Gift Ideas A to Z

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  • Anniversary Gifts
    Consider the traditional and modern anniversary gifts as a springboard for creative gift ideas
  • Anniversary Gifts (1st to 9th)
    Ideas for the first to ninth anniversaries — based on what we gave
  • Anniversary Gifts (7th)
    For those seeking gift ideas for your seventh, here are the traditional wool and copper gifts we unwrapped
  • Anniversary Gifts (8th)
    Gifts with the theme of luck and traditional anniversary gifts of bronze and pottery: Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One, a giant gourmet fortune cookie, a set of four bronze-beaded placemats and coasters, a handmade mixing bowl…
  • Anniversary Gifts (9th)
    Godiva Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Bars, Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s, peanut butter and jelly spreader, Platter In A Bottle, Pampered Chef baking stone, percussion wind chimes, willow tree painting from Etsy
  • Anniversary Gifts (10th)
    Willow for the ninth wedding anniversary present wasn’t easy. But now my choices for the traditional tenth anniversary gift are, um, tin or aluminum?
  • Apple TV Gift
    In no time, Apple TV tapped movies, television shows, songs and photos from my iMac in the second-floor study. YouTube and Flickr came in flawlessly.

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  • Baby Gifts
    Check the top six online baby registries to find a gift to celebrate a newborn
  • Baby Gifts
    For mom and newborn niece, we chose a Vera Bradley Mod Floral Pink Baby Bag with a matching Cool Keeper for baby bottles
  • Bakery Gift Tower
    The Cheryl&Co. bakery gift tower delivers four tiers of baked goods
  • Basketball (NCAA) Gifts
    Check the College Gift Finder for presents straight from your fan’s college bookstore, browse the NCAA’s official store or consider giving Sports Illustrated: The Basketball Book
  • Boat Warming Gifts
    Self-Inflating Key Buoy (2 Pack), The Absorber XL Synthetic Drying Chamois, and MaxFire Marine Dual Xenon Spotlight
  • Book Gifts
    Give The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, a three volume set
  • Book Gifts
    Consumer Reports magazine subscription for one year (with online access), I Am America (And So Can You!), Stalin’s Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel
  • Book Gifts
    You can find plenty of book gifts that count down the top 1,000 or 1,001 of whatever you want gift recipients to experience. See my list of 25 “1,000-Plus” book gifts.

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  • Charity Gifts
    For Mother’s Day, give to Meals for Moms campaign, a part of the Meals on Wheels charity.
  • Charity Gifts
    Give to charity in their name online from JustGive, Network for Good, TisBest and Charity Choice
  • Charity Gifts
    Heifer International features gifts of livestock and plants to fight hunger and poverty worldwide
  • Charity Gift Cards
    JustGive offers the GiveNow Card, which allow the recipient to choose specific charities
  • Charity Gift Cards
    Kiva helps donors give microloans to needy persons around the world
  • Chef Gifts
    My wife is a taste-of-home triple threat: a cooking/baking/hosting guru. Since we are both fans of this Bravo TV cooking competition, I knew a series of chef-inspired gifts would fulfill a few of her Christmas wishes.
  • Children’s Book Gifts
    First Grade Stinks! and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Children’s Book Gifts
    Find story books with the child’s name in the title
  • Chocolate Gifts
    I treated her to Ghirardelli chocolate squares in two flavors: Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter.
  • Chocolate Gifts
    Consumer Reports ranks the best chocolates
  • Chocolate Gifts
    It’s Sweetest Day, and my wife and I enjoyed coffee and Godiva chocolate biscuits on the sofa this morning
  • Chocolate Gifts
    Discover cleverly wrapped chocolate bars from Bloomberry & Co.
  • Chocolate Gifts
    Candinas makes its chocolate fresh with no preservatives
  • Chocolate Gifts
    Give FunkyChunky Chocolate Bars and FunkyChunky Chocolate Pretzels
  • Chocolate Gifts
    Visit MyMMs.com to customize the classic candies with messages
  • Christening Gifts
    Artist Barbara Olsen designs colorful wooden plaques based on the 19th-century “Monday’s Child” nursery rhyme
  • Christmas Gifts for Her
    This Christmas, I reflected on her favorites to inspire my gift choices.
  • Clothing Gifts
    Two rules for guys giving clothing gifts to women
  • Coffee Gifts
    Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Mugs and bags of Eight O’Clock Coffee
  • Coffee Gifts
    A travel mug that fits under a Senseo single serve coffee machine and six Java Cookies in cappuccino and x-treme espresso flavors from Coffaro’s
  • Coffee Gifts for Her
    JavaPodz single-serve coffee, “I need coffee!” PJs from PajamaGram, coffee beans silver bracelet, and Starbucks dark chocolate espresso beans
  • College Gifts
    College Gift Finder offers links to online shops of more than 1,300 U.S. four-year colleges
  • College Gifts
    Welcome your college-bound student to campus with quirky gifts from PerpetualKid.com. I selected 14 dorm warming gifts for the Class of 2014.
  • College Gifts
    Consider these 13 gifts for freshmen going to college
  • College Gifts
    GiftUniversity.net makes sending flowers, plants, fruit baskets, or care packages of cookies and snacks easy
  • College Gifts
    If you’re looking to send off your favorite undergraduate with a gift or a dorm-warming present, here are ten suggestions for new freshmen
  • College Gifts
    Check UGradShop.com for merchandise from select colleges and fraternity/sorority themed gifts at GreekGear.com and GreekforMe.com as well as captain’s chairs from Standard Chair of Gardner
  • Computer Gifts
    Apple makes exceptional desktops and notebooks, the ultimate gift for a Mac fan
  • Concert Ticket Gifts
    Like to see your loved one re-enact the “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” musical number from Willy Wonka? Consider giving concert tickets to see his or her favorite performers.
  • Creative Gifts
    Creativity means overcoming mental blocks to successfully combine unconnected ideas

