The Buzz: Holiday Gift Guide Edition!

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh, I like this one 🙂

I asked Santa for a new hair straightener ( I have a really cheap one and I need a new one), a ton of books and clothes and new bookshelves.

I am almost completely finished with FI but so far I have gotten him some clothes, some stuff for his car and some ammo. Still thinking of things to put in his stocking.

I never get my FI’s father anything I leave that up to him. For his mom, I am making her a photo book of family events like I do every year. I’m so excited to include the pictures of us getting engaged 🙂 I’m not sure what I am getting my parents yet

 

Post # 4
Hostess
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This one is fun!!!

I have asked Santa for a new wallet and handbag. I go through handbags pretty quickly as I usually just use one! The wallet/purse I have had for about 3-4 years and is starting to wear down (zipper gets stuck, leather peeled etc) So I am really excited about some new accessories!

For my husband I have a WHOLE list of things, mainly because his birthday is also on the 15th, then Chrissy 10 days later! Oh dear! The main pressie I am thinking for him though is a really nice casual blazer. He wears suits to work so he wants to be able to wear something casual out rather than the usual suit.

For the parents/in laws, well my dad is a bah humbug when it comes to Chrissy, so I usually get him something low key and practical so he doesn’t complain. This year I am thinking a nice new pair of jeans or a shirt. For mum I am not really sure yet, I usually feel her out around now beacuse her birthday is also in December! For the in laws I usually get books 🙂

For my favourite friends… well two are now overseas indefinitely  so no go there, one is going to be in a completely different state so I will probably take her out when she gets back. That leaves my bestie. Which I think homewares. He only moved this year and still needs some odds and ends so that pretty much it!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

This jacket from Anthro! And maybe some new things to decorate our home I will pick out some cute clothes f,or Dh, he needs em! Lol. Not sure what erlse huh…

Post # 7
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs. Mouse:  

I asked Santa for: Amazon prime and gift card (DH and I have a 150 limit this year)
Gifts I’m getting DH: He asked for casual clothes…so that’s probably what I’ll get him – maybe a video game?
Family gifts: My family: interactive walker for my baby nephew, toddler tablets for niece and older nephew, pictures for my mom & step-dad, card for dad & step-mom, small trinket for my grandmothers
                       DH’s family: not sure for his mom & sister, video game for brother-in-law
Friends: UO necklace for DH’s coworker/family friend, candle set for her mom, and a dvd & socks for her daughter, gift card for hairdresser/friend & her fiance, Christmas cards for everyone else

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Mrs. Mouse:  

  • I’m asking Santa for a crockpot. I know… so exciting 😛
  • I’m buying FI a Kuerig (truly for him. I was against it cause I think it’s wasteful but he really really wants one)
  • Thanks to the suggestion of another bee, I got Dad a personalized golf ball marker. Still thinking about what else to get him 🙂
  • I got my sister random things (B&BW stuff, chocolates..) but I’m hoping to get a good picture of her, her son & her BF today and get it mounted for them. 
  • I’m making my BFF a quilt using the fabrics we used in her wedding decor this year. 

Post # 9
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Mrs. Mouse:  

WHAT YOU’VE ASKED SANTA FOR

I would like…

LOVE this bracelet for the wedding so I’m hoping I find it under the tree!

 

My favourite perfume 🙂

FEETY Pyjamas!  Why not 🙂

  • GIFTS  I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY SO

FH gets really homesick this time of year, so I bought him a plane ticket to go visit his family for 9 days mid-december.

 

I also got our concert tickets framed from when we saw THE WHO last fall.  This will be the third set of tickets we’ve had framed.  They look really really neat (i don’t have a picture though)

  • GIFTS  I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY PARENTS/(FUTURE) IN LAWS

Because of the wedding, we’re under orders not to spend much on gifts this year so for my mom and her BF I’m getting them a movie night in – gift certificate to the local movie rental place (yes, my hometown still has one) and snacks and things to enjoy a nice night in – something I know they love.  My dad and step-mom I’m getting a bottle of wine, some cheese and a couple other nibbly things for their type of night in.  Our in -laws, I’m not sure.  FH likes to take care of that, probably something outdoorsy for FFIL and something Quilty/Craft for FMIL.

  • GIFTS  FOR MY FAVORITE FRIENDS

I’m baking up a storm.  I’m going to send out some cookie care packages to my friends.  Just for fun – we don’t usually exchange gifts.  (i’d love some recipes!!)

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

WHAT YOU’VE ASKED SANTA FOR (Show off a few things you have on your list!) – I didn’t know what to ask for until this week when my food processor gave up the ghost.  It’s in the garbage and I hope Santa realizes that he gets no cheesecake until I get a new one.

GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY SO- He has been complaining for the last year that his iPod is broken (it won’t get any more music as the conection doesn’t work) so he is getting a new iPod Classic (which may be the last one as it is being discontinued soon according to the guy at the Apple store)  Also, because he keeps stealing it from me, he is getting an arm band for the iPod for when he is working out or doing yard work.

GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY PARENTS/(FUTURE) IN LAWS- FILs get a bottle of wine from a local winery.  Since there are a lot, they get a new kind every year.

My mom is a bit jealous of my iPad, so I’m thinking maybe that or a kindle for my parents.

GIFTS FOR MY FAVORITE FRIENDS– Our friend circle is too big to buy gifts for, so we will likely just do a party at our house to hang out. 

Post # 11
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1969 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

  • WHAT I’VE ASKED SANTA FOR

  • Combat Boots

  • Perfume

  • A Handbag

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY SO

  • A Couple Sweaters

  • Cologne

  • A new wallet 

  • Socks (As lame as it sounds, this is really one of his favorite gifts to receive.  He likes dress socks with bold patterns)

  • A nice watch

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING OUR PARENTS & SIBLINGS

  • Handmade Soaps (made by someone on Etsy) & I’m making everyone a few different kinds of fudge.

  • GIFTS FOR MY FAVORITE FRIENDS

  • I’m not actually shopping for friends this year.  Not in the budget.

Post # 12
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3271 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

  • WHAT I’VE ASKED SANTA FOR (Show off a few things you have on your list!)

– A gold/diamond stacking ring to wear with my wedding set

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY SO

– It’s a tough one this year. He only really wants a new tv!

– Ties and dress shirts for work events

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY PARENTS/(FUTURE) IN LAWS

– I had wedding photobooks made for each parent (Photobooks Canada).

MIL will be coming to stay with us in December, so she and I will probably go shopping as usual and she can pick something out or let us know what she’d like. She has Everything already 🙂

  • GIFTS FOR MY FAVORITE FRIENDS

– My friends and I don’t typically exchange gifts, but last year I got them manicure gift sets complete with nail sparkles, paint pens, decals, etc… just sllly girly things

Post # 14
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630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

  • What I’ve asked Santa for: Naked Makeup Palatte, Infuser Water Bottle, Cards Against Humanity (the game), a ring holder, CUTE flukes from Kate Spade
  • Gifts I’m getting my SO: I bought my FI a TV for his Birthday and Christmas combined, so that’s about it! Too expensive!!
  • Gifts for parents/siblings: I bought a nice radio for my Dad’s car, not sure about Mom yet, and for my sister, I bought her a Coach wristlet and keychain and the limited edition Harry Potter stamps from the USPS.For the in-laws, I’m probably going to buy them a nice bottle of wine, and I’ll probably take my FMIL to get a pedicure.
  • Gifts for friends Yeah, sorry, friends, you’re not getting much this year. Haha. I’m planning on baking some cookies for them or something cheap. LOL 🙂

 

Post # 15
Hostess
3085 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

 

  • WHAT YOU’VE ASKED SANTA FOR (Show off a few things you have on your list!)
    The Harry Potter complete 8 disc Blu-Ray set. I’m a total Potter Head, and this makes the PERFECT gift for me (even though I already have the individual movies, they’re not Blu-Ray) Reg price $140, on sale $48

 

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY SO
    We just invested in a Wii U, so I’m looking to get FH some accessories and possibly some games as well.  Best Buy, $9.99 and up!

     

 

  • GIFTS I’M THINKING OF GETTING MY PARENTS/(FUTURE) IN LAWS
    My mom is getting an Amazon GC so she can buy more books for her Kindle Fire. She loves that thing and is ALWAYS buying books. 🙂

    We’re not sure what to get FMIL yet, perhaps a gift card to a local store near them.
    FFIL is getting Firefly the complete series $10. He is a huge Sci-Fi buff, so this is the perfect gift. I also enjoyed watching it so, maybe, FMIL will as well :). Also some gluten-free chocolates and goodies.

 

  • GIFTS FOR MY FAVORITE FRIENDS
    For all my friends this year, I am making silky infinity scarves! I just bought a new sewing machine, so this is their gift!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What I’ve asked Santa for: A tablet, a hair trimmer, designer purse, a phone

Gifts I’m getting my SO: I bought him a MIDI controller, and headphones. He also wants as he calls it, a bikes.

Gifts for parents/siblings: For his parents, a painting for his Dad, and his mom wants a book. Not sure for mine as yet. I usually just give my sister money.

Gifts for friends I just have one friend I exchange gifts with, and because our birthdays are both in the holiday period we just exchange birthday gifts. Might just take her for a pedicure this year.

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