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Anniversary Gifts

February 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Gripes

I am starting to feel better from my episode of the death flu that has been running around town. During the past two weeks, I haven’t really paid close attention to the calendar. I was looking at it last night and all I could think was, “Crap, my anniversary is next week. Crap, my sister’s birthday is next week. Crap, my niece’s birthday is next week. Crap. Crap. Crap.” Well today, the shit only got deeper as I frantically searched for gifts. My sister is easy. She asked for Clinique Happy perfume. Done. My niece has decided Hello Kitty is a religion. I bought her a jewelry box messenger bag, sunglasses, earrings, tissues, and an eraser set dedicated to her false idol. Done. I hit a wall with my husband. It is our 8th wedding anniversary. You are suppose to give bronze, linen, lace, appliances, or a trip to a casino. I don’t know who came up with this but its pure crap and only serves to stress me out because I can never find an appropriate gift to go with the theme. I decided to scrap the tradition and think what would make my husband happy. My first thought was a New Zealand All Blacks Rugby jersey. Of course the jersey, in the size I need, is back ordered. The only other clothing item he has requested is a tee-shirt that says, “I support single mothers.” It has a picture of a woman dancing on a pole. I am tempted but it just seems wrong. Then I discovered that Eddie Izzard is performing in NYC next week. Great! Perfect! All the tickets through Ticketmaster are gone. I am frantically back to the drawing board. Any ideas????

***If you don’t know who Eddie Izzard is, then watch the video below. He is not everyone’s cup of tea but we love his routines!

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Haley

    I love Eddie Izzard! I’ve seen him twice live. Great show.

    Try Craig’s List?

    Keep an eye out on StubHub?

    Make it a romantic vacation and buy tickets for a show in a different city?

    Good luck!


    “Cake please!”

  • pilotg2

    It is not what you can get him, but rather what you could get yourself. Such as a bronze, linen, and lace bikini ala Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars (return of the jedi).
    But don’t stress much. Husbands are pretty easy to please as far as gifts on anniversaries. You could always just go with a simple “date” night and do something that he enjoys, but doesn’t get a chance to do often.

  • Beekers

    Haley: Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to look at StubHub!

    Pilot: My backup plan is a beef tenderloin dinner, key lime pie for dessert, and a Eddie Izzard DVD. I will have to think about the bronze/lace bikini ala Carrie Fisher…it just makes me think of Jabba and that kinda ruins the moment.

  • Wickedly Cool Bean

    I love Eddie Izzard!! Espeically when he talks about waiting on line at the grocery with the murderers… classic!

    You may also want to take a look on eBay… Unless you are part of the boycott!!

    Good Luck and Happy Anniversary!!

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