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  • DVD Gifts
    Round out a movie buff’s collection with the top genre films on DVD from AFI’s 10 Top 10
  • DVD Gifts
    Tap Metacritic.com to find the best DVDs, music and books
  • DVD Gifts
    If your giftee won’t stop talking about a favorite television show, surreptitiously find out if he or she has the previous seasons on DVD

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  • Favorite Gifts
    Let Oprah be your guide for your next gift. Choose from nearly a decade of her audience-swooning Favorite Things.
  • Favorite Gifts
    Glee: The Christmas Album on CD, The Bucolic Plague, Michael Bublé’s Let It Snow on CD, When Harry Met Sally… on DVD, Bedhead blue and green snowflake flannel pajamas, Tiffany Blue Box bracelet in sterling silver
  • Fireplace Gifts
    The fireplace can inspire presents or host gifts to warm those cold days or nights. Here are ten of my favorite fireplace gifts
  • Flag Gift
    Give a Elizabeth Ross Heritage Series Flag Set
  • Flower Gifts
    Give a half-dozen bouquet of daisies for her half-birthday
  • Flower Gifts
    Work with local florists or use ProFlowers.com
  • Flower Gifts
    Flowers for my Mother-in-Law (on my Wife’s Birthday)
  • Flower Gifts
    Tips for giving flowers
  • Food Gifts
    Build your own Trader Joe’s gift bag
  • Food Gifts
    Omaha Steaks make a great present to ship to your non-vegetarian giftees
  • Food Gifts
    Popcorn Palace offers 27 flavors of its gourmet popcorn, including Chicago Style, a sweet-and-savory mix of caramel and cheddar
  • Food Gifts
    Find that person’s favorite cuisine or a taste from home
  • Football (NFL) Gifts
    Links to all NFL pro shops, NFL Reebok replica jerseys, Madden NFL 10, Life-sized NFL wall graphics from fathead.com, The NFL Gameday Cookbook and NFLShop.com
  • Furniture Gifts
    Harden makes a bed step that matches our bed’s finish and style perfectly

