The personals

Thursday Threesome:

Onesome: Free. Do you watch the ads for “Buy this and get this trinket free” just so you can get that second gift? …and then wonder what to do with the first one?

No, I don’t. Getting two things I don’t need for the price of one is no bargain.

Twosome: Gift How the heck do you figure out how to buy gifts for family members? You know, the ones with no list who say, “Oh, whatever…”

If you don’t know what to give, give money. It’s always appreciated.

Money is better than gift certificates. Gift certificates force the recipient to shop at a particular store convenient for you, which might not be convenient for them — and if you’re so sure where they want to shop, how can you not know what they would like there? Plus, did you know that some GCs have expiration dates?

On the other hand, if you’re giving money, you have to give more money than you would have spent on a gift.

Threesome: Wrapping Are you a wrapping maven? ..or are are you wrappingly challenged? Who does the gift wrapping around your place anyway?

If I do say so myself, I wrap pretty good. But what kind of ingrate feels less grateful for a gift if its wrapped badly?

The Friday Five is still on vacation.