Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Very Own Gift List--Now Who's Going to Forward This to My Family?

I’m not dependent on giving and receiving gifts like my daughter, whose first language is gift-giving, not English! However, when I’m pressed for a list, I try to comply. Here are my favorites:

Books—novels by Brandilyn Collins or humor by Karen Linamen
Food—I especially like getting things I hesitate to buy for myself because they’re expensive and/or I’m the only one in my family who eats them. Think wild rice, shredded parmesan cheese, shelled pecans, sugared pecans, port wine cheese balls and Stoned Wheat Thins, sushi.
Gifts of time—I need help (often) with my computer, labeling and printing photos, going through closets and organizing things. I love it when my family offers to help me do these things!
Restaurant gift cards—We don’t eat out too often (Have you noticed? It’s expensive!), but I thoroughly enjoy a nice out.

What are some of the items on your secret wish list? Promise we won’t tell . . .

1 comment:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I have no "secret" gift list; I post my ideas on the fridge.

As well, shortly after becoming a single parent, I realized that there'd be few gifts under the tree for me -- no special someone to buy me extravagant gift. Boo hoo!! So, I decided that I'd gift myself with things that I would not normally buy for me (being a frugal single Mom)! Now-a-days, I don't have to be quite as frugal as I used to; but I still buy things throughout the year (& lots of times, at thrift stores etc) just for me. Under my bed is a branch of Santa's workshop with jigsaw puzzles, books,lavender bath products, kid leather gloves etc. I buy them, wrap them and usually forget what exactly they are --- until Xmas morning. Surprise!!