Mr. Big asked for a gift this year. He almost never asks for anything…but he mentioned that he really wants an Ice fishing Flasher…more specifically, one that costs $500 (gulp). Not that he wants me to spend $500, but that he knows my talent for finding deals and/or used items in mint condition for way cheaper. And you know me, I love a challenge.
It took just over a month, and some mad heckling skills, and the willingness to drive 2.5 hours in a snow storm – but I got it – in mint condition and for a fraction of the price. It is now nestled happily under the tree in a box way too big for it (so he can’t possibly guess).
I’m super excited to give it to him, because I made sure to convince him I really couldn’t find him one and it was just too expensive (I am SO cheap, so he totally buys this), so he will be so surprised. But there is this little niggling thought in the back of my mind that giving a used gift is somehow less special… (which surprises me because I love to thrift shop)… I am not sure where the idea is coming from but it’s there, plugging away at my happiness over finding Mr. Big the perfect present.
Thoughts? Do you ever give pre-loved gifts?