In a perfect world, my husband would be able to read my mind — at least when I wanted him to. He’d know exactly what to get me for my birthday, that I never mean it when I say, “Let’s not exchange gifts for our anniversary,” and that sometimes, “You shouldn’t have,” is a literal expression of how I feel about his gift. This is not to suggest I have mastered the skill of gift giving myself. There have been many times I have purchased some super-techy gadget or on-trend item of clothing that left him wondering, “What was she thinking?” But for some reason, we continue to keep each other guessing.
I’m not sure when I became so vague about what I wanted. I distinctly remember giving my parents an incredibly detailed, itemized list of what I hoped to receive during the Holidays. I suppose it’s a romanticized idea that we’ll miraculously be surprised, year after year, with the exact gift we wanted — even though we gave no clues as to what that might be. But rather than swooning over our loot, we usually spend part of our holiday braving the crowds and exchanging our gifts.
So this year I’m making a change. I won’t be handing out any lists, but my subtle hints have become less subtle. A little guidance goes a long way… or so I’ve heard. As for my husband, I’m skipping the tie, and the waterproof timepiece, and crossing my fingers that this year’s gift leaves his top drawer at least once. If we can each give each other something we really love, then we have dominated the art of gift giving. Success will be ours! And if that means I leave the computer on the exact website, on the exact item I want, from now until the end of the season, well... I can live with that.
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