Loc: Sunny Orlando, FL
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:43:15 PM|
We just finished unwrapping gifts an hour or so ago. DD was with her dad until 6:00 and by the time we got back home it was 7:30.
Anyway. I'm thrilled with my gifts this year.
A Budda Board
Urban Decay Smoked Palette and a set of matching eyeliners
$100 amazon GC (for Prime)
2 Gluten free cookbooks
2 coffee table books (Pantone Color and Vintage Cocktails)
A new phone charger
Also got an promise of either 1: Wicked Tickets
2: IPhone 5.5 (June)
3. Canon s100 Camera
Ann Taylor Loft make up bags
Candle from BBW
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Georgia girl
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:49:36 PM|I love reading about everyone's presents! Some really thoughtful gifts too - time with loved ones, and the cross necklace both stand out in my mind.
One of my favorites to open was kind of funny. It was what looked like a belt. Upon further inspection it was actually a serpentine belt (for my car), new sparkplugs and a new fuel filter for my truck. All things on my list of 'car maintenance that I need to get done,' but my dad saw the price that the dealership quoted me, bought the stuff and is going to do it all for me for free!
AND my dad ordered a custom sliding screen screen door for my patio so I can have a nice breeze with no bugs! SO excited!! (and even sweeter is that he was in my backyard yesterday in the pouring rain to see if I needed it in almond or white to match my door, and I had no idea).
ETA: Edited my post & deleted most of it. Just felt weird about sharing. I was happy to spend a great day with family. The presents were a bonus.
Had to delete my old account, but I've been here since July 2006!
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:54:36 PM|
Headphones from my DD
A bird feeder and seed from mt DS and DIL (this was all I wanted this year)
A drill from DS and DIL
A dining room table and guest bed from my Aunt
My parents paid off my car
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:54:36 PM|Lots of wonderful things so I'm sure I won't remember to list all of them!
my 1st smart phone
a point & shoot camera (the exact same 1 I bought 2 days ago & will return)
GCs to Michael's, Panera, Penney's
Glenn Beck book
travel tote for scrapbooking
Magic Mike & Rock of Ages dvds
Queen greatest hits
Alan Jackson cd
ET Hallmark ornament (yes, I collect ET things)
And as silly as it sounds, a stress free, no fight family Christmas! Sometimes my sisters can drink too much and start bickering but this time they didn't and it was all good
I also had a lot of fun with gifts that I gave that really seemed to be very well received
~ Dori ~
Loc: McKinney, TX
|Posted: 12/25/2012 8:55:26 PM|
From dh a Vera Bradley blanket and gc to Dillard's. Buys got me gc to JCPenneys, Lane Bryant and Ulta.
We didn't get to go to my dads because of the weather so I have no idea what he got me.
Slow Poke Pea
Loc: Central Florida
Loc: Where The Grass Is Blue
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:04:47 PM|Thanks to DH's hard work this year we got an ipad, new smartphones, new recliners, and a tv. We are set for lazy days. My favorite gift though came from my sweet DS who is 16 and has autism. We went to see The Hobbit this weekend and he knows I love to read so he got me The Hobbit book "to remember the good time we had at the movies."
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:06:37 PM|A dishwasher and I'm not mad.
Loc: Pacific Northwest
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:10:07 PM|
My DH gave me ASUS Transformer Pad. (It is a DROID pad) a digital frame, and a bullet juicer. My daughter gavme the same CD I gave to her and she gave me a gc to a local spa. My son gave me board game.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:25:55 PM|
I am going to have to wait for mine.
When I was small somebody was talking about the trim around top of a room, saying it was truly beautiful crown molding. Of course I lived in a house without trim and nobody I knew had trim, so I had never heard of crown molding. I kept looking for the "crowns".
My Husband is finishing up the cabinets for the new house, and was talking about the molding that he is going to use.
Yes, I asked him to make me molding with "crowns" in it.
He has started to design it, but hasn't started on the final piece.
Sometimes you harm the cause more than you help.
