Christmas shopping

It’s that time again, time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. (And if you’re done, don’t even tell me. I’m usually much farther ahead than this, but the three books have killed me. I don’t even know WHAT to get.)

So I’m making my list. Mom, brother and I have agreed to give each other gift cards to restaurants, because going out to eat is always such a treat. Okay, that’s them.

Still need little brother, MIL (prolly another gift card), Dad and stepmom, son, best friend Cindi (who I also picked as my Secret Santa at school, AND who has a birthday the 23rd) and her baby (I did get a gift for her older boy already) and my husband. Please let that be all.

Little brother loves music and books, but never has time to read. He loves computers and IM and all that jazz. He’ll start driving in January, loves languages and ancient Egypt. Usually have a ton of ideas of what to get him, but not this year.

Dad loves the great outdoors, is building a lakehouse, drives a Corvette, works a billion hours a week. No idea what to get him.

Stepmom occasionally visits here, so I am saying NOTHING ;) I do have some ideas in this arena.

Cindi. Oy. Loves music and movies, but not the same as me. Has two boys under 5. Loves Elvis. Loves teaching. Loves the Spurs. Should be easy. Not. (I did pick her up some Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer slippers at Burlington last night. The noses light up! Still two gifts to go.) I'm thinking about getting her really tacky Secret Santa gifts so she won't guess it's me.

Baby should be easy, right? He’s 15 months old, something like a stuffed animal or something.

Boy. My husband has ideas, like a new guitar or cash toward the amplifier he wants. Why would he need a new guitar, is what I want to know. He has two. I think I don’t get it.

Husband. Heaven knows. He loves music and computers, sci fi….oh, maybe Battlestar Galactica on DVD, the new one….

All I want is someone to come clean my house. ;) Or this...

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13 comments:

Trish Milburn said...

I'm...uh...done with my Christmas shopping and have almost all of it wrapped. (LOL! Ducking and running.) Seriously, I wanted to get a big head start because I know I'm going to be neck deep in revisions when Christmas rolls around.

I hear you on the guitar thing. Hubby has, gosh, 3 or 4. Don't even ask how many electronic type boards, cords, mikes, mike stands, etc. I'm surprised he hasn't blown the house up.

J.F. Cossey said...

Well, I must admit I would let my house go to pot if I got Gerard for Christmas too. :D

Mary, are we related?;)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

I'd definitely go for "or this" }:)

MaryF said...

Trish, I SAID don't tell me if you're done!!!

Bonnie and Jessie, isn't that a great pic? ;)

Natalie Damschroder said...

You didn't ask for suggestions, but...

For Baby: NO STUFFED ANIMALS. Maybe those parents feel differently than I did, but we got DOZENS. And my kids had one or two they liked and the rest cluttered the house and collected dust. I HATED getting stuffed animals. Everyone thinks that's Just The Thing so it's a far-too-common gift. I vote for board books, or the plastic ones that can go in the tub.

And for the sci-fi fan, how about the Firefly DVDs? Even better than BG. If he has those, Serenity comes out on DVD December 20.

MaryF said...

I know Cindi would prefer the books - you don't think he's too little? I have this reputation to live up to, see. Everything I got for the older boy was dead-on perfect.

As for Firefly, got 'em.

Natalie Damschroder said...

Never too little. 15 months is the perfect age to get them into books.

And I KNEW you had great taste. :) I'm just trying to convert everyone I can who's not converted. I'm not finding many people, which makes me wonder why Serenity did so poorly. :(

MaryF said...

Okay, now have excuse to go to Borders...come to think of it, I think I got the older one The Snowman or something when he was the same age.

And Joss Whedon is God. That's all there is.

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