Stuck on what to get that one last person on your gifting list? Next up in our Bookends Christmas author series, we ask some of our lovely authors who is the most difficult person to buy for on their own Christmas gifting lists, and their advice on how to get around it!
Olivia Beirne, author of The List that Changed My Life
Definitely my Dad, without question. He’s never loved a present I’ve bought him. One year I thought I’d hit the nail on the head by giving him a framed photo of myself (which, looking back sounds incredibly narcissistic, but after four years of unsuccessful Marks and Spencer jumpers I was getting desperate) which I thought would be great for his new office. He put it straight in his room behind another photo. This year I’m going to buy him a snickers.
Cate Woods, author of More Than a Feeling
If you are male and too old for Star Wars Lego then I will spend fraught weeks scouring the internet for brilliant, witty gift ideas, before eventually giving up and buying you socks. Again.
Holly Bourne, author of How Do You Like Me Now?
Any male person. What do you get men? What does anyone ever get men? They always buy what they need the moment they need it, rather than waiting for Christmas. And, if you click the ‘presents for him’ box on an online store for ideas, all you get is silver whiskey flasks or cufflinks. I know no man who wouldn’t think I was literally insane if I gifted him a hip flask and some cufflinks. He’d be like, “what sort of crazy James Bond life do you think I live?!”
Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
My dad. He has everything he wants and hates ‘clutter’ which means ‘everything’. We get around him by buying him restaurant vouchers for him and my stepmother.
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