Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:36:24 PM|
What Christmas presents did you receive?
|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:53:29 PM|
Amongst other things - some grey/black boots, gorgeous silver jewellery, a multi-charging station (may not sound very exciting but it's a gift I'll probably use every day!) & a voucher for a Segway tour! My teeny 10 year old is very jealous as she's too light to be my 'plus one', dh & ds are going to fight me for that spot!
Hope you all got lovely things too xxx
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:53:43 PM|DH and I were not supposed to buy each other presents as we have a big trip we're going on in Feb. (mickey!) We were only doing stockings. Well, I got him a PS3game, some expensive colonge, lottery tickets, etc. ... was so proud of myself cuz I thought, for once, I went overboard on HIM. (he's always doing it for me, spoiling me rotten...) and then what did I get?
A nook and accesories from him and the boys.
And a bunch of lottery tickets.
AND a bunch of gift cards.
AND a ton of bath and body stuff.
Also got tons of other stuff, money for our trip from the inlaws, a purse and pj pants, etc.
I was totally overwhelmed this morning. Wow. (it's alot for me)
Mommy to Maximus!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:53:48 PM|
I got a cute robe, a gel nail kit, Just Dance 4, sewing machine, 2 Coach purses, a seat for my bike for LO to ride with me, a waffle maker, assorted gift cards. Oh, and a laptop!!
I'm what the *buzz* is all about!
Loc: South Centralish Ohio
|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:53:54 PM|
My sweetie totally spoiled me with a pink ipod touch, fancy earbuds and a snazzy jazzy pink case for it...and an IOU for something that wasn't ready yet.
I also got a Barnes & Noble gift card, an Ohio State hat that is totally goofy, slippers, pjs, a down comforter, a super snuggly blanket, a glass cutting board, a nice pen and tape dispenser for my office, a new purse, earrings, a custom art piece for my wall, super soft socks and a Sephora gift card <3
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:54:18 PM|
I was very spoiled this year. I got:
A Sephora GC
A new handbag
Clinique Happy perfume gift set
A large Amazon GC
Beautiful sterling silver knot earrings
A box of See's candy
|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:57:53 PM|I got a darling purse shaped ceramic hinged box/ornament and a huge piggy bank from DS; an electric tart warmer with a nice supply of tarts from some friends and tickets to go see PINK in Los Angeles in February from DSO. He's AWESOME!
On top of all that, my birthday is just a week before Christmas and DSO also bought me Chanel #5, White Diamonds perfume and a Coach bag for that. He's made of win
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 4:58:26 PM|I got lots of lovely things but the hands-down winner was from my DH. He bought me a spa day at a local spa specializing in care of pregnant women. He even booked the appointment for me. I'm so uncomfortable and sore that it sounds like pure heaven.
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Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:05:24 PM|
A 7.25 quart Le Crueset Dutch oven.
A flat iron
Pitch Perfect Bluray
Lotto tickets (won $14)
BBW bath stuff
Les Mis Movie Soundtrack plus ticket and snacks to see the movie today.
I had a really nice Christmas, I hope everyone did as well.
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:05:52 PM|I got a lot of little things. This is the big item we picked up a couple weeks ago.
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:06:19 PM|
I wasn't expecting anything from DSO. He had asked me to buy myself something the day before. All I bought was a $13 spice grinder. But he surprised me with a new Kindle (to replace the one he bought me last year that died after the warranty ran out).
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:07:29 PM|
A Silhouette Cameo, Cameo accessories, a throw, a thingy that help with picture hanging, a Darden Gift Card, a basket of goodies, iTunes gift card, $100, a Santa for my collection, a sweater, an Amazon Gift Card
And for my upcoming birthday, a Tamron 18-275 lens.
Sony 18-70mm F3.5/5.6, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6,
Sony 50mm 1.8, Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro AF
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Zoom with Macro
MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012)
Photoshop CS6 & PSE 11
Bring me that horizon!
Loc: The final frontier
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a food mill to make tomato sauce
a replacement immersion blender
a chef's mat
Kindle Fire HD (totally shocked about this one!)
A bird seed wreath
Tractor Supply cookbook (really!)
Coffee table book about birds
Philip Phillips' cd
International Association of Epic Length Posters
Loc: Where dreams come true
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:13:58 PM|
Gift card to local restaurant (from ds and his wife)
Faux fur earmuffs, bracelet, 3 packages of flavoured coffee beans, sheet set, decorative bed pillows, and a large wooden chest (that can be used as a side table) filled with all kinds of treats/goodies; pancake mix, maple syrup, chocolates/crackers/cookies, olive oil, cheeses, brie topping, antipasta, tea, coffee, hot chocolate mix, etc. from fil and stepmom-in-law.
