Are we friends on a social network? Probably. Do you like surprises and/or free things? Then you should do a few things:
- Have a public wishlist somewhere. Amazon? Pinterest? Goodreads? Etsy? I don’t care where. I’ll find it, believe me. Keep it up to date, yo! (Side point: doing this makes it really easy in December when someone asks you what you want for xmas. You just send em a link.)
- Have your address somewhere on the internet. Now I know everyone has different privacy concerns. I am not asking you to just publish it anywhere. But hey, facebook has privacy settings so you could put it there and only expose it to your real friends.
- Be thankful.
What’s in it for you? Well that second one means I won’t txt you every single time I have to go to your house because I don’t remember your exact address. Combined with the first, it probably means you’ll get presents. If I have to ask for your address, it will no longer be a surprise, which is no fun. If you don’t have a wishlist, I might find it too hard to know what you’ll want. If you get something from me and don’t send an email to even say you received it, I might get cranky and rethink sending you presents out of the goodness of my heart.
I love sending people presents, especially when it’s NOT a holiday or their birthday, but rather when I find something I think they’ll like or they are having a sucky time. I know I much prefer random presents. So follow my three step plan and you’ll get presents!
And yes, this means someone out there is getting a present because s/he follows rules.