By Kyle Mancini
Deck the halls and tinsel everywhere…and you’re heading for the perfume counter for yet another pre-packaged gift box when it hits you. You don’t have to be ‘that guy’. You can be the guy who gives the thoughtful/romantic/elaborate/memorable gift. You can be the one who’s gift garners tear-filled eyes. The one everyone is still doting over come New Years.
All you need is a bit of imagination and, well, Me.
I have comprised a list of four unique, sure-to-please gifts that will make your loved ones, co-workers, friends or family members feel uber-special; even during this season of obligatory giving. You just need to keep a few simple maxims in mind:
‘Tis better to Give than to Receive…
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Give someone that has give you stellar moments in life their very own star. Go to the Star Registry and you can name a real star for that special person. You’ll get a personalized certificate, a sky chart with the exact location of their heavenly body and a helpful book on astronomy. If you’re feeling really generous, a telescope would go very nicely with this unforgettable present. Check out http://www.skyandtelescope.com for comprehensive information to help you select the right equipment for your favorite star-gazer.
You’re Never Too Old To Learn…
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The best thing about December – most would say it’s the presents. The worst thing about the rest of the year – it isn’t December. Try giving a gift that gives all year long. Flowers are always a good choice. Check out the Flower of the Month club. Another great recurring gift, ideal for the clutterbug in your life – once monthly professional cleaning service. In the NYC area, check out Maid For You NY. Just make sure you select a reputable, bonded company and your gift will be put to great use throughout the entire year.
The most important thing to keep in mind this year, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, is that any gift (big or small) that comes from the heart is going to be a winner. Break the mold and leave the pre-packaged gifts to lesser men.