The Perfect Gifts for the Hard to Buy Family Members, Co-Workers or Friends

Kids are usually easy to buy for this time of year. If it appears on television -they want it. If it has buttons to press – they want it.  Sometimes, I seem to get stuck for gifts for family members, friends and co-workers.  But, this year I got lucky. I decided to think a bit out of the box for some of my gifts.   Hope you enjoy my list…

  • KINDLE FIRE.  I will admit it I was a bit skeptical about this tiny device. Especially since what I really wanted was the iPad.  Despite my attempts at trying to win an iPad or save for one, I always managed not to succeed. So, when the FIRE was announced I decided to compromise. I am not at all disappointed. In fact, I LOVE IT!!!! Easy, fun and loads of battery life! A great gift (as are the other Kindles) at $199 or less for older versions.  And in case you are wondering.. I bought Kindles for others, too!
              
  • PEACOCK POTTERY    I love this company.  A mompreneur own this business and the pricing is very reasonable. Last year I gave out amazing ornaments to many of my friends and this year I bought a cute bowl for our daughter.  It comes packaged ready to put under the tree or give as a non-holiday gift.
  • MAN SHOES   I reviewed this book a week ago and it has continued to “stick” with me.  This is one of those gifts that could be given to the hard to buy for hubby, father or friend.
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES from SMALL ONLINE BUSINESSES.   It is no secret that I love and support online businesses.  Let me (re)introduce you to some of my favorites in this category and suggest that you get one of their gift certificates.
Shara Lawrence-Weiss makes one of a kind books using photos that you supply.  I love that she can write the text in the language of  your choosing or make it bilingual
This online store is dedicated to offering educational and recreational materials for children and families with special needs.  Another mom owned business who gives back to the community
A subscription to abcteach.com is the PERFECT gift for any teacher or college student majoring in education. Chocked full of downloads and classroom materials.  A favorite gift that I often give to graduating seniors who are hoping to get a classroom of their own

♦Business Coaching 

Do you know someone who has a great idea, but needs help “jump starting”?   Consider the gift of a consultation session with a reputable business coach with a great track record. Or perhaps give some assistance by offering media consultation or advertising help, as well. I know each one of these women and would recommend them all.
Note:  These experts all have different coaching styles or offer different services for budding entrepreneurs.
Kristin Andress  – Andress Consulting  (Also love her book, Imagine Being)
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 Lastly, consider giving a gift that helps another in need. If you read my previous post, you will learn how you can help children and families still devastated by the March 2011 tsunami in Japan

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