I used to love that song by ABBA. Of course, for some of us in today's world, it is truly worrisome thing, money. We think we have enough, but we may not. We work hard, but salaries are stagnant while corporations rake it in and bank it offshore. How I would love to have an offshore account. Ha ha! Money has become an overwhelming abstract and concrete thing in our lives. A dueling force that drives panic, greed, contempt and every other emotion one can conjure.
But let us focus on a pleasant way money can be used. Charity, donations, gift giving, experiences. Not that I am trying to push hardcore consumerism or anything, but to lighten the mood, I wanted to find things one could give even if they have a little money.
The Ticket Kitchen - Sticks of fine hot chocolate. A nice hostess gift or stocking stuffer.
Happy Hen Handbag - The Humane Society has hit it out of the park with this fabulous piece of fashionable kitsch.
Arturo Rios' over the top Red Fascinator Cocktail Hat - Kate is superb.
Charity Navigator is a great site to help narrow down where to donate and how your money is used by the charity of your choice.
MyBOOKmark are hilariously whimsical and great for the reader in your life.
Here are some very unusual graphic tote bags from idiopix.
Larson Farms Natural soap gift set would please anyone.
This Scratch Map from Uncommon Goods is a great gift for the current or future traveler.
I like the idea of a Tasting Plate for a party or intimate dinner.
Michellenstamps has beautiful cards and gift tags which are always good to keep on hand.
All museums have gift memberships and there are always tickets to a good show or restaurant if you prefer to give someone a memorable experience instead. :)