Gifts to Get Them Organized
With such a hard winter, many of us are stuck inside. Might as well encourage friends and family to take the opportunity to get organized, as it is a perfect time to refresh, reorganize and deal with some of those tasks that have been pushed off for too long. So if you have any housewarmings, birthdays or special milestones during this time of year, a great gifting route is to give items that help them get—and stay— organized. Think useful but still special. Try a nice metallic tray, decorative boxes or one-of-a-kind bookends. Here are four suggestions for gifting options to help keep your recipient stay organized.
Encourage Quicker Mornings
Organize hairbrushes, curling irons and other getting ready basics with this attractive Hannah Beauty Hair Accessories Organizer ($69). That bar below is meant for hanging washcloths or towels.
Help make sure your giftee’s bedside tables are organized and under control. There is no worse place for disarray than a bedroom, which should be a tranquil place to relax and unwind. Try this Personalized Leather Catchall ($30), which is beautifully designed, to catch watches, coins or any of the loose items that dump out of those pockets each night.
Help Get Their Documents in Order
To help get someone out of their manila folder and file cabinet rut, gift them the NeatDesk Desktop Scanner ($369) which makes it actually fun to get receipts and documents organized. Just zip them through and they are in a much more easily managed digital format. A great gift for freelancers or anyone who works from home, and it’s sure to come in useful come tax time.
Start Them Early
We all know that routines and habits form early on. Do the little ones on your list a favor and get them in the habit of staying organized early on. The key way to make this stick is to make it fun for them and not seem like a chore. This Don’t Forget it Storage Hook ($39) is perfect for hanging backpacks and keeping track of permission slips, special rocks, Barbie shoes and more. And help Mom and Dad out with a stroller organizer ($24.99).
Lindsay Roberts is a nationally known gift expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com. She is regularly interviewed on gifting segments for network affiliates across the country. She has been featured on sites like E! Online and Forbes.com, and has been hired as a spokesperson and social media gift expert for national brands.