i'm thinking of not really doing gifts this year. instead something like buying goats or cows or chickens or fruit trees for a 3rd world family. i'm sure you've seen that kind of thing.
you can even buy a farm package (if you have the money) that will consist of a couple goats, a flock of hens, a pig......i don't really know what they have yet. i remember getting the catalogue last year, but, i don't remember the details.
so, i'm doing this for my family (won't they be thrilled), because we all have absolutely everything we need, we have no kids anymore and when you add the cost of shipping gifts, it's turned into a ridiculous waste of money to me.
but, i thought i'd pass it along as maybe a good idea for someone like this. wouldn't an animal lover enjoy knowing they got a family the animals they need to thrive and create a farm?
i could see creating a gift basket with eggs (or eggnog), goat cheese, some veggies and fruit. pick things that show what can be created from the farm animals and/or seeds you choose and then attach the gift card saying that you donated these animals in their name to a 3rd world family.
i'm hoping my family will appreciate it and the addition of the gift basket just came to me as i was writing this........
another idea, the dvd "buck" has just been released. it's supposed to be good. we are planning a movie party as soon as it arrives in a week or so.
maybe hand done gift certificates offering them a day off from chores (you'll do them), or animal sitting so they can go away for a weekend.
that's what i've got so far.
Gailforce -- Another old lady rediscovering her inner cowgirl.