So the holidays are here again and we are Christmasy people. We've got our tree. We've got endless present ideas for the kids, but as usual I am at a loss on what to get for my wife. Help?
She has asked for these things:
1. Stuff for the walls (like paintings)
1. I think I probably have much different taste than my wife when it comes to wall stuff. If I'm going to buy art then I like REAL art and it's probably out of my price range. Should I stoop to getting the lame furniture store art? Are people impressed by "a tree silouette at sunset," "the field with the stream meandering through," "the vase full of flowers on a yellow background?" It all seems cliche to me. I know we have a HUGE painting of parrots at the furniture store. Would that be good. We already own mirrors and sconces and stuff. It's just a tough request for me to come through in an awesome way.
2. Most the time I just let my wife pick out her own clothes but I am actually okay at picking out an outfit for her. I've done it a few times. The real dilemna is that she works at an alternative high school and she feels like she's being rude to the poor kids if she dresses nice. That means anything flashy is out. To be on the safe side, I would just want to buy her jeans or something but I know that only 1 in 100 pairs of jeans fits her in a way she likes. She owns coats. She owns boots. Should I be content to buy her a sweater or something? That seems really boring.