Gift Giving

I really love buying gifts for family and friends. I like it even more that I can do it online. Sprout and I spent a good part of the evening looking around online for things for our family while the money is available. I get so excited to see something that is just perfect for them and now we just wait until they come in the mail :grin:

Last year though was an unpleasant online shopping experience and I pray I don’t have the same problems. See I ordered personal mugs for everyone. Everyone in the family got a mug with a special picture on it and I was so happy because it was something special we could give them. We went through a lot of trouble getting the right pictures and everything. Then most of the mugs hadn’t shown up, but I’d paid for them, and I was calling Imagesation repeatidly trying to get them to the house in time to give as gifts. They kept telling me the shipment was ready to go out, which only pissed me off more because I just wanted them to send them already! Most of the mugs didn’t get to us on time and at the family celebration we were without presents for our family. I’ve refused to use that company ever again.

But I’m open-minded it will go well this year. We’re not spending a lot of money, we don’t have it, but we have taken the time to find things we think each person will appreciate. Not until becoming a part of Sprout’s family did I finally start really loving the whole gift season. It doesn’t matter to me what they get me as long as they love what I got them…the smile of appreciate makes it all worth it.


  • http://hterry.com Blueyes

    I hear ya about the “order is ready to be shipped out” dealy. Drives me up the wall especially when you want it for someone for christmas. I learned that one last year as well and have since gotten my online stuff a wee bit earlier just because of that. I’m just about done too, just a few more things around here I need to get and it’s all done. :)

  • Robin

    You know I told myself last year I’d do the shopping much earlier but with my procrastination it didn’t happen. Hopefully we’ll get our stuff on time this year.

  • http://www.duanemoody.com duane

    you should make your own stuff with cafe press! I think that I am going to do that and sell it from my site… who wants a tee shirt with my mug on it!?!

  • Robin

    :lol: I could probably make funny t-shirts with my kitties on it.