Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Experiences book is an annotated guide to amazing photos taken around the world. Perfect for world and armchair travelers. Here’s what the book says about the Khan al-khalili market in Egypt. “Go to the Street of the Tentmakers for something completely different: it’s a market within the market. It’s also Cairo’s last remaining medieval covered market, where tentmakers craft beautifully ornate tents.”
Got a relative that just loves to talk about money? The Habitudes card game is great for anyone interested in money. Use the cards to spark discussions about your attutides and beliefs about money. If someone isn’t already big on saving, it’s not going to turn them around. There is also a teen version if you want a tool to talk to your kid about money. Amazon has it for $15. Buy it!
The USA book is another winner from Lonely Planet. Take a journey through America through photographs that capture our country’s beautiful landscapes and cultural oddities. Prepare to get sucked into reading about each state’s cuisine, people and legends. Amazon has it for $23.39 (orig. $40).
Make customized stamps with your child’s artwork through ArtStamps.com. Just scan the artwork, save it as a jpeg on your desktop and the web site will talk you through the process. A book of 10 stamps is $15 ($1.50 per) or 20 stamps are $25 ($1.25 per).
The super soft Pacific Pashmina from Target comes in purple, cream, black and grey. It’s a very adaptable gift for relatives you may not know very well. Just include a gift receipt and you’re good to go. You can’t beat the $20 price tag!