As a friend has helpfully pointed out, there are six Fridays until Christmas. Three pay days. Seven weekends.
I’m someone who has, in recent years, relied on the Internet for most of my shopping needs — but I’m already struggling this year. With limited time and a limited budget, how do we find gifts that impress? Everyone loves the look of delight on friends’ faces when they open something tailor-made for them, but getting there — that magical moment with gift wrap shredded — is the hard part.
I’m something of a gift lover. Presenting presents means more to me than receiving them, even, and I’ve been spoiled by thoughtful parents who always seemed to find “the right thing.” The right thing does not mean “the expensive thing,” of course — just the perfect little something you never knew you’ve always wanted.
And that’s a lot of pressure.
Everyone knows I’m a reader. Despite my awful track record in 2014 (let’s not speak of it), books will always be my solace. Many of my friends are readers, too, but we all know the perils of trying to buy novels for the readers who have everything.
The odds of me picking out a paperback that a devoted reader has not read are pretty slim, honestly — so I rely upon Etsy for inspiration to wow literary pals. When I was working on the library at home, I drew inspiration from many of these items, too, and may hope Santa has a few hiding under the tree for me.
You never know when he’s listening . . .
Books print, $20, by ladypoppins
Jane Eyre book scarf, $42, by storiarts
Book lover clock, $49, by the accessory corner
Jane Austen bookmarks (set of 6), $9.50, by CastleOnTheHill
Library card shirt, $22, by GrammaticalArt
This post was not sponsored in any way;
I just love Etsy and sharing cool finds with you!