There always seems to be that one person in your life that is impossible to give gifts to. In my case, T, my future husband is the victim of some bad gift giving on my part. For some reason, when it comes to his birthday, our anniversary, or the holidays, I always strike out.
When I first met T it was easy to give him presents. All I had to do was look through the pictures I had printed in bigger sizes, run to the local frame store and BAM, his present was done. But, there´s only so many pictures you can give and then it gets old or the person´s house starts looking like your Lomo Home (which is cool for a while).
So after some time, I decided photographs were out of the picture (pun intended) and I decided I would start buying T some real stuff.
Experiment number one: Birthday Present
What do you get someone who never seems to need or want anything particular? I know, a business card holder. Sound lame? It did to T, who, at first, graciously opened the wrapping paper feigned surprise and then procedeed to open the second present, a book.
Before you read on, please know that I am usually the best gift giver ever. Ask my family and friends. Mine is the gift they wait to open last so as to have the best birthday ever.
Experiment number two: Holiday Season
Once again faced with the present dilema, I spent a whole week searching and searching for something to give him. I went from the mall to the historic district, I even went to the supermarket, but nothing… And then suddenly, there it was, the present I thought he had always wanted… a cigarette case! Wrong again.
Fed up with the dissapointment, tired and wary, this year I´m going Lomographic on him. The only problem is, how I am gonna top myself next year? Any suggestions?
So for the sake of the up coming holidays, tell me your best or worst gift giving story.