My first reaction when I saw the neatly lined up boxes sitting on the table at the store was to smirk, roll my eyes a bit, and laugh...maybe even a tad "out loud".
Snuggies. What a joke. It's a blanket...with sleeves. How ridiculous.
But then I started thinking about it.
My parents keep their house at a rather low temperature. My mom likes to work on various projects on her laptop. Cold...Mom...Cold...Mom...Snuggie???
It could work.
I picked up one of the boxes and looked beyond the bright blazing red "As Seen on TV" sticker.
Sure, it looked dorky. And it might be a gift only an octogenarian would include on their Wish List. But it could be practical. And my mom does so love a practical gift.
Ten minutes later...
The Snuggie was mine. Blue. Snuggly. Practical. My smirk had changed into a smirk of pride; I had found the perfect gift for my mom.
Then I made the mistake of texting my sister: "I got Mom a Snuggie for Christmas. Do you think she'll love it?"
The answer was immediate. "No. She won't."
Well, sheesh! Don't even think about it or anything.
My Christmas cheer crushed, I called to see if this was one of those joking sister texts or save-yourself-before-you-get-too-deep texts.
She said "hello". I skipped the pleasantries and said, "You really don't think she'll like it?"
"Well how do you know?"
"She's sitting right next to me. I asked her. She says she wouldn't like it."
Snuggie. A gift not even a mother could love.
Hating the idea of
The only person I could think of is a family member who is above a certain unspoken age and still not married. But I just can't. I can't give it to her. I might as well stick a cat or two in the pockets of the thing and label her as forever lost to singlehood. I can't be responsible for that.
Who else could use a Snuggie???
At 2:30 am this morning, it came to me.
A blogger! A blogger could use a Snuggie. Not only to keep their arms warm, but their wit as well. I can just hear the creative posts spouting forth from the blogger who dons a blanket...with sleeves.
Here it is. I am hosting a giveaway. For one brand-new, in the box, color blue Snuggie. No strings attached. Only sleeves.
To enter my Snugalicious Giveaway:
1- simply be a Hanging by a Silver Lining follower
2- leave a comment telling me WHY or WHY NOT a Snuggie is a gift not even a mother could love.
Giveaway closes Wednesday, December 15th at midnight so that I can get it
Merry Christmas Bloggy Buddies!