With my girl-goggles on, I grew up to be married with children. On Christmas Eve, hubbie and I would play Santa for the kids, then he would pull me under the mistletoe and slip a beautifully wrapped box into my hands. Inside would be the perfect gift. It would be expensive-ish.
Right-o. Can somebody explain to me how none of this came true?! After nearly a half century, I know next to nothing about men’s clothing sizes, and my only Christmas presents come from my mom and sisters. My 9-year-old now wants to buy for me, but since I’m paying and trolling for somebody to take her shopping, I’m treating myself to that carmel latte candle.
If I had a husband, here’s what I’d fantasize about finding under the tree this year:
Sexy Kitchenware – I get hot under the collar thinking about a Le Creuset dutch oven and a set of de Buyer bake sheets. I would do just about anything on my tabletop for a set of antique Venetian glass goblets.
Of Course, There’s Always Jewelry – I don’t know about diamonds, but if he’s asked my best friends my guy knows my favorite local jewelry store is Sumi’s.
Polka Me – For a good time, call Dave’s Accordian School so I can learn to play my mom’s old Hohner.
Look for the beauty in every gift large and small — the thought and love my daughter put into that candle, and the pride she felt in giving it, are worth so much more than anything I listed here. And if you don’t have a romantic partner to buy you a present, go buy yourself something special!
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