posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 03:22 AM
I'm curious about what your thoughts are regarding presents for birthdays or special occasions that do not cost a lot?
I'm 41 next month, and to be honest i'm not fussed about birthdays. I enjoy giving presents but i'm not a big one for people spending out on me. In
fact i feel quite bad that people will fork out on just another day when they could be using that money for better things.
Maybe it's because i'm getting older, and my kids don't quite get it, but i've told them i'll be happy with a couple of plants from the pound shop, my
last fruit trees from there are thriving, and i love them. Another idea was for my daughter to take some nice arty pictures of my musical instruments
for the house, she takes far better pics than i even could. She sees it as a cop out from buying me something though.
Would you rather have something that cost nothing but means everything? Is it really that rare in society nowadays to give something thats handmade or
that entails a little thought?
Do you have any good ideas for presents that don't entail spending a lot?
I'm not knocking people who love huge parties or expensive presents, i mean we all like a little pampering now and again, but i just feel very "meh"
about the whole thing.
One of my fave presents ever was a blank book with a photo of the kids in it entitled, "We should write that down.". Thats what we used to say when
one of us did anything funny, you know those bellybuster laugh moments.
So we write them down in this book. On a rainy day we get it out and can't
help but laugh again at the old antics.
edit on 29/4/13 by CX because: (no reason given)