Christmas is a month away, and Christmas shopping on an artist’s salary… well let me just say, you have to get a little inventive! Usually it’s not too hard finding out what someone’s latest favourite thing is, and then incorporating it into a personalized gifty that may not be the most expensive, but has a touch of heart in it. However, when all you get from your sister-inlaw is that she, “Likes anything,” personalized gifting can get a bit tricky.
Luckily I found out that her favourite color is RED, and I know that she is a born-and-raised proud Haligonian; so I googled the provincial flower, which just so happens to be the MAY FLOWER, and vuala… Another personalized Christmas gift in the bag!
Like my wife alway says, I’m the best gift-giver (and the worst gift-receiver)! In my defense though, when you ask for a manfrotto tri-pod for Christmas, and then on Christmas morning the tri-pod shaped gift turns out to be a set of tools; lets just say, it’s pretty hard to hold that disappointment inside! In all fairness to my parents, they had no idea where to buy a manfrotto tri-pod, and the tools have come in handy more often than not! And eventually my wife and I got ourselves the manfrotto tri-pod… Life has a way of working itself out, even if you are a terrible gift-receiver!