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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

We all have at least one person in our lives who is practically impossible to shop for. Whether it’s because they are always on top of everything or because they are extremely picky, these people are always the hardest to cross off our holiday shopping lists.

Instead of struggling to find something at your local store, consider one of the following options: each of these items is perfectly suited to the both the person who has everything, and the person who is unimpressed by anything.

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Food Gift Basket

One thing that everyone has in common is a love of food. Therefore, you cannot go wrong with this practical and thoughtful gift as long as you know the recipient well enough to select a basket that will contain some of their favorite treats.

Event Tickets

Tickets to see the person’s favorite sports team, band or Broadway musical are the perfect way to provide someone who has everything with a memorable evening. If you want to enhance the gift, consider adding enough cash to cover parking, drinks and snacks!

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Movie Night Basket

This idea will require you to have access to their DVD collection to ensure that you do not purchase a duplicate item. As soon as you have taken a good look at what they have, you can buy them a new DVD that would fit well with the rest of their collection. Place the DVD in a gift basket along with some popcorn and movie theater candy.

Plan an Excursion

Everyone has something that they have always wanted to do, and providing this for another person is one of the best possible gift ideas. For example, the person who you are shopping for might have mentioned to you once that they have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride. Instead of letting that remain nothing more than a wish, you can a plan a one-day excursion for them that will include that dream ride.

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Custom Photo Gifts

Everyone enjoys having their favorite photos collected in one place, and personalized photo products are a great way to give life to those JPEGs! A custom photo-book, canvas print or photo calendar will enable you to create a truly unique and meaningful gift.

This is an idea that is especially well-suited to a parent who posts lots of photos of their children on Facebook, because it will be easy to gather images without accidentally tipping off the recipient. Family photo-books are also great gifts for grandparents and distant family members. Some services now allow you to create your photo gifts online and get them shipped to you in no time, such as Shutterfly or Elephoto.

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Provide a Service

For some people, the best gift does not have a price tag associated with it. For example, you could give them a massage, babysit for an evening or clean their house. Although they will not have a material object to keep, they’ll have fond memories of a day that was much less stressful because of the help you provided.

Books

Even those who rarely read appreciate receiving a good book. However, to ensure that your book will be enjoyed, you must know the literary preferences of the person who will receive it. If you’re unsure, ask their family or friends for some advice. Check out Chapters or another major book store and see what the bestsellers are in the genres/categories that your recipient might enjoy.

As you can see, it is not as difficult as you once thought to decide on the perfect gift for a person who has everything. The best part about all of the ideas listed above is that they are all unique enough to be memorable, and there is very little chance that someone else will get them the same thing.

Featured photo credit:  Young Business man with umbrella under gift boxes via Shutterstock

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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