More than 15 Smart Gifts for Book Lovers

Finally… the gift guide I was born to write. Reading has been the most consistent feature of my life, right under breathing and eating. Since I was tiny, I have absolutely loved books. School ruined it a little (as mandatory reading often does) but then I got back on the wagon as an adult. I’m currently at 81 books for the year (hoping to break 90!) and completely dedicated to my reading routines. 

Basically, I’m just telling you—you can trust me. I’ve got some seriously genius ideas for the bookworm in your life, so just read through each gift idea, click, and purchase for the easiest shopping ever. 

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17 Amazing Gift Ideas For Bakers

If you have a baker in your life that you need to purchase a gift for, we have you covered! Giving a gift is always an amazing way to show someone that you are thinking about them. If your friend or loved one is into baking cakes, pastries, cupcakes, or loaves of bread it will be easy to find a useful gift for them. 

Finding the right tool to help them manipulate that batter or dough into a mouthwatering creation is easy when you know where to look. There are so many fun gadgets and gifts that you can get a baker. There are a few different avenues you can take when purchasing gifts for bakers. You can get them:

  • Baking essentials
  • Fun gadgets
  • Tools specifically used for cakes or bread or cupcakes
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Master Gift Guide 2021

We love to give! Yearround, Kudoboard cares a lot about special occasions. From birthdays to graduations, to the holiday season, we love to get someone special that perfect gift. It's the ultimate challenge with the very best reward.

Over the past year, we've done extensive research to create a variety of gift guides. We've covered gifts for particular family members, gifts for a specific stage of life, or hobby-related gifts. And now we've got them all in one place for you. Grab your credit card—let's get shopping!

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Thank Your Work Team with a Kudoboard

In these "unprecedented times" our work lives have taken on new complexity. Teams have been navigating a changing landscape—and doing it well. We've loved watching our clients use Kudoboard for Business to recognize outstanding team efforts. Home Depot recognized the efforts of the MET overnight crews at a few of their locations with a group Kudoboard to say thank you.

Thank you MET team of Signal Hill 648 for your partnership. We APPRECIATE all that you do to support the store. Always know that we are here to support you and your team!

Christine Vincent

D62 MET Team - Thank you for your day in and day out hard work and effort to git er' done! You are all amazing and much appreciated!

Judy E

Check out the full Thank You Kudoboard here

These teams are clearly appreciated and Kudoboard is happy to be part of the process. Thanks to the MET teams for your permission to share!

20 Eco-Friendly Gifts

Many of us are in the midst of holiday shopping, trying to find the perfect gift for the ones we love. While in this consumer mindset, we are often not aware of how much waste we are producing. During this holiday season, perhaps we can find ways to be more sustainable. That can include finding eco-friendly gifts for our friends and family. Unsure of where to start? Keep reading to find 20 sustainable gifts your friends and family will love. With 10 options from Amazon and 10 from Etsy, you will be able to get plenty of ideas of eco-conscious gifts for the people you are gifting to. 

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Crush Your Office Party with These Secret Santa Gift Ideas

The Christmas season is here and it is time to celebrate! There are so many different ways to celebrate this holiday season. One of the ways your workplace may celebrate is by doing a secret Santa. The idea behind secret Santa is to get a coworker a present without he/her knowing who the present is from. You can make the gift personal or you can get a generic present for the recipient. Either way, it is a secret!

There are different ways to approach giving a present to your coworker. You can:

  • Spend within a certain dollar amount
  • Give a gag gift
  • Give a thoughtful present

Gifts Under $20

Most offices that participate in secret Santa will set a dollar amount to the present. Setting a dollar amount will give all of your co-workers a guideline of what they should spend. There are so many different present ideas when it is under $20! If you are wanting to stick with a practical route you could give them a basket with some kitchen gadgets like an oven mitt, reusable straws, or coasters. However, if you want to get more specific and give them a great present, that is easy to do!

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30 Awesome Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Have you ever found yourself in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, only to realize that Christmas is right around the corner and with all the other distractions, you forgot to buy someone a gift? I personally have been in that situation before, even more than once, and it is stressful. The number of shopping days until Christmas is counting down. If you have forgotten a gift, or just need more gift ideas for the people you love, read on to see 30 awesome last-minute Christmas gifts for anyone in your family. The best part? They won’t even know it was last minute and you’ll look awesome for finding the perfect gift on Christmas morning. 

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Worried About Supply Chain Shortages? Here are 17 Intangible Gifts Christmas

We get it—we’ve all seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Christmas isn’t supposed to come from a store, the true meaning of Christmas is in our hearts, blah blah. And yes, maybe we’d be better off focusing on the spirit of giving during the holiday season. But this year we may not have as much of a choice. 

Historic supply chain shortages have created quite the bottleneck in ports around the world, and it’s leaving empty spots on store shelves at your local store of choice. There’s a good chance that this year you won’t be able to find what you want on a Black Friday shopping marathon or running to the mall the night before Christmas to pick up a few last-minute things. Even your reliable online retailers might experience stocking issues with popular products. 

One solution is to turn to intangible Christmas gifts for your loved ones. There are so many thoughtful, easy, affordable, and useful gifts that you can give without rushing the gift display or waiting 4 weeks for a shipping confirmation. Plus, you get that moral superiority of opting out of the materialistic consumer machine. It’s a win-win. 

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Where to Get Cheap Christmas Cards

It is that time of year again, where many try not only to enjoy this festive season but also share their heartfelt wishes for others to do the same. The holiday season is the perfect time to practice the timeless tradition of sending out holiday cards. My family has been sending out a Christmas card each year since we had our first daughter 5 years ago. I think that it is a fun tradition, and great to send to people who you don’t talk to as often, but want to keep in touch with. I’ve used a few different companies over the years and am always looking for a good deal. Below are some options for any type of holiday greeting card you want to send. 

Affordable Virtual Christmas Cards

If you are looking for a very cheap and environmentally friendly option, online Christmas cards could be a great alternative to printed cards. Virtual cards also save time, as you don’t have to wait for the company to ship the cards to you first (and then hunt down addresses, write them on each envelope, and finally find the time to send them in the mail). Virtual cards are also accessible forever, so you can easily look back at your families’ memories. Here are some options for virtual holiday cards: 

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A Bittersweet Farewell to a Coworker

Saying goodbye to a favorite coworker can be bittersweet. When Trish moved on to her next adventure, her coworkers were happy for her—but sad to see her go. They created a Kudoboard to send her off with best wishes, and we were so touched by the messages. 

I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving us Trish! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and although I am sad to see you leave, I wish you all the best with your new role!


You have been just absolutely amazing.  A joy to work with and your positivity and kindness has had a massive impact on those around you.  I will miss working with you and I know you will be amazing in your new role. 


Trish was definitely feeling the love from her coworkers and enjoyed her farewell Kudoboard.

"I love that this has been available for people to use during the pandemic. It's a brilliant way to send special messages, an AWESOME concept...Sheer genius and as good as getting a card. I've found that people write more of a message than they would on a classic card."

Good luck with your next role, Trish, and thank you for letting us share! 

Why is a Kudoboard a great way to say goodbye? 👋

It’s a thoughtful and heartfelt way to show coworker how much they’re cared about and appreciated so they can leave on the right note. Learn more