I don’t like perfunctory gifts. Those “I pulled her name this year and she likes perfume” gifts.
I like the kind of gifts that blow people away and make their dreams come true.
Those deep-seated wishes you don’t think anyone knows about. Yeah, I want to know about those, because I will go to the ends of the earth to make them happen.
I personally don’t like opening presents. At all. My best friends know not to wrap them. I appreciate everything and it’s not a concern that I won’t love whatever anyone gives me… it’s the awkward discomfort of it all.
When I went to counseling after I got divorced, the one horrifying thing my therapist said was that one of my “love languages” was receiving gifts. My mouth fell open and I argued vehemently to the contrary.
Then my lover bought me a parting gift. He handed me a box and told me to open it.
Inside was a necklace and inscribed in tiny letters was the phrase: “I shimmered…whatever affection you remember, remember this.”
I cried big, alligator tears. Jeanine Payer is my favorite jewelry/designer/weakness in the whole world and he’d proven my counselors point. It wasn’t that I wanted random gifts. I wanted intention, with a bow.
I hate opening presents so much that I’m overjoyed to be single in the time of gifting.
O V E R J O Y E D.
However… I’ve been a busy little Miss Claus and have found/made a few things that I am SO EXCITED to give.
What are you excited about this holiday season?