There are so many people in our lives that we consider close, but not quite. Let me explain a bit better what I mean by that. Apart from the group of people you spend most of the time with, there are a number of people that you don’t consider you are not that close with, but they aren’t exactly strangers either. A great example would be a colleague that you share an office with. The reason why I mention this is because with the holidays and everything, I am on the lookout for suitable gifts for my “not so close” friends. There are a couple of criteria that I consider when picking them out, and a top choice for this year is this:
Let’s go through the features and how they match my criteria.
The level of thought
Like I already mentioned, this is a gift for a person that you consider to be a friend, but not a close one. So, it’s not all that necessary to put in a great deal of thought into it. But you don’t want to half-ass it as well as that would send a wrong message and actually be counterproductive. This grippy mount, I feel, strikes a perfect balance in this area. It’s not a meaningless gift and it will certainly be useful. Most of the people don’t have one, and for those who do, having two is not an issue. At the same, it’s not a grandiose gesture that will leave them feeling shy for getting you a tie for Christmas.
Abundance of choice
For those of you who have a lot of friends to exchange holiday gifts with, this criterion is important. You don’t want to get everyone the same gift and with this item, you don’t have to. These grippy mounts come in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials, colors, and you can get a custom one for everybody. I personally like this one ’cause my dashboard is black and it blends with it nicely. And it is also made of high-quality material that gets the job done without fail.
This is probably the most important factor. You don’t want something too cheap as it would send a bad message. And, if you have more than 10 people to exchange these gifts with, you would want to avoid it being a financial burden. So, right around $20-per-gift rate sounds reasonable and that is another reason why I picked grippy mounts as this year’s gifts. I got 6 people at work with whom I exchange gifts with and they are all drivers, none of them has one already, and it won’t stress me out financially.
I actually discovered this particular mount when I was looking for the replacement for my old one. It is good, it looks nice, it never fails, and it’s not expensive. Think about it, and if it makes sense, get one for your friends.