Thursday, December 06, 2007

Anyone suggesting an E-card gets kicked in the nuts

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)
2. Clothes

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.

Any advice?

10 comments:

Amber said...

When all else fails - get her gift certificates - art.com is a good one. You can always "dress up" the gift certificate with something nice like perfume or an inexpensive necklace.

Ward-a-Loo's said...

You can make some cool art when you want to, it may mean more too.

Epitome of Sweetness said...

We saw a thing on the Art Shack at Sundance Resort where they take recycled bottles and make vases.
I got a tiny blue one for $20, their small vases are around that...and the big ones go for about $150 but they're handmade and they're pretty...
www.bellabella.com That has some cute artsy stuff...like an artsy mirror?
I have one of their mirrors that I got for a Christmas present and a table.

Native Minnow said...

Here's my advice: Don't eat yellow snow.

Native Minnow said...

Eet's a sweaterrrrr

slimysculpin said...

A piece of string and a rock to wind the string around

Native Minnow said...

But everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.

flieswithoutwings said...

Maybe she would settle for a big prosthetic forehead that she could wear on her real head.

Native Minnow said...

Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads.

Dr. Psycho said...

I let my wife buy her own Christmas...it is the only way she is happy with the purchase. :)