holiday gifting reminder...
The recent blender post reminded me of a braising pan I purchased for my mother a few years ago. I love mine so gifted her one, (she loves it). Forgot to check the box at Costco but once home I opened it and it was dented. I gifted her mine that was pristine and returned the dented one after the holidays.
We used it all that holiday week and would have hated her opening/using the dented one.
Appliances should be plugged in and tested before gifting.
We traveled with a new in box cast iron roaster/smoker all the way to Newfoundland to discover the lid was horribly warped. Oy. (I still love it with a foil ring to fit the lid tight). Discontinued immediately due to crap production but I still see it used on IronChef...(with a smoky leaky lid) lol.
Toys for kids that need batteries! Tragic when games like 'operation' does not work. : )
My mother often got tags mixed up. My sister opened a bag of bird seed meant for my father, (loves birds and could care less about gifting). Sister was flummoxed. She would love bird seed now but not at age 12.