Birthday Gift Giving Dilemmas Resolved!

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My movie club might not always know what film to watch, but we have effectively resolved what to give each other for our birthdays.

We simply give what the person wants!

Literally!

Two weeks before our birthday, we email each other a list of our best-case-scenario gifts, within a certain budget:

I.e., Adele's CD, the Miss Marple collection, lobster-claw oven mitts, horse-related pillow covers, Judd family memoirs, Disney Pez dispensers, and so on, as long as Amazon (or someone) readily carries it.

We make the list very specific and highly accessible.

And then the four buyers check with each other so there's no duplication. ("I'll get the vibrator lodged in the lint remover. Why don't you get the Cocaine energy drink?")

Voilà -- fulfillment!

This system might sound a little cold and calculated, but it totally works for us, and we all go away from our birthday fetes feeling older but happier, knowing we got just what we desired.

And we always throw in an extra giftie or two to personalize things and keep some element of surprise in there.

I swear, this routine totally works, making an impossible situation enjoyable.

Try it. It's my gift to you!



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7 comments
Jason
Jason

 book club open to new membership?

Warnner
Warnner

Yourpost tells that we should get an exclusive gift for the kids every time.

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

The Broadway cast album of "Book of Mormon".  Give it to everyone, including the 2 missionaries who come ringing your doorbell any day now....

jonster
jonster

Things that make you go hmmmm.  "horse-related pillow covers."  But "the vibrator lodged in the lint remover?"  Genius!! 

Glamour
Glamour

I want the Miss Marple AND Hercule Poirot collections.

Marge
Marge

It's a little anal, but if the system works, do it. 

Guest
Guest

That's actually a very sane idea. You get what you want! Imagine!

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