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DeficiencyDawn unwrapped the last present, sighing as she saw the shirt inside. She loved her friends and family but they were clueless when it came to selecting gifts.

Her sister always gave her Buffy-taste clothing. Willow opted for CDs from the bland end of the spectrum. Xander made great presents, but when it came to shopping he was lost. Andrew leaned towards geeky gifts or one of his bizarre home movies. Giles, at least, had an idea of her needs and had sent her a book voucher.

It was a good thing that Spike always made up for their gaffes.


open_on_sundaychallenge #92: gifts

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willshenilshe
27th Dec, 2004 15:00 (UTC)
Sounds like my holidays. Pity I don't have a Spike - but good thing that Dawn does! Lovely drabble, very bittersweet.
redwolf
27th Dec, 2004 23:18 (UTC)
Many thanks. Everyone should have a Spike.
sanda56
27th Dec, 2004 18:18 (UTC)
It was a good thing that Spike always made up for their gaffes.

Wish he was here to make up for the hankies and scarf holder I got from my parents. Come to thnk of it I just wish Spike was here, full stop! ;)

Hope you're having a good Christmas with decent presents! :)
redwolf
27th Dec, 2004 23:31 (UTC)
Aargh! Sorry about the pressies.

I have an Amazon wishlist and my family can't even manage to get me stuff off that. Fortunately I scored cash rather than than things they think I might like this year.

The problem is that they never listen. My mother should never have had kids. She thought babies were cute dolls she could dress up, she's never really gotten out of that mindset and I get things I loathe that she thinks I would like.

Then there's the novelty and cutsie thing my sister has. She knows I like vodka, but rather than getting me a vodka that I like, she thought that getting some generic stuff with blue dye in it that comes in a novelty bottle would be the same. After all, she can't taste the difference. She never takes the hint (direct threat on several occasions) about not getting me certain items either.

I've taken to cornering them and telling them they are getting something hideous until they tell me what they want.

Family. Can live with them, can't brutally murder them and bury the remains in the backyard.
sanda56
28th Dec, 2004 00:00 (UTC)
Family. Can live with them, can't brutally murder them and bury the remains in the backyard.

LOL! Ain't it the truth?
edenfalling
28th Dec, 2004 18:44 (UTC)
Awww.

I know how Dawn feels, but I think I'm more on the 'clueless giver' end of the story. I will never understand how some people are able to get you that thing you never knew you always wanted.

But I can easily see Spike being one of those people.
redwolf
28th Dec, 2004 22:54 (UTC)
I guess the secret is listening, failing that, cornering them with the threat that they will be receiving a stuffed and mounted raccoon if they don't tell you exactly what they want. There are ways and means.
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