Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bah Humbug

I am a very bad gift giver. I want to give gifts that people will like, want, and be happy with. It stresses me out. I don't do a good job paying attention to little things people say all year long to be able to put them to good use at the holidays. Part of the problem may be that I could spend ten minutes listing thousands of things that I would be happy to receive, whereas other people struggle to identify one item.

Needless to say, I have not completed my gift shopping for this year. My biggest hang-up is with what to buy for my boyfriend (as a side note, I hate that term). He lives in California, in an apartment I've never seen. He has enough disposable income that he generally buys whatever he needs or wants. Clearly, whatever I get him at this point wouldn't arrive by Christmas anyway. I've been agonizing over this for days, which has resulted in absolute inability to take action on the matter.

I guess I'll go burn off some of my obsessive energies by shoveling. Maybe that will take my mind off my own lack of creativity.

9 comments:

Smellyann said...

I don't have any advice for the bf, sorry. I just hate that you're in such a pickle! I'm like you, I could spit out a long list of presents I'd like to have and just told Rob I wish he could give me a present every week! Hehehehe. Hope you come up with something cool!

Momma Val said...

Bake him some cookies, take some sexy pictures of yourself, make him a little book of massage coupons, get him a remote control super truck, bake him an elaborate dinner of all his favorite foods, not sure if any of these are helping but they worked for my husband when we were dating and I had NO idea what to get for him, except I never did the sexy pictures of myself or the truck but know people who did that for their men. Good luck!!!

Electronic Goose said...

Momma Val's remote control super truck...heheheee

Mom to Baby J said...

Hey-when did you get a bf?

And, um, I don't know what to get him either...

BerryBird said...

Some years I do better than others in the gift inspiration department... this one is not one of the good years, I'm afraid, so I have no helpful advice.

a friend said...

Val's photo idea is great! One other,
tickets to a Hockey or Football game perhaps.
(I know,no new posts yet.)
Take care.
Have a great Christmas!

Stacy said...

Ask him what he wants...that's what I do with my hubby - it at least gets my ideas flowing! Unless he doesn't know or won't say, then my advice is no help at all. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am totally unhelpful too, sorry to say.

I am very creative in some ways, but gift giving is NOT one of them.

I can think of a hundred things I want, but they are all prohibitively expensive.

New car, new house, new $5,000 camera, should I continue? OK, nevermind. LOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'll take a present a week.