Here are three quick ideas — all available online — for the holiday shopping procrastinator.
For someone who needs to get organized:
Field Notes: I always have tech in my pocket or at my fingertips — my iPhone, iPad and my Mac. But I always have a little Field Notes notebook handy as well. In fact, they are stashed around the house, in the car and in all my jackets. The annual subscription is $97 and gets you quarterly shipments of the coveted "COLORS" series — a total of 30 memo books over the year. As Field Notes slogan says, "I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now."
For someone who's an active foodie (as in active AND likes food):
Krave Jerky: My wife and I often quip that we went to Napa and Sonoma for the wine and came home with a year's supply of jerky. It's Krave jerky — and well deserving of the name. It's fresh, natural and ridiculously flavorful — and a great source of lean protein. We can't decide whether our favorite is the Sweet Chipotle beef jerky, the Grilled Sweet Teriyaki pork jerky or the Lemon Garlic turkey jerky. Wait, maybe it's the Garlic Chili Pepper beef jerky or the Black Cherry Barbecue pork jerky or the Chili Lime beef jerky. Oh, forget it, we get them all. That's why the monthly shipment works for us. Krave has gift options starting at $42 and the subscription gives you a sweet 15 percent discount and free shipping. And the peace of mind that you never have to worry about running out!
And finally for someone who's a bit photo crazy:
Aperture: This quarterly magazine, relaunched this year, bills itself as a "sophisticated guide to the world of contemporary photography." It's all that — and a great source of inspiration if you want to up your photo game. Each issue has some drool-worthy images — and some mighty fine writing as well. A year costs $75 and it comes with a free digital edition you can view on your iPad (but you'll want to hold the paper magazine in your hands!).