(Closed) non-material Christmas gifts

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

we went to a locally owned kitchen store, like a William & Sanoma, and ended up purchasing kitchen items we needed. (like a steamer ! everyone needs one)

After being together for so long, Christmas gifts became less about the traditional gift giving and nore about shared needs & memories. 

I really want to get couple of nice bottles of wine and put together a gourmet dinner. 

Cheers ! 

Post # 4
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We stopped doing big christmas presents awhile ago. We dont really care about them, we just want to spend the day together. 

So all we do is stocking stuffers. No big purchases. And i already have his done!!

Couples massage would be a FANTASTIC idea for next year!

Post # 5
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Swizzle:  I’m trying to get my DH’s family on board with the idea of having stockings ONLY — no under-the-tree gifts, less stress. I know $$$ things can come in small packages, of course, but my point is just to have fun on Christmas and not worry about the gifts so much (gifts that we don’t really want/need at this point, right?). We’ll see if it works.

Post # 6
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@stillme:  We do secret santa with all the adults (minus our parents and children) and it works great! So much easier to buy for one person instead of 5!

Post # 7
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Love it!  FI and I just decided we’re doing “experience” gifts.  He’s taking me to a local botanical garden to see their Xmas exhibit and I’m taking him for dinner at a steakhouse he’s been wanting to go to 🙂  Our wedding is shortly after Xmas so I think we’ll enjoy the time together more than any phsyical gift we could’ve exchanged.

Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Fiance and I have enough “stuff” so we chose to have experiences instead.  Every year we go to Starbucks to get holiday drinks, then go through a Christmas lights display.  Starting in January I think we are going to write down all of our favourite experiences we had through out the year and share them with each other next Christmas.  

Post # 9
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I suggested doing a staycation or something similar instead of gifts, but Darling Husband vetoed the idea.

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