All right, procrastinators, this is your time to shine. Yes, work’s only gotten busier, people are scheduling impromptu gift exchanges early because the kids are sick or everyone’s decided to go to some other celebration for the last week of the year. You can just manage to say you couldn’t make it to Hanukkah but still have gifts for everyone, while going to malls only seems more like an act of desperation and Amazon starts laughing when you ask if you can have something shipped by Christmas.
This is it. Merry Procrastinator week! You can do it!
I really like giving folks gifts from small businesses. I love supporting creators and entrepreneurs–not only are they critical to us as sources of innovation and the backbone of the economy, chances are my little cousin won’t say “I already have this” when she unwraps a custom-made item.
And if she does, I may just help Krampus find her next year.
Anyways, I try not to promote myself overly throughout the year, as you’re already on my blog and I think you recall why this blog exists, but if you’re looking for a gift for the fantasy-book reader in your life, how about some books? My books look glorious in 3D for those who want a sense of superiority over the Christmas Eve shoppers and get their work done this week. And if you like to live dangerously, well, they’re also pretty swell in e-book format.
Plus, if you give them to someone now, they’ll only have a month or two to wait, if that, before the third book comes out! So not only are you giving them something to enjoy and supporting an artist, you’re also giving the best gift of all: ancitip….
…ation. Science shows again and again that anticipation is what brings us the most joy, and that’s what gift giving is really all about.
So hurry up! Get those books and get ’em wrapped! And then yell at the cat for knocking the tree over! But remember all your presents are books, so nothing could be broken and sigh relief into your eggnog. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially now that the cat’s scared and hiding under the bed.
And that, my friends, is true peace on Earth.