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Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas- Alan Galvez InsuranceAs we head into the Holiday Season, it's time to wrestle with the traditional challenge of finding great gifts for friends and relatives. This year, why not go for a dual purpose gift – one they'll like and one that has real practical value. Here are 7 ideas to get you started:

- "Find me" gadget. There are all types of small and inexpensive devices that "reveal" themselves when they're attached to something you lost. They range from a device that will beep when you clap your hands to a mini GPS tracker that sends signals to your phone. You can even get a locator tag that can be fixed to clothing.

- A book with a message. Okay, your friends probably won’t thank you for a first aid encyclopedia but there are plenty of books with a thought-provoking message that gets readers, including children, thinking about improving some aspect of their lives.

- "Happy" lights. More and more people feel down in the dumps during the darks times of winter – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it's called. From about $35 upwards, you can find special lights that mimic daylight and supposedly help lift those SAD spirits.

- Health monitor. Look out for the sparkling new ranges of wrist-devices that measure your pulse, temperature, how far you walked and how many calories you burned off. What better incentive could there be to get started on those New Year health resolutions?

- Protective gloves. These days you can buy specialist but stylish gloves for almost every household task from gardening to home repairs. Or how about fingerless gloves – keeping their hands warm while they're texting?

- Send an app. Yes, of course you can buy an app gift card but did you know you can send someone a specific app, suitably themed for their interests or safety, at least on an Apple device? For information on how to do this, see http://tinyurl.com/app-gift1

Here are a few more ideas: Car security or home security equipment; Breathalyzer kit; UV light-sensitive sunburn wristbands; childproofing kits for expectant parents; exercise videos.

Of course, you still need to choose with care, being aware of people's sensitivities. Someone who's overweight may not thank you for an exercise video, and the person you give that Breathalyzer kit too may wonder what point you're trying to make!

Would you believe that some of our customers have purchased a life insurance policy for Christmas? It may seem like an odd gift to some, but it's actually quite thoughtful. If you'd like to discuss this option, please give us a call at 937-592-4871 or visit http://tinyurl.com/plqr599 to get the conversation started. As always, no pressure and no gimmicks! Just real solutions from real people.
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