I've been hearing people say they like to share experiences or memories—not just material possessions. I like this idea quite a lot.
A few creative experience ideas might be...
Give + Give Back
Felix & Fanny is a community gift store on the UWS of NYC with a non-for-profit cause. They donate 100% of their profits to The Children's Aid Society. Yes, you read that correctly!
Through their Retail Readiness program, they also provide teens from The Children's Aid Society with paid employment and free training on a six-month revolving basis.
Visit Felix & Fanny for unique gifts, custom baskets, baby clothing, and educational toys for children. (They also have beautiful gift wrapping!)
Small batch and hand-roasted in Brooklyn, Day-Dreamer's mission is to bring the highest quality coffee to those who choose every day to make their dreams a reality.
Sound like someone you know? Order here.
Music is a universal language. Support independent artists with these incredible albums from extraordinary artists! You can also "try before you buy" at all of the links below, too. 😘
Believe it or not, professional photos and videos don't have to cost thousands of dollars. For friends and family members, see if there's a local creative you could collaborate with.
I believe that everyone needs/deserves professional media... not just artists! What about family photos? Lifestyle photography? A new "About Me" video?
Kickstart someone's 2018 resolutions with....
- career coaching with Leo Ash Evens
- life coaching from Bret Shuford
- audition coaching with Christopher Gurr
- relationship coaching from Di Ana Pisarri
- meditation with Mark Price and Alchemy Collective
- pre and post-natal fitness with Little Sprout Fitness
- personal training from Buckley Body Solutions
- personal training (boxing + mindfulness) from Brian Cubero
- singing or speaking training with Susan Eichhorn Young
- voice lessons with Karen Parks
Stay tuned for more online learning opportunities from me! For now, get my free Big Picture Brand Bootcamp and/or alerts on programs here.
Who doesn't love new business cards, stationary, planners, journals, etc?
For photo or brand-based gifts, I love Moo*. Moo's Printfinity makes it easy to upload or create many different designs in one pack or order... so you can create a deck of dynamic business cards, postcards, stickers, etc.
Last year, I used Moo's Printfinity to create custom stationary for all the special people in my life.
Take some time to choose a custom design and write a thoughtful message... it can mean just as much as something tangible that's been ornately wrapped!
What's your creative gift idea? Comment below!
Tony Howell is a digital strategist dedicated to helping you design your future—creating offline success from your online presence.