Well, I did spend a weekend with her last summer, while visiting, and the weekend she stayed with me. THe weekend I spend with her helped me figure out Christmas gifts! She loves flavored coffee, and pajamas, both of which I got her for Christmas. I just didn't want to repeat. I have a general idea of her likes/dislikes, but was trying to find out if she used/had specific items as I thought they'd make nice gifts.
as for me, we had been shopping, and she knows I adore Vera Bradley, and got me some things from there. And a couple other things I had discussed/admired, etc. I was thinking of something from there for her as well since I know she also likes them.
I guess I'm a bit frustrated as my questions to my other cousin were "does she use a curling/flat iron?" since i saw a cute VB cover you can use while its still hot, and need to pack, and other questions like that.
I'd feel funny asking directly, but figured my cousin might know. But true to form, she's a bit selfish, and doens't notice things like that about other people. And I don't want to ask the birthday girl questions like that out of the blue!
I think I can figure something out, and whatever I do give, will have gift receipts, and will be purchased somewhere she can also return easily, since I'm in NJ and she's in MD.
And I just remembered she does like one specific type of fancy chocolate, and there is a store in the mall I need to go to anyway, so it looks like I will be hitting the mall sometime soon! So I think I've got some good ideas.
Christmas will be easy, since her DH, my cousin, who is overseas for work, will be home. I've decided evryone is getting food from now on