Saturday, 22 October 2011

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.
Actually I didn't want to post about what Mr Husband gave me, or is potentially giving me, but about what i want to give to others. Sometimes the time leading up to Christmas flies past and we end up buying a random gift with little thought and spend the whole time watching them unwrapping it wishing we had tried harder.
So in an attempt to not be that uncomfortable individual, I have started to put serious thought into this years gifts (I am ahead as you know, but friends are sometimes trickier than family).
Rules & Ideas for buying a present for your best friend..
  1. Something to make them remember you in 50 years.
  2. Something that reminds them of the fun they had with you in the past.
  3. Something that shows you remember the “I love it so much… but its not a pay week.. maybe another time..”
  4. Something that reminds them of their own family.
  5. A journal for their thoughts (include a note of your belief in them in the cover).
  6. Some bling for the next girls night out.
  7. Be secret squirrel and get a baby photo of them, and one of their significant other, include it in a custom album.
  8. A case of her favourite wine.
  9. A charm for a charm bracelet (if she is inclined to wear one – if she isn’t and you get her one anyway you should question how well you know her).
  10. Talk to her parents and organise a framed wedding picture of them for her (particularly special if she has an upcoming wedding or a parent is deceased, not so much if they are divorced or she doesn’t have a close relationship with them).
  11. Maybe a voucher for the thing you know she is secretly to scared to do by herself (SCUBA, skydive, a pottery class, cake decorating..)
Happy shopping for your best friend!

Mrs Wife


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