--Philip J Reed, on behalf of Aston Royal
Don’t let the onslaught of Lexus commercials fool you into thinking more is more this holiday season. You can brighten a loved one’s day with gifts that are thoughtful, unique and affordable. Below are just a few gift ideas that can make the holidays merry and bright, without breaking the bank:
For the Kids
A classic is a classic, and it doesn’t get much more classic when it comes to children’s toys than building blocks. Available in many different sizes from many different brands, it’s difficult to go wrong with a big set of creativity-fueling blocks like the ones pictured above, and the best part is that they’re appropriate for nearly all ages. “Hours of fun” doesn’t begin to describe them; for the right children, blocks of this kind will be used in great and interesting projects for years to come. Available from JC Penny.
If you’re looking to foster your child’s creative side, there’s almost no better gift than a musical instrument. And while many of them can be noisy (drums) or inconvenient (a piano), an acoustic guitar is both gentle on the ears and easy to store and transport. This First Act Discovery Designer Acoustic Guitar is tailored toward young girls, but there are appropriate alternatives for boys and girls of all ages. Helpful reminders of which strings play which note will be great for a budding guitarist, and the discount price doesn’t hurt either! Available from Toys R Us.
For the book lover in your family, consider investing in a Kindle. The price has never been lower, and even the least expensive models can hold thousands of full-length books, and can support subscriptions to digital versions of his favorite magazines. The sleek convenience of an e-reader can win over even the most skeptical bibliophile, but be warned: once you put this in his hands, you might never get it out again! Available from Amazon.
If the man in your life is fond of hats, then you can easily spoil him with a Stetson. While best known for their cowboy hats, you can find a wide range of styles available. Pictured is the trilby hat, which has an obvious personal style all its own. It’s not a look everybody can pull off, but for those who can, a distinctive hat like the one above can really add a lot of character. Available from Stetson.
For an affordable and personal gift for the holidays, you might consider a cross pendant, or a crafted Star of David pendant. The ones pictured above cost $100 and $65 respectively, and many more are available from Aston Royal meaning that you’re sure to find one that she’ll love, and it’s a fantastic way to make this particularly holiday season last forever.
It’s winter time, but is an unresponsive touch screen preventing you from wearing your gloves? If so, you can make that a thing of the past with these Echo touch gloves. They feature eLink fabric on the index finger and thumb so you can keep your gloves on while interacting with touch screen devices in the cold, and they come in 10 fun colors and four sizes. Available from Echo.
Whatever you do this holiday season, take the time to pick out something you know he or she will really love. It’s the season for giving, and you can make it unforgettable with just the right gift. Happy shopping!
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