So, you need to get a gift
for "Oscar the Grouch." There are two directions you can take with
your gift giving, (1) give something that will help them deal with or
relieve their anger and (2) if the gift recipient knows that they are a
son-of-a-B, you can have fun with it and give them something that kindly
makes fun of their disposition.
Gifts to help deal with
The recipient of this gift
needs to learn how to cope with their anger. Here are some way to
help them do this.
Books: There are many
books and videos on this subject, and they would make good gifts, if
given with tact (you do not want the person to get insulted).
Relaxation: Other gifts
can include items that will help relax the person, like a
self-massaging chair or a CD of relaxing music.
Hobbies: A third gift
idea would be to purchase something that relates a hobby they might
have. The idea is that if they are caught up with their hobby,
they will be a transference of the anger into something positive
that might help to relax them. If they do not have a hobby, you can
always get them started in one. You can visit our
Hobbies and Interests section for
some hobby ideas.
Gifts to make light of a
If you and the recipient
already kid around about their grumpy disposition, you can purchase a
gag gift. An Oscar the Grouch doll would be appropriate. Another
cute Idea is a personalized T-shirt, with "Grumpy Old Man" or other
NOTE: The above information is not to be
taken as medical advice. Anger and Anger Management can be very
serious and in many cases should be handled by a doctor or trained