Shawnmade an interesting statement on his blog the other day about Christmas shopping.
Nerds are hard to shop for. We know precisely what we want, but we’re curiously passive about letting you know. Instead, we want you to know what we want without us having to say anything.
Turns out I’m a nerd. Surprise. After acknowledging my unrealistic expectations for people to magically know what I like (and remembering my annual post-christmas journey to Old Navy to return stuff), I decided to make this little arrangement. This is more of a personality profile than a wish list. (I also feel strangely vulnerable right now.)
OK. THIS PART IS UNASHAMEDLY A WISHLIST
1. MAGIC MOUSE:
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Some folks are very particular about not giving gift cards. I’ve heard the argument that they’re impersonal and lack sentiment. I’m the polar opposite, an unabashed advocate of gift cards. For me, you can’t really go wrong with one. It’s plenty sentimental. Plus there’s the security that I won’t/can’t return it for a refund. At best it’s a wonderful gift and at worst your skipping the step of having to go to customer service with a gift receipt to get it. Win, win.
I ALSO LIKE TO READ. ABOUT DESIGN MOSTLY
Never, ever buy a book from Borders or Barnes & Noble. Window shop then find your book online. I retract that statement if you’re one of those few individuals that can afford to smoke five dollar bills in your spare time. Feel free to shop there as much as you want.