Choosing The Best Gift

Do you have a hard time deciding what to get someone you don’t see very often? Me too.

We’re off to spend the holidays with friends who have a child whose about to turn one. However, their house is already over flowing with furniture, kitchen appliances and the like, linen closets that are jammed and a stocked pantry. I’ve been racking my brain on what to get them for Christmas, and this is what I finally came up with.

I’ve know them for quite a long time, and they know my children. So I’ve decided to give them something no one else would think of … a weekend away to be a grown up and remember why they fell in love. I’ll go stay at their home, take care of their daughter, feed the puppies and let them be free to enjoy being a couple. I don’t think you can put a price on that.

Of course, I’m taking home made cookies, a few goodies for their daughter, treats for the puppies, and will help make Christmas dinner. But if you can’t think of a thing someone needs, and want to give them something that’s had to put a price on, why not volunteer to be the nanny and housesitter for a weekend?

What’s your favorite thing to give as a gift when you don’t know what else to give?

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