So just in time for holiday gift buying, Christian and Jewish, we've gathered a bunch of groovy ideas from the finest sources for your discerning giving palate.
Giving a technology device to a Boomer? Here's 5 tips for doing it right from technologytell.com
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- Purchase it from a brick and mortar store. You may get a better deal online, but the eventual headache for the recipient isn’t worth it. Most Boomers are going to have a ton of questions, only answerable by store personnel
- Get the extended warranty or service plan. Often the extended warranty is a rip-off, but it will put your Boomer recipient at ease so they will actually dare to use the thing
- Go for the low-end model. Research shows that Boomers (including me...) use only about 10% of the features. So don't waste money on advanced user functions
- Make sure it has buttons. Nothing sends a Baby Boomer into a tizzy faster than soft menus. Many of us just don't get the concept, let alone understand how to navigate them. Whatever the device – GPS, camera, tablet – it needs to have at least four physical buttons
- Go to the company website, print out the user manual, and include it with your gift. Nothing comes with a manual anymore because corporations won’t spend money on printing, and boy do we Boomers love our manuals!
14 Fun Gift Ideas for the Difficult-to-Buy-For on your list
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"Struggling with what to give your new daughter-in-law or coworker? Trust our gift guide to impress - nary a generic gift card in sight."
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For A Female Coworker
Don’t know much about your coworker (except where she works)? Add a personal - and pretty - touch to her desk. A calendar filled with portraits of great women leaders would inspire any lady to achieve more at work.
For That Forgetful Person
If you can lose it, Tile can find it. This clever device affixes to anything and syncs up to your phone using Bluetooth technology. Lost your keys? The corresponding tile helps you locate 'em from up to 100 feet away!
For Your Zen Friend
Yogis and stylish would-be-yogis-alike will agree that famed British pattern maven Orla Kiely’s yoga mats are the cutest thing to hit Bikram.
For Your Incredibly Messy Two-Year-Old Grandchild
Gift them something delightfully gross — that mom and dad will still approve of. Brookstone’s “Sand” looks like your average beach variety, but bends and smushes unlike anything you’ve built a castle with. Best of all, it leaves no mess.
For Your Mailperson/Handy Man
Provide warm drinks in a mug that brings them even greater warmth...inspired by the classic wool blanket design, this Thermos takes tasty to a whole new level.