Gift closet 2018

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

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Went to the mall today. I am doing DD a pool party basket. I got serviettes, plastic cups with a pineapple motif. In KMart I got cocktail umbrellas, some cocktail sticks, a blow up flamingo, a set of three hanging pineapples and some bags to make ice cubes. I will add a candle, some insect repellent and maybe a bottle of mojito mix or something similar. Christmas is Summer here so I am sure that she will get some great use out of it.
  2. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    That is a GREAT basket theme, Katrina! She is going to love it!
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  3. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Stopped at ToysRUS again today and got one of our nieces done for Christmas and her birthday, picked another gift for our son and put more money onto the Christmas Club this weekend. Took my mom with us and she picked up a couple gifts for the kids for Christmas too.
  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Minta, sounds like a very successful trip.
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  5. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Rain gauge for DMIL's gardening gift basket arrived - tucked it away in gift closet!
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  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Sitting here with my planner trying to come up with lists for the back half of the year.
    Time to start looking a menus and what I need to perhaps start stockpiling. Also need to double check the stockings so far and write lists of what I still may need.
    I start to hit a mild panic come June, the front part of the year has gone so quickly and I know that the next 6 months will go equally as quick.
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  7. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Picked up plant markers and velcro style roll of material you use to tie up plants for the gardening gift baskets!
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  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Got some stainless steel pegs and bamboo sox in the post yesterday. Need to order some string bags off ebay. Wanting to replace some things here with more sustainable options.
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  9. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Checked off a few more gifts. Ordered the kids their main christmas gifts the other day and picked up a glass snowman candle holder last night from Yankee candle for an extended family member.
  10. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    We just decided about out secret Santa gifts. Several family members are on limited budgets so we are going with a reuse, repurpose theme. I think it will be hardest on the is DS who has a nice income with limited expenses lol. Mom already has her gift shopped from her house. She has a yellow teapot.
  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I have posted this before but for a gift exchange idea (as in a Secret Santa).

    A few years ago my boss and her friends did a book swap for Christmas. The idea was that they all wrapped up a book that they had read throughout the year and that they had really enjoyed. Everyone went home with a new book to read.
    I thought that this was a marvelous idea.
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  12. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Nice idea about the books as a gift.
  13. PamelaG

    PamelaG Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We've also done a book exchange as a Bingo game prize which could be done during the holidays. Everyone brings a book wrapped in brown paper with five words (clues) written on the front. If you win a Bingo game, you get to chose which book you would like. I think there was a white elephant component in there too so there was some stealing going on. It was a lot of fun.
  14. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I like the book exchange!
  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Books are always great!

    Bought 4 large stainless steel cooling racks from Amazon - 2 for each of the baking/cooking themed gift baskets I'm doing for the twins (honorary nieces)
  16. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    bought a planner for a gift today we have some nice ones at work.
  17. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Got a few more things for a food hamper that I am doing for DH father. He likes to receive one every year and I try to make sure he has things for Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.
    He lives about 2 hours from us so I can't really pack fresh items so we give him a GC to the local supermarket for the fresh items.
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