Friday, November 16, 2012

Flashback Friday: The Joy of Giving

Can you believe it? Next week is already Thanksgiving... and then we hit upon Black Friday. Before you know it, December will be here and you will be expected to have your arms full of gifts for all those people on your list for Christmas.

The Scrooge in me really wants to skip Christmas this year. Partially because everybody on my list is so difficult to buy for. They don't really need anything; they don't express anything that they want; and frankly, they usually go out and get it for themselves if they really really wanted it anyway.

Or maybe it is just me. Maybe it is because I want the gifts to sing to me. (And I don't mean that they have to make noise!) It means they have to be the perfect fit for that person. Well, after years and years of giving the same people gifts, suddenly the gifts stop singing. This year, I am fresh out of ideas. I don't know what to get anybody.

When it comes to gift giving, I have always been more about the thought. I love getting people something they really want, but I also try to get them something they didn't even know they needed or wanted. Yes, my gift giving is just like me, mostly sarcastic.

I am the person that will give someone Ninja Shaped Cookie cutters or a zombie in a bottle. I might even give someone a Yodeling Pickle (If you don't think they exist - just check amazon!) Or my personal favorite is the Nose Shaped Soap Dispenser. (Yes - you push on it and the soap comes out like snot! The idea is brilliant!)

So, today I am making my list... and I am going to start compiling ideas. So if you have difficult people in your life to buy gifts for, consider this feature for Flashback Friday...

The Joy Of Giving - Gift Ideas For The Difficult To Buy For


  1. Stacy, I too am with you on can't believe next week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday, too. I also have Lily's birthday on Black Friday, too. So I am equally amazed how fast the time has truly gone. Loved your gift ideas and truly put a smile on my face today, lol :) :)

    1. I believe the best gifts are unique... unfortunately I have believed this for so long that I am running out of ideas for everybody! Ahhh... let the holiday stress begin! :)

  2. I am not even ready for Thanksgiving...and my daughter's turning 9 a few days after that...I'm kind of freaking out! I can't even think about Christmas yet. I was considering skipping town with the kids and taking them on a trip for Christmas instead of giving gifts. I don't think I can get away with it.

  3. I've heard of these yodeling pickles, I have. LOL. Though, I'm digging the ninja cookie cutters. Fo' sho. My gift giving? Well, it's always food or something this year I haven't had time to make s$@t. lol

  4. Wow, I can't get past the nose dispenser thingy. I want one! LOL! I'm not sure what we're going to do for gifts this year, but I'm definitely not going shopping at the last minute only to buy some random gift that someone might like - as I've done every year lately. Things are going to get rather tight with money soon, so I was thinking of baking fancy biscotti dipped in chocolate and putting them in jars with ribbons. Still thinking about it though. Secret Santa is always a good idea. I know a lot of people who are doing that this year.

  5. This was great! I'm getting that nose dispenser for my niece. Great ideas, because yes, everyone on my list already has everything they need/want with a reasonable price tag.


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