It was my friend Jim’s birthday yesterday and he is moving into a new house. Therefore he deserved a present. He is known as hippy James, so a ceramic butterfly with the words peace stamped on appealed, it is personal, homely and not too intrusive. (The idea of documenting the presents sent could be interesting. Maybe this will be the first of many “present” blogs.)
Some people say I am easy to buy for, others say I am hard – not sure which I prefer. The first makes me feel loved and understood though a little obvious, the other makes me feel special, individual, obscure and overlooked.
Buying good presents can be broken down into one of two camps. First there is the, lots of thought and not much money, and second there is the lots of money and not much thought. The worst presents are a combination of no thought and no money. My top presents are always vintage finds, handmade objects, alcohol, indulgent bathroom goodies, and a great book. What are your favourite presents?