Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Why Is It So Hard To Find a Gift for Men?
Mardi Gras is over. This was a long, wonderful Mardi Gras season. I think everyone is tired, or should I say, exhausted. Trying to keep up with my krewe and run Cajun Stitchery and my family is a lot to do.
Even before Mardi Gras, itself, arrived we had a special occasion that wasn't even celebrated. Cajun Stitchery celebrated its 2nd anniversary. I am certainly open to suggestion on how to celebrate this occasion.
As any reader of my blog knows, I love cloth handkerchiefs. Sometime ago I read an article that said women's handkerchiefs are harder to find than men's these days because women no longer use cloth hankies and men have always used them, and never quit using them. Good for men. A customer approached me during the Christmas holidays to do some embroidery on a man's handkerchief and asked if I had any. Well, no, I didn't carry men's handkerchiefs and frankly, had never made a hanky for a man. She and I both searched high and low for men's hankies without any luck. Finally, George did find a pack of men's plain, white handkerchiefs are Wal-Mart. I have that pack in my supplies for the next request.
I made one for her brother and another that is on sale at the Etsy Store. As George and I were discussing this turn of events, we decided that, along with the baby items, this is something else that we need to keep on hand because, frankly, I can never come up with something really cool to give a man as a gift. I always send George out to pick something. Finally, a gift that is kind of kitschy but acceptable for a man. I'll have to research men embroidery motifs now.
C'est tout, mes amis.