Thursday, July 17, 2008

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain

Gift Detective: Tips on uncovering what people want
Everyone is a fan of something. A Steve Jobs fan. A Roger Federer fan. An Andy Warhol fan. A fly-fishing fan. Find out who or what they are a fan of and follow that path to find gifts that will be appreciated.
Don't know what they are a fan of? Start by observation: what magazines do they read? where do they eat? what do they collect? Next, try sparking a conversation with opener's like, "what's good on TV these days?" or "what did you do this weekend?"  What people do on their free time says a lot about their passions.  When you get someone to talk about what they are a fan of, it's unmistakable, you will feel their energy shift to a state of open enthusiasm. Listen up and pay attention to what exactly they are a fan of, is it a person, a team, a culture, a life-style or an experience?
Gift Challenge: "My friend is a foodie. She's a fan of Anthony Bourdain and his show No Reservations."
It may seem simple but go with the latest Anthony Bourdain books and DVDs. A fan by definition never gets bored. Available at
What are you a fan of?
Email me or leave a comment. 
Price: $23.07
For: Her, Him
Interest: Food, Home, Books