More than not, as I survey the chaotic pile of debris after, I can't help but conclude that 90% of the gifts strewn before me are ones that in reality no one really needs, much less wants. As a matter of fact, I sometimes see family members slyly edging the original packaging towards their stash, knowing their plan is to 'return and exchange' as soon as possible.
If, in fact, it is really the 'thought' that counts, why not actually THINK about the gift you are giving and give one that not only fits the person, but also can teach, perhaps inspire, make someone feel special, and also remain a wall-mounted reminder that it was you who gave the best the gift of all!
San Francisco based Oneshare.com can make you that distinguished, thoughtful gift giver..
The company has made it possible to purchase one single share of stock from scores of the most desirable and popular publicly traded companies in the world. They take care of all the red tape, you can do it all online, and the selection is huge. The gift is a genuine, beautifully framed stock certificate (which is a work of art in itself), and you can personalize it with your own message to the recipient. This message can inspire heartfelt tears or hysterical laughter: it's up to you!
Got a teen that is sports crazy? Watch their eyes bug out when they get a share of Nike stock. Trust me; nothing impresses their friends more than seeing a framed Nike certificate on the wall it means they are owners. Someone special you know into music? A share of Sony will do the trick. My own nephew is planning on taking the music industry by storm, and the first credential he showcases is the share I gave him last Christmas.
There's a stock to fit everyone you care about: Tiffany, Coca Cola, Disney, Harley, Budweiser, DreamWorks, Martha Stewart' .the list goes on.
The coolest thing is that you can personalize the stock with a message. Some of my favorites include: Coach 'To my dear friend Mindy, from one old bag to another!' - Tiffany: 'Diamonds are THIS girl's best friend!' - Budweiser: 'To my best friend James: you drink enough of it, now you own it!' and Martha Stewart: 'To Mom, who also has done time in the kitchen!'
Kids also can get turned on to the importance of investing, and it's a great way for adults to be involved with that process. Once kids get a taste, they are inspired to learn more.
In addition, as an owner even one share of a company, you receive information and sometimes discounts on your company's products. As a shareholder you receive all the perks!
Byron Beach, author of the book 'Stock Matters' says; 'Teaching kids good financial habits should be like teaching them to brush their teeth' a simple daily activity that can pay big dividends in years to come. Kids grow up with thousands of images that teach them how to spend, but almost none about the power of owning, investing or spending money wisely.' (Tip: you can request Beach's book when you order your stock and receive it FREE along with the 'One Share Starter Kit' at no additional cost.)
If you're looking for intelligent, thoughtful, and meaningful gifts for your family and friends this year, OneShare.com has got you covered.
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