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Surefire Last Minute Christmas Presents

Posted on the 22 December 2011 by Periscope @periscopepost

Surefire Last Minute Christmas Presents

Give your parents the gift of serenity. Tell them you’ve decided not to write that misery memoir after all.

Your editor doesn’t want expensive perfume. Why not write a bestselling series à la Harry Potter instead? It will cost you nothing and bring years of happiness.

Christmas is a time for embracing thine enemy. Wrap a litter of mastiffs in pretty gold tissue paper for his children.

Stressed over choosing the right gift for your teenagers? Try this nifty trick: place three or four large denomination bills in a festive envelope and watch their faces light up.

And, finally, in the rush to make everyone else happy, don’t forget to treat yourself! A liter of gin and that pretty snowflake tin full of mince pies makes a simple and cheering breakfast or midnight snack.

This piece first appeared on Meg Rosoff’s blog, found at

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