I’m not sure what’s going on these days, but I am positively surrounded by people having birthdays, weddings, babies, and other life-marking events. Becky, too, has been making the celebratory rounds, no doubt with beautifully-wrapped packages in tow.
I’m very happy to be celebrating these things, but trying to come with nice, affordable, non-cliched gifts that aren’t just going to junk of the lives and homes of my dear ones is a challenge. Moreso recently, as my discretionary budget has shrunk and shrunk and shrunk some more. And then shrunk again.
It’s like this big now.
The Dude is a great gift-giver, and I’d like to think that I’m not too shabby, either, but it isn’t always easy to come up with just the right thing, and I’m lacking inspiration lately. So juice me up, friends. This week’s FFT is about great gifts you’ve received or given, whether they’re fancy or flawed, silly or sentimental, handmade or high-end.
My best received: my beautiful blue Kitchen-Aid mixer and my orange kitty.
My best given (sez the Dude): the trip to Ireland, a Wii
What I can afford now: bodega flowers and homemade food items.