My Christmas cards are finally written and mailed out! With 18 days to spare until Christmas, I feel very accomplished. However, my shopping is not…quite done yet. I have made very good progress, mostly by buying stuff willy-nilly and not setting a budget (whoops!). But the people on my list will get some awesome gifts, that is for sure.
Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite gift picks for this year. This is the cool stuff to get when you’re stumped on what to buy that BFF, grandparent, coworker, or significant other. Happy shopping!
Pan Am Layover Bag
How cute is this bag? Even though the show Pan Am received mixed reviews, this bag evokes all that the show was supposed to be — glamorous and classic. I like the metal feet on the bottom, which make it practical when you need to set your bag down in a grimy airport. Buy for your fashionable friend who loves to travel.
Office Speak Stamp
This is the perfect gift for your favorite coworker, team member, or boss (with a sense of humor). I’m a consultant, and I can’t count how many times a day I hear “in the loop” and “on the same page.” This would be an absolute hit in almost any office. Plus, it’s fun – who doesn’t want to have a cute stamp in their office? Even if I’d just use it to stamp post-its while avoiding real work…
Cards Against Humanity
Do you like Apples to Apples? Are you comfortable with a little bit of not-politically-correct humor? Then this is the game for you. I played this with a few kickball teammates over the summer, and it was hysterical. The setup is the same as Apples to Apples, except instead of a red noun card, you get a phrase to complete, such as “President Obama relaxes by ______.” Then you get weird phrases and nouns instead of a green adjective card, which you use to complete the phrase, such as “President Obama relaxes by landing on the moon.” Except the phrases are mostly dirty and not at all politically correct. So it gets funny pretty quickly. Not a gift for the elderly, anyone who is very conservative, or someone you don’t know very well!
Picture It Postage
A cute and unique gift for family (especially grandparents!). The website takes any photo of yours and turns it into stamps. How cool is that? You could give it as a gift even if you don’t have adorable children or pets to use in your photo — just use any photo that has meaning or looks beautiful, like scenery or a photo taken during a vacation. Cute and practical.