12-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Am I the only one?
So, it's holiday gift giving time, and the Pinterest boards are LOADED with cute and clever gifts to give your friends and family. But if we're all being honest here, cute and clever rarely equates to useful, practical, or really wanted. So, I have to wonder...
Am I the only one who...
...has never made a mix of anything that someone gave me in a jar. Ever. It sits on a back shelf of my pantry until I remember to clean, and then it gets thrown out a year later.
...looks at some of the clever holiday food gifts (i.e.powdered donut snowman on a stick, reindeer poop,. snowman poop, etc.) that are carefully wrapped and presented and thinks "Well, I bet that tastes disgusting."
...thinks that if I gave elaborately and expensively wrapped candy bars or Hershey nuggets, the recipient would think I'm a complete nutcase. (Really, the packaging cost more than the thing it's wrapping!)
I know that many of you will say it's the thought that counts. But I have to wonder, did we think at all if the recipient would really want it or need it, or do we only think "I want to make that and appear clever"?
Am I just being a Scrooge? Because personally, I'd rather receive...
...a bread that's already been baked.
...an invitation to come over and eat soup.
...a plate of homemade Christmas cookies.
...a hot cup of Starbucks when I least expect it.
...a crafty thing that's useful to me.
...canned preserves like salsa, jams, or apple butter.
So tell me, what's on your list of "who really wants this present", and "I wish I'd gotten this instead".