Gift Ideas for the Masses

November 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm (The Whim) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Half Price Books has these fabulous little polar bear reuseable bags for $1.98 and all these cool odds and ends (like cards and calendars) to go with them.  My idea: buy the bag and stuff it with goodies and put a big matching bow on the top.  You’ll probably save lots of money (only buy one bag per person on your list) and you wont have to wrap a thing.

What I plan to do with the bags I buy (shhh, don’t tell my friends and family – good thing they don’t read this!):

Find a book at Half Price that you think they might enjoy, its Half Price – so it wont cost you much!  Find a movie to match the theme of the book.  Ie: if you buy them a copy of Atonement by Ian McEwan, buy them the movie with Kiera Knightley as well!; if you buy them a Civil War Coffee Table book, get them a documentary too!   For kids, maybe get books that have Polar Bears in the story or on the cover: Pullman’s The Golden Compass series and maybe the movie to go with.  Obviously, there’s still space in these reuseable bags.  Bake some cookies, fudge, or candies (don’t know how, I bet Half Price or Amazon has a book on that too!).  You might also want to add a small bit of artwork from Bryan Collins, he has small easily frameable prints for sale at bryandrinkscoffee.com.  This will make these gift bags more personalized and family friendly – and you’ll still save lots!

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