Anybody can send flowers. A call to FTD is quick, painless, and delivers an immediate payoff.
Chocolate. Flowers. Cards. Appropriate tokens of affection, all. I recognize and even respect their place as “manifestations of desire/affection.” In fact, a perky daisy rarely disappoints.
But a well-made and useful tool? A tool that took some time to locate? Now you’re talking…
Perhaps one wouldn’t commonly place a tack hammer at the top of their list of romantic, thoughtful gifts. Perhaps my relationship isn’t common.
Of this I am certain, my new tack hammer is undisputedly elegant. The slender wooden handle peeks out from the top of the brushed metal head, also long and sleek. Did I mention one side of the brushed metal head is magnetic? To hold the tack, silly. The concept of this hammer (and its clever magnetism) is new to me. I recently bumbled comically in an attempt to tack small nails to my garage. I was shrink-wrapping the garage wall in an ocean mural, of course, in an effort to comply with 7-year-old birthday party theme desires.
He noticed the fumbling, the dropped nails.
He, too, fumbled with my big, fat, herculean hammer, engineered for more weighty work.
His mother had a tack hammer. Therefore, a gift.
Keep the daisies. My beautiful tack hammer rocks.