It’s that time again for consumerism. Hooray! I hear you say, we haven’t had a chance to show our love and appreciation for our family with material possessions since their birthday!
I don’t know about you, but whenever someone says, “what do you want for Christmas?” other than replying “my two front teeth” I really have no answer. If I’ve coveted something, I’ve usually already bought it, so I end up shrugging my shoulders which really helps no one as I end up with stuff I really don’t need that someone has used their hard earned cash on. As an accountant, wasting money immensely grieves me.
So in that vein I have come up with 8 completely boring, but entirely useful gift ideas, ranked in no order whatsoever. These can obviously be used for birthday’s, but probably not anniversaries, or Valentine’s day if you plan on having a happy relationship.
It’s $10 a month for the basic version. It’s a gift they will probably get use out of. What more is there to say?
This one will require a bit more effort. Find out where your loved one gets their daily hit. See if they will allow you to create a pre-paid coffee card/tab. Pay for 1, 2, 6-12 months worth of coffee on it. Awesomeness.
Google Ironing Service and find one you like the look of. Organise for them to do a weekly iron for X weeks. What better gift than the gift of time (and not having to do Ironing)?
You get the picture. Get a tab running at the car wash. Book the appointments.
You see where this is going right? A bit of planning, a pre-payment. A homemade gift card. Smiles all around.
Yes they are things, Google it, sign up, get different brands delivered at regular intervals. Who doesn’t like free booze year round? Beats having just one bottle under the Christmas tree that will be gone by Christmas dinner.
Pro-tip: just make sure you frame it around health and wellness. Not because you think they are fat.
Fact: Everyone should lift weights.
Imagine not having to pay for your BAS’, or your tax return? Genius. I take Bpay, EFT, and Credit Cards.
Oh, and for all the men out there. The card is just as, if not as important as the gift. Think about the words, make it meaningful. #learnedthehardway