What did my bees get for Xmas? Did your gifts reflect if you were nice or my favorite naughty?
Haven't gotten gifts from FI yet as we're long distance right now, but got some much appreciated cash from my grandparents and uncle. My big gift from my parents this year was covering the cost to get my brakes done last week, yay for big girl gifts! I also got some pajamas, a robe, a SF Giants shirt, and lots of candy in my stocking. Oh, and a gift card to get my nails done :)
Typing on my BRAND NEW LAPTOP from my FI!!!
I'm really chuffed with my gifts!
From my parents and brother I got:
Max Factor bright red nail polish
Cute jumper with a dog on it
0.25ct diamond solitaire ring (I ADORE it! So chuffed!)
From other family:
Haven't seen my SO yet, so not sure what he's got me; will update when I do!
FI got me a new ring, but it was too small, so we'll be going in together to pick another. He also named a star after me, winning gift giving forever. I also got an autographed hard copy of Brom's Krampus, as well as a new outfit and gloves from FILs. My mom sent us a check for the wedding fund, so did my grandmother, and my dad, his girlfriend, and my brother are planning to come and visit in Jan. :)
SO got me an iPad mini (yay!) and got cash, jeans, workout clothes and some sweets too From the rest if the family. Everything I wanted basically :-)
My DH got me a "How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you" calendar a snowflake necklace DKNY golden delicious perfume and a coach bag.
My brother got me socks and contributed to my iphone.
We are going to my in-laws at 4 and wont be seeing my parents till thursday.
@Bellagiobride: need i say more ; )
i was a very good girl hehehehe
FH got me the purse and perfume and FMIL got me the coach wallet to match ; ) i had a wonderful Christmas up until the end of the night but ill post that in a different post ; ( short story it was like WWE at the end of the night due to family members not being able to handle there alcohol ; ( verbal only thank God but none the less very embarrassing.
@DancingDiva: sweet ; )
@MrsGo: nice FI
we went on a trip last month so that was our gift but he got me a little something to open today. it was a set of 5 travel size clinique perfumes. i love them. perfect b/c we travel a lot.
My DH said he didn't have time to get me anything.
I got slippers from my MIL.
Towels from my grandma.
A nice, soft cushy blanket from my other grandparents.
From my family:
My stepbrothers and their families are coming over later tonight and they usually always give me gift cards, candles or books.
I got a gorgeous morganite ring from Dh. I'd post a pic if I could ever figure out how. Also from Dh were slippers and gloves (we're having a cold winter here for us) and a ton of chocolate which is very slick of him.
He's a chocaholic and well aware I'll be back on my strict diet tomorrow so he'll actually get to eat nearly all of it.
I also got some PJs that are too big. Unless I eat all the chocolate, then that won't be an issue anymore.
It seemed that it was going to be a really light Christmas this year. FI and I figured NO presents b/c of the wedding and all. My adult family circulated an email saying the adults shouldn't do gifts this year since we're all saving for the wedding and as adults who needs presents anyway? I was like uhh...I'm an adult and I think all people can use a loving gift now and then so I wasn't super stoked but totally understanding.
But they got us
*2 boxes of Sherries Berries chocolate covered strawberries (one from FI's dad, one from my cousins)
*Cash from my aunt, my guardian, and my mom.
*Cat novelties from my aunt.
*A large Zebra print Canvass picture (really large), a Seattle Troll Chia Pet, a Cricut die cutting machine from FI.
*FI and I took the money from my mom (as instructed) and went to Fred Meyer and did a little shopping spree. We both got new jammies, toiletries, fuzzy socks, I got a new chain for my pendant, and a screwdriver set (I really have been wanting one), FI got a new jacket and something for his computer.
*We also went to a supppper fancy italian dinner and then went to a jazz Christmas show with our good friends.
TBH the best Christmas present of all, FI and I cleaned our room together last night. Made our bed this morning. And plan to get on track with Flylady. As he was vaccumming I was just in heaven :)
Not a light Christmas at all!
Leather pants! I've been eyeing them all fall/winter but didn't want to spend the money. Definitely my fav present this year
@Bellagiobride: we didnt exchange gifts this year. we are on a bridal budget lol. :) Honestly though, I did not want or need anything and requested him to not buy me anything, and he felt the same way. We adopted a family in my class this year, and that was the best gift. I feel so happy to have helped a family in need.
FI got me the Keurig special edition
FMIL and FBIL got me K-cups and books and other assorted things like replacement heads for my electric toothbrush
Dad and stepmom sent a cheque for $200
$200 Visa gift card from my bosses-- used $50 of it to get myself a Kobo Mini
A beautiful blue glass bracelet from a co-worker (we started out not friends at all, so this is especially nice)
A gift basket of sweets and treats from FI's boss
Disney Universe, a pair of pajama pants, and a new electric kettle from my MOH. She tends to go overboard but I will get her back throughout the year.
Some food gifts from two girlfriends-- a curry mix and some home baked goods/tea
It's always supposed to be a "light" Christmas, but it never really is.
Just what I wanted! I love it!
@lashphi: <3 it.
I got my IPad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
From my FI: A huge Lush giftset, a cute wallhanging for my office, new slippers (I'm a dork, but I love them!) and an insulated mug for my tea.
From my family (my family and my in-laws): Antique glass owls, bowls, a toaster, a cute Beatles t-shirt from Torrid, hooded sweatshirts, Fiesta Ware for my collection, jewelry, and kneesocks.
I feel bad that people bought me a lot, especially since both families are contributing towards the wedding. Next year, I'll have to step up my game in the gift giving department!
Parents got me clothes and FI and I together an Xbox kinect! From FI I got the HUGE Harry Potter box set:31 disks and various memorabilia!
