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These gifts often get overlooked.
They shouldnít be. Gift certificates for plane tickets, hotels, bed
& breakfasts are gifts that people get to enjoy once upon opening
and a second time upon use. The mother of a friend of mine loves, loves,
loves to receive a roll of 100 stamps every Christmas because she doesnít
have to stand in line at the post office during the year. There are
high-end car washes around that offer 10-wash package-deals for the
obsessive-compulsive car owner you know. Check out the local coffee shop
for the caffeine freak. Donít overlook the recipientís salon for a
haircut or product gift. For a $50 credit, maybe the local bakery will
let you gift a yearís worth of fresh-baked bread to a lucky one on
your list. My college-bound sister just wants giftcards to the grocery
store. She figures if she doesnít have to spend money on groceries,
she can spend it paying off her car.
Every year my brother, sisters and I pitch in to get my dad what he
really, really wants. When we wrap it, though, we bury the real gift at
the bottom of a box thatís filled to the brim with new underwear.
Funny for us. Useful for him.
o o o
If you havenít found an idea from this list, just think about what
your dear ones, really, truly enjoy. Itís not about what you want them
to have. Itís about them wanting what you give. Thatís a gift. Itís
just a matter of stepping into their shoes for a moment. Iíd stay out
of their bras though.
is a senior
copywriter and documentarian of the human experience. A rat once invaded
her 500 square-foot apartment and ate 17 pairs of her pretty underwear.
She currently resides in Americaís Heartland but lives in a world of
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