Monday, April 5, 2010

How to Gift the Gifter?

I love getting gifts. I love giving them even more, and will vex myself no end in the effort to find the right ones.

The process became difficult when a whole bunch o' family was added to my gift-giving list of birthdays and celebrations.

If you are estranged from your family and considering some form of reconciliation? Think carefully about how that sea change will impact your listmaking and shopping; Consider, too, the emotional impact should you end up buying a mess o'gift cards for your new bunch o'family.

(You will be further devastated to discover that these creatures wouldn't recognize a "thank you" card or note if it bit them on their rounded derrières.)

This confession will have been worthwhile if just one person is helped by my sad blathering example.

Of course, you will not have to endure what I have had to accept! Who knew that my long lost older brother would prove to be the world's most insightful gifter?

So, once again, I am accepting your ideas and stray notions about what might be the perfect gift for Tumbleweed's birthday on April 20.

1 comment:

  1. I think I suggested kitty litter last year?

    This past year I have started making on my computer music mixes tailored to the recipient.
    They take a long time, but I love making them--choosing the songs and what order they go best in--and people have liked getting them, or so they say.
    And they're cheap, or they can be, if you have CDs you can load onto your computer, though I did end up buying a lot of individual songs to fill in gaps.

    I noticed your brother had sent you music that was important to him, so maybe he would like a mix of the songs of your life... starting, of course, with the Jewel Song from Faust!


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