His and Her Holiday Hints

Real Estate Agent with Burch & Co. Real Estate

12 gift ideas for the man or woman in your life

It’s that time of year again — the days are ticking down and the holiday deadline is fast approaching. If you’re still scratching your head, here are a few suggestions — and a few more gift guide resources to help you out:


1.       Candles for the whole year. RedEnvelope offers a “year of wishes” set of candles, unscented and stamped with a different “positive thought” for each month.

2.      Great-looking, healthy and environmentally friendly — get her one or the full set of four of these KOR Delta “Hydration Vessels” and she’ll be the coolest chick on the block (these are the same bottles Robert Downey, Jr. drank out of as Tony Stark in “Iron Man”).

3.       Turn her favorite photos into a work of art. Personal Creations will create a collage on canvas from five photos, framed or unframed, from 11x14 to 18x24.

4.      Help her be beautiful and organized — a jewelry tree (like this one from Stone Mountain Studio) will look pretty either empty or decked out with her earrings, rings and chains.

5.      Wrap her in comfort and luxury in a super soft robe from Victoria’s Secret or, for an even bigger splurge, a cashmere blend robe (like this one from Nordstrom).

6.      Sometimes the best presents don’t come from the store, they come from the heart — write out a “certificate” or “coupon” to her for a dinner out at her favorite restaurant, or a night in watching a movie she loves, or an offer to empty the kitty litter for a month. Whether you write them out or create and print them on your home computer (“free-hand” or using a coupon book template like this one from American Greetings), they’re sure to be appreciated.


1.       For the chocolate loving football fan in your life, what could be better than a bag of M&M’s® stamped with their favorite team’s logo? Available at My M&M’s®.

2.      Support his kid inside — this mini version of every college dorm’s staple, Foosball (available at Fun Toy Mall), will not only bring back memories, it should provide hours of fun.

3.       Is he a duffer? These “Ultimate Straight XS” golf balls  from Polara claim to reduce hooks and slices by up to 75%. What golfer wouldn’t welcome that?

4.      Fun and attractive, the BuckyCubes Magnetic Desktoy (available at Vat 19) are “basically the adult equivalent of LEGO bricks” — build sculptures and shapes with them or just use them to hold up photos and papers.

5.      How many people can say they own land on the moon? At lunarland.com, you can buy him an acre of land on the moon, complete with documentation.

6.      For the world traveler — let him show off his adventures with this clever scratch-off wall map from Uncommon Goods. As he scratches away the places he’s been, the gold top layer reveals bright pops of color.


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