Shop for out-of-the-box gifts
(NC) Let's face it, finding the perfect gift is hard – and finding a perfect gift that you haven't already given is even harder.
It's easy to fall back on common ideas such as books, sweaters and gift cards, especially when facing a daunting holiday list, but adding a unique and personalized twist to each and every present is a great way to step up your gift-giving game to wow your family and friends.
“Shopping online literally allows you to shop the globe and find great gifts that you just can't find anywhere else,” says Megan Vickell, an eBay gifting expert. “And it's the best way to be completely original. With over 400 million live listings, our site has tons of gift ideas – and since you can narrow down searches based on criteria such as price, colour and brand, it's also easy to find exactly what you need.”
With a few of Vickell's ideas, personalizing gifts doesn't have to be difficult as Vickell suggests some thoughtful options.
Bring back memories by recreating an old photo with a sibling and frame both versions side by side for your parents. Or dig up your spouse's favourite childhood book and gift it alongside a new edition of it. Engraving a friend's initials into a gift is a great way to make it truly theirs. For example, Vickell suggests monogrammed smartphone covers, bathrobes and silver napkin holders.
In 2012, Canadians purchased on average more than one item per second on eBay, and, more and more Canadians are choosing one-of-a-kind gifts that shine much brighter.
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