There’s always that one person in your family or friend circle that is hard to buy gifts for. I’m not saying that they are particular on what they like, more like they are too vague in what they want.
I love my mother with all of my heart. She’s my best friend, but when it comes to her Birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas present, I draw a blank. She is so giving to me and my family and asks nothing in return, so I want to make her feel special on these holidays, but when I ask what she wants…her reply is always the same, “I just want my family together and to be healthy and happy.” Not exactly something I can pickup at the mall.
She has hobbies, but most of them are fully funded already. She loves to knit on a loom, but she already has enough yarn to last her a year. She creates wreaths, but she doesn’t need any supplies for that right now either. So I dig deeper into my mind. Flowers? Nah, they only wither and die. Plus, the flower shops around here leave lots to be desired in their flower selection. Movies? She doesn’t watch that many. Jewelry? She has enough from all the other times I bought her jewelry. She also has a cabinet full of perfume, makeup, and a closet full of clothes. I want her to have something special. Something that makes her feel the love that I have for her, but I want it to be something she’ll get joy out of having.
Do you see my dilemma yet? There is one thing that she asks anytime we go into a bookstore or library. “Do they have a Dolly Parton biography?” We look and of course the answer is no, but I have found a copy on Amazon. It’s something she wants, but is a book really a good gift? I still have a few days to decide. I know…I know…I’m a procrastinator that needs help.
How do you decide on gifts for loved ones that you can’t seem to figure out?
Keep on the look out for an updated blog on how my gift turns out…you know when I actually come up with one LOL.