Themed gift exchange... uhh??

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Themed gift exchange... uhh??

Post by Neko » Mon Dec 3, 0:46 2018

Sir Neko's family is doing a random gift exchange this year. It's themed so that we each get assigned a country. Ours is Italy. Should be easy to find a gift that fits, right?

...But I'm totally drawing a blank.

I love getting or making gifts for specific people. It's the one customary thing about this season that I look forward to.

This format though... um... uhh... what do? Gift cards are out, that's no fun. Other than wine, like, "Italian" themed decor doesn't suit anyone in the exchange. Ahh...

I'm going to try World Market by the mall but I'm wide open to suggestions.
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Post by melsbells » Mon Dec 3, 11:57 2018

My favorite thing about Italy is the tarantella, but uh, it doesn't exactly sound like you could gift a song and dance, or a ticket to the tarantella festival in Italy. If I was in your situation, I would start making pasta.

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Re: Themed gift exchange... uhh??

Post by Sonic# » Mon Dec 3, 13:46 2018

God, I feel like that theme is begging to lead to national stereotypes.

Off the top of my head, you could go espresso, opera, fine art, gelato, Spaghetti westerns, the Borgias (or similar items), Roman items, sauces, sausage, Papal items, pine nuts, canal boats, olive oil, and a fair number of Shakespeare plays.

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Re: Themed gift exchange... uhh??

Post by Neko » Tue Dec 4, 16:31 2018

Sonic# wrote:
Mon Dec 3, 13:46 2018
God, I feel like that theme is begging to lead to national stereotypes.
Oh boy, for sure. I'm expecting the exchange to be rather cringy.

ETA: Ultimately, I bought a premade gift basket. It has a couple varieties of pasta and sauces, a bottle of chianti, a wooden spoon, and the "basket" is a colander. I had planned to put together a basket of snacks but this one was just better all around.
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