The countdown to Christmas Eve is officially started. The Christmas tree, the decorations, the lights are already installed and tested pets proof. The only thing missing is Christmas gifts! Now there are a thousand ways to shop and get inspired — we prefer browsing the net to have christmas ideas — to find that something special to give to a colleague, to the hairdresser, to the lawyer, the cousin, or the lover. The limit is not the sky but our wallet but we know you, dear reader, and since you are reading this we are pretty sure you’ve already done your shopping for Christmas so why not have some fun to catalog the various “gift-for-xmas-buyers” types?
– the nostalgic with the DIY syndrome
They manage to create placemats with bottle caps, jars with old incandescent bulbs, bags with seat belts. Probably for Christmas they will have prepared a portfolio packed with scraps of old newspapers even if you only use credit cards. They tend to be touchy, accept simulating enthusiasm
– Masochists / aggressive
They accept with the stoicism of the early martyrs to cross the gauntlet of Shopping Centers before Christmas, during the weekend, looking for Christmas ideas literally into the worst time of the year ever! Garrulous and happy it would not really be Christmas for them if they didn’t had a full contact with Aunt Cornelia for the latest iPod at the nearest Apple Store. Be aware: that iPod is stained with blood. Smile and hope that CSI’s not showing up.
They are genuinely convinced they’ll easily find the most wanted book or the latest in technology at 6PM on December 24th.They fail miserably and are presented with a basket of gifts from Autogrill. Patience, that is what you need the most.
They have already prepared gifts by taking advantage of the Summer sales. Probably for you there is a sunscreen +50 that always comes easy on the ski slopes. It could have been worse.
They are your silver lining : cooking enthusiasts always know how to surprise you with Christmas baskets full of delicacies that you ignore origin & use. But it’s always nice to receive because the packages of those baskets are spectacular.