Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What Do You Want?

The holidays are rapidly approaching and I want to start shopping. But, (another BIG "but")I am stumped. Now, have no fear when it comes to the 16 year old - I have thousands of ideas - all provided from the source, so that's not an issue.

How about for parents that have whatever they need and want?

How about for the husband who doesn't really have a specific hobby, so there's no buying golf stuff or fishing stuff, etc...?

How about for sisters? brothers?

I can't spend a ton of money, but I would like to get these people nice things or things that mean something more than, "here's a gift because it's Christmas" gift.

So, I'm not asking you for ideas for my peeps in particular, but what have you received that you treasure or what have you given that was a big hit? Or what do YOU want this year??

Help a gal out, won't you?


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

My mother gave me a large framed picture with a bunch of photos in it the Christmas after my first dog died. There were about 11 photos of Petey, showing his whole life. That was something alright! Still makes me teary!

I think that this year what most people probably appreciate and want most is handmade pottery. You know, bowls, mugs.....

Lynda said...

Gary, you are the best! Of course that's what they want!

Casey said...

Thanks for visiting (and commenting!) on my BATW day!

Always nice to hear from a fellow Texas (and a Houstonian no less!).

Mrs. Who said...

My mom is in her 80's and for the last few years, I have been doing gift certificates for her. Either a meal/movie or mani/pedi or massage or maybe shopping. They are all given with a nice letter from me saying I will go with her on the adventure. We have a lot of fun cashing in those gift certificates!

For my sister and other relatives, I have started doing a lot of baking and candy-making. They have everything they need and just don't need any more junk. I fix lovely Xmas tins (usually can find them at Goodwill) and fill them with their favorites. They seem very appreciative!

I'm also good at making baskets for people. Again, I find lovely baskets at Goodwill all the time and just save them. Then I make a "theme" basket like scrapbooking, bath products, etc. It's amazing what cute things you can find at the dollar stores to go in baskets!!

georgie said...

some of the best gifts i have recieved have been the simplist
one yr I got the 4 ingrediant cookbook-FANTASTIC gift idea

anything with my intial on it always brings a smile to face-

when i buy gifts I go for the unique this yr lots of family members are getting nfl/college themed garden gnomes ;-)

EmmaP said...

i love your blog title. Also - i am totally with you on what to get teh teenager thing. I have a boy. i loved getting clothes and jewelry when i was that age...but i dont think he will. i know he is into all the electronics - but that's not in my budget. I am thinking maybe tickets to a show or a "coupon" for a party or to take him a a pizza joint with a few of his friends or something.

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