This year’s presents are getting quotations that are, somehow, relevant to the contents.
For one present (a tool long borrowed from my stepfather):
> For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
> And they in France of the best rank and station
> Are most select and generous, chief in that.
> Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
> For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
> And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
For my wife, who has embarked upon a course in her research that threatens to converge on my own:
> Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
> Peter Venkman: What?
> Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
> Venkman: Why?
> Spengler: It would be bad.
> Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
> Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
> Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal!
Inside is a copy of Shelley Jackson’s _Patchwork Girl_ published by Eastgate on a USB flash drive.