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Greetings Gift-Givers!


Hi gift-givers! Today’s email is an everlasting gobstopper of gift inspiration. There are plenty of links so you can go from “I’m stumped on a gift for them” to “Ohhhh I can’t wait to see their face” by the time you get to the bottom of this email.


One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas


I’m in the final stages of publishing a new e-guide for gift-giving in new relationships. It provides tips and gift suggestions meant to instill confidence and save those in new relationships time & stress when it comes to gift-giving.

If you know someone who would benefit from this guide AND would be willing to connect with me to provide feedback before I publish a final version, please reply to this email and I’ll provide them a free digital copy.


Estimated read time: 2 minutes & 51 seconds


Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity


The “movie prop replica" Gift:

I love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and would always comment on the scene where they’re drinking eggnog from the moose mugs. One year my husband surprised me with 2 sets of my own moose mugs so now it’s our Christmas Morning tradition to drink juice from them before we open presents.

Cindy from Washington


Why this gift is great


  • Lighthearted

  • Conveys “I know you”

  • Constant source of joy


Brainstorming your version of this gift


Tips for giving prop replica gifts:

  • If you can’t find a suitable replica, consider making your own!

  • If you know a movie/tv show that they love, you’re halfway to a gift they might love


Movie/tv prop replicas that stood out to me:

  1. The Office replicas

  2. Ghostbusters Trap

  3. Mean Girls Burn Book

  4. Batman Two Face Coin

  5. Office Space red stapler

  6. Indiana Jones Holy Grail

  7. Stranger Things replicas

  8. Christmas Story leg lamp

  9. Men in Black Mind Eraser

  10. Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex

  11. Castaway Wilson Volleyball

  12. Mash 4077th sign post panels

  13. Wizard of Oz ruby red slippers

  14. Breakfast Club Movie Pencil Set

  15. Aladdin Magic Genie Light Lamp

  16. The Princess Bride Mawwiage Quote

  17. Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose

  18. Jurassic Park Mosquito In Amber Resin

  19. Goonies One Eyed Willie’s Treasure Map

  20. Back to the Future Hoverboard (or Marty’s Letter)

  21. Unique art prints of settings from famous romcoms

  22. Harry Potter golden snitch (or two-way mirror shard)

  23. Wonka’s Golden Ticket (or the Everlasting Gobstopper)

  24. Friends TV Show Door Peep Hole (more Friends replicas)

  25. Seinfeld George Costanza Baseball Card (more Seinfeld replicas)

  26. Lord of the Rings map of Middle Earth (or leaves of Lorien brooch)


Marketplaces for movie/tv prop replicas:



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  • Someone married to a cinephile

  • Those gifting to someone who watches a lot of Netflix


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  • Mother’s Day Gifts

  • Any memorable gift you’ve received or given

Filling up a little more each week!


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  • Gift ideas for your upcoming gift-giving opportunities 

  • How to navigate challenging gift-recipients

  • How to make a “good” gift GREAT

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My attempt to send
you off with a smile


Your golden ticket to better gift-giving,
Patrick Kucharson
Better Gift Coach


Subscribers sharing their feedback
(Please keep the feedback coming!)


After receiving 🎁 The important person you’re forgetting, Susie sent me an email sharing the following self-gift tradition that she’s adopted:

Whenever I buy something extra special online, I have it gift-wrapped and send myself a note. We recently invested in nice bedding, and I added a note wishing many years of Sunday snuggles. When I purchased myself fancy sunglasses, I added a note to celebrate the moment I worked hard for. It's a great reminder to celebrate things we take for granted.

Susie from New York


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