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Discussion in 'Gifts & Giving' started by luludou, Dec 30, 2017.
The men are always the hardest to buy for! In my family anyway.
Agreed. DH has clothes that he has never worn but will walk around the house in shorts that are 10 years old.
He does enjoy books but has little time to read. I find him the hardest to buy for.
I went through the gift closet last night and am doing better than I thought. I need to by 3 pairs of socks for three of the 4 men I buy for and a gift card. Will make sure I do that tomorrow.
We have a rule between me and DH .. no buying anything for ourselves after Oct 1st unless it is a needed item.
AJ, I have that problem too. And I really don't like buying off his list. I feel like I should know my husband well enough to buy things for him without a list, but this year I've struggled to find things.
DH and I agreed long ago not to exchange gifts. I just wanted his presence. He work many long and late hours for UPS so he didn't have time to shop....no he does not plan ahead. Many times my birthday gifts are purchased on my birthday. (December 27th)
We scaled back to 3 gifts for the kids and my mom and his parents when they were living. Later we started drawing names with the kids (so they could afford to do Christmas and find a thoughtful gift. DH and I still buy for them, however I think after this year we will get just for the name we draw and mom.
I will tell you though my favorite gift I from DH was 2 gallons of paint for our living-room. Birthday gift...he painted the living room.
I love that gift, Jody! So sweet!
Myron's Mom - I struggle with gift list vs. picking things on my own as well. I usually compromise and mostly get things he's suggested (tools usually - which I wouldn't know to buy without specific guidance - lol) and then things I think he'll enjoy. I'm planning to finish online shopping today - wish me luck!
I picked up another stocking stuffer for DS and some gift cards at Target yesterday - gift cards were 10% off for one day only which was nice. Also picked up marker set at Walmart for little girl from our adopted family. And got final item for baking gift boxes for the twins - ended up needed 1 more silicone spatula to even things out. I've gotten some candy here and there for stockings too.
I am going to try a few more gift cards next year. The supermarket I use has a rewards program where after a while you get $10 off a shop. I think I will save my $10's up until I have enough for a gift card.
Now that gift cards do not have an expiry date here I think I will pop one into my trolley every few visits.
That is a brilliant idea, Katrina!
I finally got DH's presents squared away! Picked up order at Menards last night and have things from Amazon on the way. Feels good to have that DONE!
AJ, glad that you have got DH squared away. Feels wonderful to have a few things ticked off the list.
Our grocery shop have a few things in the catalogue that will be great for stocking fillers. will look at those today.
Love picking up stocking stuffers on the grocery trips!!! Does anyone else tend to pick up WAY too many right before Christmas? It's like I suddenly forget I've been buying things all along and feel the need to pile a half doze novelty candy items in my cart?
Picked up more crinkle paper for gift basket filler last night - gritting my teeth at paying full price! Boo!
Also got a nice big pack of gold tone large paperclips for the ribbon paperclips project.
AJ. I think that if I can get stocking stuffers etc as part of my grocery budget it is a win-win. I tend to buy most stocking fillers from the supermarket.
I love getting consumable stocking stuffers instead of cheap little things that either break or get tossed.
Picked up a pack of dbl A batteries - will add a tag that says "Gift Not Included" and pop into a small gift bag for DS's principal
Oh, AJ that is so darn cute. I need to buy batteries for the battery operated lights. I could do that and put them in DH stocking.
Gotta love Pinterest!
Picked up 2 more lotions and 2 more soaps from JoAnn's for the last two teacher gifts. And just ordered a bag of coffee beans for my sister's BF.
Dare I say it? I think my shopping is DONE!!!!
AJ......WOO HOO!!!. Well done.
Great job AJ!