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Sunday, December 07, 2008

The season of giving

It's December, which means that I am grouchily pretending that Christmas is not coming up within the next few weeks. I am trying to find the perfect gift for a family member who was (un)lucky enough to be randomly assigned to me back in November.

There are now seven of us in my generation of the immediate family, so we have been picking names for a few years. This cuts my stress: instead of finding something meaningful and significant for six people, I only have to find something meaningful and significant for one person. Well, to be more precise, I should say "two people", seeing as how I am in charge of buying for whoever Steve is assigned. But still, this is a better system than the one we had before.

I am never sure what to buy. I have a few tabs open in my browser right now so I can consider the merits of various options. So far, I have ruled out the "Ten Plagues Bowling Set", but it is so awesome that I have to show it to you:
Just imagine the look on my family member's face if he or she saw THAT under the tree. (I especially like the depiction of Plague #6: Boils.) I might buy it anyway so it can be available for parties.

The other one I have ruled out is the package of watermelon-flavoured Sigmund Freud lollipops:
Hmmm. Now that I think about it, this particular family member might like these, because they would give him or her an excuse to yell Suck on it, Freud! at random intervals. Perhaps I shouldn't be so quick to close the tab on this one.


Alex said...

oh my god. Once I saw the Freud Pops I immediately went to that site and instantly racked up a cart of about $40 of stuff, only to find out they don't ship to Canada! Oh sure, I can phone them...but that would mean I'd have time to rethink this completely spontaneous expenditure of money...

Mongoose said...

I hate gifts and I don't do Xmas, but I'd be happy with either one of these. Another good place is Or I Want One of Those.

The Coconut Diaries said...

What website were you on when you ran across these???

Karen said...

Hmmm. The Head Pops seem kind of yucky, really. And what would they taste like? Best not to contemplate...

The plagues however, are hysterical - if somewhat happy looking. surely, they shouldn't be so pleased to be the 10 plagues?

Megan said...

Click here to buy the Freud Pops.

Click here to buy the "Ten Plagues" bowling set.

Yes, this blog provides a true public service. You can't get this sort of information from the Paper of Record.

Evil Orange said...

The "Ten Plagues" are looking pretty phallic.

By the bye, I saw this and thought of you.