December 21, 2010

Fact #163: Okay, NOW I'm done

Yep. I'm actually, really, totally done with my Christmas shopping! I was waiting for inspiration to hit for the last few gifts, and it finally did.

Whew!

Places like wishlist.com or Amazon make it easy to find a gift you know someone wants. And I'll admit I've both requested and bought presents straight from a wishlist. It can save a lot of trouble and waiting in line to return things. :)

But despite the risk-free convenience of wishlists, sometimes I like going off the grid. I like trying to hunt down the perfect present for someone all on my own -- something they didn't ask for, something they didn't even know they wanted til they got it. It's a way of taking everything I know about a person and wrapping it up and giving it to them.

A good present is like a nickname. You can't pick one for yourself. Someone else has to pick it for you. (And hopefully it won't suck.)



Til tomorrow.

2 comments:

Karen Solas said...

Amen to that, Slow Boat!

marianne said...

Re: Karen's comment - :-)