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Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Skip the tie & cufflink set. Create a unique gift in less time than it takes to make a mall haul.

In his latest New Yorker essay, “Understanding Owls: What does a gift say about the giver?” humorist and fellow Raleigh-native David Sedaris reflects on the friend and family imposed owl collection that gets bigger each year.

Does there come a day in every man’s life when he looks around and says to himself, ‘I’ve got to weed out some of these owls’?… Just when you think you’re making progress, you remember the owl tobacco tin, and the owl tea cozy. Then there are the plates, the coasters, the Christmas ornaments. This is what happens when you tell people you like something.

So how can you ensure that you get a gift that your loved ones will really appreciate? We realize we’re biased, but we recommend that instead of reaching for the last-minute, pre-wrapped, hand-cranked flashlight-radio-tire pressure gauge, go the sentimental route and create a unique, personalized and meaningful gift this year – a gift that really says I care about you.

In half the time it takes you to find a parking space, create a unique gift they’ll cherish forever — a personalized calendar or photo book. Through Nov. 27 our special holiday deal means creating one has never been more enticing.

Rather than wrapping up the umpteenth necktie in the tis-the-seasons-series for grandpa this year, create a photo book featuring all the ties you’ve gotten gramps throughout the years with corresponding photos of you and him. He may not have something to begrudgingly wear when you come to visit, but at least he’ll enjoy a genuine smile every time he reaches for that book.

Got kids? Then you’ve got photos. Pictures have a special power to make fellow family members happy. Need gifts for your kids’ coaches and teachers? What about a way to remember your latest family reunion or family vacation? The list of possibilities is endless when you bring your imagination to the project.

Happy Holidays and cheers to cherishing back the memories.

 

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Father's DayIf you’re anything like me, you think the world of your Dad. He is your teacher, your hero and your best friend. I’ve always struggled with finding just the right gift for him – usually just settling for a neat tool that he’s mentioned in passing or the latest tech gadget.

With Lulu, rest assured that this year it’ll be easier than ever to create your very own personalized Father’s Day photo book or calendar. Using your favorite digital photos of Dad and the family, you can make a photo book or calendar quickly and affordably with our free online Studio tool. With a wide range of options to choose from, you can make your DIY Father’s Day gift as unique as you like.

Create your photo book or calendar and Save 25% with code FORDAD at checkout. Offer ends 6/20/10.

A proposal for the books!

Cameron Kelly knew that his girlfriend Angie was the one for him. When it came to popping the question, he turned to Lulu to help him find the words. 50 Reasons Why You Should Marry Me and 51 Reasons Why I Should Marry You

When you realized you were ready to propose, why did you decide to create a book on Lulu?

I felt our relationship was unique and deserved an equally unique way to kick it off. Through some random conversations with friends I was slowly learning about the possibility of online publishing and when I learned it might actually be possible to create and publish my own book, I jumped at the idea.
Our relationship had grown through many great memories and I thought a retrospective of how we’ve spent our time together was a great way to exemplify what our relationship meant to me. I wanted Angie to understand how important this step in our relationship was, and by showing the time and effort I put into the proposal (and book) I felt I was able to relate the time, effort and love I’d put into our marriage.

Gooey, lovey-dovey reasons aside, I also thought it would be pretty damn cool (and memorable) and lead to good stories for friends and family for years to come. And so far it has!

How did you present the book to Angie?