For many of us, the holidays represent a chance to give gifts to people we love (or sometimes, people to whom we are expected to give gifts!) If you are looking for a gift that is both thoughtful and useful, you might want to consider the following, all of which make this professional organizer smile.
[Disclaimer: I am not being compensated by any company – this is all just stuff I like]
This is a handy little tool for wrapping up your power cord for your MacBook. It has a channel for both the wide and narrow cords, is compact, and is perfect for the techie on the go. It is available online at Quirky.com and costs about $10.
If you gift list includes a parent of athletic teenagers, this product is for you. A simple organizer designed by a Connecticut Mom, this unit holds 15 sticks or racquets up top, and has spots for the balls down below. It also works great for yard tools with long handles. It can be purchased in a variety of colors online at Stickstorage.com for about $120.
For gift recipients with younger children, I love Lay-n-go. It is a basically a large play mat that has a drawstring around the edges. Kids can spread out small toys (e.g. Legos) on the mat, and then at clean up time, simply pull the draw string and you are done! Price is around $65 for the large mat. Check it out online at Layngo.com.
In the era of the gift card, this product is a “must”. This is a small wallet that has alphabetized dividers inside, making it easy to store and organize all of your gift cards (or loyalty cards). They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns at Cardcubby.com and cost about $20.
For the traveler on your list, I like packing cubes like these “Smart Packs” from Travelsmith. Kids and adults stay more organized when traveling if like items can be gathered into a smaller container. These are perfect for grouping socks, underwear, bathing suits, work out clothes, t-shirts, etc. They work well for a young person going off to camp, a college student traveling abroad, or a business traveler. They come in a combo pack of 3 different sizes for about $30.
Have you found a gift that is both fun and practical? Please comment below and share with our readers. Happy shopping!