Loc: Buffalo NY
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:33:09 PM|
We had a great Christmas. I got
A framed picture of my girls that my mom had done
A new phone
A food processor
Pretty purple earrings
A soft blanket
Hello kitty pj pants!
A giant cupcake carrier
A robe and matching slippers
2 gift cards
|Posted: 12/25/2012 9:49:45 PM|A wooden Advent calendar from DS1
Slippers from DS2 (5 months old! I guess he's heard me complaining about cold feet in the middle of the night! )
A wall calendar from Santa
A GC for a massage from DH
In my stocking were some nail polish, lottery tickets, and M&Ms.
We only did immediate family today- extended family will be this weekend.
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:09:15 PM|
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:10:33 PM|
Cricut Expression 2
Shark handheld vacuum
Olive Garden/Red Lobster gc
Texas Roadhouse gc
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:11:59 PM|
Pink concert tickets!!
Loc: NW Missouri
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:17:17 PM|
I received a Garmin 310XT watch from my DH. My DD got us a calendar from snapfish with pictures of the Grandkids. My DS gave us a $40.00 GC to a local Bicycle shop we like. My mother gave me a lap quilt. My father gave me $100.00.
ETA: My DB gave us a GC to Chiles for $25.00.
Loc: Rite Aid
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:23:40 PM|I can't even list it all out. It feels too greedy or something. I feel like I didn't do a good enough job thanking everyone who got us nice things.
From FIL, Step-MIL, BIL and his GF:
* A GC for 4 show tickets (we like to see the travelling Broadway musicals that come to Seattle)
* See's candy
* Last Xmas we got her flying lessons. She's a photographer, so while she was flying, she took photos of Seattle (from the air) and had them printed on wood blocks from Photobarn.com for us. They are so neat and special!
* An alpine diamond band
* A tanzanite cocktail ring
* A Paris calendar
* A set of vintage Paris postcards
* A custom iphone case with a picture of my Rusty dog
* Seasons 1 & 2 of Downton Abbyey
* A cute mini-suitcase for my jewelry-making supplies
* A My Little Pony t-shirt
* A Grumpy Cat t-shirt
* A Grumpy Cat make-up bag
* Betsey Johnson slippers
* Fancy striped straws
* Washi tape x 2
* A sushi scarf
* Mushroom tap lights (omg so cute!!)
* A Dia de los Muertos bracelet (handmade by her - love!)
* A red, cowl-neck sweater
* An adorable polka dot ruffle top
* A Carhart jacket
* A Gurgle pot!! (I've wanted one of these forever!)
* Starbucks GC
* Cheesecake Factory GC
KC in Philly
Loc: Isn't it obvious?
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:29:12 PM|
My aunts got me gift cards. I still haven't decided what I want to get from my mom yet, and my sister is getting me a great gift which is a combo Christmas/Birthday gift.
I also got a pair of Joe Boxer pajamas which I love, two gift cards from the Avenue and Vanilla Petals from Carol's Daughter. OMG!!! It is heavenly!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:33:17 PM|DH and I are finally decorating our bedroom - we bought bedding, sheets and towels and I'm going to pick out paint tomorrow. We'll paint over the weekend and then I get to go accessory shopping.
That was our big gift to each other. Everything else was small, kitchen-gadget stuff that I picked out myself. I used every single gadget to make Christmas dinner, though, so I know I chose well. The only disappointment is that my brand new probe thermometer doesn't seem to work properly and the meat was a bit overcooked.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: all up in your business
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:33:17 PM|
My birthday is on Christmas so I'll include everything:
Toms wool shoes
Vera Bradley Hipster purse and makeup case
Instax mini camera (i bought and wrapped this for myself)
A book i wanted
Tervis tumbler (Peas idea!)
alumni license plate.
Stocking stuffer type stuff (candy, toiletries)
ETA: coffee gift cards
Harley Riding Pea
Loc: 10,000 Lakes and Double Cities!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 10:49:17 PM|
My hubby scoffed at me asking him to go to a wine & paint your own painting pub earlier this year. But then he bought a paint by numbers set. He painted one of them and gave my 10 yr old niece the other one to paint for me. Sweetest gift set ever. I love all the gifts I got but the paintings I'll remember forever.
