Other than Miss Manners, who makes up these rules and are we really supposed to follow them?
When I was in college, I was interested in a guy and I asked my mentor what I should get him for Christmas.
She walked over to her shelf, pulled out a book titled “Miss Manners” and flipped to the section about buying gifts. She read it out loud for me and it said something like this: “Don’t buy men articles of clothing; it is too sexual of a suggestion.”
Dang it! I was thinking of buying him a shirt. In high school, all of the girls I knew bought boxers for their boyfriends, so I thought shirt was a safe route.
We kept reading, and although I can’t remember everything that we read that night, I do remember buying the guy a nice leather journal. I figured that I should buy a gift that helps him with his relationship with God, journaling definitely does that.
But now that I am thirty, a little more grown up, and dating the best man I have ever known or even heard of (aside from my dads of course), what should I get him?
I want to get him something that is meaningful, heartfelt, and totally awesome. So here is my biggest problem: How in the world can one gift, regardless of its size or financial value, truly express my feelings for this person?
Hmm, I am stuck; let me know your thoughts!