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What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? I’m talking tangibles here. Answers like “the birth of my first born” or “eternal salvation” or “a sense of peace” — while all lovely and important things to be thankful for — will not help me one iota with my Christmas shopping.
The intensity of my dislike for Christmas shopping is not quite on par with my dislike for filing taxes, but ranks perhaps alongside taking out the compost bucket, a smelly and occasionally messy task. It’s the impossible parking lots, and the crowds, and the long lines, and hearing Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” at least five times an hour. I’m just not one of those people who likes to wander through store after store browsing at things in hopes that something will jump out at me. I like to have specific ideas — black sweater for mom, power drill for dad — so that I can go in, zero in on the sweater and tool sections of the department store, pick up the items, pay, and get out.
I need ideas and inspiration. ¡Ayúdeme!