And before you ask, no I don’t know what I want yet. Well, there are one or two things that I would like, but I’m thinking that they would be pretty impossible to get. Plus Father Christmas would probably have great difficulty getting down the chimney with it. But seriously, the older you get, the harder it is to give anyone any suggestions. A friend of mine likes to start texting me for ideas in September, and then every week from the first week of November. Thing is, whenever I ask her what she wants, she doesn’t know either.
To be honest, I don’t mind too much if I don’t get everything I ask for. Having a birthday one and a half months after Christmas means that if I don’t get everything on that day I might get it for my birthday. I kind of prefer getting the stuff I really want on birthdays anyway. Does make it a bit more special.
One thing’s for sure, nowadays it is far more easier to buy presents what with internet shopping and everything. Well, it’s easier when you know what you’re getting people. Play.com and Amazon are proving to be a godsend at the moment. I’ve already got most of my mum’s presents, a couple for my nephew and one for that aforementioned friend (you get to a point where you just get what you think they will like. It’s the thought that counts). I think I will probably spend more online this year than I have any other year, but I aim to make a few actual shopping trips too, because nothing still beats going around shops looking for stuff. Even when the weather’s cold. And the shops are extremely busy. And you’re having to dodge people with those ginormous prams that block half the shop. As well as those who don’t have a fucking clue where they’re going. And those who don’t look where they’re going because they are on their bloody phones. Not to mention being slowly driven insane by THOSE songs being played in every single place you enter.
Don’t you just love it?