"I like to choose presents that show I understand the festival itself completely. I like to choose presents that show I understand the recipient in a way no-one else does. I like to choose presents that will take your breath away and make you love me forever." High is the bar set by Susie Boyt, my favorite columnist in the Financial Times.
However, every year you'll have to buy a presents for a decent number of people. So gift giving must take a more pragmatic bent.
I like things that the recipient has a very good chance of liking and using. Below is a list of such things - universal things that 90% of people would be happy to receive. And for those 10%? Bah humbug.
November 22 2014