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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree

Snow? I'm hopeful for. Mistletoe? Not necessary. Presents under the tree? That could be a problem.

I had four presents left to pick up, that I've figured out. What to get the boy is eluding me, but I'll get to that in a minute. (Any suggestions appreciated!)

First I had to deal with the presents I know I am getting. After I picked up my prints to put into frames all ready for them, I headed to one of my favorite stores and walked right up to my favorite salesman for advice.

My sister-in-law wanted a very specific something, but it's several years old, and as technology goes, no longer available. I knew favorite salesman would point me in the right direction.

He did, quickly, then informed me what I was getting brother-in-law was out of stock. I would have to go back in a couple of days. So much for being efficient.

I ran quickly to the grocery store to pick things up for girls' night tomorrow and the company potluck the next day, but walking the aisles I realized my concentration was gone. The cold was getting the best of me, so I headed home.

Many of the items I'd ordered were waiting for me at home. I opened them up and checked them over. They look amazing. I can't wait to see my family open their presents.

Now if only I could figure out what else to get the boy. Two stocking stuffers will not cut it. But I don't want to go too overboard and scare him, either. I need ideas. I need inspiration. I just need help. And some rest.


Jen said...

It is hard to give ideas on what to get the Boy, because I don't know much about him at all.

What are his hobbies? What does he like to do in his spare time? Is he a concert lover? A sports fan? A woodworker? A techie?

All I know about him is he is allergic to dogs. Help me out here.

Meg said...

If you figure out something appropriate to get the boy you must let me know as I'm in the same boat!

Jeremy said...

Boys like it when you touch them...

Get him and iPod touch and fill it full of your favorite songs and pictures.

Glitter said...

Jeremy!! My god!! Ha, Ha.

You could always do what I did last year, bake a bunch of cookies put it on a cute plate with gift card to the local coffee shop. Homeade gifts are nice...boys like treats.

ramblin' girl said...

Jeremy, um, an iTouch is a little much... and he's not that into music... now if it were for me, that would be the perfect gift. And he doesn't like sweets, so I think cookies are out. Although the coffee shop gift card is already bought for him... I'm usually great at this...

Jeremy said...

iTouch is definitely too much considering the relationship - but I sure do think they are cool. :-)

I got a really cool present once from a gf - she got me a Nalgene bottle from REI, filled it with Clifbars and then wrapped a new headlamp on the outside.
It was cute - and cool.

In a pinch, legos are always cool if you ask me. :-)