WHAT TO BUY FOR THE PERSON YOU DON'T WANT TO BUY FOR



Next up in gift guides: the person you don't want to buy for. Sure, you could just not buy them something, but not everyone has reached the point of openly not caring yet.

If that's you- if you'd rather not buy a gift, but, for whatever reason, feel obligated to do so, this guide is for you. Whether it's a coworker, a relative, or a so-called friend, I'm confident you'll find something to inspire you in your passive-aggressive gift giving endeavor.



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GLITTER
It could be an entire set of glitter disguised as an addition to their craft room. It could be a box or frame cheaply coated in glitter, guaranteed to flake off. Whatever route you take, they'll be vacuuming for weeks.

Equally effective: beads.

SOMETHING MONOGRAMMED 
Perhaps a dish towel. Or socks. Or underwear, particularly if you aren't close. The fact that they can't regift it takes it from being a thoughtful, personal touch, to slightly irritating.

SOMETHING REGIFTED

Speaking of regifting, try something they gave you last year. It's best if given with a big bow and a knowing smile.


A (NOISY) GIFT FOR THEIR CHILDREN

If done right, you come across looking like a real winner. Steer clear of anything battery operated and electronic- they set off immediate annoyance flags. Instead, opt for something that appears to encourage imaginative, creative play, like this music set. The kids will be thrilled and you can step away before their parents realize just how much of a headache the gift really is.

A GIFT IN THEIR NAME

When pressed for gift ideas, there have been times I've asked for donation to be made to different causes. The thing is, they were causes I support. Find an organization that the recipient might not choose for themselves (FaceBook makes this incredibly easy) and present them with a certificate of contribution.


MOVIES

It's hard to go wrong with a movie. Unless it's starring Steven Seagal. Or Nicholas Cage. But if that's wrong, why would we want to be right?



BOOKS

Quality literature, of course. Might I suggest anything by a Kardashian (on sale from .01!), or 50 Shades of Gray.




If you really want to drop hints, there's always How Not to Be a Dick.

A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION
It should go without saying that said subscription should be completely unrelated to their interests. It's really the gift that keeps on giving, all year long.

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