Present Dilemma

Present Dilemma

Posted 2017-03-17 by Marie Vonowfollow
I have just seen the perfect present for a particular friend, but there is a problem. No, it's not that I don't have enough money to purchase it. It's not so big that I am going to have trouble transporting it. So, what is the problem?

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Firstly, I need to describe the item and explain why it would be perfect for my friend. (It's a pity I didn't think to take a photo of it when I saw it in the shop.)

There it was on the shelf. A cute china frog lazing back and smiling, a wine glass in its hand. Okay, so frogs don't have hands as such, but you know what I mean. You can picture it, can't you?

My friend loves a glass of wine with a meal. She is one of those people who knows a bit about wine. Me, all I know is, I like it or I don't. But this isn't about me.

This friend also has a thing about frogs. She used to have quite a collection of the little darlings, china frogs, pottery frogs, frogs carved from wood or limestone. There were several pictures featuring frogs on her walls and frog magnets on the fridge. Notice I said used to.

Image courtesy of Pixabay

Before she caught the decluttering bug there were heaps of frogs in her house. Most of them have now gone to new homes and her abode is an example of minimalism. She says its great being able to find things and never having to fear something will fall on her head when she open a cupboard door.

I believe in decluttering and have done plenty of it myself. However, it is frustrating when you find the perfect present but feel you can't buy it for a friend because it doesn't fit in with her current life philosophy. It's like seeing an elegant box of gorgeous chocolates and not being able to give them to someone who is dieting.

I read many people are now choosing experiences over things and this is the way to go when spending money to celebrate such a friend's birthday. Shout them to afternoon tea, a meal out or a ticket for the cinema or theatre. It depends on your budget and what they enjoy doing.

I wonder where that cute little wine drinking frog will end up?


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