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The perfect gift

October 6th, 2008 at 09:05 am

For me, the perfect gift is one that will make the receiver's eyes light up... and will come at a reasonable price to me!
Like the shoe-themed mini calendar I gave one of my best friends that is shoe-crazy....or the photo frame adorned with little bones for my friend who adores her dog...or the bottle of Diorissimo I got for sis when I went to Paris (for some strange reason, you cannot find it here...plus, I bought it at the airport, so it was duty free!...hardly frugal, though, so that was her b-day/Xmas present...it's a good thing her b-day is in December!- she nearly cried!)...butterscotch taffy for Mom...a good audiobook for Dad (when his eyesight got too bad and he couldn't enjoy his books anymore!)...a book on ballet for a friend who always wanted to be a ballerina...the "just perfect" handicraft for the friend who collects them...The perfect gift should fit the receiver, it should say: I love you enough to care about what YOU like...In this sense, the most difficult person to get a gift for is my niece...she either wants cash (which I find tacky!) or gift certificates (too impersonal) or REALLY expensive stuff (the kind of $$$ I wouldn't spend on Ale!)... I knitted her a small "night" handbag last year...haven't seen her use it ...not even once...last time I do THAT, let me tell you...

4 Responses to “The perfect gift”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Sounds like you are good at gift giving. I try, but I think a lot of times the gifts I give turn out to be a little "off." Also, I'm afraid that for the last several years I have been reading post-Christmas comments on the internet from people talking about how lame were the gifts they received! While I know they are tacky and ungrateful to complain, it makes me second guess my own ability to choose gifts. I see people complain about what I would have thought were some fine gifts. Oh, I just need to not read that kind of stuff anymore.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Although ultimately giving the perfect gift is something you do for yourself (cause of the love you get), I also make the quest often. However, I think there is a bit much pressure on giving the perfect gift in our commercial world.

    Tip: Make a note of what the person gave YOU. Really, how many times have you given someone something you wish for or desire yourself?

    And I agree, the best fun in the world is finding or making the perfect gift for a perfectly small price.

  3. MICLASON Says:

    I find it so sad that a lot of people have been tricked into thinking that a more expensive gift = better gift!

  4. nance Says:

    My favorite gifts are the ones people made or created, like a small gift basket of "goodies" they know I like.
    It is personal and caring.

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