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depth-blogThis holiday season, The Voice Bureau is offering up a list of our favorite gifts, organized by the Voice Values who will most appreciate them. Join us in a bit of festive cheer as we count down the 16 Days of Voice Values!

Don’t try to talk about the weather with your high-Depth friend, unless you’re talking long-term climate trends. Casual chit-chat that just scratches the surface isn’t going to cut it here. She’s looking for a real connection, not the CliffsNotes.

When shopping for someone who values Depth, stay away from the cute and frivolous — this is a friend who wants to expand her understanding of the universe. Help her connect to something deeper, and be ready for the big conversions to follow.

Five-Year Memory Journal

Introspection is the bread and butter of the high-Depth set. With a guided question for each day of the year, the recipient of this journal will treasure the record of how they’ve developed over time. (The gorgeous, embossed cover doesn’t hurt, either.)

 

 

 Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Few things are more painful to your high-Depth friend than having to read a six-month-old People magazine in the waiting room at her doctor’s office. Save her from the horrors of celebrity gossip — and the hassle of hauling around a small library everywhere she goes — with an e-reader designed specifically for books, without the glare and eyestrain you get when reading off a tablet. Bonus for new moms: the backlit Paperwhite is perfect for one-handed reading in the dark during those endless night time feedings. Mine has been a lifesaver for the past three-plus years!

 

Mercer Culinary Ruler

When you value Depth, you’re not just going to be happy winging it in the kitchen. For high-Depth home chefs, this culinary student staple is a training guide they’ll use again and again on their way to the perfect pâte à choux.

 

 

 

Colorstrology book

While almost everybody loves to learn more about themselves, no one relishes it quite like someone with a high Depth value. This book combines astrology, numerology, and the metaphysical power of color to paint a portrait of your friend’s inner landscape, as well as how they bring that unique composition of traits out into the world. If you give your high Depth-value friend this book as a gift, it might be a minute before you hear from her again, as she’s likely to lose herself not only in her own description, but in those for her friends, family, acquaintances, and co-workers, as well.

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Voice Values Gift Guide for Community

This holiday season, The Voice Bureau is offering up a list of our favorite gifts, organized by the Voice Values who will most appreciate them. Join us in a bit of festive cheer as we count down the 16 Days of Voice Values!

The consummate hostess, your high-Community value friend is happiest in the center of a crowd of her own creation. She loves fostering togetherness, and your gift for her should help her bring people together.

Think about activities that can be enjoyed as a group or ways to help her host her next soirée — and bonus points if the dinner party is served family style. If you prefer the gift of an experience, try a group outing — multiple tickets to a show or one of those wine-and-painting nights for her and her closest friends. Your high-Community friend loves to feel like she’s part of something, whether that’s a gathering of friends or a cause she can share. If there’s a chance to get the whole gang together, she’ll be there.

Cranium Wow Game

A great party game can really make a gathering, and Cranium has been a favorite with my family for years, with categories that play to each person’s personal strengths. Of course, there are near endless options in this area. If your high-Community friend has a bit of Audacity in the mix, you might try Cards Against Humanity. Legacy? Try a collector’s edition of a classic favorite like Clue, Scrabble, or Monopoly.

 

 

 

Voyager Tote

Because your high-Community friend feels so connected with the world, they’ll love the idea of doing something that makes an impact. This classic tote provides 35 school meals for children all around the world, and the bold logo will remind the recipient that she’s part of something new — and give her a chance to talk up the cause to anyone who notices her bag.

 

DIY Library Kit

When someone with a high Community value finds something they love, their first thought is to share it with their friends. Unfortunately, that tends to translate to a lot of lost and unreturned books. You can help them out with this fun and nostalgic library kit — and then, next time, try not to miss your due date.

 

 

 

In the Company of Women book

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road, but this gorgeous book is a reminder that you aren’t alone, with inspiration and advice from over 100 women makers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Women can do amazing things in the business world. This is a community we’re proud to be part of!

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Voice Values Gift Guide for ClarityThis holiday season, The Voice Bureau is offering up a list of our favorite gifts, organized by the Voice Values who will most appreciate them. Join us in a bit of festive cheer as we count down the 16 Days of Voice Values!

When you walk into the home of a friend with a high Clarity value, you’ll probably notice how clean and uncluttered it is. She’s not the type to pick up a tchotchke from every vacation stop or decorate with heavy fabrics and competing patterns.

A high Clarity value shows itself in a love of simplicity and lack of artifice. When shopping for a gift, look for clean lines, classic shapes, and practical things they’ll use over and over. And no tchotchkes, please.

Curve Sterling Silver Earrings

Your high-Clarity friend’s passion for clean lines extends to her appearance, and we love how these classic earrings easily bridge the gap from jeans to a nice dress. A great pair of everyday earrings means less clutter in the jewelry box, which is a gift she’ll definitely appreciate.

 

 

Z-Light Portable Desk Lamp

Ultra-modern home design plays so nicely with a high-Clarity home, and this portable task lamp fits the aesthetic perfectly. With a rechargeable battery, you can even avoid the clutter of a cord, and the lamp folds flat for storage or transport, so you — or the high-Clarity recipient on your list — can take a little oasis of clean simplicity wherever you go. (Plus, the on-board USB port lets you charge your phone right on the lamp base, and that’s just cool.)

