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Gifts for the Impossible to Buy For

We all have them. The impossible person in the family who doesn’t know what they want, or does but won’t say, and still needs something to open on Christmas morning. Something funny or practical? He likes wine, I think, or would he prefer something to keep him warm? And then there’s everyone else! Do I need anything else for my wife? Did we get anything for my Sister in-law?

 

I think I’m in trouble here.

 

I grab my coat and run to the car with a list, hastily written on the back of an envelope in crayon (I couldn’t find a pen).

 

 

You guessed it, we’re off to Marks!

 

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I need four gifts, one for my Sister in-law, one (more) for my wife, one for my Father in-law, and one for my office Secret Santa.

 

 

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But first, try on the Santa hat. Oh, she says no. “Silly Daddy”

 

Fortunately, there are lots of shelves and displays full of Christmas-themed socks, sweaters, hats and even underwear to choose from. I think I’ll probably just go for socks and hats for my in-laws though.

 

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As we go around the store, my arms are filling up and my toddler is getting fussy. Hold on, I’ve had an idea.

 

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Work smarter, not harder.

 

 

For my office Secret Santa, I’ve really got no idea where to start. Again, it looks like Marks has thought of everything and provided me with a collection of potential gifts for the person I don’t really know but still have to buy something for.

 

 

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Ok, I think I’m really making progress. Now I just need a few more pieces for my wife’s stocking. How about some new pajamas, some cozy socks and photo coasters?

 

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Also, while I’m here, I might as well get myself some extra socks. Since I’ve started to go back to the gym, all my old ones have worn holes. I like these ones because they’re designed for comfort while running and don’t slip around causing blisters.

 

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Did I forget anyone? I’d better get this Burt’s Bees gift set for the person I forgot to add to the list.

 

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Of course, if you still can’t decide what to get, you’re always safe with a handy gift card. Hint hint.

 

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Marks. All words, opinions and frantic shopping was done by me. Happy Christmas!

 

 

 

James Smith

Hi, I'm James, I'm a Dad Blogger, Huffington Post Contributor, Social Media Specialist & Community Manager based in Vancouver, BC. I'm thoroughly British, a lover of coffee, the outdoors, cameras and cats. These are my views, thoughts, lessons, and mistakes.

1 Comment
  • Darlene Schuller
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    I had no idea Mark’s carried so much, I really only started shopping there this past year lol. My husband is so difficult to buy for but he doesn’t seem to have any issues finding things at Marks. I will have to hit them up and see what they have here! Thanks so much for the post.

    December 8, 2017 at 3:47 am

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