Monday, November 19, 2007

Favorite Gifts

It's the holiday season, and that means only one thing. Oprah's Favorite Things! I'm not a really big Oprah fan. I have a theory that she perpetuates this feeling of helplessness among women in America, but this is the one episode every year that I take off work 30 minutes early to go home and watch. I just think it's really fun to see all the stuff she gives away and to see everyone's reactions when she announces they're all getting a big screen tv. (I would not want to see the taxes these people have to pay on this stuff. It would be nice if Oprah paid them)

I thought it would be nice to make a list of my favorite presents I've gotten over the years. Not for any reason other than it's fun.

1. A blue cash register with a drawer that opened
2. A homemade cabbage patch kid
3. Western Barbie
4. An astronaut cabbage patch kid (he came in his own little space capsule)
5. The Led Zeppelin Box Set
6. The Complete Set of the Chronicles of Narnia
7. A flock of chickens from Heifer International
8. A pink ipod nano
9. A camera (for 110 film!)
10. Seasons 1-3 of the Wire
11. A Hello Kitty Blanket
12. A pretty pearl necklace
13. A box of homemade clothes from my Nana (and the avon lip gloss that always came with it)

I really love everything that I am fortunate enough to receive during the holidays. It is my favorite time of year. I also love picking out presents for people and making mental lists of things throughout the year to get for them. If you're at a loss for gifts this year, I highly recommend looking at the Heifer International Site. They are such a wonderful organization. My friend Jen bought me a flock of chickens when we were teenagers, and it continues to be one of my favorite gifts. You can view their website here.


Meghan said...

i love gifts like that too...

i was thinking of donating to kiva. org for my family... instead of traditional gifts.

igotmoxie said...

oh my god! western barbie with the winkin' blinkin' eye! i loved the crap out of that doll

Anonymous said...

Chris got a Heifer brochure in his mail and we were trying to figure out what it was all about. "Why would I buy someone a goat??" We figured it out eventually, but I don't think they market themselves in a very clear way.