Dr. Spo, the dear, recently posted what to buy for the man who has everything. I will admit I am often hard to buy for. If I really want it, and I think we can afford it, I buy it. We have already been through a major purge of things when we consolidated to one house. And let's face it 2020 has been a strange year, so here are my thoughts for a socially distanced weird year.
- Memberships at a local museum, garden, or historic site. Our local cultural organizations are struggling this year with closures and could really use the extra income, and maybe the recipient will get out and experience the local adventures.
- Contact time. More than anything else, many people crave contact time with family and friends. We can do this in a socially distanced world. Send a card or handwritten note once a week, commit to a weekly call, or Facetime, or Zoom call.
- Their time, commit to doing something that frees the person up. Baby sit, dog sit, cat sit - so the person can have some time alone without worrying about their loved one.
- Organize delivery from their favorite local restaurants. Free the person from cooking and cleaning, and help the local restaurants stay in business.
When will your shopping be done this year?
next week; I only have 1 person for whom to buy (RTG). I got my present early last week from him - a new card table for my crafting!ReplyDelete
I have one order left to place, for someone whose birthday is in early December, I try to make sure the Christmas gift does not arrive before his birthday.Delete
I only had two gift to get and I'm done. But most of my friends and family, we just spend time together or make homemade gifts to give. Baked goods are always a welcome gift.ReplyDelete
They are all good ideas and I really like the first option. Christmas shopping for the youngest niece, great nieces and great nephew was done in two hours a week of so ago. That is all we are buying this year.ReplyDelete
I do less each yearDelete
Not doing so already done!ReplyDelete
Makes it fastDelete
We’re done - gifts bought and wrapped (all shopping done on line.) . I like your ideas. I’m easy to buy for with my vast interests (comics, giraffes, arts, crafts, cooking, reading, etc.) but Jeffrey is not. He loves cars and electronics, but does not collect or have hobbies, per se, so it’s difficult. Having said that, we too basically buy what we want if we really want it, so we almost have to make stuff up to get for holidays. The truth is, we have a house full of “stuff” so we’re at a point where we question bringing more “things” into the house; we may transition to more practical gifts at this point in our life: trips, household replacements for things that are worn or in need of repair, special meals or concerts. (Post pandemic, of course.) But I so enjoy the experience of wrapping and giving gifts - it will be hard to give up, so there may always be some tidbit swap every year.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine giving up giving gifts.Delete
Looking forward to the packages under the tree later today.Delete
Your presence is always gift enough.Delete
These are excellent ideas! I will be done within a week. I only have a few purchases to make.ReplyDelete
Once my brother's birthday passes, I can finish.Delete
Good suggestions! My Christmas shopping is all done. I did 90% of it online.ReplyDelete
I think I am 100% online this yearDelete
Lord love us, whenever Someone puts out some ideas the Grinch.ReplyDelete