I love my brother, I even like my brother, and he's always been great to me. Just to clarify that we don't have any kind of "history" that would color this, aside from what's in the post. However, my darling brother is USELESS about contacting people. He's like this for get togethers, holidays, random questions, recipes, everything. You can text him every day and hopefully get an answer within a week, you know? And that's only if I do it, he won't answer the phone if our mom calls unless it's an emergency.
So, I pulled my brother's name for this years Christmas exchange. We all emailed my cousin our lists weeks ago, but nothing from him. Okay, no big deal, I don't need to go through a third party, so I told him that he should just email me, and send a link to what he wants. He mentioned on Thanksgiving that it's some kind of memory card or something, but I don't know what exactly, how big, or any of that. I saw him on Sunday last week and reminded him that if he doesn't email me within a week (by this Sunday) that I'm going to use my own judgment picking his gift, and I'll do it keeping in mind what a pain he is.
Now, I've given him reminders up until last Sunday, when I gave him the big reminder. I don't think I should give him another one before Sunday, but then again I feel guilty about not reminding him. I also don't know what to do if he doesn't email by Sunday. I'm thinking I should just stick $25 (the gift limit) in a card, and let him buy his own stupid memory card, which feels a little cheap since he knows I would have spent a bit more (because I would have gotten him a small gift anyway), but it also serves him right, doesn't it? I thought about a Best Buy gift card, but what if his card is cheaper on Amazon? Then again, that would also serve him right. I also just feel strange not giving physical gifts, which I know I need to get over.