There can’t be anything more wearying than being landed with the task of sourcing and obtaining a special anniversary gift.  Particularly if it’s for a senior family member and several are contributing.  I’ve usually been described by that somewhat dubious title of ‘buyer extraordinaire’ – which has proven to be more irkesome than flattering.      However, this last year with the full lockdown getting in the way of normal activities, we find ourselves facing defeat if we don’t get surfing, sourcing and securing that much needed gift online!  For some senior folk, homewares bought for giftware is acceptable so long as it’s something they couldn’t possibly manage to buy themselves such as tv, fridge, washer etc. etc.  Suddenly the baulking at having a domestic servant replaced at no cost to themselves stops and it becomes perfetly acceptable!  It’s amazing how one can get a positive reaction to online giftware and homewares so long as they look and feel jolly good quatity!