Minimalist Gift Idea: Personalized Thumb-Drives
We’ve said it before, but the holidays can be a vexing time for the minimalist. We want to perpetuate the spirit of giving, but don’t want to give a bunch of stuff that will likely go unused or straight to the closet, donation center or landfill. If you’re looking for a simple gift that is thoughtful, thrifty and useful, consider thumb-drives.
We’re not just suggesting that you give blank thumb-drives that, while useful, lack any personal touch. When giving out the drives, load them with pics, music mixes, letters, artwork, videos, etc; we suggest that these things be as personal as possible (and on universally recognized digital formats). The gift might lack some of the initial jolt of excitement of some gifts, but if you’re digital content is made with care, people will love your gifts. It’s amazing how far a little time and thought–e.g. a heartfelt letter–goes toward creating a memorable and appreciated gift.
After the gift has been given and (hopefully) appreciated, your recipient has a useful thumb-drive. We found a ten pack of 8 gig thumb-drives for $54. You can get cheaper ones, but spending a few extra bucks for more memory will increase the probability of the drives being used in the future by the gift recipient.
If you have gift ideas that are minimalist-friendly, please email us or let us know in our comments section.