I that a few of you were in there with me. My wife and I really do not exchange gifts very often. We have about anything we need. We usually just take each other out, and give each other a nice card. I used to do flowers. She would get flowers for everything. Then we got a cat that loved the flowers also.... After the cat I just send them to her school, but now she is retired so very few flowers.
Wow, that's harsh. I actually would rather get something practical. I know I'm wierd. I got mad at a fellow once for getting me a faux fur coat, totally not me. I wanted a set of cookware. I divorced him, not because of the coat, though
I am hard to shop for since I usually buy something if I want it, regardless of the time of year. Hence I end up with birthday and Christmas gifts that I need to put in the "it's the thought that counts" category. People say gift cards are impersonal, but frankly I'd prefer them. Of course the hazard is they may have a time limit or otherwise become useless.
In other Christmas news - and not to start a political debate - today I received the last White House Christmas Card I'll probably be seeing for a while. I've got eight of them though.
Wow... that's a hoot. My wife stills tells the story of my father in law giving my mother in law a trolling motor for his fishing boat for an anniversary gift one year. He thought it was a great gift because now she would on longer have to row the boat! Holy cow! And yes the man is still alive. I took it as a firm warning against stupidity, but I guess it still happens.
That's great Jim! Rowing those fishing boats can become tiresome My mom didn't want anything to do with housework for any present. She was livid with my dad for buying her a food processor one year for Christmas. I thought it was a great gift, but I learned early on, and never tried that.
My mom didn't seem too impressed with the swifter sweeper I got her a few years ago. My dad is easier to shop for, just get him a new fishing gadget or some kind of food item and he is happy. I got him the Nueskes' sampler for father's day that Dave recommended. He loved it! BTW, Dave if I forgot to say thanks..Thank You!
It was sort of funny I asked my mom to leave a little of it down at the lakehouse so I could try it. She said there was none left. I think they were just "hogging" it all...pun intended.