A month ago when I was still brainstorming for gift ideas for the holidays, it was such a big challenge looking for that perfect gift for my Uncle based in San Francisco. He’s the one who used to love going to Las Vegas because of the allure of the casinos as soon as he retired. He is now a homebody and just loves tinkering around his backyard and play poker with family and friends every once in a while. In recent years, I would have easily ordered cigars online, as he used to love cigars too.
Because I just couldn’t think of that perfect gift as obviously he’s got everything already, I conveniently gave him a gift card (an Amex card). Yeah, I know you might think that choice is very impersonal but I thought of it as the safest kind of present. I could have easily sent him a gift card from a specific store (to give the impression that I put a lot of thought into it, somehow) but the Amex card won.
I got a call from him and my cousins on Christmas day, thanking us for the presents. Earlier today, a thank you card was also in our mailbox. Now, if that is not enough to convey that the presents we sent were very well appreciated, I don’t know what will. I’m convinced I picked the right gift.