Friday, 16 September 2011

Moms are hard to buy for: Update

This is an update with regards to this post. Some of you suggested that I get my Mother jewelry for her birthday. Unfortunately she doesn't care for the stuff and usually finds it tacky. Which is odd because she did get three lobe piercings in one ear a few years back. She's not the typical Asian mother.

Not her but you get the idea.

And there is a reason why she would prefer and Oddish plushie over any other Pokemon. Long, long ago, back when Pokemon was still extremely popular (i.e. when I was still in Elementary school) Burger King had Pokemon kids toys. One of them happened to be a little stuffed Oddish. Mom thought it was adorable.

My brother (being the derp he is) lost it.

In his defense, it was kind of small.

So hopefully one day I'll be find someone who can commission one for cheap or maybe some outlet store will have some. I'll figure something out in the future.

But she did like the Edible Arrangement. Dad assumed it was overpriced but that didn't stop him from stealing the little flower pot for his own plants. My siblings haven't even gotten anything for Mom yet so I guess this makes me the best child.

Hahahaha! Look at me be petty!

So now I can sit back and relax. And then start panicking again. My girlfriend's birthday is in less than a month and I'm scrambling for gift ideas. She's just as difficult to buy for and unfortunately due to a lack of a job, I'm going to need to be creative this year.

But I'll share my panic in another post.

54 comments:

  1. i think being creative sometimes is much better than buying something to your girlfriend. i love it when i recieve some gift made by my boyfriend! it's more romantic!

    jos xx

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  2. I hope you'll be successful in searching for a gift for your girlfriend .

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  3. God, it can be so hard to get a suitable gift for mothers. This year, though, my mother said she didn't want anything. So I went with that. She hasn't disowned me so far...

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  4. Good luck finding the right present.

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  5. so the hunt for the best boyfriend title is now on :)

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  6. Last time I couldn't find anything to buy for my gf. I bought a big decorative box and filled it with 50 small Knoppers waffles :)

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  7. Hahaha, grats on being the best child ever. It's worrysome to buy a gift for a girlfriend, just like for a mum, but both of those pay off in the end, maybe some cashiers can help if you're completely dry of ideas?

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  8. Tried eBay yet? Or any other sell-your-old-stuff website? Good chance one'll pop up somewhere.

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  9. How abut a perfume? That's original. :P

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  10. Oh, glad to hear your mom liked your edible arrangement. Everyone loves fruit, well except you hahaha It was a creative and well thought gift.
    Girlfriends are really really hard to buy things for. I tend to take her to a store she likes and tell pick whatever you want. Everyone's happy that way.

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  11. My mom is actually easy to buy for: I just give her a bottle of a moderately expensive facial cream she loves. It's what me and my dad routinely give her during Christmas, anniversaries, Valentine's and birthdays so she never has to buy.

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  12. creative gifts are the best ones, i'm sure your girlfriend will appreciate whatever you get her!

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  13. I once made a wax carving of a dog head for my girlfriend (she's studying to be a veterinarian, and she love dogs). It wasn't for her birthday; I don't recall the occasion. I melted down a candle, cast it in the shape of a rectangle, and went to work on it. In retrospect, considering how small it ended up anyway (I was originally going to make a full dog, but the legs were too skinny, and they broke), I might have just carved into the candle as it was without melting it. Then it would still have been usable (not that she would burn it I don't think), and it would have preserved the integrity of wax, making it easier to carve.

    tl;dr - Make her something.

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  14. a good kid,
    a thoughtful bf..
    what else? :D

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  15. Well we can just go back to being edible things lol. Buy her edible underwear, but that's more a gift for you >_> I'm glad that you got it worked out though, and I hope you can find yourself an Oddish. Good luck finding your girlfriend something too.

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  16. Maybe a romantic evening dinner or a date to the amusement park. I'm not really sure as I've only dated anime characters so far.

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  17. Dude, when you find out what to buy for your gf, let us know. *That* is hard!

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  18. Glad to hear things have worked out and you found something to get her buddy. I hope you find an Oddish plushie on the cheap and find your girlfriend a decent gift in a months time too, good luck with those things.

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  19. It's nice being the best child, right? Right. Hehe.

    As for the girlfriend, go to a romantic but public space, recite a poem you personally wrote for her, in public. Make a complete ass out of yourself. Other peoples humiliation is a GREAT birthday gift, man.

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  20. Nice post, do share your panic for the next birthday crisis! (labels: Mother Theresa? Lol.)

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  21. You still have a month, no need to panic!

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  22. I totally agree with you. Mothers are always hard to shop for. :P

    Godspeed with your job finding!

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  23. Glad to hear that everything work out for you and your mom. If i ever do see an Oddish plushie, i'll let you be first to know.

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  24. You have a respectable mother :)

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  25. Heh, glad she liked it, and good luck with your girlfriends gift. I'm fond of the dick-in-a-box, but I doubt that's the kinda thing you're looking for.

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  26. Oddish! oddish! Buy her an oddish! :D

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  27. Way to go haha! Why not try to make one of those edible arrangements. That would be good!

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  28. I find purchasing gifts for people difficult also, females in particular. They smile and say they like whatever it is that I finally end up buying, but I know they're secretly thinking "what a dorky gift!"

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  30. Hey, there's nothing wrong with edible arrangements! also, its always nice to be the thoughtful kid.

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  31. I liked the edible arrangements idea and there has to be an Oddish cuddly out there somewhere. And I know what you mean, Etsy can be pricey but some of the items are quite cheap considering. You just have to search around. xxx

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  32. awesome oddish.

    they are never easy to buy for.

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  33. Moms are hard to shop for. My son was crazy about Pokemon... he was easy to shop for.

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  34. have another good, erm, panic spree. ;)

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  35. Its true..
    alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  36. Keep up the great work with your blog! You're very good at it!

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  37. I've never been able to figure out what my mother wants, so I just give her scratch tickets and a nice card.

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  38. thankfully i dont suffer this problem, since i normally gift songs or something

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  39. Get your girlfriend chocolate, or edible panties if you're feeling naughty.

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  40. too funny, did you check ebay for Pokemon plushies. I find buying gift for women so easy...my dad OMG such a headache. Glad you are the best child right now :-)

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  41. I have the same problem, I just give belated gifts when I find something that I think they would really enjoy.

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  42. It used to be easy to buy gifts for my mother but now I'm broke and she's old and doesn't care about having much so we just don't do the gift thing. I call her on the phone regularly and she seems happy with that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  43. I hope you find something good for your girlfriend!
    Also Pokemon ftw..

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  44. This year I got my girlfriend a crystal heart for her birthday from a store in the mall called Things Remembered. The whole thing cost only about 30 bucks

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  45. nice gift, and awesome you were the best on it. hahaha

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