Surely you didn’t? Surely this year you remembered this year that the 25th always comes after the 24th, and in December you’re in big trouble if you don’t have at least one gift wrapped up for all your significant others. So of course you could head onto the High Street today, and millions will. Millions and millions.
Can you imagine?
Should you prefer to sit at home, credit card in hand, then here’s some possibilities for you in order not to be out in the cold come Tuesday morning:
* For foodies everywhere, then this post showed possibilities that meant happy faces, not cold shoulders. If you can “borrow” their smartphone/tablet for a bit, that may be helpful!
* In this electronic age, then gift them books digitally. But maybe go a little more unusual than Jamie, Nigella et al. My choice would be How to Make British Indian Restaurant Style Meals by Dan Toombs for Kindle. Obviously only if they like Indian food, but you get the gist.
* Buy an experience. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as it’s something to look forward to, something to enjoy on the day, and then something to remember, hopefully fondly. If they get to learn a skill, then it goes on for even longer. I’d be looking at vouchers for somewhere like The School of Artisan Food, or Divertimenti (which definitely offers an e-voucher option). If you need national coverage or something close to home, then try somewhere like Red Letter Days.
* Buy a big experience. Also known as a trip. You can pick almost anywhere and find great food connections. I’ve written about Dartmouth for food lovers and North Norfolk, about New York City and Hong Kong for food lovers. Depends on your budget, but booking online is easy, you can print stuff out, and again have lots to look forward to.
So, a few clicks and you could save yourself from a lot of bad feeling tomorrow, not to mention a very serious case of the cold shoulder. Which has to be worth it.
Photo by juhansonin on Flickr.