Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's all about the presents

The acquisition of gifts for family and friends has begun in earnest.
This year, as well as every other year in recent memory, the people who are easy to shop for are very easy to shop for; the people who are hard to shop for are very hard to shop for.
Add in 2 December birthdays and an anniversary (ours), and gift giving can become downright stressful.
I'm about 75% finished with my shopping. It's just those tricky, hard to buy for people that are throwing me for a loop.
Online shopping has been my friend this year, and many of my gifts have come delivered by the happy brown truck. Last week, I averaged 2 packages a day. I've placed several more orders, so I'm expecting next week will be busy as well.
I was very surprised an happy to receive a chocolatey package from my friend Jen yesterday. She was extolling the virtues of Vosges bars, and I may have said that I would cut a bitch for one of their bars. She sent three:)
Next up: Christmas cards. I am falling behind this year!


Nicole said...

No one should be allowed to have a birthday in December. Especially if they are hard to buy for anyways. Mark's birthday wasn't even a month ago and I had a hell of a time thinking of a gift for him. Now I have to do it all over again for Christmas...blech! Enjoy your chocolate bars! :)

Jen on the Edge said...

I'm nearing the finish line on gifts, but only because I started back in September. Now I have to wrap, which I don't particularly like doing. Blech.

Jan C. said...

I can't believe I did this, but I told my kids that we were getting them each one big present. Period. So give me an idea of what you want, $200 or less. They did, I ordered online during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, and as soon as one backordered item arrives, I'll call it a day. The Lazy Mom's Guide to Christmas, coming to bookstores near you soon.