According to Pete I am a really hard person to get a gift for. I am not sure that I agree, but for some reason on another he always finds it very stressful to buy me presents. Probably not helped by the fact that my birthday is quite close to Christmas.
So I wasn’t overly surprised when I got a text from him whilst I was in Norway where he said that he was really struggling and “was there anything I wanted”? So I told him to just leave it and I would get myself something when I got back – at the end of the day it all comes out of the joint account, and I am guaranteed to get something I actually really like that way!Therefore I found myself heading over to what has quickly become my favourite shop in Aberdeen, Teasel and Tweed after work this Friday. This shop is the kind of place that sells handmade one of a kind items from local artists, and therefore you never know what will be available in the store when you visit, so after treating myself to an amazing rhubarb and custard waffle in the tearoom they have downstairs, I set about browsing for something I would like.And it didn’t take me long before I found something I really loved – this up-cycled mosaic stag made out of recycled china. It’s just so pretty don’t you think? It’s made by Carol Capaldi, who sells more of her stuff on her Etsy shop here.
I also treated myself to some handmade scented soy candles that I had already tried over Christmas and I knew I loved, this time I went for the Hyacinth and the Cloudy Lemonade scents – so far I am loving them!
And there we have it, – yet again Pete bought me a great birthday gift this year! Love when that happens!
What do you think about gifts? Do you prefer being surprised or do you like picking it out for yourself?