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This is so true for me

Posted by on March 25, 2014
I grew up in a house where Christmas came with a list from each family member. The list was always full of "things I would get for myself if I had the time, energy, inclination, etc."
I've had friends and such razz me about that over the years, "it takes the (fun/mystery) right out of it", "it takes the meaning out of finding something the other person will love", etc.
I got exactly ONE bad gift in my first twenty years. It wasn't on my list, my sisters had gone in on it, and to this day, I still haven't read The Right Stuff

The Perfect Gift
http://feedly.com/e/NvqQsHWH

The problem with the “perfect” gift

3 Responses to This is so true for me

  1. William Benjamin John Davis

    I read somewhere that we all prefer to get what we want even though we really would prefer for you to know what the thing we want is without us having to tell you… (that makes sense, I swear)

  2. Dave Hill

    I've gotten plenty of gifts that were, um, very thoughtful and, er, put in the "regifting" bin fairly quickly. On the other hand, I've gotten some gifts I never would have thought of but which were a thrill to get.

    That said, I always keep my Amazon list up to date, and make sure that relatives (and my Secret Santa group) know about it. 

  3. Jonathon Barton

    That's definitely not me. 
    I have a wishlist of Things I'd Like To Have (or do). I'm a pretty spartan guy at heart. If it's not on that list, it's not a Thing, it's just Stuff, and I'm not interested.

    So….

    I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…and it's definitely not a zigaziga ha!