Everyone has been asking me what I want for my birthday!!! I have never told anyone I want something specific for my birthday except for my sister. Shes the only one where she doesnt have a roof on her budget and neither do I.
For some reason we always exchange gifts end of July beginning of August which falls exactly in the middle of both our birthdays. Last year she got me the Swarovski / Phillips USB and I V-Kooled her car.
This year "Christmas" came early since shes out of town already and Im leaving in a few days inshallah. The presents this year were her allowing me to take her car to Dubai for my trip next week and her present was me paying for her car service. I think she liked the deal cos it means she doesnt have to worry about what Messrs. Rip Off Al Zawawi will make her pay straight after a 6 week holiday. Even Dad is predicting her coming back broke LOL.
But see with everyone else, I really dont care about the value of the present or even its existance. Honestly speaking I would rather not get anything than getting a bottle of perfume. I find them soooo impersonal and actually quite insulting. Even things like bathroom stuff and Body Shop packages and these things. These are a definite NO-NO for me.
I even used to think Gift Vouchers were insulting until I realised that getting someone a GV means they get to buy something they like. So I changed my mind about them. But people asking me whats on my wishlist!!! NOO WAY. I will never reveal. I have so many things on my wishlist mainly consisting of designer handbags so since I definetly will NOT expect those from anyone, whats the point.
There are also some other things I need - i.e. a replacement for my sunglasses that I lost in my last Dubai trip. But these things are tricky. I mean what if someone buys me a pair of sunglasses that I end up hating ON ME but loving on the shelf!!! I need a keychain for my car keys but my car keys are funny and I have a few keychains that do not fit my car key.
What is the ideal Birthday Wish List?? And how can you avoid wasted gifts??
Post-Birthday Gift List
2 years ago