If you are a regular reader here, you will know that I am always on the lookout for offbeat, unusual or wacky gift ideas. All at a discount of course! Now my significant other and I are celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I certainly did not want to get him the usual wallet, tie, belt, cologne kind of gift. I fear that these lack imagination and also he does not need them (he still has a cologne that I gave him 7 years ago!).
Now one of the ideas I had was to gift him a blog. I was thinking that since this anniversary of ours is a few weeks away, I would start a blog now, and write down my thoughts about him, our relationship, about us as a couple, what he means to me and how important he is to me every day, day to day and then gift that to him, to continue it or to just read as my tribute to ‘us’. Although free in terms of money, this will cost me a lot in terms of time and effort; make no mistake it is a very valuable gift!
One of the things that my significant other enjoys the most is growing things; in fact he has a real green thumb. So I thought I would take him plant shopping, and let him indulge his nurturing instinct.
Then I discovered this site called thinkgeek.com, which has the best, most whacky and really interesting gift ideas:
Did you know that just water could run a desk top clock for you? Well check out this water powered clock that doubles as a flower vase for just 12.99.
Now this one may not be for everyone; it is a personal soundtrack shirt. This is a “wearable audio solution that features a working speaker embedded into the front of the shirt. When you push the appropriate button on the pocketable remote you get music or sound effects appropriate for any situation… everything from drum roll, to cat call whistle, to western showdown.” Interesting? Will cost you $39,99.
Seeing how gadget ruled we are, this power squid is something that a lot of guys would love! This thingie has 5 grounded adapter-ready outlets, 4 foot power cord, Yellow lighted master switch with 15-amp circuit breaker. Cool for $12.99!
Are these good ideas or what! Let me have your thoughts…..