Chicks Dig Giant Robots
Loc: Pennsylvania Dutch country
|Posted: 12/25/2012 11:11:38 PM|
Trekking poles for my trip to Sweden in March
Wool socks for the same trip
A passport holder/wallet thingy that you wear around your neck-- also for my trip to Sweden!
a La Crueset baking dish
Slippers and a zip-up robe-- I have like 5 of these robes, lol
A bit of money to use for new roller derby gear (knee and elbow pads, wrist guards)
My brother and his wife gave us all a few scratch-off lottery tickets and I won twenty dollars!
Loc: Enjoying the summer sun!
|Posted: 12/25/2012 11:38:32 PM|
My favorite gift was something I never imagined I wanted...
My brothers are big nerds--very techie. They always get me techie things for gifts because that's what they're comfortable with. So every year, I wonder what new-fangled gadget I'm going to get (it's how I got my TV and Kindle Fire--so I won't complain).
This year--they got me the Sonos Wireless HiFi system. When I opened it, I was like..."Yay...speakers?" (But seriously--why do I need speakers--I have speakers on my laptop!) But I have to say--I LOVE these speakers! They hooked up some magic box to my router. Then you just plug the speakers in the rooms you want them. They installed an app on my phone--and now it's like a remote control for the speakers. I can listen to my iTunes or Pandora or internet radio all over the house. And it actually sounds GOOD! (What did I know? I still listen to the cheapie boom box I've had since college). They did good!
Loc: QLD, Australia
|Posted: 12/26/2012 5:23:24 AM|I hope everyone's Christmas was as lovely as mine.
We had a great first Christmas together in the same country (and married). Some relatives we rarely see came to visit for a week and it was great. My husband surprised me with a new handbag/purse. I had been after a smaller one for functions that would just fit my purse (wallet) and medication for the night. He also got me the slushy machine I was after and the chocolate fondue set I liked. He also got me a zombie survival guide ( ). My aunt got him an SAS survival guide, so between us we are set for any apocalyptic events. His parents were nice enough to send me over some earrings and a necklace in green sea glass. They are really quite pretty and I love them.
My parents got us a new printer/copier/all in one to share. They also got me a carry bag for my Manfrotto tripod (birthday gift from my husband and family in October), some cooking books, face cream, new pjs, lottery scratch its, an itunes gift card, chocolate for the fondue and rock salt for the slushy maker, an avocado slicer and a digital measuring spoon set. I got a bunch of stocking stuffers too. Lots of lollies (candy) and particular ones I like that are more difficult to get in Australia from my husband (Reeses pieces). I got a scarf from my parents that is really nice. My aunt got me a sprout maker which is really cute and a PC game I was after.
Then we went out today and used one of our wedding gift cards to purchase a Tefal actifry plus that also came with a Tefal/Jamie Oliver frypan, since the Boxing Day sales were on. I picked up another game and have spent a happy afternoon immersed in that.
Doing strange things in the name of Art
Loc: "Oh, here go hell come" AZ
|Posted: 12/26/2012 6:14:59 AM|I received a lot of fun little things, and ds and dd got along! That was a gift within itself! DH and I also got a long nap.
My blog on life, art and whatever! Go to " Unseasonably Warm " at unseasonably.blogspot.com
"I know God doesn't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much." -- Mother Teresa
Loc: New York City
|Posted: 12/26/2012 7:17:11 AM| I was absolutely spoiled this year and I am so truly grateful! I got
An iPad 4!!! with a keyboard cover (using this to replace my 6 year old laptop)
Sephora stuff: hairbrush, eyeshadow brush, Rosebud strawberry balm, Pink BCA travel brush/mirror compact
VS pajama set, VS lounge pants
NFL Nike Giants sweatpants
Kelly Purkey book
OA Santa Sack
UGG Bailey button boots in chocolate
Yves Rocher eye cream
Best present of all: seeing DH's face after I finally managed to surprise him after all these years and a day of lounging around and doing nothing yesterday.
