December 9, 2008

The Holy Grail of Christmas Gifts


This is the fifth Christmas in a row that my sister Amy (who is 24 and a graduate student at a fancy university) will spend with my family. Every year, she gets me something nice and practical like a picture frame or S'mores maker.

I prefer to give people on my shopping list--including my sister--luxury items: things that they desperately want but would never buy for themselves. Last year, I got my sister volumes 14-23 of the Babysitters' Club series; the year before, she found a sexy denim jumper under the tree. I thought about giving her the Christmas sweater this year, but she wouldn't appreciate it. At least not as much as Becca.

Last week, my sister politely asked me to steer clear of the clothing and book departments at my favorite stores. That was just as well, because I had already decided to move on to housewares. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to happen upon a collection of rhinestone-encrusted goblets at Ross-Dress for Less. Each goblet cost a little bit more than I wanted to spend--$14.99--but the suggested retail price was $29.99, so I felt good knowing that I got a good deal.

For obvious reasons, it was really hard deciding between the cup that said "Gold Digga" and the one that said "Shorty." In the end, I chose the "Gold Digga" cup because it combines two of my favorite things: street slang and phonetic spelling.

Plus, my sister is single and the cup's inspirational message will help her to keep her priorities straight.
What are you getting the special people on your list?

11 comments

InkMom said...

I got my dad the Klutz-Proof Guide to Amazing Bubbles (I can't remember the exact title . . . you get the gist). He has been on a quest for a few years now to impress the grandchildren with the ever-increasing size of the bubbles he creates with homemade solution and everything. This book comes with a fancy bubble-making tool that is supposed to make bubbles as big as my bathroom.

We'll see . . . but it will keep him (and all the grandchildren) entertained for hours . . . maybe even days!

Diva Ma said...

HA HA HA HA HA! I saw those in Ross a few days ago. Too funny!

Club Narwhal said...

i am so jealous that you have a ross!!!! i am in deep lust over those goblets. i can already picture how they will look in my apartment (that is already more than a little slim shady)

Rachel said...

I'm sticking with the maxi pad slippers, since I'm so darn crafty and all.
But I do love the goblet, wish I could find something so classy under MY tree. But I'll probably just get sweaters, though none as festive as the one I didn't win in your give away...but I'm not bitter...

Jana said...

Maxi pad slippers?! Do share!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful goblet. I'm sure she'll treasure it. I might have to search my local Ross for one. It would look stately in my china cabinet.

I'm on the fence about a gift for my little brother. After seeing several of these classy personalization devices hanging from vehicles, I'm leaning toward this: http://www.bumpernuts.com/.My grandmother might get some, too.

Rachel said...

You'll have to check out my post from November 24, title is 'Artsy Crapsy' for the slippers.

Lisa-I got my brother the truck nutz...he loves them, they were 'installed' the very next day.

For more fun and original gifts, check out www.tamponcrafts.com

Liz said...

Hysterical!! I love it!
I'm jealous you can't be my secret santa! :)

The Millhouse Family said...

ROFLMBO... NOW THAT is just SOOO ghetto fab!! I would buy it just for white elephant parties/ RS parties... LOL Too bad it doesn't have a matching bling to go with.

Lydia said...

You are hilarious. I love your blog. I hope that you don't mind my blogstalking. Someone, somewhere had a link. I followed, what can I say?

I love the gold digga goblet.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Are we soul sisters??? I'm still laughing about the Pimp Your Cubicle Kit I found for my sister at our local thrift store.