I may have mentioned I’m drowning in stuff. Therefore I do not need more stuff. So I’m wondering, do others need more stuff? Particularly stuff they haven’t requested?
When did buying something ‘to keep’ become a good way to show you care?
I haven’t always had this mindset, I’ve done this, purchased things for others ‘to keep’. This is how I was raised. Even Easter consisted of me receiving a chocolate egg in a mug – something to keep (I ended up collecting aka hoarding mugs as a teenager but that’s a whole other story!). But it was a different time. I didn’t have a lot, and what I did have arrived at Christmas and Easter – interestingly! My birthday’s apparently were relatively present/gift dry. Although I don’t remember that, I just reminisce about the fantastic parties I had each year. My Mom later told me she couldn’t afford to buy gifts and host parties. My memories would suggest she made a good call.
What I did have lasted for years. There wasn’t a constant influx of stuff.
I’m resolute. This year will see even more of the gifts I give being consumable and when my skill base allows home-made.
It’s already begun. So far we’ve gifted a Birthday cake…
…and a dinner voucher. With home-made card
After school tonight we are headed to Pizza Hut for a treat. That was my daughter’s birthday gift to her friend a week or so back.
In fact I quite like the idea of a little challenge. How far into 2013 can I get with consumable home-made gifts?
This isn’t going to work for every recipient. My Kids are going to expect a toy or two on their birthday.
But for others, surely my imagination is the only limitation?
How about you? How will you be gifting in 2013?
(Whilst pottering in the kitchen last night I watched a little of New In Town made all the more enticing by the fact Harry Connick Jr was playing the male lead! There was an awful lot of baking as gifting going on. I probably should move to that tiny town in Minnesota)