And now I'm back at work to do 3 12-hour days in a row
Lost and Found in Pea-land
Loc: NC but wishing I was somewhere else
|Posted: 12/26/2012 7:33:12 AM|
Jewelry from my son, daughter and husband. A camera from myself. A leather jacket. A t.v. for our bedroom. Some cute DIY presents from my little kids. It was a really nice holiday for me this year.
|Posted: 12/26/2012 10:07:06 AM|
A 12x12 scrapbook album
Starbucks gift card
New baking stuff (cookie sheets, cake pans)
Scarf knitted by my niece
A gorgeous art print from my nephew
And the best gift came from my 16 year old-- she made me a lighthouse tea light holder in ceramics class. I love it!!!!
|Posted: 12/26/2012 1:35:20 PM|
I got to spend 5 days with my dh and dd. That was wonderful.
DD and DH got me two tickets to go see George Strait on his farewell tour. That will be a weekend outing for dd and I.
DD spoiled me tremendously. I got reuseable shopping bags (one doubled as a gift bag), 3 cds, a beautiful ornament, a tote bag. a huge fat pen that won't get lost in my purse. Some magnetic note pads and lots of candy for my stocking.
Dh also got me new gloves and candy.
Loc: Would rather be somewhere else.
|Posted: 12/26/2012 1:43:14 PM|
Diamond earrings(my others where stolen when we had work done in our bathroom)
Kitchen aid stand mixer
|Camera: Canon Rebl EOS T3i
Lenses: 18-55mm, 55-250mm
Flash: Speedlite 430EX ll
Toast gazing is an art I do not possess.
Loc: Between Diaperland and Snotsville
|Posted: 12/26/2012 1:55:31 PM|Love to see these presents!
Hubby: a Body Shop foot spa basket and a gift certificate to the mall.
My sons (coordinated by My DH): Santa pictures and they even had new and matching sweaters!
My MIL and FIL: moccasins.
My stocking (which I did all of them) have knitting needles. I intend to not only be a crochet hag, but a knitting hag as well.
|Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
"The Pot has not just met the Kettle, they are getting jiggy on the top of the stove." -Lanus
|Posted: 12/26/2012 2:18:33 PM|
From my SO:
A bracelet from Etsy I wanted
A Big Bang Theory game
From my kiddos:
A pair of velvet type gloves
A Michael Kors scarf
From SOs mom & Stepdad:
Hand dyed yarn from Etsy
From my mom:
A box of pixies and and $50 visa card
Still have to do Christmas with my dad and my SOs dad.
SO and our kids are also going to Key Lime Cove for New Year's Eve. That was the BIG present for everyone.
Loc: the land of lollipops and rainbows
|Posted: 12/26/2012 2:35:35 PM|
I am totally spoiled:
2 pairs of shoes
2 pairs of yoga pants
2 workout tops
3 pairs of dress pants
various types of make-up
shampoo and conditioner (the good stuff)
gift cards for Target, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and Meijer
2 pairs of jammies
Salon pedicure (from my kids)
$$$$ from my parents and in-laws
and the best gift in the world was having my two college aged kids home for Christmas and all of us healthy and together.
Loc: Northern Illinois
|Posted: 12/26/2012 3:02:45 PM|I received a lot of wonderful and thoughtful gifts. My favorite was an autographed copy of Ina Garten's (The Barefoot Contessa) latest cookbook from my daughter. I also got an iPad from my hubby.
*****Today I will be happy as a bird with a frenchfry*****
Loc: Just this side of crazy!
|Posted: 12/26/2012 3:28:50 PM|My hubby got me a 29" TV/DVD combo for my craft room, a pair of Ohio State sweatpants, some DVDs, and a B&N gift card. My kids (with Daddy's help) bought me a bunch of B&BW stuff. My parents got me three more place settings of my Fiesta dishes, and some chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, which is a family tradition since our family trip to Hawaii in 1989.
