Are you looking for a gift for a loved one, and want to achieve a high thoughtfulness to cost ratio? I have the solution. I call it the Dilbert Car Kit. For Christmas, I made two for my wife: One for her car and one for mine when she is a passenger in it.
The idea is that you take notice of all the things he or she routinely wishes was in the car on trips. Then you find a generic storage case and fill it with just those items, to keep beneath the seat of the car. It’s nerdily delicious.
My kit has the following items:
Contact lens case
Contact lens liquid
First aid kit
As time goes by, I wish I had added a few more things:
Snack (protein bar)
Wet Napkin packet
Your kit will differ, but the key to making it a good gift is picking the items that are customized to the recipient.
Now some of you will say, “That’s what a glove compartment is for,” or “It’s called a purse.” But we all know that glove compartments are nothing but a practical joke involving crap that falls out when you open the door. And you can never find what you need with the front-load design no matter how long you paw around in there.
Women often change purses, or leave them behind. The car kit fills the gaps.
Now go forth and be thoughtful.