Gift Ideas for a Grumpy Man or Woman
There are Grumpy People Everywhere and They Can be Difficult to Shop For
If you are like me you try to avoid moody people as much as possible but every now and then that just is not possible.
Grumpy relatives, grouchy store clerks, and moody co-workers just cannot be avoided so you have to learn how to live with these cranky people bumping into you every now and then.
There are so many of them out there that there is actually a holiday dedicated just for them, it is Do a Grouch a Favor Day and according to Sesame Street magazine it rolls around every year on February 15th (wonder if it is all that love stuff on Valentine's day that does them in?)
Of course there are other special occasions like birthdays and Christmas when you may be obligated to purchase a gift for cranky aunt Bertha or your grump of a boss. It can also be a bit worrisome if you are unlucky enough to pick the name of the crankiest person in the office for your annual work gift swap.
If you find yourself needing a something special for one of those perpetually moody people then this web page is for you. Relax, there is the perfect item out there for that grumpy man or woman on your list.
A Gift of Laughter Can be Good but Only if it is Accompanied by a Second Gift of Luxury or Entertainment
Humor can be an appropriate item when selecting a gift for a grumpy person. Just make sure that the humor is NOT directed at them but is instead a light-hearted entertainment provided to help bring a smile.
When giving a gag item or one with a touch of humor always provide a second gift which is either extravagant or sentimentally sweet. Your second gift will reassure your friend, co-worker, or relative, that your selection is because you care and not because you are in some way mocking them.
A grumpy person can be a very sensitive person. Many people who appear easily irritated are individuals who have been hurt in the past. To protect themselves from that kind of hurt happening again they build a cloak of grouchiness around themselves.
A grumpy person may act tough on the outside but inside they may in reality have a big soft marshmallow heart. Many people who act tough are actually just afraid to let their vulnerability show.
A Beautiful Brass "No Soliciting" Sign?
Let's face facts. Grumpy people are grumpy. They do not like to be disturbed (or so they say) which means that a NO SOLICITING sign is a perfect match for their personality. It is strange but some people seem to get a kick out of disappointing other folks.
The fact that the sign is made from classy brass will help to make it look like they are important enough not to have to be bothered by folks who they regard as a complete and total waste of their valuable time.
The grouchy personality will love hanging one of these signs next to their door because it gives them an opportunity to enjoy every occasion that a sales person or religious promoter comes up to their door.
Most of us Know Someone Who Can be a Little Moody
Shopping for a cranky individual can drive you almost insane. It doesn't matter what the gift is they will find a reason to complain about what they have just received.
Wrong size, wrong color, too expensive, too cheap, it's crap, and what the hell do I want with that? Well enough of that.
Pop on your old Santa hat and let's see what gift ideas for grumpy men and women we can come up with for the person you are shopping for. I can't promise that you won't receive some flack but hopefully you will bring a peek of a smile to their otherwise gloomy look.
A Little Home Baked Happiness can be Heart Warming
Food is an excellent gift choice. We all consume it and we all want to enjoy the foods we consume so gifting someone the absolute luxury of a taste tempting selection of edible treats is a delightfully sweet idea.
You bake up a tray of sweet cookies, pie, or cake or purchase a treat from a local or online store. There are many great edible presents to select from.
Pamper your person in richness with a gift of edible precious metals. Now a person really can taste luxury with a gift of edible gold or silver. It is a gift of distinction that is sure to bring a look of wonder and surprise to the recipient.
Unique food items are spectacular enough to satisfies even the distinctive tastes of an exceptionally moody person.The luxury of chocolate, hazelnuts, the distinction of caviar, or a gift of saffron the spice that is so expensive it is known as Red Gold? These are gifts of a luxurious taste texture and sensation that are unequaled by other foods.
A Gift Card to a Favorite Restaurant or Coffee Shop is Sweet
A gift card allows a person to choose what they most need or want. It insures that the person on your list gets a gift that is appropriate for them. It can be for a restaurant, store, spa, entertainment event, or for groceries. Select it to suit their needs or wants. This really is a great choice for someone who is pouty the majority of the time.
