Gift closet 2018

Discussion in 'Gifts & Giving' started by luludou, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, a nice thing to do for your friend, it will mean a lot to her.
    One of the things that I think MHHers are great at is seeing or hearing what people need and then getting those items for gifts.
     
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  2. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    The grocery store had double perks today on everything so I did some major shopping for my son. When I got home I inventoried all of the grocery type items I have for him and packed everything in boxes. I still need to wrap them but atleast it's a start. I have my final shopping list for him to work from and it's not too long! A few things will wait until Black Friday. The majority I'll pick up when I do a aldi's run. I think tomorrow I'll go through the rest of his gifts and atleast get them boxed and ready to wrap.
     
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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Ordered a sticker for DD's BF of his favourite Ice Hockey team "Brave" and that arrived yesterday. Need to think if a way to wrap it so that it does not get damaged.
    Still need to grab a few more things for his "movie" pack. Both he and DD like frozen yogurt so think a gift certificate to the shop at the mall may work.

    Bought DD two books when at the mall Friday night, I will put them away for her birthday in January.
    Need to wrap my mum's stocking this week, a bit behind schedule.
     
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  4. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I have gathered all gifts (I hope). The totes are in the storage area now. I have one gift I just remembered still in my closet. Off to get it where it belongs.
     
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  5. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Katrina I agree with giving good gifts. I think it's because we think of Christmas as more than just a day. My daughter and I are the best gift givers because we just listen and take note. When people say they like something or need something or I see them take notice of something I write it down or take a mental note at least. Recently I bought a picnic basket for my niece and everyone thought it was odd, but she told me in conversation she'd love one someday. Well it took me a couple years to find one at the thrift store brand new with all the goodies, but I did. When I gave it to her for a graduation gift and she was sooooooo happy. Her mom even said...I don't know why, but she's always wanted one of those. Recently I gave her some old Ella Fitzgerald records I also found at a thrift store. Didn't mean much to anyone else, but again in a conversation years ago she told me she trying to find some at the thrift stores too. Neither of these were fancy, but it's told her I listen and I care. I think that's what it's all about.
     
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  6. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Great job, Michelle! It's lovely to find things you KNOW are going to be appreciated!

    I'm sure it feels good to have everything gathered together now Ahorsesoul! You are rockin' it!

    Katrina - Sounds like you found some great items! Way to go on knocking things off your list!

    Gotta love double points Myron's Mom! That is the smart way to shop!!!

    I visited a local farm chain (similar to Tractor Supply Co) this weekend and went back by myself to pick up several things! They get a lot of toys in for this time of year and I made note of the ones the DS wanted. Also saw things for DH that I went back for too!

    - Carhartt Sweathshirt for DH
    - Long Sleeve Carhartt Shirt for DH
    - Honey Brisket Beef Jerky (2 packs) for DH

    For DS:

    - Commando Play Set
    - Electronic Grenade
    - Kayaks & Figure Playset (Fishing Theme)
    - Zing Air Z-Tek Bow and Arrows (Suction Cup) Set

    Then for his Advent calendar I grabbed a small set of Jacks and a Bird Call he really wanted! :)
     
  7. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Forgot to say I got a 3 pack of gardening gloves for DMIL's gardening gift basket and a bag of Brookside Chocolates for my sister's boyfriend while there for my first trip! :D
     
  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Michelle, Absolutely agree with everything you said.
    Glad that the picnic basket was a hit and it will mean so much to your niece over the years to know that you gave it to her.
     
  9. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    got a sweater and a jacket fro my daughter 2 shirts for my grandson and my son wants the halloween dvd set so ive bought 3 so far will have all them for him by christmas
     
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Faye, my DD loves the Halloween movies. I must ask her if she has them.
     
  11. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Everyone is doing fantastic.... me I am over here twiddling my thumbs :p waiting for the Christmas Club Check to arrive :D. I do need to go through everything I have and write up a current list of what we have and for who so far. Hoping to be able to do that sometime this weekend.
     
  12. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    When I was out of town I picked up some more political items for my daughter...I'm always on the hunt and I found an old political comedy album and a couple campaign pins. I also bought my son in law a new tie bar from the bureau of engraving. It has the eagle emblem from our printed money.
     
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  13. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    Got a great deal on a keurig for my son at kohls stacking coupons. I was going to wait until Black Friday but it was too good to pass up.
    Our aldi's had their grand reopening and had mailed out coupons which is rare for around here. I picked up most everything that was left grocery wise on my list for my son.
     
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  14. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Michelle, WTG on the listening.

    I try to remember what people say too....BUT fail at times. I have that box that I put ideals in but seems it is going wayside too.
     
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  15. Rose94

    Rose94 Active Member

    I also try and keep my ears/eyes open for ideas. Added some gift boxes to my gift closet along with a basket for a food gift. We decided to do a gift basket for DH parents. We also brought back some cheese and chocolates from Amsterdam to go in the basket. Have also added some stocking stuffers and doll clothes.
    Just need to get sewing so I can get some pj’s in those gift boxes.
     
  16. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Got another jar of alfredo sauce for Italian gift baskets. Also picked up a set of 3 mini holiday hand lotions from Kohls that I'll break up and use as stocking stuffers.
     
  17. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Just back from the mall, Found some good quality windscreen cleaner for the washer bottle in the car. I think I will tuck that away for DH birthday early in the new year.
     
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  18. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Was at Walmart with my daughter last night and she saw a few PJs that she liked .. made a mental list of those and once we got home I found the Christmas club check in the mail box :) Looks another trip to walmart WITHOUT my daughter will be in the plans for this weekend. We will be kid free for part of the weekend in a few weeks, DD is going away to a weekend camp for teen leadership and DS was invited to a sleepover birthday party so DH and I have planned a date night - dinner and Christmas shopping.
     
  19. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    found a shirt i had bought in the guest bedroom closet last year so my son in law will get it this year.
     
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  20. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Hard to know what to buy for DD BF. We went to the mall and we picked some boardshorts and a tee shirt that DD thinks he will like. He will probably be in DD's pool alot over summer so thought that that would work. Still need to get gift cards for the movies and the yoghurt shop. Am hoping that the movie cinema will give me one of the big popcorn buckets so that I can wrap his gift in that, would look cute.
     
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