Wishing, Buying, and Don’t Forget the Wine for a Cause
Every year, grandma gives me a list of holiday gifts to buy from my Amazon Affiliate Store. She wants a few pennies to come my way too. Thanks Grandma. I’m grateful for your thoughts.
Every year while I shop, I’m always distracted by thoughts of the people I wish I could be buying for. I see the laptop that one friend could use and that Kindle that one reader can’t quit talking about. My heart gets filled with gratitude for the folks who’ve made my life, my business, and my blog so lovely all year and I want to demonstrate in a very real way.
And after my unexpected hospital vacation this year, the feeling is huge.
Of course, it wouldn’t be wise, practical, or even possible to share the gratitude we all feel by buying everything we might. But the good thoughts of the giving are still awfully nice.
So here’s to dreaming of the recovery, the new clients and new jobs in 2010, or the new ideas we come up with venture and partner to raise each other up again. Here are the things I would love to get for my friends with my wishful big spend.
Maybe this list will give you some ideas and great thoughts of those closest to you.
Take a Peek and Wish
Of course the list starts with books and social media gifts, you can find lots of my favorites — including everything Twitter — at my Blogger and Social Media AStore.
I’ve tried to feature there all of the contributions by my incredible friends — if your Amazon products aren’t there, please email me so that I can include you. What fun to have a store filled will products by people I know and trust. I recommend those all to you.
And here are some other fun things I’d love to put in my “big spend.” Soon … maybe soon …
- For the seekers, the explorers, and the dreamers …
Star Trek (Single-Disc Edition) $14.99
- For the chocolate eaters …
Grand Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket $39.99
and the coffee drinkers …
- For writers, artists, and designers …
Blue Embossed Dragonfly Leather Journal – Lined $13.89
Moleskine Sketchbook Large $12.21
Embossed Never Stop Thinking Leather Journal – Lined 12.89
- For the folks who create …
Apple MacBook Pro MC118LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop see price in cart
and those who travel …
HP Mini 311-1037NR 11.6-Inch Mobile Broadband Netbook with Windows 7 (Verizon Wireless) $249.99 (with new service plan)
Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks (Black) $39.99
- For those who talk, text, and twitter …
Motorola DROID A855 Phone (Verizon Wireless) see price in cart
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Phone, Titanium (T-Mobile)
HTC Droid Eris Phone (Verizon Wireless) $9.99 (with new service plan)
- For the folks who long to start a YouTube Channel …
Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black) see price in cart
Apple iPod nano 16 GB Purple (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL $165.99
- For the folks, who have run out of shelf space …
Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6″ Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation) $259.00
Okay, my wishing for what I would get my friends is over. What would you do with your wishful big spend?
We’ll Be Together on the Holidays
Don’t tell Grandma, but she’s getting the book she wanted and another. I thought a movie and some snacks to share while watching might also be good. Meanwhile, I’m bringing over our favorite OneHopeWines … it’s always a good choice and a great cause.
Most of all, we’ll be together on the holidays. I hope you will too.
PS. If you get underwear and socks, before you return them … consider offering them to the nearest homeless shelter. Cold weather makes them a priceless gift.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!
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