When it comes to gift giving, I am terrible. I might try to defend myself with arguments that I’m just creative. Nope. I am just bad at giving presents. After this year, I’m officially known at work at among my friends as a bad gift giver. People can’t tell the difference between my purposefully crappy gifts and the ones that are supposed to be good.
What you say: “I want this. You can get it here at this store. Please get this for me.”
What I hear: “Get me something strange and unusual that no one could possibly use.”
Perhaps I should stop doing all my holiday shopping at ThinkGeek.com. I just can’t help myself. Some of the most useless, fun stuff exists here. Who wouldn’t want a bar of caffeinated soap or a DIY Dinosaur Light?
So save yourself the disappointment. Just ask for cash.