Forever 21 Gray Wool Longline Coat, Gray Dress c/o PopBasic (similar), Madewell Rust Cardigan (similar), Black Heel Combat Boots c/o LuLu*s (similar), Urban Outfitters Black Textured Mini-Backpack (similar)
I love buying gifts for other people as much as I love wrapping those gifts and taking the time to craft up some homemade cards. Like, LOVE. But the little, itty bitty grinch inside of me really, really doesn't like the stress of the searching process to find the perfect gift, especially when the deadline gets closer, and closer, and closer, and you start to lose your mind as well as hope. This year, the majority of the gifts I'm buying are for members of Jeremy's family and, since Jeremy is more of a gift card kind of guy, I'm leading the charge on present selection. What does this mean? THE PRESSURE IS ON.
The list of family members we have to shop for range from a newborn (coming soon), to a teenage girl (I don't know what they even like these days - does it mean I'm now uncool), to parents who usually seem to have everything they already need. We're really covering all aspects of the family spectrum here. Some of them I crossed off the list instantly, but others are almost impossible to shop for unless you settle for the same "tried-and-true"gift that they always get, year after year. And I refuse to succumb to the "tried-and-true" method. Absolutely not.
So I will continue to suffer through those holiday aches and pains (mostly mental, but also physical and financial) and just wait for that oh-so-satisfying moment where they open up their gifts. Power on, fellow gift givers.