Last-minute Christmas shopping is not all that much fun. Unfortunately, it’s December 19th so last minute is my only real option. I have been perusing Amazon and have a limited selection due to my procrastination. I would, after all, like to have some gifts to offer on Christmas Day, not some vague date in January.
I ordered a few gifts tonight but it’s tough to find things when you don’t quite know what you’re looking for. I much prefer to go to a big store and go slowly up one aisle and down the other. That’s what I usually do. But this year, the time has crept up on me and now I’m nervous that if I don’t order something, I will be arriving on Christmas Day empty-handed.
The funny thing is that even when I spend hours in a store and carefully pick out my gifts, they always are pretty much the same thing: socks, hair products, shower gel, nuts, etc. You know, the uninspired but somewhat needed gifts that people will eventually use but that don’t produce a, “Wow, I can’t believe you found this!” look. At least I don’t give everybody in the family the same gift like my mother used to do. One year, everyone got either a gold or blue velour sweatshirt from Mom. Another year, we all got the same hat.
But don’t think I don’t understand exactly why my mother thought that uniform gift-giving was a great idea. In and out of a store in 20 minutes flat. I get it. I can respect it. I just don’t want to do it!
However, who knows, maybe I should go see what sorts of matching attire I can find. That is, after all, not that different than buying everyone socks.
Okay, I will resist that urge. At least for tonight.
Now I must return to my Christmas shopping.