something that suits the occasion and the receiver.
Dollar Store Bonanza
With dollar stores popping up everywhere, it’s easy to find wrapping paper,
bows and tape — and at prices that you just can’t beat. Look here for
baskets, decorative boxes and small ornaments to dress up your presents.
Rather than the usual bottle of wine, wouldn’t it be nice to give a few exotic spices, flavoured oils or vinegars, or a collection of finely crafted condiments?
Even smaller grocery stores will carry a few gourmet items. These can be put
into a basket, gift box or gift bag or come wrapped.
Scan your local newsstand for great gift ideas. Good bets are home and
décor, photography, travel, and general lifestyle magazines. Buy a copy of
the latest edition and wrap it up with a one-year subscription certificate.
Even for those who don’t get out much to see the latest flick will appreciate
movie passes. For friends that have kids, make the gift even more special by
offering to baby sit for a few hours while they enjoy the big screen.
Books are a great gift item because they can be very specific (assuming you
know someone’s tastes quite well) or very general (assuming you don’t). Try
to make your book selection as personal as possible. Coffee table books are
always a hit because they’re beautiful to look at and show off. Make sure you
write an inscription on the inside to really make it special.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from your Okanagan Mortgage Team!
This article is written by or on behalf of an outsourced columnist and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.