From the SO:
Bags of M&Ms, a bag of Dark Mint Ghirardelli chocolate, a $25 TGIFriday's gift card, a laptop cooling pad, and a World of Warcraft game card (we both play).
From SO's mom: A Green Bay Packers Christmas ornament :) (SO's friends didn't like that :p)
From my grandma: Sheet set and Hallmark Keepsake christmas ornament
A family friend gave me a $50 prepaid Mastercard gift card
From the Family:
Memory foam for the bed, new sheet set, and down reversible comforter, a pair of silver earrings, and a fur line hooded sweatshirt. Grandpa gave me $15.
In the stocking:
Mentos candy, Mentos gum, $10, a Peanuts gang Christmas ornament, and my favorite gift of all so far...
KISS Christmas ornaments!!!
(Now when SO and I get to finally move in together, we'll have some ornaments for our first tree. :))
My dad got me a MacBook Pro (yay!) which is my gift for the combination of the past 2 years of birthdays and Channukahs.. hahah (per my request)
FI did amazingly as usual. He got me a pandora charm bracelet with a few meaningful charms on them. (so cute) He also gave me a planner which he wrote on the inside cover of. It explained that the time between now and our wedding was going to go by in a flash and to make the moment last and live in it, he has planned something special for us to do on the 24th of each month up to the wedding (which is Aug 24). So the 24th of every month is covered with paper so I can't see it, and I'm not allowed to remove it until the day of. He said I'll be presented with an envelope giving me further instructions that I must follow on each of those days.
SO excited!! Such an awesome lead up to our wedding!!! :D
My parents bought me tons of bakeware for my new apartment. My mom even managed to find cat cupcake tins! They're really adorable. My SO and I won't see each other for a few more days, so we haven't exchanged gifts yet.
@NewYorkLady: Wow, that's a great idea with the planner! I might have to steal that idea in the future.
I didn't before becuz i had not received all my gifts. What I got was:
from husband: new iphone, a gorgeous rose gold bracelet, perfume, and a dvd that will teach me to type faster.
Mom and Dad: an awesome pair of riding boots, and some True Religion jeans and BCBG tops
Brother: Lancome perfume that i have been desparately wanting
Gma: These amaaaazing ugg gloves. I have never felt leather that soft.
Inlaws: A purse, a scarf, and cool toe socks <------- Love these
After I exchange gifts with my BF, I will done giving/ receiving
Well, I saw my OH, and he bought me a beautiful pair of designer shoes! SOOO chuffed!
@stephanie3973: YAY GO PACK GO!!!
From FI: Charles Woodson jersery, new Packers hat, snowmobile jacket, and 2 new pairs of workout pants.
I also got some stamping stuff from my FIL. We haven't exchanged gifts with my family or his mom yet.
Yep, I guess I was nice! I asked for Frye boots and Target gift cards, and that's what I got!
I am so happy with all of my gifts!!
From my mum I got a new remington hairdryer, some lantern style lights for my bedroom, and the Lion King Trilogy on DVD and Blu-Ray!!!
From my Granny I got $50 cash, and Avons Little Black Dress perfume, body wash, and cream.
From my younger brother I got the new MoS Sound of Dubstep Anthems CD.
From one close family friend I got a new saaki set ( 2 cups and the little jug) for my bedroom (I have a japanese themed room)
From another family friend I got a new gym shirt and some chanel primer.
From FBIL I got a bottle of Jacobs Creek Moscato Rose.
From FSIL I got some chocolates
From FMIL I got a wedding planning book which she made herself! I also got some chocolates, coffee wafers and a nice candle.
From FI I got a nail polish set with 20 nail polishes, buffer, toe seperater, nail file etc. I also got a new small black handbag for when we go out clubbing/partying. He also gave me some ferrero rocher chocolates and he got us a naughty gift which will be arriving today!
I was definitely on the nice list!
Dad: Lottery scratch-offs (I ended up winning $30...score!), Lemonheads, a Puppy calendar (all of these things are tradition), and a Weber kettle!
Mom: Coach purse and another green purse
DH: Toms shoes, knitting needles, KitchenAid juicer attachment, and Us Weekly subscription (which was awesome, because mine just ran out!)
Cousin: Snowman decoration for our house
Aunt: Christmas ornaments
We will be exchanging with DH's parents and siblings tomorrow. My sister has moved out of town and is mailing our gifts today, so more fun to come!
A Nintendo 3DS and the new Kingdom Hearts game! I think I screamed louder than the kids next door.
DH- bra and undies from Victoria's Secret, necklace from Zales, teal stud earrings, caribou gift card, a book, 2 pairs of mittens, and a bag of toffee popcorn from caribou
mom and dad- money, measuring spoons and mini muffin pan from pampered chef, ornaments, aloe gloves and cuticle set
Brother, SIL, niece and nephew- moccasin slippers, reed diffuser, dish towel my niece drew a picture on, calendar my SIL made and each month has pictures made with the kids hand and footprints (soooo cute!), and my niece made me a pajama shirt
DH's Grandma- pajamas, fuzzy socks, ornament, money
DH's aunt and uncle- infinity scarf and bag she made (she's a big sewer!) and thirty one bag
MIL and FIL- Maurice's gift card and they gave me money early for my new coffee and end tables
BIL- scarf and nail polish
and money from a few others. Spoiled!! :)
Since we're married and combine all finances, we decided to buy a large purchase for both of us instead of getting gifts. The large purchase was a new king bedroom set from Crate and Barrel that retails at $4,000!
A couple of jeans
A couple of shirts
Cashmere glow lotion from bath and bodyworks.
a swiss army knife
candles picture frame
and my favorite thing of all from my SO:
MY BATMAN NECKLACE!!!!!
@HisNightOwl2014: the best! :-) he though it would be perfect for my wedding planning tasks. So sweet!
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