Monday, March 19, 2012
Case in point: As someone who is practically inseparable from her smartphone, I KNEW I would make use of a tablet computer. And as soon as I had it in my tech-friendly hands...I didn't use it. I mean it gets used on occasion, but what my other half, Phin, told me was true: with a laptop and a smartphone, I just wouldn't use a tablet. Not that I ever want to admit to him that he was right ;)
Second case in point: At Costco, I fell in love with the SodaStream. Yes, the booth boy giving demonstrations and samples was a little campy and yes it seems like a ridiculous tool in a kitchen already overflowing with specialized gadgets, but I after having it for three months I couldn't live without it. I used to go through soda in disgusting quantities; now I guzzle plain seltzer water instead, which suits this gift perfectly.
I've noticed that when you ask for something practical for a birthday or holiday present, the gifters usually feel put out, or try to get you to ask for something more frivolous. Do you get this reaction? And how do you deal with it? Finally, tell me what your favorite underdog gift is!
Posted by Skylar Kade at 11:39 AM