|TGIF...To Gift If Frazzled!|
happens when you’ve forgotten to take a hostess gift or buy a wedding
gift as you fly out the door to the WEDDING...we’ve all done it...fess
up. “Sal should we give them the toilet roll dispenser on a stand or
the gravy ladle in the shape of a swan?” Hmmm.
can always be re-gifted but if it’s a really cheap wine you must
immerse the bottle in warm water until the label peels away and then
stick on your own label...”The Midlife Gals Ruby Doobie Red” and tell
them that you make your own wine and wanted them to try it. You can
add that a superior winemaker from Napa Valley actually makes the wine
for you and that it recently won the Wines Society Boomer Winemaker of
the Year award. And get this...their palette will shift from a Sam’s
Club selection to a fancy Bordeaux with all the tannens they can bare.
It’s called blind tasting and if they don’t know the difference
you’ll be lauded and praised all the way to Sunday for your ‘special’
creative in your re-gifting. Just Google re-gifting and you’ll find a
myriad of ideas...why there’s even a site called ‘Learn How to
Regift.’ If there is anything else The Midlife Gals can help you with
please do let us know.
Go out there and GIVE I mean RE-Give!
not very good at re-gifting. I once gave my favorite sea shell to a
little girl for her fourth birthday. She was insulted and dismayed.
It wasn’t plastic banana yellow or meant to be visible on a computer
screen. She actually threw it down as her mother lightly scolded her
“Now honey that’s not very nice.” It was everything I could do to
hold my tongue and not call her the baby-bitch that she was.
I wish I still had that sea shell. It was cool.
once gave a movie costume designer a first edition Victorian dress
design book for her birthday. She looked at me like I was crazy.
Again I did not get the kudos I expected. Okay so it was a little
frayed and I had obviously tried out a new Crayola box on some of the
pages when I was two years old but… sheesh.
guess I don’t re-gift but rather I take something that means something
to me that has been around for a long time and then I gift it to some
poor soul who is expecting a real present. They may think I’m being
cheap but really I’m just an old softie with a closet full of
knick-knacks and things I can’t throw away.
are some things I’m going to give away to friends for Christmas and
birthdays and I hope they like them because I can’t stop doing this.
It’s an obsession.
A 1999 ’12 Sexy Firemen’ calendar.
This would be good for any woman over 40. ‘April’ is worth checking out.
A ‘Guero’s’ napkin signed by Willie Nelson and his band.
An original wardrobe drawing of a teen on a horse from the movie ‘The Postman.’ It’s fr
A stack of all the National Geographic magazines from 1962. (I’ll tie it with a nice bow and bring a dolly with some bungee cord that they can use to get it home)
An autographed headshot of the The Midlife Gals and a CD containing forty three of our best videos. Now who wouldn’t want that?
When is your birthday? I will bring you a really cool present.