We have Christmas with DH's family this coming weekend, so I have two more gifts to come. I must've been a good girl!
Loc: Queen Anne Hill
|Posted: 12/26/2012 3:38:01 PM|My adult son gave me a couple of very thoughtful gifts. The first is a beautiful turquoise necklace. I love turquoise, and while I enjoy wearing jewelry, I VERY rarely wear necklaces....even though I've said in passing many times that I wouldn't mind trying. So clearly he was listening. The other was a bottle of vodka. I'm not really a drinker, however a friend of his' parents started a boutique vodka company 2 years ago, and last year I tasted it. It is amazing! It can't be purchased out here, so he bought a fifth when he was in Ohio a few weeks ago, and then packed it in his suitcase (with fingers and toes crossed that it wouldn't break) and brought it with him from NYC.
My husband gave me 2 Boden sweaters and a pair of leggings (I've never shopped there before) that are perfect for me. He also gave me a sweater and skirt from JJill, a pair of turquoise and gold earrings, a pair of ankle boots, and new earbuds for my iPod. I use it all the time when walking and my old ones were getting staticy.
We have no other close family, so that's it....and I am feeling very spoiled
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/26/2012 3:39:37 PM|DH did a great job this year!
I've become a runner in the last few years, so he got me:
a 13.1 mile/road less travelled tshirt
cute hot pink compression socks! I've wanted them forever, but the thought of spending $60 on a pair of socks made me want to hurl!
a new iphone 5 to replace the phone I ruined from running with and sweating on. LOL
an ipod nano so I don't run with and ruin my new iphone
a kindle! A plain old kindle so that no one in the family will touch it except for me!!
I'm really happy
|Posted: 12/26/2012 3:57:12 PM|
I was so fortunate to receive gifts from many people in my life!
Co-workers/ work related: many Starbucks giftcards (they know me well!), Nordstroms GC, mall GC and a book "Blood, Bones and Butter"
BFF (I've had a rough couple of months that almost no one other than her knows about, so she really spoiled me!): Lucy top, socks, Ted DVD and my favorite shampoo and conditioner
DH: Lululemon running jacket
from Me to Me (courtesy of holiday bonus): Lululemon Scuba jacket and pair of short suede boots
I live for the applause applause applause...
|Posted: 12/26/2012 4:04:34 PM|
I got a new evening bag. A VISA gift card. Some scented candles. Some handmade lemon verbena soap. Some bath gel and lotion. A bag full of make up and other items from the drug store.
I live for the applause applause applause...
|Posted: 12/26/2012 4:05:03 PM|
And a scarf!! I knew I forgot something. A beautiful evening scarf in my favorite color.
|Posted: 12/26/2012 4:21:57 PM|
my husband got me a beautiful new wedding set, boot socks, a scarf/glove set, a new plug in candle warmer, owl candles, and a stocking full of goodies
my parents got me a special pot for dipping chocolate and accessories to go with it and a giftcard to logans
my brothers got me hello kitty pj pants and a lacy blank tank top (my sister apparently helped them pick this out-it's totally my style but they were very confused by it b/c you have to wear another tank underneath it)
my sisters got me gone with the wind on dvd and a mary poppins ornament (we went to disney together in november and she got it there; my grandma called herself mary poppins when we were growing up so it's very special to me) and an amazon giftcard.
|Posted: 12/26/2012 5:56:51 PM|
Sounds like you peas made out well this Christmas! Enjoy
|Kirsten mom to~
Owen 8 CFC syndrome,cp 29.5 wk preemie
Expecting my first grandbaby May 2013!
Loc: Right below Lex, KY
|Posted: 12/26/2012 6:29:11 PM|
I feel like a grown up, I got my first leather purse and matching wallet. My dh and son went shopping and picked them out for me. It's one of my favorite gifts ever!