Moody People Often Enjoy Unique or Unusual Items
Grumpy people like to own an item that no one else has as it can make them the focal point of attention. They usually like to be made to feel special. Unique items, items of curiosity, or brand spanking new and novel gadgets are ideal Christmas, birthday, or other special occasion gifts for them.
A sound therapy machine is a great gift choice for a person who is irritated easily. With a number of soothing sound choices it helps to block out annoying night or day time noises with a sound more to their choosing.
Books: A Gift of Luxurious Relaxation
Hardcover, paperback, or electronic books are one of our greatest luxuries. They teach us, advise us, entertain us, and relax us.
With a relatively low ticket price this gift is one that is filled with an abundance of smiles and laughter. it is perhaps one of the best presents that you can pass along to another person.
As well you will quickly discover that there are so many great book themes to choose from, even those with blank pages such as a personal journal are a treasure to receive. Best seller, book box reading set, reference book, specialty cookbook, or puzzle book, these are all excellent choices for the moody man or woman on your list.
Cute Practical Yard Items are Ideal for Home Owners
The electronic scarecrow is motion sensor activated and delivers a sharp burst of water in the direction of any intruder within quite a distance of it. It's the humane way to chase unwanted visitors out of the yard or garden.
The home owner can pull a chair up to the window and watch as the offender gets blasted. (Not recommended for use on the mailman, solicitors, or promoters of religious materials.)
If there are neighborhood dogs, cats, rats, or squirrels bothering your grouchy person (or his/her garden or lawn area) then this scarecrow is really going to keep him or her amused. Also great for surprising kids who come in past their curfew. Another fabulous gift is a motion sensor trail camera. It let's you know who is doing what in your yard when you aren't looking.
A Good Luck Charm says "I Care"
Receiving a good luck symbol tends to not only make you feel luckier but it also lets you know that someone cares about you too. That is a thought that is sure to put a smile on even the grumpiest face. Guardian angels and good luck charms are great gifts for a person who is always moody. A good luck charm shows that someone really does care about your welfare.
A grouchy person may not acknowledge that they appreciate a gift of good luck, and this gift may be greeted with a bah humbug, but this is an item that they certainly won't give away. We all like to feel that we have a little extra luck on our side.
Some People Have a Good Reason to be Grumpy
The world consists of many different types of people. Not everyone is born able to enjoy socializing with large numbers of people and yet our society today dictates that the majority of us must interact on a constant basis with other individuals. This could cause a person to be grumpy.
Introverts are a personality type who simply perform better, and are more content, when exposed to less socialization. Having to live a social lifestyle on a day to day basis can be enough to make an introvert down and out right miserable and grumpy.
Introverts are not crazy, and they are not bad people, or sick people. They are just not extroverts. Not everyone enjoys, or is capable of, socializing with other people on a regular basis. This could be the personality type of the grumpy person who you know.
A Gift Basket is Ideal for Anyone
Gift baskets can contain a wide assortment of items within them which means that there is pretty much guaranteed to be something exciting in there for any person who receives it.
Even a super duper ill tempered person can't object too much to a great gift basket. Of course you might hear that there are way too many items in it or that you spent too much but this is generally more of a compliment than a complaint.
It is a gift that is caring, considerate, and sure to melt the heart of the person who receives it. A tempting array of treats awaits the recipient of a gift basket and is sure to tempt the palate of the grumpiest connoisseur. Even a perpetually moody person can't help but feel excited when he or she receive a basket filled with a wide variety of goodies. Gift baskets truly are the ultimate gift choice for hard to shop for individuals.
Copper a Gift that is Practical Decorative and Unique
There are Many Reasons Why a Person is Grumpy
The grumpy person on your gift list may be someone who is just not living in an environment which they can feel content in.
The problem may be that they are subjected to more stress than they can deal with, more work than they are able to deal with, are in chronic pain, or simply have too many people around them at any given time.
There are many reasons why a person might be chronically grumpy. Financial worries, emotional concerns, or illness can make a person's mood swing in a downward direction. Sometimes people are grouchy just because they've gotten into the habit of living that way.
A grumpy attitude can be infectious and grumpy people can be difficult to interact with. Fortunately knowing why a person is grouchy can help us to be a little more understanding of their unique personality, mannerisms, and needs.
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