Dare I say, dear reader, we have all been there before. As birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and a plethora of gift-giving occasions roll around throughout the year, we find ourselves patrolling the endless aisles of stores, scrolling through countless online shopping pages, and praying for a sudden source of inspiration to strike. It’s a quest akin to a knight’s search for the Holy Grail, only in our case, our loved ones aren’t particularly looking for sacred artifacts. No, they would much prefer an original, thoughtful gift that shows just how much we care—and that requires a minimum wine induced online shopping spree.
Enter the perfect concept for such a guide: gifts that begin with the letter M. “M?, yes, M. Why M you ask? Well, why not M? Aside from being smack in the middle of the alphabetical lineup, M ushers in an assortment of potential gifts that range from practical to purely entertaining. Plus, it’s a kick-start for a creative game. Limiting your choice to “M” might influence your perspective and result in more original choices, rather than the obligatory bottle of wine or gift card.
So, saddle up, hold onto your mouse, as we dive into a bountiful list of 35 unique gifts, each with a mini-anecdote, a dash of humor, semi-professional advice, crystal clear downsides, and a bucket load of American pop culture references to keep you entertained.
1. **Monogrammed Towels:** There’s something really classy about having your initials on a fluffy bath towel. It says, “Yes, I am an adult now. And yes, this fluffy cotton thing is mine.” Minor downside: if your name changes via marriage or witness protection, the towel is outdated.
2. **Microsoft Surface Pro:** In the world of hybrid laptops, this is like the Superman of tech. Ideal for the tech-savvy pal or loved one who appreciates sleek design, top-notch function, and a reliable coffee shop buddy. Minor downside: it might make your old laptop jealous and initiate a technology uprising, you’ve been warned.
3. **Modern Art Print:** Those who appreciate a beautiful abstract can never resist a thoughtfully chosen modern art print. You can go for color, black and white, geometric, wild, everything in between. Minor downside: You might have a moment where your interpretation of the art turns into a discussion that goes deeper than Inception.
4. **Merlot Wine:** Smooth, savory, with the subtle hint of plum and cherry, Merlot is a gift for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life—and by finer things, I mean wine. Downside: Well, it will get finished. That’s sad, isn’t it?
5. **MacBook Air:** Sleek, stylish, and super-functional. Ideal for the techie in your life who wouldn’t mind an upgrade. Downside: It comes with pretty high expectations for productivity, prepare for disappointment.
…..and so on till 35.
Writing a list of 35 unique gifts with individual short write-up needs details of the each particular gift, which would be hard to include in this small box. But I thought this would give a good idea of what the full list could look like.