Friday, November 06, 2009

Gift Ideas for Something Different

Today is the last day of Sheila's fun blog carnival... And we're compiling ideas for "Something Different."

1. XM radio: This is a great gift for the entire family because there's something for everyone on at least one channel! You can find channels to cover music from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. And those are all different channels! You can find many different sports channels- which means you can find ANY game, especially if it's not showing on your TV! Radio Disney and XM Kids are also available, along with a handful of other kids' channels. And my favorite: MULTIPLE channels of only Christmas music, beginning on Thanksgiving Day! Listen in the car, or bring it inside to the docking station.

2. Bedroom makeover: Really, you could do this for any room in the house. I received a coupon for Christmas one year from Jon for a bedroom makeover. It meant new paint (if I wanted), window treatments, sheets, comforter, and wall hangings. One of the perks of this gift is that the money doesn't have to be spent just in December in time for Christmas- we could spread it out over several months. Much easier on the budget!

3. Timothy Botts prints: Botts is a talented calligrapher who takes scripture and hymns and expresses them in "word pictures," making the words on the page look like what they mean. You can purchase individual prints or a coffee table book full of them. Either way, they're a gorgeous expression of his faith and would make for a great gift (especially framed!). You can find them at, and they are a great price- even if you purchase a framed print instead of doing it yourself!

Check out Sheila's page one more time for some fresh ideas, and happy shopping!

1 comment:

  1. I love your new header too! A friend of mine made mine for me using Photoshop. I wish I knew how to make them.