What’s Your Signature Gift?

December 14, 2012 | By | Comments (6)

Signature GiftHere’s another tip to simplify your holiday shopping: Don’t be afraid to give repeat gifts. If you gave your sister a beautiful wall calendar one year (and she liked it, of course), buy her another one the next year. A signature gift can be the opposite of boring—your giftee may actually come to count on it. Some other ideas:

  • Trendy beauty products (e.g., the nail color of the season)
  • Music playlist (the year’s best)
  • Collection-building items (a place setting of your Christmas china; vintage music boxes)

Do you have a signature gift?

[photo: Jens Mortensen]


  1. Cathy Pappano

    This year my wine loving family and friends will receive the “Corkcicle.” I saw it in the back of my Real Simple magazine! So cool!

    December 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  2. Kim

    This year I will be giving framed gilded gingo leaves from my garden.

    December 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  3. Vania Winters

    This year we all started eating more healthily, thanks to my 14-year-old son, Joseph, who became very informed (read “obsessed”) with what we put into our bodies. So, our signature gift has been “Garbanzo Beans Chocolate Cake” (brownie-like), a recipe he found and introduced to us. It is incredibly delicious and no one, in a million years, would figure out that there is not one gram of flour in it! It has been a hit among our friends!

    December 17, 2012 at 2:04 am
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  5. Kate

    My aunty used to send us a couple of DVDs and pack of microwave popcorn every year. Perfect family gift for the holidays!

    December 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm
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