By: Revanche

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas

November 6, 2008

The weather has finally turned (what I consider) cold, hovering in the 60 degree range all week…. and I’ve been bundled up in scarf, sweater, and trenchcoat every day. I’m sure that people on the train think I’m utterly dramatic as they relax sans sweaters or coats, but I get really cold quite easily. [And the CPW has to be about $1, now! 🙂 ] The nights are even nippier and I’m thankful for my super thick Asian blankets rolled at the foot of my bed all year for the sudden change in climate. All this weather talk means is that, instinctively, I’m bracing for Christmas, and for once, I don’t have the first clue what gifts to get for anyone. Heck, Thanksgiving is practically upon us, and I haven’t even written out a gift list!

For those who need a slew of generic gifts, Plonkee’s got a great list posted, and I loved Grey’s Cake in a Mug. Generally, though, I dislike giving gifts that aren’t personalized in some way, and I don’t mean in that in the engraved-with-initials sense. As practicality-minded as I am, I much prefer to give things that the person would love and use, but not purchase for themselves. Obviously, this is much easier to do when the recipient is on a budget, and doesn’t buy everything they want. 😛

Off the top of my head, I’ll need to get a gift for:
Best friends, two (we usually do a group exchange within our crowd)

I’ve already got comics for the one friend I always exchange with, and I’m not really inclined to do anything for my coworkers. Well, maybe I’ll make them cake in mugs. My immediate family doesn’t exchange gifts, so I’m free to get gifts for anyone in the extended family if I wish.

Have you begun your lists of what to get and for whom yet?

4 Responses to “It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas”

  1. Karen says:

    I have most of my gifts in mind already, just need to decide how much I want to spend this year. Last year I limited my spending to about $200 for 5 (2 young nieces). This year, my father’s gift alone will exceed that (smartphone). And I was considering the Sony All-in-one for me…5 minutes after I installed new memory. I should resist the impulse and the 24 months interest free on it…

  2. Revanche says:

    karen: Which phone are you getting your father? And that All in One looks absolutely lovely … *drool*

  3. Karen says:

    revanche: I’m leaning towards the AT&T Tilt. He needs a phone that’s easier to text on and he also would like GPS ($10/mo). He enjoys AT&T so he doesn’t mind signing a contract for the phone (I’m giving him the money for the phone).

    re: Sony AIO – don’t encourage me! I looked at reviews and upgrade memory may not be possible. I stopped reading because I really probably shouldn’t but one….

  4. Revanche says:

    karen: The Tilt looks pretty cool! And I’m zipping my lips about the AiO…. 😉

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