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.

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