Anyone roll this little number out on Christmas Day?
I think when you have kids then this is a response you need in your repertoire as sometimes they are going to get you the shittest gift at the mother’s day stall. But what happens when it’s not mother’s day and it’s not your darling child doing the gifting? Do you carry on with the charade or do you come clean and ask for the receipt?
For me to say something it usually needs to be of a reasonably high value, I have to be 100% certain I’ll NEVER use it AND it needs to be from someone close to me who I know will be comfortable with hearing the information. Let’s face it, the people who love us enough to buy us expensive gifts don’t do so so they can sit in the bottom of our wardrobes for the next 5 years. Sometimes I tend to regift but I rarely remember they are there so as far as I’m concerned regifting blows. Great if you can remember to do but not for me.
I got some great gifts for Christmas this year but there was a handbag in the mum stash I wasn’t overly keen on. I might have taken it anyway but my mum asked specifically if I liked it and offered to get me something else instead. Before agreeing I took the bag and looked at myself in the mirror and thought about it but decided in the end it would do more cupboard decorating at my house than anything else so better to find a more loving home for it.
Incidentally it’s the third handbag I’ve turned down in the last 12 or so months (the other 2 from completely different people) so I think this says more about my particular taste in handbags than it does about anyone’s ability to buy for me. It’s not like I’m particularly stylish or label concious either. Apparently just fussy.
Anyway I’ve got this super hot tip so this NEVER happens to you again. Say thank you to the internet. Such a rip snorter. So trying this next year for the difficult to buy people.
*Grrrrr I’ve discovered post the post the picture quality here SUCKS so I’ll have to interpret for you. Essentially it says: If you want to get someone the perfect gift, tell them you already have and make them guess what it is. And then you’ll have a list of perfect gifts: hurrah!
Did anyone out there get any random hilarious gifts? My step-brother, his wife and my nephew got a joint present of an ugly doll ornament from his nan. Go Nan!
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