In the spirit of all things Christmas, I’m here to throw you last minute shoppers a bone. I know that everyone can’t be like me and have their presents well before Christmas eve (or like my co-worker that had all of her shopping done by July), but I also know that slacking is quite the art form. Heck, some people wait until Christmas Eve to purchase their presents (*cough* my brother *cough cough*) and manage to find that perfect something at Walgreens. But, in case your procrastination has left you puzzled on what to get your special someone, you’ve come to the right place. Since the hubs and I spend our holidays in Florida and try to keep our luggage down to a minimum, we decided to celebrate Christmas this weekend and exchange our gifts to each other. I was quite impressed with our gift selections – not only because we both enjoyed them, but because he gave me quintessential “girl gifts” and I hooked him up with some classic “guy gifts”. I felt that any slackers out there that are searching for some ideas could definitely benefit from us overachievers. So without further ado, our Christmas bounty!
Even though my husband might not scream “macho” to most (sorry honey, it’s true) I felt that his gifts this year were certainly manly enough to appeal to the masses. Case in point: a tool box. Honestly, what guy isn’t obsessed with his tools? And ladies, this is really a gift for you as well. I took our crazy unorganized tool bag and turned it into a svelte, sleek and organized tool box that made my guy’s heart sing. Win win, right?
Of course, the classics are always there – video games and music. I bought Scott an extra Wii remote so we now have a complete set for when our buddies come over for a bowling tourny. I also gave him a hard case for our new iPod classic – basically, any iPod accoutrement is a stellar gift for most lads.
Another fail safe? Books and movies, baby. Scott is the king of puns (aka the Punisher) so I bought him a little joke book to fuel his arsenal. I might be hurting myself with that one. I also couldn’t quite resist a copy of Wayne’s World, only the best comedy of the early 90s (and possibly all time?). You could also supplement this one with “The Hangover” or some other manly flick (ie. not “The Proposal” – sorry ladies).
Ahh, now for the lady gifts. My husband did quite a nice job this year, and I think any woman would be pleased as punch to receive these gifts. Can we say massage? I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t love a massage. And what goes perfectly with a relaxed lady? Well, pajama pants of course. And not any pajama pants, but super duper warm pj pants for this cold blooded soul. Love it.
Another classic? Jewelry. I so luckily received this necklace made by JessLC, a fellow blogger and crafter of lovely pieces of jewelry that I’ve been coveting for quite some time. I also got some divine twine, a great little accent to any craft project, from another fellow blogger and designer of all things Whisker Graphics. I know everyone might not understand the allure of twine, but this was a favorite gift. Check out Whitney’s blog for all the fun things you go do with this little gift! If your lady is anything like me, she’ll get giddy over little things like twine and stationary – how easy is that for a gift?
How about the rest of you? Any foolproof gifts this season? Or are you thanking me 10 times over for saving you on your last minute Christmas gifts?