Perfect Gifts for People You Hate 2013
Better to Give than to Receive!
Each year, as the Christmas holiday approaches, shopping gets less and less fun. As the crush draws near...ideas for gifts can be a pain. And what about those gifts we have to buy for people that we don't like so much. Those gifts of obligation to a mean boss or the office pool where you draw the name of the one person that is not so nice.
Have no fear! I can help!
I've found all the perfect little gifts for the people that we all know, and love to hate. If you didn't read, "Perfect Gifts for People You Hate #1" you may scrap some ideas there. If you used last year's list, well you can't give the same passive aggressive gift two years in a row! That would be rude.
You should get a thoughtful gift that fits the person every single year you are blessed with their acquaintance. I've found the perfect gifts that will fit those hard to shop for people.
Get an Ornament to Memorialize The New Kid!
For the Extra Parent in Your Life
Throughout the year, I am often given advice regarding my parenting skills. Some like to offer suggestions about how I could do things better...or sometimes people want to help me fix my child so they will be textbook perfect in this ultra together world. One thing I noticed is that this advice often comes from people who don't have any children!
For those people, I'm going to give the best, most logical gift I can give. How about an application to "Adopt US Kids." It is truly a shame to waste such great parents. I think they should adopt a child of their own and then they can blow us all away with their knowledge and talent.
Why deny the world of a perfect role model?
Shout it From the Rooftops!
The Nosey Neighbor
Isn't there always one of those super nosey people on every block? The people who want to be in the know, all the time? Then they want to tell everyone else on the block what is going on with everyone else.
This year, why not treat them to a megaphone? This way, they can stand in their front yard and tell everyone in the neighborhood the hottest news all at the same time. Yes, it will save them from walking door to door and repeating the same story to every single neighbor. I think that's a sweet idea. I know just who is getting one in my neighborhood.
The Lunch Thief
Every office usually has one. It's the person who steals the lunches that obviously do not belong to them from the work refrigerator. Don't you kind of feel sorry for that guy? They must be hungry or too busy to bring their own lunch. This year, I think you should treat that person to a special lunch. Give a little!
Put some beef stew and a nice little slice of bread in your best tupperware and leave it in the fridge until they eat it.
Next, spread a rumour that the dish that contained the dog food with the special de-worming medicine in it has disappeared from the office fridge. Explain how you picked it up from the veterinarian's office just before lunch so you could treat your dog as soon as you got home!
There are books for every special person!
For the person who is always judging everyone...this year why not gift them a gavel? That way, when they finish passing judgment they can slam the hammer down. Seriously, those type of people probably dream of getting to hold a gavel. Help them make their dreams come true! I'm sure they will appreciate that as much as you appreciate their efforts to improve your life!
Give them a ring...a Mood Ring!
This is a special gift for the person who is usually NOT in a good mood. You know, those people that make you a little nervous when you have to speak to them? You never know if they are going to bite your head off or smile and offer you a candy.
How about a mood ring? This way you can see what type of mood that person is in before you open your mouth to speak. If the ring is bluish, go ahead and start talking, if it's black, you might want to turn and run in the opposite direction until it's clear skies.
It's the Thought that Counts!
Regardless of which gift you choose for your intended, remember, it's the thought that counts and it will be obvious that you went the extra mile to get the gift that fits!