From dh and the kids: super soft faux chinchilla throw blanket, new jeans, lots of pretty and unique nail polishes, nail gems, word jumble book, HBOs 'In Treatment' season one on DVD, 'Streets of San Francisco' season one DVD, 'It Takes a Thief' season one DVD, and some face creams.
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:14:33 PM|A lidded TARDIS mug that DH had told me was sold out and he couldn't get
Memory box and Spellbinders die templates
a little Tetris Nano game
4 Betty Neels Books
2 6x6 paper pads
24 pack Ferrero Roche
Almond Rocha Tin
Tsuniko gold & silver shimmers
Glitter embossing powder
Goosebumps texture spray (was on my list but I have no recollection of putting it there or having ever heard of it
2 sets of Alphabet stickers
2 Lush Products
I think that's it?
DH and I also got a oil popcorn popper and a digital frame from DILs
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:14:59 PM|
Urban Decay naked palette
Babycakes cake pop maker
BBW candle and sprays/lotion
Target gift cards
Perfume from the ex husband
All in all it's been a great day!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:17:38 PM|pink handbag
Bath & Body Works
stainless steel measuring cups & spoons
gift card to Kohl's (which I just spent online)
gift card to Red Lobster
mini muffin tin w/mini liners (I'm addicted to cupcake liners, so this was to get me hooked on the minis too. )
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:18:44 PM|
iPad!!!!!!!!! Total surprise and I cried and cried!!!! My husband and sister bought it for me between them!!!!
can't we all just get along?
Loc: Bowling Green, KY
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:18:50 PM|Good stuff!
I really like everything I received this year...all were very thoughtful.
From my guys-
$$ for an embroidery machine. DH just didn't trust himself to choose the right model even after talking the lady at the fabric store. No worries! We are going to get it tomorrow
A pretty welcome mat that is just like one I got for my mom and DH knew I liked it.
A cordless glue gun and a ginormous bag of glue sticks.
A new crock pot. (Per my request)
A really cute rolling tote bag for my sewing machine.
A gym bag.
Shoe insoles for my plantar fasciitis (kind of funny but thoughtful)
My oldest had a sweet surprise with some help from my mom. They took some of his outgrown blue jeans to a lady who made a really sweet teddy bear from the denim.
We draw names with extended family (on both sides). From my niece, a pretty pair of sterling silver hoop earrings.
From my cousin, some really great locally (to her) made hand cream and a candle in my favorite Yankee scent.
My parents put together a big basket of edible treats and all have special meaning. We travel together (with my parents and siblings) fairly often and there are some things that we always tend to have, like fancy red popcorn, cinnamon pancake mix and good maple syrup, glass bottles of orange and cream soda, kettle chips...stuff like that. Mom also got me a pretty rug to put in front of my fireplace.
On that note- my sister and her husband have reserved a mountain cabin for all of us for a long weekend during Spring Break as their gift. Yay!
I have a great family
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:21:18 PM|
Loc: Calgary, Canada
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:24:18 PM|Not many, but rather expensive gifts:
a good-quality treadmill. Already running on it, it!
A set of Lululemon pants and jacket. Almost the right size, too!!! LOL
On dry runs Santa drives the Isuzu
Loc: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:27:14 PM|
From my parents:
Seasons 5-8 of Grey's Anatomy
A couple pairs of pants, a Canucks hoodie, a sweater and two nighties.
stocking stuffers like soap, toothpaste, chocolate...
Some $$ from my aunt & uncle/godparents
A digital photo frame and a book from my brother and SIL.
A framed picture from one of my cousins, of her dd (age 2.5) with their Christmas tree.
One gave me a little gift basket of treats (oranges, hot chocolate)
One gave me a set of 3 piece snowmen nativity
One gave me a little set of photo frame Christmas ornaments
Longest standing (since Kindy) BFF gave me a gc to my fave restaurant
Other BFF (friends since since Gr. 9) gave me a DVD of my fave Christmas cartoon + a Grey's DVD we'll have to exchange
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:34:18 PM|
I received wonderfully thoughtful and generous presents from everyone. I'm just very grateful.
When does football season start?
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:35:08 PM|
GC to Sephora, iTunes GC, a quilt, a gold necklace(which broke when I tried to put it on so DH has to return it), a pair of slippers handmade by my coworker, OPI nail polish in Pompeii Purple, a McDonalds GC(for my iced coffees), and a charm for my Pandora bracelet.
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Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:35:43 PM|
Totally spoiled with an i-pad 3, Canon EOS Rebel T3 (my prev. DSLR died recently), two pair of riding boots, lots of Lancome, gift certificate for the spa, GC for the nail salon, GCs for several clothing stores, pajamas, and so many more little things (socks, perfume, B&BW stuff, candle, huggable hangers, etc).
