Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Shopping Dilemna

What do you buy for the person that has everything? Well, my uncle is exactly like that. He has what he wants, and if he needs anything else I certainly can't see what it is. He has no hobbies to speak of, so that isn't an option.

I used to think shirts were always good. I mean, who wouldn't like more shirts? But years worth of shirts sit unused in his closet. *Sigh* It's just an impossible task.

So, is there anyone on your shopping list that is simly impossible to buy for? What do you get them?


Fedora said...

My parents are probably among the harder folks to shop for on my list. I've tended to try to do things to do--like take them out for a nice meal they wouldn't splurge on for themselves, or tickets to something they'd enjoy. We did new family pictures one year. Or maybe schedule time for some sort of fun "date" (with yourself, or a buddy of their choice)? Good luck!

Renee said...

My parents are very hard to buy for. I'd be interested in seeing how people respond.

Eva S said...

My parents are also very hard to shop for. My mother is blind, she used to read much but luckily she has found audiobooks. I thought about one or to of here favorites(but I guess she already has got them from our library).My fathers only passion is "running" in the forests for mushrooms, but the winter is very long here and we have plenty of snow.. I'd like to find something more than shirts or socks.To take them out seems like a great idea.

Anonymous said...

I have a very hard time getting a gift (birthday and/or Christmas) for him. He is blind, can only chew soft food and 99 1/2 years old. If he needs something he has someone get it for him and pays them back. He does love chocolate, but that does get old for the giver. Very unimaginative.

Anonymous said...

Ops I didn't tell you who I was talking about.
My Grandfather.

Cara Carnes said...

I remember the best gift I ever got for my grandmother was one of those things I almost didn't pick up...LOL. She has terrible arthritis, and one year about 10 years ago at work there was this lady selling an icepack/heating pack she made from flannel cloth and deer corn. Deer corn of all things.

Well, it was an arts & craft show for charity. So I bought it and gave it to my grandmother. She loves that thing. It's one of the first things she got out of her house after the fire.

She has a special place on her freezer door just for it. She uses it all the time.

I'll never find something like that again...LOL.