Thursday, May 1, 2008

spring gifting stress

April: anniversary
May: mothers day
May: my birthday
Needless to say, Mark gets a little anxious when this high pressure gifting season rolls around. I always tell him I'm easy to buy for: A nice card, or flowers, or something cute you came across at Anthropologie or Forever 21. No sweat. Apparently it's not that easy. So every year he asks for a list. Whatever I can do to ease your pain, my dear.
pumps from Lori's

tickets

the Bosch

jelly bellies

sandals from Piperlime
orbs and angles mirror from Anthro
vinyl stickers from blik

cute print from sfgirlbybay on etsy

that was easy, right. no pressure.

13 comments:

Emily said...

I am a big fan of the anthro mirror. Please tell Mark I would like one of those, too.

Abby said...

tell mark i have been wanting those lori's pumps FOREVER. and i totally got that keep calm print for eliza + jon and it is cute! woops, i haven't sent it to them yet.

Sarah said...

Emily, I remember when we were at Anthro in SLC and you spotted the mirror. Good taste. Why doesn't that thing go on sale already?

Abby, what color did you get? I can't decide between the yellow and this teal-ish one. Chances are I will be buying this for myself. Do you know any men who shop on etsy?

amyegodfrey said...

I'll jump in here for Abby. She got the yellow one. I love how it looks in the frame.

Becky said...

Sarah that Mother's Day/Birthday wish list is oozing with such appeal that I could just copy and paste the entire thing right into my own little wish list! Please showcase the results of such straight forward, direct communication at the end of May :)

Anonymous said...

Easy ladies. There will be no posting of results at the end of May or doling out of free gifts to relatives, no matter how much I like them :) As for now I'm leaning towards the ecomonical selections.
Mark

Sarah said...

We'll see...

Emily said...

I love that Mark's a closet blog lurker. Mark, you always do a fine job in the gift-giving arena, even if it is only for your wife and not for your sisters-in-law. No need to stress.

Abby said...

Mark, I am kind of expecting a comment on my blog.

Nancy said...

Does he actually stick to the list? I gave up and started purchasing my own gifts, that way I get what I want. I know, Emily thinks I'm crazy. But this way we are all happy. Trust me, I've had too many "oh, that's nice" gifts.

Nancy said...

P.S. all I can say is, Wicked, GO, GO, GO, seriously, Go!

Sarah said...

He almost always sticks to the list. I tell him one item is plenty, that he obviously should not buy EVERYTHING on the list. I purposely put some things on this list that I know he won't buy, but might give him some ideas of his own. I like surprises too.

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday to you, too, Sarah. Which day is yours on? May seems to be a busy month for everyone. A wish list is a superb idea - I think I should try it, however Sterling wouldn't even know how to get onto our blog! :)