I am rarely quiet – no, really, except when I’m writing – but especially about gifts and while I do like to share – my children now pipe up when the iPad ad comes on “Mom, Isn’t that what you want for Christmas?” – I had never said so, maybe just hinted and I am encouraging the shout-outs at this point (so useful, for work, right).
I am super easy to buy for – my husband is not but he makes up for it by being a super creative gift giver. For instance, this past Mother’s Day, I got laundry baskets. Yup, three of them with easy to read stick on labels for easy sorting. I know, you are thinking, what a lucky, lucky woman. I did initially have that really fake Laura Petrie voice (link for you babies who don’t know who this is, ignore the talking fish, not really part of the show), “Oh, how nice, REALLY?” but in a sweet way because the children were there. I think everyone (else) enjoyed my confusion and POLITENESS because when I finally saw the card with theatre tickets (to Wicked – it was wonderful), there was much laughing, yes, especially by me.
Not so creative? I always like books, real ones or ebooks for my Kobo e-reader - we may need that iPad because we are fighting over need another e-reader.
I also really want nice boots (size 10) – I think I found some cute ones.
Husband Gift Ideas:
Running stuff (UnderArmour gear) Cold weather gear from REI – Books, Special Roibos tea, Giants (as in New York) gear, J. Crew Shirt, load his iPod with some tunes. In the past we have given him baseball gloves (for our children), Rock’em Sock’em Robots, and other games from his childhood. Hope this helps!
The 12 Days of Shopping
I will be posting The 12 Days of Shopping jointly with Pragmatic Mom. Each day, please visit her blog to see the other half of each post. Thanks!
Fri, Dec 17: Sanitation Engineers, Mail Carriers, Hairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer - Pragmatic Mom
Sat, Dec 18: Husband, Me (Our Own Wacko List) Pragmatic Mom and Capability : Mom
Sun, Dec 19: Dog/Cat
Mon, Dec 20: Quick Gifts from Whole Foods versus Gourmet Food Store
Tue, Dec 21: ’Cause I Am So Together, Last Minute Home Made Gifts