Those ideas you thought would spring to you last minute? They won’t. Pressure doesn’t help one bit.
Some people will always be absolutely frickin IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. And you will be just as clueless now as you were 6 weeks ago, funnily enough. (Ideas for a 15-year-old boy anyone? Anyone? He won’t read this anyway so seriously, any help would be gratefully received).
You will feel sorry for the people working. Unless you work in retail over Christmas yourself. I salute you!
Choosing between 6 almost-identical items never was more difficult. So similar but so very different and omg what if you don’t choose the best one and regret it?
You will receive a text from someone else asking you to choose stuff on their behalf too. Just to make life that little bit easier.
‘You know who would really like that? Me.’
You will umm and ahh over an item, decide there will be something better next door, there won’t be anything better next door, and you will walk backwards and forwards having an internal debate with yourself. Getting nowhere.
Any excuse to procrastinate will do. Coffee break is 100% necessary.
You will curse yourself for not doing this earlier.
Shops will package anything as a bauble and call it a ‘perfect gift’. Literally anything. Marketing people are really trying to pull a number on us.
Candles. Everywhere. EVERYWHERE. The British population really likes candles evidently.
You’ll feel guilty for whining because hey, you should be very grateful that you can give and receive presents and what a bad person you are for complaining, such #FirstWorldProblems. But it’s still a nightmare.
You will find every possible reason why ‘there’s still time’. It’s only Christmas Eve Eve Eve.
You’ll vow to be one of The Organised People next year. (Spoiler: you’ll fail, again.)
Guess what I’ve been up to today?!?
lily kate x