Procrastinator’s gift guide

December 19th, 2006

Heebs heart Rudolph tooIf the holidays snuck up on you like they did me, you may be scrambling for gift ideas for your star clients or fave freelance pals. To help, we here in anti-nine-to-five-land have assembled a handy-dandy Procrastinator’s Gift Guide.* We can’t guarantee that if you order these gifts today they’ll arrive by Monday, but hey, didn’t we already discuss the beauty of the new year’s gift last week?

Desk makeovers. The See Jane Work site is brimming with desktop accoutrements for every budget, from these retro-looking file trays to this precious mousepad. And if you need help picking out the perfect gift for a business associate, check out their office gifting etiquette guide.

Business card holders. You can never get one of these too soon — or have too many. Whether she’s no-frills or fancypants, there’s a card holder with her name on it at See Jane Work. (Geez, I should write copy for these people.)

Boss Lady products. What fempreneur can resist a lunchbox, compact, or bottle of bubble bath emblazoned with the words “Boss Lady” and a feisty cowgirl graphic? Not I. And probably not the sassy self-employed women on your list either.

Not your mother’s day planner. With their 2007 pocket calendar and slightly-larger spiral calendar, the rabble-rousing folks at Slingshot Collective don’t just give you 52 weeks of scheduling fun. They also give you DIY tips for homemade hygiene products, advice on dealing with Government Repression, and a great recipe for vinaigrette. A must-have.

Digi-greetings. Not only are these simian-happy e-cards free, they’re hysterical. Great for last-minute holiday wishes. Warning: Not suitable for humorless clients.

*Special thanks to my ever-resourceful pal Traci for helping assemble this list. More installments to come throughout the week.

Entry Filed under: Gift guide,She's the boss,This freelance life

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