"Surprise! It's my birthday."
Tags:birthday, birthdays, shopping spree, shopping sprees, birthday present, birthday presents, present, presents, gift, gifts, shop, shops, shopping, buy, buys, buying, retail therapy, forgot, forget, forgets, forgetful, husband, husbands, spouse, spouses, wife, wives, retail therapy, retailer, retailers
"For Father's Day, I'm giving my dad an hour of free tech support."
Tags:tech support, fathers day, father's day, gift, gifts, present, presents, technical support, holiday, holidays, young generation, younger generations, computer, computer whiz, computer whizzes, computer nerd, computer nerds, nerd, nerds, geek, geeks, computer geek, computer geeks, son, sons, father, fathers, dad, dads
"Oh shoot, we still need to get Hanukkah gifts for the Rosenbaums."
Tags:santa, santa claus, kris kringle, father christmas, saint nick, st nicholas, saint nicholas, st nick, pelznickel, mr claus, mrs claus, hannukkah, gift, gifts, present, presents, friend, friends, jewish, christian, christians, judaism, christianity, realistic, realism, gifting, second temple, home, marriage, home life, shpasik, jtoons
"I can't quite picture who would enjoy a gift in that price range."
Tags:gift counsellor, gift counsellors, gift counselor, gift counselors, department store, department stores, shopping mall, shopping malls, mall, malls, gift, gifts, present, presents, counselling, counseling, price, prices, price range, money, finances, customer, customers, customer request, customer requests, customer service, service, shopping, shopper, shoppers, christmas shopping, xmas shopping, man, men, difficult, consumerism
"No, no, Timmy. Not that one. I'm saving that one for last."
"Don't say a word—my daughter gave me this tie."
"We didn't have time to pick up a bottle of wine, but this is what we would have spent."
"Is it any wonder you got coal in your stocking?"
"...and for you, Dorothy, that I.U.D. you've been wanting."
"Yeah, everybody says I'm hard to shop for, too."
"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
Tags:spaced out, spaced, distract, distracted, distraction, distractions, miles away, zoned out, zone out, daydream, daydreaming, brain dead, braindead, exec, executive, executives, meeting, meetings, business, big business, boss, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, stress, stressed, concentrate, concentration, first impressions, present, presence, physical, mental, not quite there, tune out, paying attention, attention, pay attention, greetings, greeting, workaholic, work life balance, breakdown, stressed, modern life, working life, corporate, word play, play on words, word, words
"We had the usual exchange of gifts-she gave me this diamond collar, and I ate all my dinner."
"This year, we just decided to give money to ourselves."
Tags:christmas, xmas, yule, noel, shopping, christmas shopping, shopper, shoppers, money, finances, personal finances, gift, gifts, present, presents, gift-giving, exchanging gifts, exchanging presents, holiday, holidays, consumerism, commercialisation, commercialization, retail, frugal, cheap, saving money, cutting costs
"Flowers? That's so arrogant!"
Tags:arrogant, arrogance, presumptuous, presumptuousness, feminist, feminists, feminism, militant, militants, gift, gifts, present, presents, assumption, assumptions, assume, assumes, gender stereotype, women's lib, women's liberation, bouquet, bouquets, date, dates, dating, modern life, modern times, valentine, valentines, valentine's day, valentines day
"I'm going out. Do you need any voles?"
Tags:animals, pets, dining, food, shopping, consumerism, grocery, groceries, grocery store, grocery stores, errand, errands, vole, voles, rodent, rodents, consumer, consumers, cat, cats, running errands, gift, gifts, present, presents, cat gift, cat present, predator, predators, prey, consideration, considerate, polite
"An anniversary present? For me? I remembered? Well, thank me very much!"
"Regift the bicycle, Charles, but put this in my Panama pile."
"Of course, that was long ago, but at the time it seemed like the present."
Tags:cocktail, cocktails, cocktail party, cocktail parties, party, parties, present, past, pasts, time, times, passage, passage of time, long time, old age, old, older, absent, absent minded, absent-minded, absent mindedness, absent-mindedness, senile, senility, old man, drink, drinking, drinks, yarn
"Why, Jimmy! Just what I wanted! Grand Theft Auto Number Four!"
"As I call each of your names, please answer by saying 'Present'"
Tags:animal, animals, sheep, flock, flocks, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, rhyme, rhymes, mother goose, literature, children's story, children's stories, character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, bo-peep, little bo-peep, roll call, roll calls, attendance, present, answer, answers, answering, name, names, list, lists
"I need a box of the gayest chocolate you've got."
Tags:love, loving, romance, romantic, romancing, valentine, valentines, date, dates, dating, loves, loved, boyfriend, boyfriends, husband, husbands, valentine's, valentine's day, gayest, chocolate, chocolates, box of chocolates, celebrating, celebrates, celebration, celebrations, candy, candies, candy, shop, chocolatier, patisserie, pastry, pastries, truffle, truffles, fancy, gift, gifts, present, presents, foodie, foodies, food blog, food blogger, food lover, food lovers, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtq+
Line of children to see Santa Claus; Line of parents to use the ATM
Tags:atm, automated teller machine, atms, automated teller machines, atm machine, atm machines, cash point, cash points, cash machine, cash machines, money machine, money machines, bank machine, bank machines, bank, banks, money, cash, line, lines, lining up, line up, queue, queues, queuing, santa, santa claus, mall santa, sit on santa's knee, visit santa, season, seasons, seasonal, mall, malls, store, stores, shop, shops, winter, christmas, christmastime, christmas season, xmas, noel, yule, shopping, xmas shopping, christmas shopping, consumerism, gift, gifts, present, presents, kids, kids, child, children, adult, adults, parent, parents, family, families, shopping mall, shopping malls, department store, department stores
"If they fit, we can return them."
Tags:christmas, xmas, noel, yule, christmas day, gift, gifts, present, presents, opening gifts, opening presents, fashion, clothes, clothing, men's clothing, men's clothes, menswear, pants, trousers, baggy, loose fitting, style, trend, trends, fad, fads, trendy, in-style, boys clothes, boys clothing, boy, boys, teen, teens, teenager, fit, ill-fitting, return, returning, returns, exchange, exchanges, exchanging, refund, refunding, refunds, retail, consumerism
"Tell your grandfather how much you like his present and ask him if he still has the receipt."
Tags:return, returns, gift, gifts, present, presents, christmas, x-mas, xmas, unwanted, unwanted gift, unwanted gifts, receipt, receipts, returns department, returns departments, self-interest, self-interested, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, exchange, exchanges, exchanging, birthday, birthdays, thankful, grateful, inappropriate, ask permission, asking permission, limited screen time, limiting screen time
"Things are crazy right now. Let me get back to you after the holidays."
Tags:christmas, christmas day, hectic, schedule, schedules, scheduling, holiday stress, overworked, christmas shopping, gift, gifts, present, presents, stressful, stress, stresses, stressor, stressors, xmas, x-mas, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, get back to you, call back, calling back, phone call, phone calls, busy, busy schedule, busy schedules, child, children, lack of perspective