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<p>I'm putting together a small basket of consumable, "me time" goodies for DD's teacher for the holidays. Included inside will be a gift card to her favourite coffee place, a few biscotti made by DH, and DD suggested one or two magazines so the teacher can sit and relax and read.  </p>
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<p>But we don't know what kinds of magazines to include.  We don't know the teacher's interests very well, so it's kind of hard to pick a mag.  Should we just go with a mainstream women's magazine, or a cooking magazine like the Food Network one (everyone likes to eat!), or some kind of off-beat alternative one (I like reading all kinds of magazines even if they don't necessarily relate to my lifestyle or interests)?  Maybe a trashy celebrity rag for easy reading?  Any other suggestions?  I don't really want to include any teacher mags, since the point is for her to take a break from her job and to relax.    </p>
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<p>I would probably go for Adbusters, Mother Jones, Conde Nast, Epicurious or the New Yorker. Without knowing her interests it's pretty hard though.</p>
 

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<p>I would probably go with a literary magazine like "Harpers" or the "New Yorker." Definitely nothing partisan or super-specialized (I actually have zero interest in cooking and would be pretty disappointed if someone gave me a cooking magazine as a gift--but maybe that's just me!)</p>
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<p>Or you could go really "generic" with something like "Readers Digest" (as much as I detest it personally, a lot of people like and it's a pretty common "gift subscription") or "Newsweek" or "Time" or "National Geographic."</p>
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<p>"Vanity Fair" is another good choice (a bit more "classy" than something like "People" or "US Weekly").</p>
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<p>And this might be out of your budget (it would certainly be out of mine) but I've always wished that someone would give me a gift subscription to the Sunday Times.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Liquesce</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280873/magazine-to-give-as-gift#post_16067101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I would probably go with a literary magazine like Ploughshares or Tin House or some such.</p>
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Ha! I didn't see your post before I posted (I started with the same 5 words) and I agree--"Ploughshares" and "Tin House" are excellent.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Katala</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280873/magazine-to-give-as-gift#post_16067926"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><p>Ha! I didn't see your post before I posted (I started with the same 5 words)</p>
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<p>A fun magazine is Family Fun - she might like it because there will be great ideas for her classroom.  I recently found a new magazine while visiting a friend in colorado - it's called "Sunset" sort of "midwest living" for the west.</p>
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<p>Actually a magazine like that would be nice - something related to her geographically.</p>
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<p>I am a huge reader, but I would not want a literary magazine.  I think it might be more difficult that we think to choose a generic magazine.  The thing is - if you choose wrong - she's stuck getting it over and over for an entire year....</p>
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<p>can you look her up on facebook?  Maybe she has her interests listed...</p>
 

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<p>oops - I just realized you are not getting her a subscription - that is even better.  I think it will be difficult to go wrong with one or two magazines.  Good luck!!</p>
 
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