They suggest you use their Gift List Book for keeping track of ideas you have during the year for a great gift for someone.
Sure, this makes sense. That’s happened to me a million times. I run across something and think “oh, that would be just the right thing for (fill in the blank)” but I don’t immediately capture the thought and -poof- it’s gone. This book, carried in your purse with you, would help.
But, I think a further use for this kind of list-keeping would be to keep track of what you actually gave to people.
Go with me on this: I love to give books as presents. (Maybe this is because I love to receive books more than almost anything.) I’ll take time and great care to choose the right book for my giftee. But later, most often, a whole year later, I can’t remember specifically what book I gave. This happens LOTS with my nieces and nephews. (“Did I get Knuffle Bunny for Nephew A or Nephew B?”) And then I’ll stand in Barnes and Noble and panic thinking I might duplicate.
I wish they would add another 20 pages of plain grid paper to this book for just this kind of list keeping. I think I’ll email the good folks at R&H and suggest it, in fact. That might be obnoxious, but I’ll do it anyway.
If I just took 10 minutes each holiday to make a quick list in my handy Gift List Book (or, really, any notebook), this problem would be solved. And peace would reign in the land.
Genius, no? Part genius, part Crazy Lady? Tell me.
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