Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Think outside the (gender) box for holiday gifts.
'Tis the season and all that jazz. We are inundated with marketing, at this time of year more than ever. Before plopping down the plastic on something a store or manufacturer proclaims is the perfect gift for your daughter, sister, niece, etc., think about her interests, spend some time talking about subjects you enjoy and maybe you'll discover a shared hobby. One place I like to browse for ideas is the http://www.amightygirl.com site. The same idea applies to adults as well; that dremel rotary tool on my wish list would a welcome surprise under the tree. I might use it to make a piece of jewelry but that's okay too. Girls don't have to eschew all "traditional" girl toys and activities, but they need to know they aren't limited to them.