Christmas gifts for your Second Life resident

Oh Gods of Yummy Things ... it's that time of year again, isn't it? Love it or loathe it, it's Christmas trotting toward you, antlered head held high and the glint of consumer-related malice in its eye. Regardless of your personal belief system, chances are you'll have to buy at least one gift for someone simply because it's traditional. Well, if that someone also happens to be a Second Life resident, then let this post help you in deciding what to get someone who has everything -- virtually.

The Casual/Work Acquaintance

Maybe you have a supervisor or boss that spends time in SL, but you don't know their tastes well enough to know what they'd like as a gift (and consequently feel warm and fuzzy toward you enough to give you a raise). I suggest one of the fine guides to Second Life to be had on In fact, one of them was co-authored by Our Aimee Weber! And if you can't trust a Massively blogger, who can you trust?

The Close Personal Friend

Surely you have one of these, but after sharing all your copy/transfer items with each other, what is it you don't both already have? The answer to the good gift question lies elsewhere -- not an object, but a service. Pay their land rental fees for 3 months, or be a dear, pay their tier for a year! Nothing says 'I care' better than ensuring that they'll have a guaranteed home for a while. Maybe now they'll let you play DJ in their exclusive club ... an hour of nothing but KC and the Sunshine Band, here we come!

The Partner/Lover
Chances are you noticed their avatar's appearance first, and thought they were something special. People in SL tend to be proud of their avatar's looks -- after all, they probably spent a lot of time getting everything just right. Why not reward that effort with a little statuette of their av from Fabjectory? Heck, order another one just to gaze at adoringly for those times you can't be online together! Ahh, who says long distance relationships can't work?

And finally, for those times when the Grid is down (and we all know how often that is), entice your target with a game card for World of Warcraft! Show them what they've been missing all this time! Who needs friends when you have the Tauren Peanut Butter Jelly Time Dance?
This article was originally published on Massively.