Merrrry Christmas! For those of you who celebrate Christmas and exchange gifts with people you love or feel obligated to buy presents for, this can be a trying time. “Do I buy the red aloe-infused fuzzy sock or the green one?” “Will Bonny Bumpkin appreciate the Harry Potter wand or the Transformer’s Scene It?” “Do I get Aunt Marge the spandex shorts that she asked for or would it be too unkind to the world?”
It can be hard to think up of present ideas. So I’ve written a guide for you:
For the Germ-a-phobe
A hazmat suit.
And if you want to go the extra mile, fill their stocking with disinfectant wipes and Lysol. It would also be nice to pair this gift with the movie War of the Worlds, and remind them that germs are a part of our ecosystem and if they kill every germ on the planet we’ll have no protection from extraterrestrial invaders.
For the Animal Lover
Matching toothbrush set with their dog. Because nothing is quite so bonding as walking into the bathroom and saying, “Hey! I have that same toothbrush.” This is also a funny present to give your younger brother and his new girlfriend you’ve just met for the first time.
For the Fix-It Guy
Give him your broken furniture. After all, he’s probably fixed everything in his own house. Nothing will give him a bigger smile than to receive something else to fix. So just wrap up that chair that your teen’s friend broke during the HALO party, and tie a little card around it that says, “Tis more blessed to give than to receive. Please have this done by February.”
For the spoiled kid who has everything
Give him a poster of Dudley Dursley and Harry Potter and put them up in his room. “Which one do ya wanna be, kid?”
For the Friend who keeps sending you Farmville requests
A live Chicken
What would be cooler than to receive an ACTUAL chicken to take care of, instead of all the cyber-ones they’re always posting about?! I’m sure by now they’ve learned what it takes to keep a chicken happy and healthy after all these years, right?
This might also be a good present for Comic Con Cousin or World of Warcraft co-Worker with a note about how it’s good to take care of something breathing every once in a while, but that might be considered animal cruelty.
For Comic Con Cousin
Star Trek Plushies. So then they’ll have some friends to talk to! And something to keep their bed warm at night.
For the blogger Mom (aka, yours truly)
A keyboard for each of my kids, so they’ll stop climbing on my lap and using mineadklc;djaios. Oops. Sorry, that was Lilia trying to make her mark on the blogging world.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
This blog will be quiet for the next few weeks, I’ll be traveling and celebrating and drinking eggnog.
Who did I leave out? Have any more gift suggestions?