I’m in the 75% range of completion. Fortunately, most everything left is of the gift card/small gift category. Oh, and the dang wrapping! (PS: Is there anyone who actually enjoys the wrapping? Easily my least favorite activity of the season!)
@tohar1 Yes I actually do like wrapping. It is part of my Christmas tradition. At noon on Christmas eve, everything stops, no matter what. I drag out the presents, pour a good stiff eggnog. Put on some Christmas Blues on the stereo. And enjoy the afternoon with no rush, no pressure, and all the rummed up eggnog I want. I look forward to it every year.
@rancho God Bless You! Absolutely no question that I have equally as much disdain for wrapping as I do Joy in buying the presents. Now, how about a recommendation on these Christmas Blues you referenced? The only thing I have even close is those by Joe Bonamassa (he seems to issue a new song almost every year).
I’m taking my family to Disneyland for christmas, so no presents under the tree this year. My parents are dead, I told my husband that he has to buy for his parents, so as soon as I get all the Disney details nailed down, I’m done. Anybody have any tips?
I have requested no exchanges with friends or adult relatives. I prefer to go out and spend time with friends instead of having more stuff. I am from a big family so once you were mid teens or so you had a choice of a chosen more expensive gift or an equally expensive group of smaller things to open. As adults we give to the next generation. We tried secret Santa drawings but it ended up with alcohol or gift cards to exchange. OK but not especially fun.
So to answer the question, not done with a 3yr old and an infant. Might grab something fun and inexpensive for some of the older ones. Those fidget spinners came in handy a few years back!
One sister is creative and does the party games with small prizes that are always a big hit.
@CharlieDoggo@Kyeh@macromeh@tinamarie1974@unksol I think your main mistake was getting them a tree meant for cats, what fun is that? They’d probably really enjoy a year-round Christmas tree decorated with all kinds of stuff they can destroy at their whim.
@CharlieDoggo@macromeh@tinamarie1974@unksol But are the 13 beds by a sunny window? Toby has various spots. Anytime I move stuff to create an empty space that wasn’t there before, that’s his new favorite spot. Or if I set some clothing down on my bed, that’s where he has to sleep.
Depends… are we talking Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas? What year? If you mean Noël 2022, then nope, not quite done. Gotta wrap some stuff for the co-workers, some friends and SWMBO but the buying/making part is completed. Kids/grandkids got done at the beach during Thanksgiving week.