I let my son, who is three, go through a store where I think he might find something dad would like and let the little one choose. I chose a store that has imports from Nepal, India – that area of the world. His dad loves these cultures. This year, his dad is getting a little carved wooden elephant. It’s sweet. His dad loves animals and loves anything his son gives him.
I asked my son what he wanted to give his grandpa, and he knows grandpa loves books, and he said a book. But he didn’t like any of the books we found, so he’s now painting pictures for a book he’s making on killer whales. Yeah, all the pictures look like varying shades of black or gray in various shapes on the page. But I KNOW that his grandpa will love this more than an original manuscript by Shakespeare.
Go with the heart. It’s all about the love and time.