With the coming of Christmas comes the giving of gifts. One great gift (Jesus) spawns a million little ones.
I’m not much of a shopper. Nora loves it. The pleasure is two-fold, I believe:
- Snag a deal
- Find the perfect gift for everybody
For Nora, gift-hunting season is a year-round sport, but the playoffs begin on Black Friday. She is one of those people who gets up at oh-dark-thirty to storm the stores as they open. Pippa and Grey typically join her. I don’t, because everyone knows I’m a lightweight and would crap out after an hour.
Of course, I still have some gift giving to do, for Nora and others, so what to do? What does a Crappy Shopper give for Christmas?
In my experience, here’s what people really want for Christmas:
What people want and what they get are two different things. Toddlers want a box to play in, but get an avalanche of junk plastic toys instead. Adults want money but are too embarrassed to ask for it.
Gift givers don’t like to give cash much either, because it shows a lack of effort. So they buy gift cards, which shows a lack of effort anyway, and is less appreciated than cash.
My solution? Dollar origami. It demonstrates effort and creativity, and gives people the opportunity to get what they really want.
What about you? What do you want for Christmas? What are you giving?