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For Sale: SMITH Gifts (Problem Solved)

Monday, December 1st, 2008

By Larry Smith

smith-magazine_-six-word-memoir-t-shirts-1.jpgAs a web community with the occasional thing to sell, we’re obligated to help you solve your holiday dilemmas. And so we present—
Two gifts: under $20, problem solvers.
The two gifts from SMITH hyped below offer about the highest combo of unique-ness, creative-ness, and inexpensive-ness you’ll encounter this budget-conscious holiday season.

Item #1: Personalized Six-Word Memoir T-shirts. After a long search for the right partner, we’ve teamed up with Spreadshirt to bring the world six-word memoir shirts. Our six-word shop is totally cool. There you’ll find many memoirs from Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Words Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure along with editor’s favorites. Even better, you can customize a shirt with your own six-word story in any style you like. Write a six-word memoir for a friend and send that friend a T-shirt for the holidays. How good will your crazy uncle Alex look with a T-shirt that says, “If there’s more I want it?” Good. Free shipping (saves $5) until December 12. When you go to the SMITH-Spreadshirt type in the coupon code: SIXWORDS.
Ideal for: Secret Santas; Teens obsessed with Facebook; grandparents who aren’t;anyone who digs wearable self-expression; T-shirt lovers of all ages.

six-word-deluxe2-7.jpgItem #2: The expanded, delux, super-delicious hardcover edition of the Six-Word Memoir book has a fancy new cover and 100 more memoirs added to the book that made Amazon’s list of the Top 100 books of 2008 (out of like…. all books!). NPR just included the new edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Words Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure among its picks for Best Gift Books of 2008.
Ideal for: Stocking stuffing; the sixth night of Hanukkah; the difficult and/or geeky cousin you never quite know what to get; the thing to bring to a party instead of yet another $10 bottle of wine you scrambled to pick up on the way.

So there you have it. Click, click and knock a few gifts off your list.

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2 responses

  1. Teen Book says:

    Here’s another set of six words and a great teen gift to boot: Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers. Inspiring short stories about being true to who you are.

    Check it out!

    Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers

  2. Anonymous says:

    Knowing which memoir you chose, helps.

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