5 to Find: Gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for folks on your list
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 06, 2012
12/06/12 at 4:08 AM
Some people, no matter how well you know them, are hard to buy gifts for. Whether that hard-to-buy-for person is your brother, your tween niece or a friend who just seems to have everything, here are some creative ideas that those people are sure to appreciate.
1. Hard-to-buy-for guy
If you're sick of generic "guy gifts," consider a practical gift that many men in your life may enjoy: a portable charging device to help keep them plugged in at all times.
The iCharge All, available at The Gadget Company at 104 E. 15th St., is small enough to fit in a pocket. Apple enthusiasts will appreciate this portable backup battery that works for most iPhones, iPods and iPads.
2. Busy professional
Everyone knows someone who's always on the go, who's always complaining of having no time for daily chores. That person would probably be pleased with a gift that takes something off their plate, such as household chores.
Consider a customized gift certificate for the cleaning services of Merry Maids. Call 918-250-7318 or visit tulsaworld.com/merrymaids
3. Picky women
If your wife or girlfriend never seems to appreciate your taste in clothes, perfumes and accessories, it may be time to try a different route.
No woman would object to some pampering, so consider a gift package from a local spa that she can enjoy when she is in need of some relaxation.
If your kids have told you that they have no more room in the house for the toys you keep buying for your grandchildren, consider something that will make them just as happy but will take up no space.
A membership to a local educational attraction may be just the thing. The Family Membership deal at the Oklahoma Aquarium offers unlimited admission for a year for two adults and up to four children. The package is $85 and includes discounts on admission to educational programs and special events, as well as savings in the gift shop.
5. Tween/teen girls
It may be hard to tell what's going on in a tween or teen girl's mind, and even harder to figure out what is "in" at the moment in their world. But you can't go wrong with anything with bling, said 15-year-old Shay Finch, who owns "Splash-of-Fash," a booth boutique in The Market.
Consider flashy pens, key chains or cellphone accessories, all available at Finch's booth, 8281 S. Harvard Ave.
Original Print Headline: 5 to Find: Gift ideas bound to please
The iCharge All from Tulsa's The Gadget Company is an option for the hard-to-buy-for guys in your life. Courtesy photo
A gift certificate for a few hours of cleaning services from Merry Maids is a thoughtful gift. Courtesy photo
A tween or teen girl is sure to appreciate these flashy accessories from "Splash-of-Fash." Courtesy photo