Just spastic enough to be charming
Loc: There's a light on in Chicago and I know I should be home
|Posted: 12/26/2012 8:24:48 PM|
First, I should mention that I have a circulatory disorder and am CONSTANTLY cold and my fiance is, in his words, a "hot-blooded Latino" who always runs warm thus we keep our apartment at a frigid 60 degrees and I just pile on the blankets. So keeping that in mind, I received from my future in-laws
One heated blanket, a pair of knit arm/hand warmers, fuzzy slipper socks and a Snuggie.
My parents got me
One heated throw, a pair of flannel pajamas, fuzzy slipper socks, Smitten Kitchen cookbook, a fleece hoodie, honey-almond body wash, an outdoor fire pit (for our apartment patio) and Outback Steakhouse gift card.
From the fiance, I got Cards Against Humanity, marshmallow vodka and Lush Snowcake soap.
Toto "Polar Bear" 1996-2008
"Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life and love others - dogs already know how to do that so they don't have to stay as long" - Unknown
Loc: east texas
|Posted: 12/26/2012 11:03:17 PM|I was totally spoiled this year!
The icing on the cake came today when I got my last gift. My DSO was quite disappointed when the gift he had finally picked didn't make it in by Christmas Eve. He had a turquoise necklace for me to open but told me that my main gift was yet to come. Turns out he bought me a cowboy boot charm from Tiffany's for my Tiffany charm bracelet he bought me several years ago. I recently took up horseback riding again after a long break so the fact that he wanted to commemorate that meant a lot.
Loc: gone to chemo with BethAnne
|Posted: 12/26/2012 11:10:17 PM|I got a bunch of great stuff that is exactly what I wanted, but the most amusing gift came from my sister: a hand-painted sign (craft fair style ... I'm sure that's where she got it and I'm equally sure it's completely unlicensed) that says KEEP CALM AND SING "SOFT KITTY."
To go along with the sign, DD got me a Big Bang Theory trivia game.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Loc: Easton, Massachusetts
|Posted: 12/27/2012 11:48:45 AM|Engagement ring!!!
Loc: Greater London
|Posted: 12/27/2012 12:14:03 PM|
I expected nothing this year, and have had such wonderful things.
Firstly, the thing that means most to me is a card my daughter gave me. I have had to support her though some pretty awful things the last 3 years. She penned such a wonderful note to me in that card that I cried when I read it. That was PRICELESS to me, and that note will be with me long after the other things I received wear out!
To return to material gifts though: I received an iPhone 5- my first iPhone and I am in love with it. I also received a wonderful handbag from my oldest son, a craft laptop tray, diary and beautiful china mug from my daughter ( I broke my favourite , oversized and hard to find mug just before Christmas. She tracked down a replacement!).
I also received a gift card from my I in-laws: I went to the sales yesterday and found some boots I had returned in November as I felt they were too expensive. I got them less than half price and with the gift card, so it was a double bonus for me! I also received oth things like DVD book, nail care kit and smellies. I feel totally spoilt!
|It's not the passage of time that heals. It's what you do with that time.|
Pride of the Peas
Loc: Stuck in the Middle With You
|Posted: 12/27/2012 12:18:15 PM|
I was very grateful to have a great day with my kids and hubby.
My 15 yo dd bought me a Mom necklace and did the box within a box time 5 gag. It was fun.
Dh gave me a Keurig, K cup holder, and boxes of K cups. And I don't mind one bit that he'll get to use it, too.
Proud Wife and Mom to four big goons!
I cannot be old enough to have three teens and a tween.
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially formed you to
go through it, not without pain but without stain.
-- C. S. Lewis
Loc: Sweet Home Chicago
|Posted: 12/27/2012 12:31:26 PM|
I got a new paddle for my kitchen aid that scrapes the side of the bowl while it mixes, a waffle iron, a slap chop (I cut my finger badly prior to Christmas an while it seems a little strange, I really like it), an automatic spice rack, some new spatulas, a gift card to Joann's so I can take cake decorating classes and some other stuff I can't remember.
In the past, I've really been against practical gifts, but I've finally embraced that I love cooking and new/upgraded things for the kitchen is a great gift for me.
happily married to my very own Geek
Mom to the Divine Miss Em, sweet Cadiebug and baby Annie (6/09)