A person's birthday signals the end and the beginning of a new chapter in everyone’s lives. For some, it’s a turning point of sorts -- a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew.
So for friends and loved ones hoping to turn over a new leaf, try these gift ideas, served with some cheek and wit on the side:
The Gift of Self-Reflection
The path to enlightenment is to “know thyself,” says Socrates. The easiest way to do that, at least in the literal sense, is through a full-length wall mirror. Your loved ones are sure to see themselves in a new light -- literally. It's a handy fixture for any living space, at that.
Losing weight is anyone's goal, but let’s be honest -- no one’s good at keeping it. Remind your friends and family to stick to their goals by giving them a brand new bathroom scale.
The Key to Happiness
Happiness is a glass of wine, as some will say. So if a piece of cork is the only thing keeping your friends from cheering up, give them the key to happiness: a corkscrew. Throw in a decanter to boot, and they’ll love you for the rest of their life.