 

Bodum Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter

This classic coffee maker makes an excellent high-Clarity gift, with its clean lines and crystal clear glass. The stainless steel filter eliminates the need for paper filters, which absorb the flavorful oil of the coffee — and no paper filters means no waste. While the coffee maker comes in a huge range of colors, you can’t go wrong with a classic white or cork option.

 

 Quartz Point IX

It may sound obvious, but this is one high-Clarity gift that’s as clear than crystal. [Groan.] Natural quartz is said to be a powerful healing tool and energy amplifier, and its colorless hue embodies the natural quality of clarity. The vendor says that when used in meditation, this quartz point “attunes you to your spiritual purpose and filters out distraction,” properties your high-Clarity friend will jibe with.

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This holiday season, The Voice Bureau is offering up a list of our favorite gifts, organized by the Voice Values who will most appreciate them. Join us in a bit of festive cheer as we count down the 16 Days of Voice Values!

Bold, brazen, and badass, your high-Audacity friend isn’t one to blend into the crowd. You’ll spot her at the front of the room, with the reddest lipstick, the raunchiest joke, and the retinue of awed followers — but she’s too busy grabbing life by the balls to worry about that.

When choosing a gift for someone with a lot of Audacity, go big or go home. That doesn’t mean the gift itself needs to be huge or expensive, but stay away from pastel sweaters and tea samplers. Steer towards bold colors, strong statements, and a little tongue-in-cheek sassiness, and be ready for a very loud “Thank you.”

 

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Canvas Quote – Be Bold Be Brave Be Kind

Your Audacious friend may not be your first choice to take home to grandma, but that doesn’t mean she’s always rough around the edges. We love the bold design of this print, and we think the sentiment will really resonate with her. (The pop of sparkle doesn’t hurt.)

 

 

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Oh For Fox Sake Coffee Cup

A little bit naughty and more than a little bit adorable, we love how this mug makes a statement without screaming it. Someone with a high Audacity value will get a thrill watching the dawning realization on the faces of their friends each time they show off this foxy little minx.

 

 

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Play It Loud Tee-Shirt

Those with a high Audacity value know that life goes up to eleven, and they would never dream of wasting it on a reasonable volume. Our only complaint? We wish this came in red.

 

 

 

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Ms. Betty’s Original Bad-Ass Scented Soy Candles: Soyphisticated Bitch

Even for the Audacious, life isn’t always lived on stage. Sometimes, you just want to stay home, recharge, and light a totally badass candle. Ms. Betty’s Bad-Ass Candles are made with all-natural vegan soy and available in scents like Citrus & Chili Pepper and Red Ginger & Saffron, and we love their sentiments. “Soyphisticated Bitch” is fun and sassy, or you can always go with the on-point and festive “Merry F’n Christmas.”

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This holiday season, The Voice Bureau is offering up a list of our favorite gifts, organized by the Voice Values who will most appreciate them. Join us in a bit of festive cheer as we count down the 16 Days of Voice Values!

How can you tell if your friend values Accuracy? They’ll be the first with a Facebook fact check, with an eye for detail, spot-on grammar, and a chart for every occasion. But just because they color within the lines doesn’t mean they aren’t colorful!

When shopping for someone with a high Accuracy value, precision is everything. Help them geek out on organization with an agenda that has plenty of room for notes or a journal for cataloging every nuance of their favorite hobby, or give them a chance to find Zen in the details as they measure, record, and focus. Trust us, it will be exactly what they’re looking for.

 

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Greater Goods Nourish Digital Kitchen Food Scale and Portions Nutritional Facts Display

Anyone who’s done any serious baking knows that weighing your ingredients gives a better result than measuring them with cups and spoons — especially if you venture into gluten-free baking. This scale does double duty, with a cool digital readout of nutrition facts, so you can have your cake and exactly 300 calories of it, too.

 

 

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Vintage set of pocket Thesaurus, Dictionary, and Book of Greek Art

People with a high Accuracy value understand the importance of having just the right word for what they’re trying to say. Of course, with smartphones, the internet is right at our fingertips all the time, but pulling out a gorgeous vintage book out of your pocket adds a real sense of flair that you just don’t get from Google.

 

 

 

 

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Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty

The adult coloring book craze seems to be everywhere these days, but this particular book is especially soothing for the high-Accuracy set. With designs derived from math and science, there are hours (and hours…and hours…) of coloring zen to be found in these pages.

 

 

 

 

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2017 Paperback Agenda

While some people swear by digital calendars, we think a great agenda is worth its weight in gold. This one is sleek, chic, and simple. And with both one-month and one-week sections, there’s plenty of room for detailed day-to-day notes and the bigger picture overview.

 

 

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Moleskine Wine Journal

For high-Accuracy wine-lovers, cataloging new favorites is easily half the fun. This journal features a standard set of qualifications and questions for each wine’s page, which ensures a consistency in responses that your recipient will appreciate as they’re trying to select just the right pairing for their next dinner party.

 

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