EADLiving: Christmas Gifts

FAMILY: I chose to publish this before Christmas because I think you have the willpower to resist clicking over. If I can wait 9 months to find out if I’m having a boy or girl, you can wait a few weeks to find out what you are getting for Christmas. Or you can click over and ruin the surprise. It’s all up to you! Also I think you don’t really read my blog, except for lovely Shay Shay. So I’m probably safe. 🙂

Visit EAD Living today to learn what I’m gifting family and friends this year, and how I managed to do it all for less than $70.

20 thoughts on “EADLiving: Christmas Gifts

  1. So do you have a separate budget for TH?
    I always set my husband appart from everyone else. I tend to spend more for him than the rest of the family.

    Jenna Reply:

    I’ve purchased a game for him (I did that last year and I think I will do it every year as a way to build up our game closet). but he doesn’t like getting gifts and so it isn’t worth fighting. I just don’t get him anything and expect him to get me all kinds of fun stuff because he knows I like them. If he wants to buy something for himself, he gets it, so he doesn’t get excited about Christmas gifts.

    Katherine (a.k.a. Sparkles) Reply:

    My husband is the same way… He doesn’t get excited about gifts. & if he wants something, he doesn’t want to inconvenience anyone else to get it for him- so he buys it for himself. Which is very frustrating when I go and recommend to a friend a gift idea, and then my husband unknowingly buys said gift for himself. . MEN.

    Virginia Reply:

    Have you read this book called The Five Love Languages? It really helped my husband an I understand how we give and receive love differently–like if gifts make you feel loved, but that’s not something your husband enjoys, find a different way, etc.

    PS–You have inspired me to start my own blog and I just spent four hours writing an intro post!

  2. Okay, I had to come back and tell you how much I LOVE that poem (Prayer for a Marriage) that you included in your ! My FIL read it in place of a toast at our rehearsal dinner and I was beyond touched. It’s so beautiful!

    Jenna Reply:

    I bookmarked it after reading it on Weddingbee. Did you type it up there? I agree, it’s really moving.

    E @ Oh!Apostrophe Reply:

    I thought I linked to it, but I just checked and I didn’t… must have been another bee! You can see him reading it by candlelight and me crying here though! http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/08/26/rehearsal-dinner-6/

  3. What fun ideas! Although I’m not sure how I feel about being tipped off to such a great etsy shop, I’ve been spending far too much effort trying to convince myself that I don’t really need more earrings.

  4. Love the parent gifts! I’ve been meaning to work on something like that, but obviously don’t have the awesome photos you have 🙂 That and I’m a bit lazy, how long does something like that take to make?

  5. Ok you are testing my no peeking resolve. No I did not click over, yet. Every day I will be like a recovering alcoholic, saying NO to peeking. Maybe there is a support group for those that have an internal desire to peek at Christmas gift. You are really testing me. I can do it! I can do it! I can do it!

  6. I sooo wish we had set a limit!! Christmas has become so materialistic and it’s become so easy to lose sight of what it’s all about.

  7. Thanks for the info on the gift for the parents (trying not to give anything away!) I’m going to do something similar for ours.

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