You've already read over the Holiday Gift Giving Etiquette and have a couple of holiday gift ideas - but nothing solid. For some more unique yet special holiday gift ideas for newly committed couples or for those with a budget of $30-75, read on.
A friend of mine once told me that the best gifts are those that keep on giving long after the holidays have ended. Magazine subscriptions are an excellent way to give a loved one something special that they'll cherish for the rest of the year, and provide an opportunity for you to learn more about their hobbies and interests as well. Unfortunately these magazine subscriptions can only be mailed in the US. $30 USD for five separate yearly magazine subscriptions.
For the environmentalist, nature lover or otherwise curious outdoorsy folk, an EcoSphere might be just the gift your date never thought he or she wanted, but loves as soon as they open it. Originally used by NASA to study the earth's biosphere, these EcoSpheres (which come in either oval or circular versions) are filled with a host of water organisms like algae and microbes. Think of it as an underwater Sim (like the game, The Sims) for your desktop.
Chocolate lovers can get either three, six or twelve months of decadence through a truffle, chocolate or bar of the month club - lovingly supplied by you. Make your own or use a ready-made boxed set from Chocolate Source out of every luxury brand imaginable.
The Instant Music Ripper is for anyone who still has a case full of records lingering in a closet somewhere or a series of mix tapes from the 80's they can't bear to part with. Attach an old cassette player (easily found at a thrift store) or record player to the Ripper, and then the Ripper to your USB port on any computer, and you'll be transferring old tunes into MP3's in no time. This set also comes with a full software suite to do everything from burning CD's of your new favorites to a music suite that lets you edit tunes on the fly. Available in both Windows and Mac versions.
Whether they are fans of Criss Angel: Mindfreak, can't get enough of romantic date movies, love biographies (Buy Direct) or reality TV (Buy Direct), its easy to find exactly the program (or type of show) your loved one will be excited to receive this holiday season by searching online.
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Ever wanted to go dancing with your partner, but were worried about taking a class because you'd feel like either (or both of you) had two left feet? Now you can start your Dancing with the Stars training in the privacy of your own home, anytime, with your own partner. This three DVD set includes Salsa and Samba, the Latin Dances, and Party and Wedding Ready.