It was a wonderful day full of family and food and love.
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:44:44 PM|
Sounds like many peas had wonderful Chirstmases and got spoiled by thier loved ones! I love reading what everyone received - lots of fun things on this thread!
My parents gave me silver, sequined Top Siders! Love them (both the shoes and the parents)! I had them on my Amazon wishlist and they ordered them from Zappos, so it wasn't really a surprise, but I love them.
DH gave me lotion, a book (The $100 Startup because I am transitioning to freelance work and he is being super supportive), a CD and a Willie Nelson t-sirt, Godiva chocolate, and some Dior lip gloss.
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:44:51 PM|
A shirt and earrings from my neighbors.
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Loc: Northwest Washington State
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:49:07 PM|Wow, I love reading about how spoiled everyone is!
We had a small but very sweet Christmas -
I got from DH:
Some charms/Slides for my Brighton charm bracelet
Warm soft slipppers
The cutest case for my Galaxy Nexus phone
A set of 3 (blue, yellow, and green) Contigo water bottles
A Cuisinart Griddler
From 8-year-old DD:
The sweetest "mother" charm bracelet from my daughter
A handmade "book" (with pictures she drew)
Movie tickets for us to see Les Mis (along with extra cash for popcorn and drinks)
A Brighton eye-glass chain (she said it would be our secret - she got one for herself, too - even though she thinks they make us look "old" they are so convenient and cute chains!)
Loc: Central California
|Posted: 12/25/2012 5:50:31 PM|
I got a Porteen Camera bag. a beautiful black scarf, slippers, perfume and cash. We are leaving for vacation in a few days so I have some good spending money now.
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Loc: Baytown, TX
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:07:12 PM|
Beautifully framed family pics of DS, DIL and grands
charms for my Pandora bracelet
2 Amazon gift cards
iTunes gift card
1 Sonic gift card
Pretty purple top
Pretty pink nightshirt
Lots of BBW Japanese Cherry Blossom bath stuff
candy jar full of chocolate
monogrammed note cards
"Write it on your heart that those you love are the greatest gifts of all."
Living life on the left
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:10:24 PM|From my DH: (along with my boys) he got me 3 Pandora charms, a book, and some Aunt Sally's Pralines.
My oldest son: got me a pad of scrapbook paper
My younger son: got me an assortment of Bath and Body Works gels and lotions, and some Yankee Candle stuff
I also got some presents from friends and my aunt, all of which I opened this morning.
My mom took me on a cruise to Austria and Germany so that was my gift from her!
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Loc: The Land of Steady Habits
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:13:01 PM|
I got my mixer repaired for $140 the week before Christmas so I asked for small things.
From my sons: two Starbucks cold cups and a hot mug, two packs of Via instant coffee, a snow globe and candle
From DH an electric wine bottle opener a Lego mug all the way from Denmark and a pack of dill pickle flavored cashews
From Santa a magnetic note pad, Operation bandaids, flavored coffee and Starbucks straws
I don't exchange with anyone else which is nice because I don't have to buy for anyone else!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:18:29 PM|
A new iMac computer (joint gift for my husband and I from his dad)
A laptop desk
Marc Jacobs Daisy and Oh Lola perfume
Sephora eyes, lips and face palette (it is HUGE)
Short light brown UGG boots (my dad is awesome!!!!!!!)
Two pairs of cozy socks
A strand of real pearls
A tan v-neck sweater
Two 3-wick candles from Bath and Body Works
A waffle cone iron/assembly set
A grey scarf
Some...things for my husbands eyes only (I think it is more of a gift for him, but he did a good job picking the "outfits" out)
The Awkward Family Photos calender
Easy-A on DVD
A leopard print beret
Sephora nail bling
A bottle of Aboslut Vodka
A bottle of Jack Daniels
Starbucks and iTunes gift cards
A lip gloss gift set
Jolly Rancher Lipsmackers
Essential oils from Cairo, Egypt
Wine glass charms and a matching bottle stopper
Trader Joe's chocolate truffles
$50 Restaurant gift card to be used at several local restaurants
Benefit Hoola bronzer
And according to my husband, I have more stuff coming from him. I can't believe it! I'm feeling very spoiled today. I got the iMac about a week ago and I'm still in awe of it.
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:23:07 PM|Crap, Stacy...that is one sweet ride!!!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:30:33 PM|Cash!!
Pandora bracelet (from my babies)
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:33:06 PM|
I got a book on vintage travel, a banned book bracelet, --whole family got a dinner to make from dh's aunt, and a printer.
the printer will arrive next week. my dad doesn't give presents any more...no big deal.
