Thursday, December 11, 2008
Some people who visit my home notice I have a number of frog-related pieces.
And yes - I've become quite fond of frogs since I moved into my home 20 years ago, and found my pond attracted them.
But, guess what - this does not mean I necessarily want frog-themed gifts. I don't want my home to become overrun with frogs!
Similarly, I've had clients who have stopped collecting something - either their tastes changed, or they just decided they had enough of whatever. Even though they told their family and friends about this, they still got gifts to add to the collection!
So if you're planning to buy someone a teddy bear because she has 10 of them, and obviously likes them, you might make sure she really wants another one. But if someone has an active collection of something and wants to expand it, go ahead and help!
Want more gift ideas? You can find links to all articles in this clutter-free gift-giving series here:
Christmas and Other Holidays: A Clutter-Free Gift Guide
[photos: bronze sculpture from Frogman, bought before he became a well-known artist; frog picture, reprint from the cover of Communication Arts; frog mask on doorbell box]