Giving organizing products as gifts can be tricky. If not done in a polite manner, you can end up hurting someone’s feelings. However, if a person on your list has expressed interest in receiving a gift with an organizing theme, it can be a welcomed present.
Even if no one on your list has expressed an interest in receiving an organizing product for a gift this year, you might find something to add to your wish list.
- The Getting Things Done Workflow Map Set with a coaching DVD by David Allen ($50). These posters are a great way to keep organized with work.
- Decorative file folders that entice their owner to use them. Numerous styles to choose from (prices vary), and great for visual processors who can associate what a file looks like with its contents.
- Shoe storage boxes that stack and allow the user to easily see what is inside.
- Dymo Label Maker for the person who prefers to label file tabs for easy reading and anything else that needs to be labeled.
- My book, Unclutter Your Life in One Week, or another one out there that you believe would speak to your gift recipient.
- A key holder so house keys always have a place to live. No more hunting for keys!
- A year’s subscription to BackBlaze or another similar online computer backup service. If someone in your life isn’t backing up his or her computer regularly, a subscription to a service like this can give peace of mind.
- The Arc customizable notebook from Staples. I have one that is 6.75″ x 8.75″ and carry it with me everywhere. It’s my most reliable friend. I use it for notes, my daily calendar, receipt organizer, pen holder, and general information collector.
Any suggestions for other highly useful organizing products to be given as gifts or added to your wish list? Share your suggestions in the comments.
View the complete 2011 Holiday Gift Giving Guide.