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Even though I dislike the winter season, the one thing I look forward to is Christmas. It’s my favourite holiday. There’s no other time of year when warmth and friendship spills from even the grumpiest of people. Everyone is filled with Christmas spirit.
Unlike many, who wait until the last moment to do their shopping - hoping to get those last minute sales, I’m not one for the crowded malls and the racks that have sold out of the size you’re looking for. By mid November, I start and hopefully by early December my shopping is done. I then decorate the house and enjoy the season…without any stress.
I’m definitely a gift-giver. There’s nothing more enjoyable than to watch the faces of my family (especially my daughter) as they open their gifts. When they receive that one special gift they weren’t expecting, their smile is priceless.
Speaking of unexpected gifts, I have received a few. I don’t ask for much, maybe a bath bar or a new pair of slippers. I’m not a woman who expects expensive items and flashy jewelry. So when my husband surprises me with something totally unexpected, I’m at a loss for words. A few years ago, a delivery truck arrived mere days before Christmas and as they brought in a refrigerator, I asked my husband, “What’s with the fridge?” We already had one and it worked, even though the freezer was too small, which I complained about every time I unpacked groceries. My husband’s response, “It’s your Christmas present from me.” I stared at him as though he had four heads. Who gives someone a fridge for Christmas? But I loved that gift and haven’t complained about having no room in the freezer since.
Just last year, after opening several gift boxes, which the starting medium sized box ended up having another five inside each other, I finally reached a smaller box…hoping this was the last one. As my husband and daughter laughed at the scattered boxes around me, I peeked inside that final box. Again, that same sense of disbelief ran through my head. A computer mouse? But not just any computer mouse, my husband and daughter informed me…it’s a wireless mouse. Being a writer and publisher, I spend long days in my office working on my laptop, complaining about having to use the mouse pad on my lap top, not to mention my wrists hurting after a full day of typing. Well, to my surprise and delight, the last gift I opened contained a wireless keyboard! The gifts you least expect, are usually the best ones.
What are some of you favourite unexpected gifts?
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