We all need to get special presents from time to time.  That 50th wedding anniversary or the 21st birthday celebration for a favourite nephew – these call for really individual presents.  Some folk deplore the idea of receiving a homeware item as a birthday gift.  I know someone who was bought a really expensive top of the range vacuum cleaner for a birthday present by her devoted but dim husband.  He had actually misinterpreted her begging for a decent cleaner – what she actually meant was a Mrs Mop to come in and do the job for her!  World war 3 took some time to abate after that but it is a timely reminder for us all to check the recipient’s expectations and how they may differ from our own ideas.  There are some amazing gift and homeware sites available today so have a look and ask those little questions that can mean the difference between giftware glory and giftware gaffe.