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?