There are rarely shopping forays for me more exciting than buying a holiday, and then buying stuff for that holiday! I do of course buy lots of gifts for family – when I really have to, but most of my relatives are either older and retired, awash with plenty of spendable cash. The other side of this are the younger working set – not so flush and often in need of sensible gifts to help them in their every day existence. That is tedious, trying to find a gift that satisfies several heads of claim! When a nephew was marrying in the summer, having shared a flat for some time, they didn’t need conventional wedding gifts so we all clubbed together and bought their holiday – it’s hardly a honeymoon if taken a year or so later! The variety of things you can buy someone is surprising fun too. Who’s for ice cream cones on a beach in California?