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All in a Day's gift guide #1: The minimalist

giftphoto.jpgYou all have one: that person on your gift list that's just a little bit of a pain to buy for. Maybe their tastes are a little inscutable, their likes and dislikes a little obscure...Well, we're here to help you out. This week we'll be offering up suggestions from experts on a variety of gift-recipient "types", as suggested by you.


First up: "Alexandra" wrote to us about her husband, saying, "He is an academic, a thinker, a reader, a student of does a lot of serious meditation. He is really a minimalist...What does one get a minimalist for Christmas? And please don't say nothing."


We're here to help...For some ideas, we rounded up minimalist blogger Marco Laberge, Planet Botanix owner Heather Garrod, and philosophy professor Nils-Frederic Wagner.


P.S. Some of the apps Heather mentions in this interview are here, here and here.


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