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  • Gadget Gifts
    Technology writer Uncle Mark offers his simple guide for technology gift purchases
  • Gadget Gifts
    ConsumerSearch “reviews the reviewers” and compiles the findings of Consumer Reports, the mainstream media (e.g., The Wall Street Journal), niche publications (e.g., PC World for computer reviews) and various product review web sites
  • Game Gifts
    The Mad Gab game challenges you to unscramble a series of jumbled phonetic puzzle phrases
  • Get Well Gifts
    Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet, guy flick DVDs, “Any Reason or Any Season” fruit basket, “Chicks Dig Scars” ringer tee shirt
  • Gift Baskets
    The Gourmet Thank You Gift Basket from iGourmet.com features many epicurean goodies
  • Gift Baskets
    Consider Wine Country Gift Baskets, Dean & DeLuca, Cheryl&Co, The Fruit Company, igourmet, Harry and David, Wolferman’s, and Usinger’s Famous Sausage
  • Gift Cards
    GiftCertificates.com’s SuperCertificate is a universal gift certificate for more than 230 merchants, including airlines, hotels, restaurants, online retailers, clothing stores and department stores
  • Gift Cards
    Do you know a fan of Flickr and photography? Why not give a Pro account to a Flickr user?
  • Goes Along With Gifts
    When brainstorming gift ideas, think about any new, big-ticket items the person has received and consider a gift that goes along with that item
  • Graduation Gifts
    From Mental_floss: MBA Degree in a Box, Law School in a Box and Med School in a Box
  • Group Gifts
    Manage your group gifts online using edivvy.com or FrumUs
  • Guy Gifts
    To give a gift that speaks to his masculinity, think steel knives, leather, clean shaves, steaks, poker night and the Great Outdoors
  • Guy Gifts
    Adventure gifts embrace a guy’s inner Indiana Jones (with or without fedora) through physical, mental and spiritual adventures
  • Guy Gifts for Valentine’s Day
    Victorinox Swisscard, Mr. Beer Home Microbrewery System, six months of Netflix, Buckyballs, Popcorn Palace, Gigantic Sweet Hearts Fortune Cookie, Coffee Tote, Cricket Laptop Stand, Slingbox PRO-HD and Personalized Steak Branding Iron

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  • Hanukkah Gifts
    Traditional, modern and eclectic menorahs; Hanukkah gelt coins; Jewish cookbooks; gift baskets from Kosher Cornucopia; quirky and hip gifts for teens and older at PopJudaica.com
  • Home Portrait Gift
    Capture your home in all its Norman Rockwell glory with a custom portrait
  • Hospitality Gifts
    A four-jar set of Ethnic Milwaukee spices from Penzeys Spices, chocolate-coated sunflower seeds in brilliant colors, a decorative ceramic spoon designed by Rae Dunn
  • Host Gifts
    A good bottle of wine is the simple, classic host gift. Add a bow around the neck or slip the bottle into a wine bag to complete the gift
  • Hotel Comfort Gifts for Home
    Major hotels sell their linens, bath robes, shower heads and even the beds online
  • Housewares Gifts
    The best of HGTV’s Gift Show 2007: My top 10 favorite gifts and top 10 quirky gifts
  • Housewares Gifts
    The Wilton Armetale Grillware Medium Round Bowl can grill vegetables and other “slip through the grate” foods, then serve them right from the bowl

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  • Jelly Bean Gifts
    Mix your favorite jelly bean flavors in a customized container
  • Jewelry Gifts
    I stunned my wife with five blue boxes from Tiffany’s for her birthday. Before you ask me which lottery I won, understand that I bought “one” item from Tiffany.com in five parts.

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  • Kitchen Gadgets
    13 kitchen gadgets of the future available purchase today

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  • Martha Stewart Gift Theme
    Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, Martha Stewart 1-800 Flowers rose bouquet, one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living, Bedhead Pajamas (as seen on the daytime Martha talk show)
  • Money Gifts
    Money gifts may be a powerful present, if given appropriately
  • Money Gifts
    According to a National Retail Federation survey, 56.8 percent will give cash to grads and 32.2 percent will give a gift card
  • Movie Night Gift
    Does the person on your gift giving list love to watch movies at home? If so, consider giving a movie night gift package.
  • Music Gifts
    The Mix Tape USB Drive features a cassette tape facade that opens to reveal a USB stick filled with digital music

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  • “Of the Month” Gifts
    Consider giving from these 12 “of the month” clubs.
  • Office Gifts
    I gave Disappearing Civil Liberties Mugs to my two left-leaning, satire-loving office mates
  • Office Gifts
    The Cubes Corporate Zombies and Old School Post-It Notes
  • Office Gifts
    If you work with folks who even occasionally quote the movie Office Space, the red Swingline stapler is a totemic object

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  • Personalized License Plates
    Links to custom license plate information for all U.S. states
  • Photo Gifts
    Apple makes it easy to turn your JPEGs of your valentine into wonderful hard-cover or soft-cover books with iPhoto ’11.
  • Photo Gifts
    So you’ve stockpiled thousands of pictures from your digital camera on your computer. Why not free your photos as a gift? Create a photo book for your loved ones.
  • Puzzle Gifts
    Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles, puzzle “stow and go” mat, Gift Card Puzzle Vault, the Ball of Whacks, Puzz 3D foam-based puzzles, Pirate’s Bounty floor puzzle, and New York Times front page puzzle

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  • Retro Gifts
    Choose from modern gadgets with a retro look, tees with classic logos, candy not enjoyed since childhood and old TV shows reborn on DVD

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  • Sherlock Holmes Gifts
    TV show Sherlock: Season One DVD, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw DVD, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Pursuit to Algiers DVD
  • Shipping Gifts
    Sometimes you can’t be there to give a gift, so delivery is the next best thing. That’s where Amazon Prime comes in handy. For a flat fee, an Amazon Prime membership allows you free two-day shipping to addresses in the continental U.S.
  • Smartphone Gifts
    These knitted gloves feature soft, silver-nylon threads that allow your skin to connect with several touch-screen smartphones.
  • Stock Gifts
    Give a piece of capitalism, give a single share of stock. These gifts are actual stock certificates — framed, matted and even personalized — for some of America’s favorite publicly held corporations.

