Clutter Free Christmas Gifts?
I'm feeling kinda frazzled this moment and maybe I just need to vent. But I also would like to know if anyone has some practical advice, or at least consoling words.
I am always so confident when I make a gift for someone. It is nicer than anything I could ever afford to buy. Some of my gifts have been real winners. But some have been met with a lukewarm "thank you." I think it really depends on the person. For some people, I get the distinct impression that I might as well have bought something from a store, that was churned out by a machine. They simply do not value hand made items.
So this year, for those people who just don't "get it," I bought gifts at online stores, typed a message, requested gift wrap, had it shipped directly to their house, and SAVED MYSELF A TON OF TIME. Then I can work on a project for myself! Problem solved, right?
My confidence for picking out pre-made gifts is minimal. How do I know if they already have one? I really wanted to do some of the "clutter-free" gifts advocated by the FlyLady, but if they live a million miles away, how do you buy them concert tickets or even a gift certificate to their favorite car wash? I guess consumables (like FOOD) might be the best.
I need some additional hints, I suppose. Have any?