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Schrödinger Gift

Surprise! What did I give you?
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For the guy -or gal- for whom you simply have no idea what to get, give them the Schrodinger Gift. Not only does the recipient have no idea what it might be, neither do you!

The Gift is sold already completely wrapped. They are unisexually appropriate and mostly not unreasonable gifts. There are a few offbeat items. Of course, offbeatness may be a relative measure, depending on what is actually inside that wrapping and who receives it.

I tried this on my brother-in-law. I have no idea what I gave him - it was an item I had bought for him years ago, wrapped, and neglected to send. I rediscovered it in the Christmas supplies and sent it this year, and we're still on good terms.

As a running gag - kind of building on the world-hopping gnome idea - make the TO: tag a list with blanks for future recipients to add their names. Maybe Steve tried that. Maybe he's saving it to give it back in nine months.

elhigh, Mar 13 2006

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       As long as it doesn't include a dead cat, you're probably onto something.
DrCurry, Mar 13 2006
  

       You spent your christmas mornings in high school?
fridge duck, Mar 13 2006
  

       My brother ran for local office. Being a minimalist, he spent nothing on advertising. I asked him if he got any votes?   

       One, maybe. Could be zero...   

       He'd do well in the Shroedinger State elections.
sophocles, Mar 14 2006
  

       Something out of Harry Potter, maybe.
DrCurry, Mar 14 2006
  

       Baked: christmas crackers.
spiritualized, Mar 14 2006
  
      
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