Easy to Shop For

I wonder if people generally think of themselves as “easy to shop for”. Everyone knows themselves, so it seems like it’s easy to think that. I know I do. I have lots of broad interests. For instance I love music, as most people do, and I would love practical anything music related as a gift. A record or CD. Banjo picks. A book on this history of a certain kind of music. Tickets to a show. Historical memorabilia. I’d love it. Similarly with art or food or dogs or tech.

My family thinks of me as hard to shop for though, which is probably just me coming across in some way I wish I didn’t. Like picky, judgemental, or that I already have everything I’d ever want (that one might have some truth).

I’m not like a master gift giver, but I think I do OK, and I try and start with the idea that nobody is “hard to shop for”. Just think of any conversation you had, any fact about their lives, any personality trait they have, that type of thing, and think of a gift tangential to that.

One response to “Easy to Shop For”

  1. Tim Wright says:

    I’ve been told that I’m very hard to shop for, because there’s nothing I really want when the holidays come around. I think it comes with getting older and having the ability buy something when you want it — unlike when you were a kid with no means to pay for a pair of headphones (or whatever).

    I’ve taken to buying people “___ of the month club” memberships; they seem to be a hit and you can keep renewing them every year. I use amazingclubs dot com.

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