Give it to the person. They'll really appreciate it. It's fantastic when they share their music back. I hope that this Instructable helped, now go out...
Mix CDs are great gifts that show that you put some effort into the gift. But if you just throw together a playlist, it comes off as sloppy, lazy, and unimaginative. In this instructable, I'm going to give you some tips for making a mix CD.
Step 1: Choose the music
Go through your iTunes (or however you store your music) library, and pick out songs you like. Pick out some songs that you don't like as much, too. They may not be the best, but if they go together, it will sound good. Don't think about the person, just throw some songs together that might go together.