Um, there is a little bit of advice that I seek through this forum today. Though it seems like a trivial issue at face value, but when it comes down to actually venturing out and finalizing a piece, I am not too sure. Basically, I need ideas for an anniversary present. Mom and Dad complete twenty-five years of being Mr. and Mrs. Bhattacharjee on the 5th of December and I still haven’t a clue about what I am wrapping up for them.
Yes, we are having a silver jubilee party of course. But then we aren’t divulging much about that lest they shy out at the eleventh hour. I have aunts who are insisting on decking up Mom in her shaadi ki sari and uncles who want to arrange for a platform cake with some sort of photo collage. My dear parents have every chance of blushing beetroot red and shutting themselves in a room when the day actually arrives.
Mom adores perfumes. Any fragrance. But she already has dozens and dozens of them. Also what perfume seems elaborate enough for an event of this dimension? There are so many gift items in galleries today but everything I see seems to me so Happy-Birthday-ish. Or the kind I gave to the neighbours when we went for lunch at their place. Do not suggest gems and diamond jewellery please – yours truly is broke at the moment – but something nice that fits the modest little bill?
And Dad, well, I believe he could be given an ornate pen or a watch. But sadly, the pen is a very recent gift and the watch is something Mom is planning to add to her gift-box. What now? Shirt? That seems, I don’t know, so drab and dour somehow.
If it helps, I am done already with what I am going to wear and the accessories my outfit will need. 😀 But on this crucial question, I have yet to decide. Without help, I will probably end up stuffing random articles in a stocking and hand it over with a card.