Sunday, December 08, 2013

Gift Guides

I am feeling very behind on my Christmas shopping this year. I've spent a fair amount of time this week browsing various gift guides and websites looking for gift ideas. So perhaps it is not surprising that this week's Tungsten Hippo post is about ideas for short eBooks to give in conjunction with an eReader. If you're giving an eReader for a gift, I recommend including a couple of books with the gift. I explain why in the post.

I thought I'd also share some of the gift ideas I've been browsing this week:

I found the Quirky website by searching for "quirky gifts" and it is indeed full of fun and quirky gift ideas.

Santa usually brings our family a new CD, and this list gives us a few ideas of what we might ask him to bring.

If you're looking for longer books to give, last year's gift guide from Book Riot is a good place to look for ideas.

I'm still browsing this guide with ideas for men, but it looks to have a good mix of things.

Have you found any really good gift guides? If so, help the rest of us out and leave them in the comments!


  1. Anonymous5:58 PM

    We'll have some suggestions for charitable giving up tomorrow...

  2. I just finished reading "Tether's End" by Margery Allingham. It's hard to find, new or used. But, the kindle version is $2.99.

    In the random acts of kindness to strangers spirit, we rebalance our (after-tax) investment portfolios each December by donating appreciated shares to need-based financial aid to our alma maters. No strings attached. Just $ that the kids don't have to pay back (though we do hope they pay it forward when they are older).

  3. Blogger Swistle ( has been posting a bunch of gift guides, geared towards children of specific ages, adults, and even "people you don't like" (i.e., not nasty or mean, just something useful so you can move on and not keep thinking about it).

  4. Whoop whoop! I definitely liked your gift! Initially someone requested for me where I get the headscarf customized into a lengthy, complex response as I tried to describe the whole thing!


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