Christmas Nerves

I have to be honest, I’m always nervous at Christmas.  I really want the gifts that I give to be enjoyed.  Sometimes I struggle to find gifts for family members (and the gifts for my friends that were supposed to be crafted didn’t even get done and I will be giving them in June, I think).  Sometimes I find what I think is the perfect gift and I just hope that the person will like it.  And sometimes I go the “boring” route and go with something I know the person wants.  Sure, it’s not a surprise, but it’s always nice to give a gift that you know will be enjoyed.

This year, I feel like I was pretty successful in gifting, and that makes me very happy.  Obviously, Christmas isn’t about the gifts, but I truly do enjoy the giving more than I enjoy the receiving.  It’s fun to watch someone open a gift and see their eyes light up.  I was especially pleased about my dad’s gift this year (a couple of beer flight sets), and I also found some good gifts for my siblings and cousins (a remake of an old 1950’s card game set for kids that we all grew up playing at my grandparents’ house).  It was fun watching everyone open the gifts.  So it looks like my nervousness was for naught.

Do you worry when it comes to buying holiday gifts for others?  Did you give any great gifts this year?

2 thoughts on “Christmas Nerves

  1. I gave a lot of gifts to HR that she really loved. 🙂 I also gave my 11 month-old niece a copy of the book Click, Clack, Moo (board book format) and she flipped through it and looked as if she thought it was the neatest thing in the world. That was pretty cool. 🙂

  2. I LOVE Click, Clack, Moo. Such a fun book. That author has done a bunch of great books though. The kids I used to volunteer with never understood why I thought the pictures in Duck for President were so funny.

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