Monday, December 17, 2007

perfect present hunt.

first off- did anyone go out shopping on saturday??? WHAT A ZOO! i literally felt like a cow being herded a long in directions i didn't want to go. i felt a sort of empathy for cattle that i hadn't felt before. they must get so frustrated at people ringing bells or sending dogs to bark and chase after them...kind of like how i felt with people honking at me while i was trying to find a spot to park...or people walking so fast to the right or left of me that i felt like if i didn't keep up with the pace, i'd get trampled. i really enjoy shopping for my friends or family, though. seeing their faces when they open something that you picked out specifically for them makes all the hustle and bustle worth it.

one complaint:

i'm getting kind of tired of hearing all of my friends and family say, "Yeah, I have all my shopping done. It feels so nice!" I want to scream! I do have close to all of my Christmas shopping done...minus one person...the person who should be all done: THE HUSBAND! i can't help but be stumped. i have had some good ideas...all of which have failed to work out...so now i'm crying out in desperation for HELP (imagine me writing S.O.S. in the sand so that all can see). i want to be meaningful...yet, i know that men don't see "meaningful" quite the same as we women see it. i mean, i would get all sentimental and teary eyed to see a picture of us in a frame. i don't quite see the same reaction coming from M. i guess i just want him to be happy on Christmas morning... there has to be a perfect gift out there somewhere! ugh. what a dilemma.

any suggestions? comments? they'd be much appreciated. until then, i'll continue the "perfect present hunt."

7 comments:

Denae said...

First of all, I love the cow analogy! I feel sorry for cows too. About the male gifts... I find that I can't go wrong if I go to Sport Chalet or Best buy and ask them what they have that's new and exciting that everyone is buying! I got Dave some golf stuff this year that I know he'll love. Sorry I don't have a specific idea but you can't go wrong with sports and electronics. Good luck!

ClaysJenna said...

I am so in the same boat as you. I have everyone done except Clayton. I have a couple things but nothing that stands out. Its quite frustrating...if you do get any magnificent ideas let me know. I'm getting guitar stuff, a wireless internet card for a lap top and then some movies and games for xbox360...so if any of that helped then go for it haha:) Otherwise I'm so sorry, I'm in the same boat!!

Hansen's Munchkins said...

Last Christmas I tried to be all sentimental and got Jason things I thought he would just love, and cherish forever. All the gifts I got him did not hold a candle to the plastic $15 remote control helipcopter my mom got him at the mall. He played with that morning and night until he finally broke it a few months later (which I was relieved for it breaking because I hated it flying right over my head all the time which he thought was funny). I say get Mike a toy he will like and will bring out the kid in him, he'll be as happy as he can get on christmas morning.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Hey girl! I totally feel the same way you know. I just know that nate loves anything that has to do with sports, whether its sports stuff or clothes or shoes from sports stores! :-) I gave up on the sentimental stuff a couple years ago! :-) haha!!! Hey, I have a blog now! You guys totally talked me into it! :-) it's still under construction!

Courtney said...

Haha, I was the same way, it also makes it even harder when you are on a budget to buy the gifts, it totally rules out electronics. I say play to Mike's interests, or a toy like your friend said. If it is from you he's going to love it no matter what. There are funny BYU golf club covers at the bookstore he might like.

Leah said...

It IS really hard shopping for husbands. Mike hasn't dropped any hints?

Don't tell Garrit but I made him a BYU blanket. And he gets to go to the Vegas Bowl. You guys should just come with us and count that as your present.

Marce said...

thanks for all of your support and comments! christmas turned out to be a real hit thanks to your help!