If you are trying to think of a Christmas present for a distant relative or friend that you don’t know very well then a calendar could be the ideal gift. Although a lot of people now use electronic organisers and online diaries, there is still a place in every household for an old fashioned calendar.
Whether it be a family planner containing all the details of every family members day, or a simple calendar where you can write appointments on appropriate places they are usually well used. They could be used to mark up birthdays so that the family don’t forget to post out their cards, or they could be used for dentist appointments and school trips so that a busy mum doesn’t lose track of where she should be each day. Whatever it is, they will always be appreciated. It maybe that some people just like the idea of seeing a lovely picture each month, and will be thrilled with seeing the delights of their pin up guy or gal, or a beautiful landscape.
The great thing about giving a calendar as a present is that they generally come with an envelope so you don’t need to worry about gift wrapping them. You can also put them in the post, and because they are usually slim, they don’t cost too much money to send, unlike other bulkier and heavier gifts. 2012 Calendars can be bought from a whole range of places, from online shops to places in the high street, and come in a wide variety of prices and styles. If you don’t have much money to spend you can buy a budget calendar for a very low price but still have a present that looks well thought out and is useful to the receiver. You can also buy them in a huge range of styles so you can please everyone from your 90 year old granny who likes flowers and cats to your 12 year old niece who is into the latest pop group.
There is no need to worry that someone might already have had a calendar as a present, or bought one themselves. There are plenty of different rooms in the house where you can hang a calendar. You might want one above the phone for making appointments, one in the office for keeping a note of business appointments and one in the hall for noting birthdays and when you have to post cards and presents off.
Calendars could be thought of as quite boring, but there are plenty of interesting designs on the market these days from circular or unusual shapes to ones which play sounds or have a white board on the bottom for keeping notes. There are calendars with stunning photos, ones with funny captions or famous artists. Whatever your taste there is a design for you.
So for those of you who are stuck for present ideas, or what another little gift to add to a pile of presents for someone, why not choose a 2012 calendar.