My husband’s aunt is kind of a sweet lady but also kind of a firecracker, like her mother. She likes “sweet” things in all forms–she sends us turtle cheesecakes at Christmas, drinks canned cocktails, and gives our daughter big gift bags full of frilly dresses and ballerina snowglobes and stuffed animals. At the same time, she has the firecracker side. She can be startlingly unsentimental about her own family while also working very hard to help them, and doesn’t feel obligated to do anything she doesn’t want to do (cook, decorate for Christmas, help her deadbeat daughter buy a car). She has always worked full time and her daughter has always been a handful–and now her parents and elderly neighbor are a handful. Also, her husband just retired, so he’s around all day now (hee hee). I think she doesn’t really have any hobbies except dealing with all of that.
We are visiting them in a couple of months and I think I MUST bring a gift for her. What should it be?