It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April L. Hamilton here with an assist for Cupid.
Uh-oh! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and the time got away from you, and now you’re left empty-handed and scrambling. Or maybe you did get your shopping done, but you’ve learned that your sweetie’s gift to you makes your gift to your sweetie look bad. No worries! Even on February 13 you can save the day with a gift that’s thoughtful and will be much-appreciated.
Gift A Special Kindle Book – All You Need Is Your SO’s Email Address
Gifting Kindle books is very easy and an especially great option for last-minute shoppers. Just find the book you want to give and click on the ‘Give As A Gift’ button instead of the usual ‘Buy’ button. Your SO will get an email with your personal message and a download link on the date you specify—and that date can be TODAY! Your SO doesn’t even have to own a Kindle, since there’s a free Kindle Reader app that runs on computers and just about every portable device you can think of, and that includes iPads and smartphones!
A Classic Love Story With A Fitting, Personal Note The Princess Bride (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.70) – In the gift note simply say, “As You Wish” – anyone who loves this story will know it means “I love you”.
Wuthering Heights – Annotated Classics Edition (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents) – It’s not for nothing that this gothic romance has become a favorite with generation after generation. In the gift note you can say, “Meet me on the moors.”
The Great Gatsby (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99) – Most people know this as a classic of American literature, but it’s also a classic love story.
A Childhood Favorite
If you know your SO’s favorite book or books from childhood, sending them a copy to treasure all over again in Kindle format is a very romantic and thoughtful gift that won’t soon be forgotten. Here are some possible picks:
Did you know you can give MP3 albums and individual songs from the Amazon MP3 Store as gifts the same way as with Kindle books? Just click on the ‘Give As A Gift’ button (under the ‘More Options’ link) instead of the usual ‘Buy’ button and your SO will get an email with your personal message and a download link. And remember, Amazon MP3s are totally compatible with iTunes, so if your SO uses iTunes your gift will import to iTunes with no problems. Here are some of the top albums that fit the theme of the day:
Paul Simon – The Essential Paul Simon (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $11.99) – 36 tracks, including some of the fans’ favorite Simon love songs, like Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, Something So Right and Hearts and Bones.
Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $11.99) – 25 tracks. Few can write a love song like Mr. Joel. His hits Just The Way You Are, Tell Her About It and She’s Got A Way will be cherished love songs for generations to come.
Take The Hit, And Watch That Movie Your SO Loves Together
You know that movie your SO loves, that you hate? How impressive then, when you settle in to get caught up on your Amazon Instant Videos queue tonight and there it is: the very first movie that shows up in the Your Library screen (it’ll show up in the My Library screen whether you buy or rent). And how much more impressive when you turn to your SO with a smile and casually say, “Hey, isn’t this that movie you like so much? Let’s watch it together, right now!” Head on over to the Amazon Instant Video Store right now and get shopping!
What About Your SO’s Wish List?
A lot of people maintain Wish Lists on Amazon, and it may be that your SO is one of them. Just go to the Amazon site, log in to your own Amazon account and do a search on his or her name or email on this page (search box is in upper right-hand corner). If he or she’s got an Amazon Wish List or Registry, you can find it and shop from it! That way, you know you’re definitely getting something your SO wants and will appreciate, because it was handpicked by him- or herself!