Rain started to pour again very heavily just like last night. I pulled over into one big stationery and gift store on my way to pick up my husband from his office to buy a birthday gift. One of K’s classmate had celebrated his birthday two days ago at school. They had cookies and favor bags to take away. Unfortunately most of parents weren’t aware of what was going on so we didn’t prepare our kids to bring any gift. Since it was a kid’s birthday, it would be so sad if the kid left without any gifts. So we decided to bring the gift later. Better late than never, right?
I thought the process would be quick or I wished it would. Jumped in to the store, chose whichever first toys that my eyes would spot on, paid at the cashier and took off. But of course, chosing a gift was not that simple. It has never been.
There are too many aspects to consider when coming down to a perfect gift. Not only I have to think about the end user a.k.a the receiver, whether it will be appropriate for him/her and whether he/she will like it, but also I have to adjust it with how deep my pocket can take. When the receiver is a child, the search becomes rather more complicated because sometimes I have to think about my kids too. It’s like when you find a perfect gift then you realize that your child has been whining for days to have that same thing to which you have been telling her/him no due to limited budget. And now you are buying that thing for other kid. How that makes you feel?
For me finally find the gift is not the end of the search. Considering myself as a creative person (you can laugh on this but hey, I can write whatever I want in my blog ha ha!) I have to make sure that the gift doesn’t come in just some colorful wrapper with an uninteresting card attached on it. On most occasions I prefer to wrap the gift myself. But even on my busy days when I don’t have the time to do it I still have to make sure that I pick the most attractive gift bag and jazzy it up a bit. Add a bit of my creative touch on it and that’s it.
Here are some of my creations:
What’s your thing when it comes to finding a gift?