|Vintage Magazine Rack by funkiefinds|
Choose a magazine that showcases their interests, dreams, or hobbies. There is a magnitude out there for just about every subject there is, so it shouldn't be too tough to find one that will captivate your recipient and let them know you really understand what they like.
- Teenage Girl: Teen Vogue has everything a teen girls is interested in: fashion, makeup tips, music news, movie news, and yes, boy info too. We gave this to our daughter last year, and she looks forward to getting her magazine every month. The bonus is she is reading - and not on Facebook when reading, and not texting when reading, and not watching TV when reading.
- Young Man/Older Man: Popular Mechanics
is truly a man's magazine. My husband insisted we get this for our teenage son last year. I was skeptical thinking this was for old computer geeks. But was I wrong! The first issue arrived and our son loved it. There is a wide variety of articles in this magazine, from consrtuction to science, technologly to cars. And not geeky at all. It is written for men, by men, with a tough no nonsense attitude. My son loves it, and my husband reads them when our son is finished with them. Two birds with one stone!
- Discerning Woman: Real Simple is perfect for the woman whose complicated life doesn't leave room for anymore jewelry, clothes, kitchen gadgets, etc. It is full of thoughtful life lessons articles, fashion and beauty tips, recipes, and organiztional and fitness tips, without the tacky sex articles and advice. It is a classy, practical magazine that really helps make life a bit more simple. This is my favorite magazine and I give to myself each year. They make it real simple (pun intended) to give gift subscritpions and give discounts on multiples, so one for you and one for your sis means a great price!
- Art Junkie: Art Forum, though not a cheap one, is the one I would recommend for anyone who is in the art world or appreciates fine art. "There are better reviews and a better diversity from across the world, not just America" said my husband, both an artist and art collector. This is one of his favorites, and he has tried them all (nearly).
- Entertainment Junkie: Entertainment Weekly
is the one-stop shop for all news entertainment. It has reviews from all industries with the facts and information from an insiders perspective, and doesn't sink to tabloid gossip levels. Prior to my home-body lifestyle and dislike of television, this once was an indulgence for me which I thoroughly enjoyed because of its broad scope of movies, DVD, video, TV, music and books.
- Economically Minded: Bloomberg Business is an invaluable tool providing readers with reliable and respected perspectives on the economy today. My facebook fans will recognize right off the recent post of interview with Mr. Kalin, founder of Etsy, was from Bloomberg. Their reporting showcases business and the economy at large. Great for the beginner business person or seasoned professional, and investors of all kinds. My husband loves Bloomberg for its international perspective and non-partisan approach.
Hopefully this got you thinking 'outside the gift box'.