Loc: Accident Maryland
|Posted: 12/25/2012 6:52:34 PM|
SO was so good to me today way more than I expected.
Windows 8 Upgrade for my computer
World of Warcraft Soundblaster headset
Ninja Blender (so excited about this one)
and a Laptop! so wasn't expecting this. Would have been happy with just the blender to open today. (got the headset and windows early)
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:00:41 PM|
The best present I received was a cross necklace my husband had made for me. He used the diamonds from a pendent which my mother had made back in the seventies from the diamonds in my grandmother's wedding ring. I inherited the pendent when my mother died, but I never wore it because it was a very seventies design and not my style at all.
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:29:13 PM|
my husband bought me some really nice paintbrushes. I will probably have to exchange some of them because I already have those sizes, but they are nice brushes.
a new ott light for my painting room
A paint box to put supplies in that I'd been admiring
a headset for me to wear at the shop so I don't have to balance the phone on my shoulder (I have neck problems)
My oldest son bought me a candle and a heated blanket for the car. My husband freezes me out, he's hot blooded.
My youngest got me a padded dishes set I'd been wanting for a while to store my husband's father's china set.
It's been a nice christmas.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: The mitten state
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:33:00 PM|
I got lots of good stuff.
My parents got me some cooking supplies. I needed new dish towels and a bread knife and got those. A few other things, including a cupcake carrier I've been wanting.
Dh got me a set of baking sheets, pans etc. VERY nice!
And a bit odd and much nicer than they normally get me, my BIL and SIL got me a Nook! I love it! However right now it's not letting me sign in and buy anything after I was able to earlier. That's bugging me.
Loc: New York
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:44:35 PM|
I got an iPad 3! Best gift ever!
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:44:50 PM|
First it was just a great day to be with family and friends. Then I got way too much:
A new Sony mirror less camera
A Michael Kors tote bag, watch and wallet
Lots of scrapbook stuff.
I am overwhelmed by the camera. There is lots I have to learn.
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Loc: Stuck in the 80's
|Posted: 12/25/2012 7:52:06 PM|I was totally spoiled this year...
Dh and I together...
2 DVD players
32 inch flat screen
Queen size blanket for our bed
Soap dispenser for the half bath
Silver hoop earrings
2 philosophy body washes
Pedi gift certificate
Pop up post it dispenser for my desk
I don't think I have ever been this spoiled. :
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|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:00:32 PM|Joi Tote camera bag
Issey Miyake perfume
FitBit Araia scale
Wide format photo printer
Lots of scrapbook supplies
A new laptop - when I decide on the one I want
PEAsed to be here
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:04:27 PM|From DH:
By request -
living room curtains
VS flannel pajamas
And a surprise, an IOU for the next Karen kingsbury novel coming out in March. He gave me the latest book for my birthday last week.
From DS- a 12 pack of Pepsi! He gave DD a big bag of ranch flavor Doritos. Purchased with his own money.
My parents gave $$
DH's parents gave all their kids' families a very practical and good gift - a high power, rechargeable flashlight. Great idea with all the potential power outages recently.
My mom and her husband came for breakfast this morning. we had avoided each other for 20 years after a falling out. A year and a half ago we began to mend fences. This was a special visit for both of us and I enjoyed just seeing her wear a contented smile the whole time.
I also received some unexpected treats, cookie trays and such from friends. Even sweeter was the thought behind them.
Laugh often...love much
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:11:56 PM|
I got a nice day spent with family. Everyone got along!
Loc: Brandon, MS
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:29:01 PM|
Keurig Mini (Should I upgrade? Will the mini be enough?)
2 boxes of K Cups
Harry Potter glasses
Lilly Pulitzer calendar
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Greater London
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:33:09 PM|
I feel really spoiled. I received an iPhone 5, a nail care kit, handbag, diary, DVD and books. Most precious to me though, was a gorgeous card from my DDwith the most heartfelt message, I have supported her through some pretty awful things over the last 3 years, but was also able to be with her to celebrate her graduation from Uni this year. Such a special girl and her words mean the world to me.
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Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Lehigh Valley, PA
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:38:57 PM|
My dh did well, as he always does. I got...
-electric blanket because it's cold when I go to bed alone on the nights dh is working
-Ole Miss nutcracker (I collect them)
-new glass bowl for my KitchenAid mixer
-sweeping beater for my KitchenAid so I don't have to stop and scrape the bowl
-The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray
- a gorgeous Disney Cruise Line plaque I had admired on our last cruise and dh somehow managed to buy it and get it home without me knowing
-2 new Lego sets (I LOVE Legos)
-and Santa brought us a new computer
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