I’ll admit, this isn’t exactly my forte. I wouldn’t call myself a bad gift giver, I’m definitely in the middle. What I am, insofar as a gift giver, is reliable. That may also be a synonym for lazy, but I know you all have some uncles, cousins… hell, parents, that are even worse than lazy, they’re that kind of gift giver that gets you shit they would like if they were you.
The problem? They’re not.
So, I say, either stick to the script (my general route) or get clever, but just be aware.
Recently, I opted for the latter. It was my brother’s birthday about 10 days ago and I was looking for a gift. I had originally intended to get him the new Wu-Tang album that was coming out, but he’d already pre-ordered it (so, you can see why that idea made sense). So, I did a little internet work and found this printed gem to the left here.
Yeah, I’d say it’s a clever gift (to be read in this voice)
Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: Thinking you’ve found this incredible, clever, original, in-your-budget gift for someone… only to realize you’re that person I was talking about at the beginning. The only reason you bought it is because you like it and you’re so detached from this person, you either don’t care or can’t tell the difference. And they hate the fucking gift.