I have to agree with C.S.Lewis. I have been trying to find a cup or a mug large enough to last a chapter of a book never mind a complete book. However, the shape was wrong, or the pattern was wrong, or it wasn’t china which for me is a prerequisite for any cup of tea. Fussy? Yes totally.
Then I got a present from another tea loving friend. Yes, a mug which I can wrap my hand around: the tea stays warm in it and it is CHINA. How lucky can one get? Then there is the little extra. When I get to the bottom of a wonderful mug of tea there at the bottom of the mug is the question “Another cup?” Now that is what I call a thoughtful present.
Do you find there are people who have this uncanny knack of choosing just the correct present? They seem to know what would stir the heart. They have this uncanny knack of picking up something which you didn’t even know you would like.
Now I could spend months thinking about the gift, but I don’t really think I get it right or if I do it really is a fluke. I do however like the process of trying to figure out a good present for someone. I have concluded, that having put the time and thought into the gift, irrespective of how it is received, is more important to me. This way it is not a chore but a delight.
So are you the perfect present chooser?