Wednesday, 25 July 2012

How do you buy a present for a person who has everything?

We’ve all had this problem. What do you get the person who has everything. There are stages in life when you have all that you need. Same for your friends. But birthdays and christmases still roll around regular as clockwork and as time goes on it becomes more and more difficult to find a good gift. They have enough glasses, enough earrings, enough pot plants. You gave them a DVD or book last birthday/christmas so you don’t want to do it again. Fortunately, after a while most people enter into a new stage that opens up a whole pantry of gift-giving opportunities. They buy a house or have a baby and suddenly you can get them hammers or baby books and you’re ok again for a few years.

Inevitably though, you run out again. Eventually you will run out of ideas completely.

So what do you buy the person who has Absolutely Everything they will Ever need?

I will tell you.

I had this exact problem a few months ago when my Grandma turned 102. Yes, she is 102. She was born in 1910 and I think she may have lived through the single most dramatic century there will ever be in human history. Big claim, I know. Probably inaccurate as well. Not the point of this blog, though. So she’s 102 and she has everything she needs or wants in the world, quite literally. So what do you get a woman like that?


Suggested by Chuck and part of the decorations for her birthday lunch. 
She loved them and they were a big hit. 

Next year? I’m just going to get her a big shiny ‘1’ ‘0’ ‘3’. Maybe an animal balloon too.


  1. I love your grandma. Hope she had a happy birthday!

  2. She had a great birthday. I told her all my friends said happy birthday to her and she said thank you to everyone, it was lovely to be thought of.


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