Mid-December is the time of year for cutting down Christmas trees, lighting candles and answering the endless questions of “What do you want” and the corresponding “What do the kids want?”
I never seem to come up with good enough answers, because frankly I hate this placing an order style of gifting. It was easier when my teenage sons were little, because “anything Lego” was always a sure-fire hit. I prefer for gifts to reflect the giver, which is why I refused to put together a gift registry when I got married. (Boy-o-boy did this annoy certain relatives.)
However, I do recognize that some people won’t take no for an answer, and for them I do suggest a few gift ideas. Earrings for my freshly pierced older son and iTunes for my younger son.
I am curious how others deal being asked to name specific gifts. Do you request gift cards, charitable donations or something completely different? Please share your stories and ideas in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”