Friday, December 28, 2007

With love from

I love buying gifts rather than receiving. I can spend hours wandering around waiting for the appropriate present to jump into my hands - a gift with someone's name already stamped on it. Although price is a consideration I like nothing better than feeling the delight of finding exactly the right thing.

This year I probably scored a few hits along with a couple of misses. Mass Christmas present buying is not good for a studied appreciator of a 'good' present and I often find myself in a panic when a gift hasn't made itself known. I think I would rather not buy anything rather than pick something out in 'that'll do' mode.

I am not into expensive stuff and this year I had some fabulously thoughtful small gifts but the one that made me chuckle more than any was this tiny tin full of notes.......
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....how appropriate!

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20 comments:

gregra&gar said...

You have me struggling to coin or purloin a feminine term equivalent of the chutzpa meant by the "balls" term if only to avoid the wrong connotation that might be taken from saying I love you for your balls.

Nothingman said...

That is a killer gift!
Gonna kill alot of people that line :P

N

The Quoibler said...

All hail Queen Minx!

(Oh, how I can relate on the not wanting to buy something just because you're "supposed" to do so. Bah humbug.)

john.g. said...

What do you buy the woman who has everything?............!!!

Minx said...

'Balls' is as good a term as any, G&G, although I don't consider myself ballsy! Perhaps we should discuss this in a post??

Isn't it fab, Nothingman? It was made for me!

Exactly, Q, but the trouble is that many people might not get their present until mid year when I found the right thing.

That's a hard one, John G. Last year I bought my posh sister-in-law a pair of rubber gloves with jewels and a fur trim!

Vesper said...

that's excellent! i love it!

Nooy said...

I understand your search for the perfect present! Thank whoever in this little lowland country we do not do christmas gifts. Instead we do them on the 5th of january when our saint comes by to hand out some gifts to the children and (when you still believe he is real) you think his balck peters have been following you all year and that they are the ones who right these little poems about your bad habits and awkward moments.
Once you all know he is long dead you get to harass each other with funny poetry and creative ways to pack the present! This makes all this a lot of good fun!
Merry Belated Christmas

Taffiny said...

That reminds me of when my son was a baby, and I would say "you're the king of everything and I'm the Queen of mean". Because he was so demanding, and no matter how I tried, and tired, he acted like I was being difficult on purpose.

It also reminds me of three days ago, when I was telling my son he had to do something around the house, and he said it was unfair that I could just decide this or that and tell him to do it, and I said that in the little universe of our house, I was god. Mom is god of the house and whatever I say goes. He looked over at me, puzzled trying to make out if I was kidding or not. I wasn't being serious, but decided not to let it show, as then he never would have washed the dishes.

What sort of notes were inside? Or do you mean it is stationary?

Leslie said...

I love the way the Queen is fondling the strand of pearls about her neck... of course they're pearls.

Leslie said...

And the 'grab-ass' photo in the sidebar is priceless...

lws said...

I want to receive!!!

I'm a shallow creature, so I love expensive, frivolous gifts. Call me a NYer!

Lynne
PS Your book was terrific!

Minx said...

I love stupid stuff, Vesper.

Oh joy, a poem about my bad habits - it would be too long to read!! Nice to see you, Nooy.

What's wrong with being the Queen of Mean - heh?

Yes, yes, Leslie, I am elegance personified (falls off chair laughing).

Is that a NY trait, Lynne - yikes! I am just a simple country girl (falls off chair again).
Glad you liked me book - would you mind telling the rest of America now?

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

LOL! Wish I'd seen this one, would have been perfect for my old mum - though I doubt she would have appreciated it at all! ;-) And I'd have been told off for "language!"

mutleythedog said...

Wonderful Ms Minx.. I trust my colonic irrigation kit arrived intact?!

Minx said...

Vanilli, I have a fridge magnet that says 'My mother was right about everything' - take note!

Mutley, you are so thoughtful. I am using it three times a day and I'm thinking of connecting it up permanently!

Saaleha said...

great gift. and yes, perfect for our Queen. Gosh, I know royalty., Does that maker me famous by association :p

Minx said...

Yep!

Nicky Wifi said...

Cooee - I'm in Brighton on a purloined wifi.

*waving*

Minx said...

Cooee, Alper! Waving back!

L.M.Noonan said...

Absolutely perfect gift for our reigning queen of the witches. Belated Christmas cheer winging your way through cyclonic weather conditions and a happy new year