Conceptual Gift Guide
Sustained, arched-brow eye contact with your best friend as something awkward unfolds.
A perfect retort made at the exact right time, instead of months later, when you’re trying to fall asleep.
The feeling when a package that you’ve waited for for a long time finally arrives.
The feeling when a package that you didn’t expect at all arrives.
Spending the exact correct amount of time with a first date—long enough that you can extrapolate from his small talk personality traits to fit all your dreams but not so long that you’ve heard his problematic opinions.
The brief glimmer of triumph when you run into your high-school nemesis and learn that she still lives at home—right before the guilt for feeling triumphant sets in.
The rush you get from starting a new project.
The rush you get from finishing a project.
The rush you get from hovering your finger over the Send button on a risky text.
The rush you get from practicing self-control and saying no to a project.
A serendipitous twist in conversation when your parents ask why you’re not married yet.
The anticipation of complete comfort as you get into bed at the end of a long day, put on Netflix, and begin to unwrap a burrito.