Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Thoughtful Christmas presents

I always try to put a lot of thought into the gifts I choose for people. This year was no exception. I found two really cool baseball books for my impossible to please uncle and he was obviously pleased. I made a scrapbook for my husband from the kid's perspective on why they love their daddy. I found a beautiful necklace for my mother. I also made my aunt a scrapbook of her surprise birthday party. She was moved to tears.

My husband came through this year with an incredibly thoughtful gift. It was an assortment of gifts, really. The first was a gift card to AMC theatres, with the stipulation that it could not be used for kid's movies. Next was a booklet of coupons for a hot date with the expiration date at the end of each month. The next was a gift certificate for a road trip, anywhere I want to go. And then a gift certificate to a plane trip anywhere I want to go. And last was a calendar and which he had filled out with trips he's planning. Tahoe in February, Lost Maples state part in March, and so on. It was so sweet and thoughtful. Of course we'd have to win the lottery soon for it all to materialize, but it was a very romantic gesture.

Maybe men are trainable :)


Michael said...

What? No kitchen appliances?

Anonymous said...

Men are trainable. With due diligence and a system of rewards most can be taught to do a few simple tricks. Try not to expect to much from them though as their capabilities can be easily be overtaxed