- Better Gift Coach
- Start now for gifts that wow
Start now for gifts that wow
Your 1-minute-a-week shortcut to
always having awesome gift ideas well in advance.
My attempt to make you smile
before getting to today’s gift ideas
Hi gift-givers! Some of the best (and most thoughtful) holiday gifts are ones that you should get working on in the early fall. If you choose to give yourself a headstart now on any of the gifts highlighted in today’s special edition email, you’re going to find yourself with a new best friend come December.
Who might that be…?
I’ll let you know in a little bit.
One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas
Seeking ideas for personalized gifts? I was recently included as a gift-giving expert in this Buy Side from the Wall Street Journal piece titled 21 Personalized Gifts Sure to Delight Anyone in Your Life.
Estimated read time: 2 minutes & 34 seconds
Gift idea time! Holiday gifts
to take care of before Nov 1
Commissioned gifts with longer turnaround:
Gifts that require time for brainstorming:
The “hidden notes" Gift (brainstorm words + hiding spots)
Personalized music playlist (the first 5 songs come quickly, but see if you can get to 15 tracks)
DIY personalized “___ of the month” club (stock up on ideas now…so you’re not scrambling each month)
Gifts that require group coordination:
The “dad quote" Gift (great group gift for siblings)
Planned holiday gift shopping trip with a child (don’t delay getting this on the calendar…family schedules book fast!)
The “Dr. Seuss Your Own Book" Gift (I know from firsthand experience that a book doesn’t write and illustrate itself overnight)
Family tradition surprise (if you’re daughter/son-in-law will be away from their home with you this holiday, this is a sure way to show you care)
High demand, limited supply gifts:
One more tip on preparing for the holiday gifting season…you’ll thank yourself later if you take the time during the early fall months to stock up on always-on-hand gifts
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Please reply to this email ~ or ~ click the button below if you have stories of awesome gifts that you can share with the community that fall under the below topics:
Gifts of time together
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Your input helps others brainstorm
When you’re reading BGC and see a gift idea that you want to remember for a future gift-giving occasion (let’s say it’s Sep and you see a gift for your friend’s b-day in Feb), how do you remind yourself about the gift when it’s closer to the event?
My attempt to send
you off with a smile
We all need a reliable spot to hide gifts we get early. If my wife ever gets brave enough to go into our attic…I’m screwed.
So far, it’s worked 🤞
Wishing you untested gift hiding spots,
Better Gift Coach
P.S. Ohh yaaa…your new best friend. Assuming you give yourself a headstart now on any of the gifts in today’s email, I’d now like to introduce you to your new best friend come December…
Go look into a mirror and strike a pose! You will be your own best friend in December after you come to appreciate how your best holiday gifts are the ones your September self was motivated enough to get cooking on months in advance.
Subscribers putting BGC
gift ideas into action
Have you been inspired by a gift idea shared in the BGC newsletter? It would be the highlight of my week to hear from you about it! Here’s who made my week:
In response to the gift ideas shared in 🏠Gifts that bring them home, I received the following feedback:
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