In this episode we’re talking about a few productivity-related things I love that could make great gifts this holiday season.
How about a few ideas for productive gifts?
As we’re in the midst of the holiday season, I’ve been thinking about gift-giving. I thought I would share some productivity-related gift ideas that might be perfect for someone on your list–or for you!
Tools and gadgets
What I use: Fujitsu ScanSnap
2. Wide-screen monitor
What I got recently and am loving: LG 34WN80C-B UltraWide Monitor 34” 21:9 Curved WQHD (3440 x 1440)
3. Instant Pot
What I use and love: 6-quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1
4. Planner and/or notebook & nice pens
Resources I can recommend:
- Planner: Happy Planner
- Fountain pens, notebooks, and paper: Goulet Pens
- Planner supplies, inserts, and more: Cloth & Paper
Apps & programs
2. VPN (virtual private network) to provide a secure connection to the internet) – I use Encrypt.me
3. Password manager – I use LastPass
4. Recipe manager – I use Paprika
Services & subscriptions
1. Audible – access to lots of audiobooks, fiction and nonfiction, plus other materials; can listen while driving, folding clothes, etc. I listen while I’m getting ready in the morning
2. Calm – for all the reasons I’ve talked about before, can help you sleep better, manage stress, etc., all of which boost productivity. Great gift for someone you love who has trouble sleeping.
3. Meal service – I use Hello Fresh
4. Storyworth – one question a week emailed to the person. They answer by replying to the email. At the end of the year, the answers are bound into a book.
5. Cleaning service
- Tickets to a movie or show (I haven’t been to a theater since before COVID, but plan to go see a movie called Redeeming Love in January, hopefully with my daughter, who also loves the book)
- Spa sessions – massage, etc.
- Museum pass (art, history, technology, . . .)
- Season tickets — sports team, theater, ballet, opera . . .
- Plan a series of local outings–what do tourists come to your area to see?
- Coaching (in a business or personal area) or mastermind group
- Retreat or conference that will help you move forward on an important goal
See links below to a couple of articles with great ideas for experience gifts for all ages.
- Atomic Habits, by James Clear
- Lightly – How to Live a Simple, Serene & Stress-Free Life, by Francine Jay
- Slow – Simple Living for a Frantic World, by Brooke McAlary
- Real Life Organizing – Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day, by Cassandra Aarssen https://amzn.to/3CTkcKx
- Coming on Christmas – Spiritual and Real-Life Inspiration for Those With Too Much to Do During the Month of December, by Judith Copeland (member of TPW community)
What do you think?
Any recommendations in any of those 5 categories as gifts for others or ourselves?
- 42 Experience Gifts That Will Make You Everyone’s Favorite Person
- A Minimalist’s Guide to Gifting Experiences
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I loved this episode. Thank you so much for the original, excellent ideas! This episode definitely jump started my Christmas shopping!