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Present Frame of Mind

by Simon on February 18, 2009

I’d recently missed out on attending a friend’s birthday party, something that I referred to in a previous post. One thing I didn’t miss out on was the opportunity to buy him a birthday present. However, buying the right present proved to be somewhat of a challenge.

I’ve always been the kind of person who tries to put some thought into the presents I buy for my friends. Not really knowing what present would suit this person, I’d ended up with the present-selection equivalent of writer’s block. The best I could come up with at the time was either something way out of my budget (damn you, expensive but ultra-cool technology!) or a gift voucher, which in my eyes is a gift that appears to show some thought without the need to actually exercise any (ranks below cash in my books).

With my recent interest in amateur food photography and food blogging, perhaps the whole foodie thing was something worthy of investigation.

So, with furrowed brow and pensive frame of mind, I thought to myself…

Perhaps I should use a lifeline…

The choice was obvious in hindsight.

It also helped that this friend had an appreciation of good food (especially the eating part) and knew his way around a kitchen, making this a worthy selection.

The present ended up looking like this:

A few of my favourite things (minus the string)

The individual portions of the present, as well as the purveyors that these were purchased from, will be covered in subsequent posts.

If you’re still wondering, the answer was D.

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