I love you all so very much and I am so grateful to have you in my life. I love getting tiny presents from you at Christmas, because you were thinking of me. I love shopping and trying to find the perfect gift for you. I love Skyping you and seeing pictures of your new baby. I love you all.
That having been said, there are some things I really have enough of. I really don’t need as many gifts, just a card or a book or a photo is great. Or a letter. But if you’re going to get me gifts, we’ve got more than enough of:
- beer steins / glasses. We love the ones we got this year from family, all with personal meaning, but we have to store them and only one of us drinks beer at all (and I’m a lightweight). We’re at the max.
- scarves. They are gorgeous and I often wear them, but I only have one neck! Likewise earrings, though many of you have beautiful taste: I have only 2 ears.
- candles. We don’t need more, thanks.
- re-useable bags for groceries or whatever. I love them, but we now have quite a collection.
- placemats or other kitchen pretty things. We don’t entertain, and we’re not fancy. We carefully fold these things up and keep them for a year or until the next move, whichever comes first, then they go to Goodwill. Or get regifted.
Please do keep sending books, if you want. We can never have too many! Also tiny, handcrafted chocolates are always appreciated. We don’t need money but thank you for the checks; we’ll use them for something fun. Tiny things that make you think of us are great. I actually like socks. Once again, we love you, and thank you. But please stop with the candles.
Readers, is there anything you’ve gotten too many of, or that people just keep on getting you?
#2 notes that her partner’s mother got her an incredibly nice bathrobe… that is almost identical to the one her partner’s mother got her a few years back and is still in great shape. #2 also notes that she believes there are still candles from wedding presents stored in her parents basement. She hates candles and flowers. Fortunately people seem to have stopped getting her either. #2 also wonders what her partner’s sister is going to do now that there’s no longer anything marked “low” or “lowest” priority on #2’s Amazon wishlist. She might have to go up to medium! (Not that #2 is sensing a pattern or anything… And really, she shouldn’t feel obligated to get anything at all!)