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  • Tea Gifts
    A dozen tea-stained roses, Tea Forte Kati Tea Steeping System, Tea Forte’s Iced Tea Portico Collection, Tea Forte Tea-Over-Ice Brewing Pitchers, Tea Lover’s Chocolates
  • Thank You Gifts
    If you have a teacher or mentor to thank, a sincere letter may be the best gift you could give
  • Tool Gifts from ThinkGeek
    Coffee Cup Power Inverter, Digital Measuring Tape, Ironkey Military Strength Flash Drive, MagnoGrip Wristband, Li’l Guppie Multi-tool, Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench, Micro-Max 19-in-1 Multi-tool
  • Towel Day Gifts
    Towel Day honors the late author Douglas Adams and his books. Give a DON’T PANIC Towel, 42 Utility Towel, Don’t Panic and Carry a Towel T-shirt, and The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Toy Gifts
    Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge Snow Sled, Nintendo DS and Wii games for kids, LeapFrog Cook and Play Potsy, Angry Birds children’s tee shirts, TRIO DC Super Friends Batwing and an iTunes gift card.
  • Toy Gifts
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, found in family-friendly malls, lets children create personalized teddy bears and stuffed animals, step by step.
  • Toy Gifts
    Snuggle Pea Pod, Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set, “Good Egg” by Personali-Tees, Imaginext DC Super Friends Batwing, Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game, New Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS, Mario Kart for Nintendo DS, Style Savvy for Nintendo DS and Wii Balance Board (with Wii Fit Plus game)
  • Toy Gifts
    Hide & Seek Safari Tiger brings the “you’re getting warmer” search game I played as a kid into the 21st century
  • Toy Gifts
    54 classic toys gifts — many of the toys we received from Santa decades ago remain winners for kids (or even young-at-heart grown-ups) to unwrap today
  • Toy Gifts
    Each Webkinz plush animal includes a “secret code” that allows kids entry to an interactive web site, Webkinz World, for one year
  • Toy Gifts
    Pirate-themed gifts from toymaker Melissa & Doug: wooden pirate chest and 100-piece Pirate’s Bounty floor puzzle
  • Toy Gifts – Boys
    Alex Toys Dunk and Score, EyeClops Bionic Eye Multizoom, IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit, Matchbox Mega Rig Squid Sub, Webkinz Christmas Reindeer
  • Toy Gifts – Girls
    Cotton Cable Dress from Lands’ End, Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday, Memory Game – Disney Princess Edition, Pinkalicious, UNO Flash Game
  • Travel Gifts
    Moleskine offers pocket-sized city notebook editions
  • Travel Gifts
    I don’t travel for business often, maybe once a year. But when I do, I always bring something back for my wonderful wife.
  • Travel Gifts – Surprise Getaways
    Giving a travel gift on the sly can be tricky. Consider these three approaches to surprise travel.

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  • Valentine’s Day Card
    If you are giving a Valentine’s Day card, consider sending it with a special postmark from Loveland, Colorado
  • Valentine’s Day Gift
    Apple makes it easy to turn your JPEGs of your valentine into wonderful hard-cover or soft-cover books with iPhoto ’11.
  • Valentine’s Day Gift
    I’ve selected a dozen presents to consider for the man you call your Valentine. Admittedly, some of these gifts may not reflect the romantic spirit of February 14th.

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  • Warmth Gifts
    Chilly weather can inspire gift ideas for those living in cold climates
  • Wedding Gifts
    Try WeddingChannel.com’s unified registry search or links to nine other online wedding gift registries
  • Welcome Home Gifts
    I found a Tuscan-themed magnetic whiteboard from The Lang Store. I posted the whiteboard on the refrigerator and wrote in dry-erase marker “Welcome Home!”
  • Wine Gifts
    Wine Country Gift Basket with four bottles of Robert Mondavi wine and Le Creuset Elegance Chrome Lever Model Screwpull

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