Christmas is coming and I’ve been asked a few times, “What do you like?” — I’m not easy to buy gifts for. I don’t know how to respond to that in a sentence or two, so I’m going to try to make it easy for anyone to buy me suitable gifts. Whatever the occasion is, it’s nice to give a meaningful gift to someone. I love giving good gifts! But sometimes I don’t know someone well enough. So here’s my attempt to summarize the kinds of things I like…
Wishlists are good to put specific desired items on when you don’t want to buy it right now, or don’t really need it at any specific time. I don’t really have comprehensive lists, but it might be a good idea to check them for some ideas. Or to cross one off and fulfill a wish. Just keep in mind I don’t update these all the time so check to see when I added it recently to gauge whether it’s still good.
I love practical gifts. Socks, underwear and shirts are always welcome. Shoe size is 11, but buying shoes for me is difficult since I need wide shoes and don’t like a lot of styles. Clothing size – Large fits, unless it runs small. Scarves and ties are welcome too, but I don’t wear them often. Bath & body stuff is great too. A nice cologne is a good gift once in a while. Or my usual, which I love, is Jake by Hollister. Gabby and I both love bath bombs and candles. Some other things that can always be put to good use: a knife set, photo frames, power strip, stationery, batteries.
My biggest hobby is computers and video games. But I pretty much have everything I need for that. I do like puzzles like Rubik’s cubes, after I started playing with them. Video games are good too – PC or PS4. I also like photography, digital art, music composition and making video games. I sold off my Intuous Wacom 3 tablet a while back, now I just use Gabby’s tablet if I need to.
What I Don’t? Like
Any gift is thoroughly appreciated. But in order to help narrow down on what to get, here are some things I just don’t have a use or desire for. Such as:
- Collectibles (figurines, trading cards, etc.) – I’m not really a collector and not crazy over any particular show or item
- Sporting and outdoor goods
- Hats – I don’t really wear them
- Religious gifts – I’m not religious