I have a problem. A gift problem. In the past while out and about, if I saw a great deal on something that I thought would make a great gift, I'd pick it up for some point in the future when I needed a baby gift or something for a birthday, holiday, etc. Who am I buying it for? When am I giving it? Too often these items sit and wait for... someday. It's also less personal since it's just something I picked up on sale and not something I purchased with that particular person in mind. I have a new plan. The next big thing is my mom's birthday in April. When I sent my sister's birthday gift yesterday, I picked up a flat rate box from the post office and put all those items I've collected for my mom into the box . I think I'm done... two months early. =) Stores are there for a reason, they'll never run out of stuff. I don't need to store it until I need a gift and most of these items will be contributing to someone else's clutter since they aren't personal. Might I pay more for a particular item? Maybe. But I'll only buy that one item and not several random things to have on hand... just in case. These days, I'm going more for consumables - things that will get used up and go away and not be soemone else's clutter.
Still in the box. It's flimsier than I was expecting and I know I'll never use it. Off it goes!