Dearest ones, I need your help today.
Dear Oh-Wise-And-Beautiful One,
Help! My very large family did away with gift giving among adults about 10 years ago. We played around with Pollyannas, but ultimately settled on a gift auction. Everyone has to produce a $50 gift and then we go around and draw from the pile, occasionally “stealing” from one another. The challenge is, all of my bright ideas (DVD players, George Forman Grills, gift baskets, etc.) have been done over and over again ad nauseum… it’s getting hard to find something great! So I need your brilliant help to locate “the perfect gift” – one that will appeal to men and women, young and old, and come in under $50. I’m a desperate woman!
I’m not sure what the boundaries of “young and old” are, so this one has me rather stumped. I discussed some ideas here which are perhaps not as broadly appealing (for example, you don’t need to be bringing a wine basket to an event where the little cousins will be participating). It’s not glamorous or particularly exciting, but the best “suitable for everyone” gift I can think of is an Amazon gift certificate.
Readers, hit me (and Bre) with your ideas, please.