The Perfect Gift

November 28, 2010 · 1 comment

My favorite thing about the holidays is giving gifts.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to receive as well, but I honestly love to give.  Finding the right gift for each person on my list isn’t stressful, it’s fun. There is nothing better than seeing a look of pure joy and excitement on the face of someone as they open a present.  I like finding things out of the ordinary; things that are unexpected.

The trick to this is always keeping my eyes open for potential gifts.  For example, I was at Borders one day and there was an author I’d never heard of signing books.  I glanced, smiled and walked by.  I made my purchases and then walked out of the store, when I saw the sign for the author in the window. He was signing a book he wrote about a house he grew up in that was haunted.  It was a local story and sounded kind of spooky – absolutely perfect for someone I know who loves all things Halloween and scary.

For the kids in my life, I always try to come up with something fun and sightly educational. Arts, crafts, science projects are all big winners (thankfully).

My parents always get the best gift for them – a photo book of the grandkids from the year.

I also like to give gifts the help other people – for example, etsy for handmade items, or things that are purchased to help women in other countries avoid poverty and live better lives.

I used to make a lot of my holiday gifts, but lately, my time has been limited (not to mention I’m not sure I can even find my sewing machine in the disaster that is my craft room!).  I hope to get back to that one day (soon)!

So, what are your favorite things to give? Or what is the best, most thoughtful gift you have ever received?

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Colleen November 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

I love the photo book idea! That would be perfect for my grandparents!!!


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