make your own Taketombo. Its fun and quick and simple.
  5. Classic Atari Games Recall the good old days you couldn’t wait for Pacman to come home and boot up? Take a step back in time into the early days of Atari’s 80 Retro Games video arcades; a compilation of memorable and authentic Atari titles. With all the great sights, sounds and swift action that made them so famous, every one is faithfully replicated. If you’ve played those games in their original arcade cabinets or on an Atari 2600 console, you’re sure to find your pick. And you’re children are going to die laughing and what you consider to be the coolest video games.