Practical, inexpensive, and expressive, calendars make great gifts, and I was happily surprised to find so many cool shoe calendars for 2013. From wall calendars, to shoe-of-the-day and desk calendars, there's something on the following list for every type of shoe lover.
This is probably my favorite shoe calendar; I get each year's edition, and I can't wait to start on 2013.
Based on the fabulous book, Shoes : A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More
by Linda O'Keefe, this artistic, page-a-day calendar stands upright on a desk or table.
This one would make an especially nice gift, as the recipient would be reminded of your thoughtfulness -- and would have a new shoe to look at -- each and every day of the year.
Also inspired by Linda O'Keefe's book, this 2013 calendar features a different shoe every day as well. But, instead of sitting on your desk and waiting to be changed each day, it hangs on your wall and uses a monthly format. Each month features one large picture, with smaller photos featured on the grid.
If you're on a limited budget, or your recipient has limited wall space, this mini wall calendar from the Metropolitan Museum of Art might be just the thing you're looking for. At right around 7" by 7" closed, this is a little shoe calendar that packs a big punch, and it rings up at less than $10.