If you’ve been stashing away items for future purchase on your Amazon Wish List, you may inadvertently be providing gift ideas for complete strangers.
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Every geek worth their salt has a stash of tech gear they can’t live without. And it’s not just a pile of expensive stuff: Old-school gaming consoles, a stack of hard drives, or a forgotten drawer of old smartphones. There are plenty of essentials that are worth packing into your toolbelt, fanny pack, or backpack — or at least having on hand for those few, critical moments when you need a particular item to accomplish a technological task.
Seeing “Please, no gifts” on a child’s birthday party invitation has become more and more common in recent years. And I can understand why. They already have so much stuff. They’re probably going to be getting gifts from grandparents or aunts and uncles, too. Perhaps most importantly, we don’t want to put an unnecessary financial burden on another parent.
Gift cards are an almost inconceivably huge industry. The Australian gift card industry is estimated to be worth between $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion annually, which means the secondary market is both lucrative and totally overwhelming — especially right after the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year.
If you have a weird gift card to sell or trade, here’s what you need to know to get the most out of it.
For those who celebrate Christmas, I’ve come to realise that everyone handles Santa a little differently. In our home, Santa fills the stocking and brings 2-3 gifts. The rest of the gifts come from me and my husband.
We decided to do it this way early on so that we could explain to our son why it was still important to donate and help others in need at Christmastime.
Buying presents can be… stressful. It’s often hard to know what to buy for that film buff friend, or for the brother-in-law who’s really into cooking these days. Fortunately, The Upgrade is here to help—just think of this episode as our gift to you. Here, seven Lifehacker staffers each share three perfect gift ideas, from artful prints to wireless gadgets to Secret Santa hacks, to help you buy the perfect present.
Sending a gift to someone in another culture takes some extra consideration; you want to pay attention to any cultural disconnects, taboos, or expectations. But it’s also an opportunity to blow someone away without spending a ton of money.
Cross-cultural business consultant Dean Foster gives advice for giving fantastic gifts internationally in a Medium post; we talked to him about some more dos and don’ts.
Even if you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sugary snacks that get distributed this time of year. If cookie fatigue has set in, there’s a better way: people lose their fucking minds for homemade bread, and it’s so much easier than you’d think.
There are the spices and seasonings you should always have in your pantry, and then are the special bois. These are the blends that smell so good and look so pretty, but maybe seem just a little too precious for everyday use. These are the blends you should give as gifts.