Gifts We Gave and Received

Gifts we gave…

A Dyson for my mom. I told her we were going to give her ours since our house has a Central Vac system, and she loves our Dyson, but since the Central Vac doesn’t cover the entire house, we wanted to keep our Dyson and I bought her the exact same model. She was pretty upset because I told her we weren’t doing presents this year, and surprised her with this. To be fair, I bought it in like September when I found one on sale.

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Vanilla cream filled Vaders…

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and chocolate TARDIS and Daleks for my dad.

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And a book signed by the photographer (for dad).

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I made a TARDIS t-shirt.

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$100 in different bills hidden inside balloons (also some had notes).

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Doctor Who Yahtzee for my husband…who also bought the same thing for me (so his coworker got the extra).

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Toilet and bathroom cleaner for my husband…this was a gift of “no complaining” because the smell of Scrubbing Bubbles gives me a headache, and I always complain when he cleans the bathrooms. He also got beer, a plain black hat (he’d been wanting), and an air compressor with all the attachment nozzles.

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We were going to do snow globes as gifts for the family, but the 6 year old wasn’t really into it and I noticed I was doing them all (and poorly), so we scrapped it for trinket boxes.

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We gave all the women in the family painted boxes like these…they were $1 at Michael’s so you can’t beat that.

We got…

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We bought ourselves two new comforters (after searching for the past 2 years) for $20 a piece.  We ordered them, and then each unwrapped one from it’s shipping packaging on Christmas morning. We also got a super comfy throw.

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I got a few stationary packs.

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And some new shampoo.

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Doctor Who Monopoly and a TARDIS tea strainer!

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(I won the first game =P)

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Mom got me The Vegan Table…which she also gave me two years ago. So I exchanged it for Chloe’s Kitchen and have been loving it. I’m always hesitant to buy cookbooks because there are so many free recipes online, but I’ve already made a few things from it and they have been great.

Did you give or get any great gifts this year?

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