25 November 2008

Success

Well, yesterday was a resounding success. I shopped for hours on end and think I got a majority of my shopping done (I say 'think' because I need to sit down and make sure I know who exactly I need gifts for - I'm talking those random people that always give surprise gifts and you never plan on it; I did buy some generic gifts just in case...). I always try to do themes of sorts with my gifts - for instance, two work colleagues are getting batter bowls, spatulas, and gingerbread pancake mix. Makes it much easier on me and makes more sense than a random assortment of things I think they'll like.

My grandmother was the easiest one - a Vera Bradley wallet (luckily they are discontinuing a pattern that works and it was 50% off) since she had her purse stolen last month along with her lime green Vera Bradley wallet I had gotten her a few years before. This purchase caused me having to venture into the store (as Mom & I refer to it) 'where Vera Bradley threw up'. I mean really, do you need a Vera Bradley curling iron case?! Can't you just let your iron cool before you pack it like a normal person?

Sadly, no time for a peppermint mocha. I did stop at Subway for a veggie patty on wheat, though. That's almost the same, right?

5 comments:

Theresa said...

Nice work! I am also a fan of the theme gifts...but I never thought of getting generic "just in case" gifts - you are a smartie :-)

Theresa said...

And I think I may steal your batter bowl idea for my semi-mother-in-law (I have no idea what to call her). It's perfect.

Christine said...

Please tell me you don't actually equate a Subway veggie-friendly sandwich with a hot cup of minty-chocolately goodness??!! Just making yourself feel undeprived (is that a word?), right? Right?!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Ugh. You know how I feel about Vera Bradley and her soft quilt-like items. Shudder. Is your grandma okay?

G. said...

Oh, you need to come visit Fredericksburg, Mommy Esq. I have the perfect store for you! Yes, Grandma is okay - she was looking at cat food at the grocery store and left her cart unattended for a few seconds and someone lifted her purse.