I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! The holidays are fast approaching and I am no where near ready. I'm not looking forward to the last minute scramble for the perfect gift for my husband. Now, before you jump to conclusion, I want to say that I definitely spend a lot of time thinking about what to get him each year. The problem is that I don't know what to get the man who doesn't need or want for anything.
Every year I play detective, listening for hidden clues on his idea of the perfect gift. One year, I really thought I had it. He hinted that he wanted a PlayStation 3 (yes, my husband) so I had "Operation: PS3" all planned out. Well, a month or so before the holidays he starts going on about buying it for himself that coming weekend. In a panic, I brushed him off and promptly went to the store to get the PS3. I was on a mission to give him that thing as a gift no matter how much he tried to get in my way. So I came home on a random afternoon with the PS3 in tow.
He was thrilled, but I was upset. Confused, I explained I had planned on giving it to him as a gift for the holidays. He asked, "Why didn't you?" I could have thrown something. Really? Why didn't I?
After thoroughly going off about my holiday shopping frustrations and his impatience (he's really not, I was just upset...lol), we came to some conclusions:
No shopping for gift worthy items two months prior to the holidays. Be confident that you gave enough clues. In the end, it's not about the gifts, so relax.