‘Tis the season to be jolly (almost… we’re getting closer, aren’t we?). Anyhow, as we get closer to the Holidays, it is time to think about what gifts you want to get friends and family. Sure you could get them the usual DVDs, giftcards, and clothing, but why not try to think outside the box and get people something unexpected. For example, do you know a geek that loves Guitar Hero and Rock Band? Why not try getting them real acoustic guitar lessons or singing lessons. Have a friend that loves the Food Network, how about signing them up for a cooking class. Know someone that loves movies and dreams of making them but doesn’t know where to start? Get them a camera.

The best holiday gifts aren’t ultra expensive and you don’t have to get dozens and dozens of “things” for the people you care about. You just have to think of the person and get or make them things that truly matter to them. Think about what they like, what they have, and what you know they want. Sometimes the simplest gift can be the best gift. Are you an artist? Drawing your friends in an original comic book could not only be fun, but can be a gift for multiple people. When you begin to think outside the box, gift ideas become endless.