Jez: Forget buying presents, vouchers are the safe option

Karel Doubleday, who used her mum's blue badge so she could park close to her workplace

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This Christmas I’m looking forward to giving my wife some vouchers for her present.

Last year I broke with tradition and actually purchased her a proper gift; some posh wellies. However, most years it’s vouchers.

I realise some people find them a boring gift choice, but in my defence I have tried so hard over the years to purchase a good present but always failed.

One year I remember buying lingerie and this didn’t go down very well. Then there was the year I got her some trendy black leather knee-high boots – again, not well-received.

And I’ve lost count of the blouses and skirts I’ve purchased that were wrong for some reason.

No, vouchers are by far the safest option.