Because we were out of town on Christmas, we decided to save our gifts to each other til New Year’s. We both got up at 5am super excited like little kids to open presents. Even though it’s probably the last year for a long time we’ll be able to sleep in on Christmas, we still got up early nonetheless.
For those of you who don’t already know, we play a game each year to help shop for gifts. We made a list of about 100 adjectives like “Something Red”, “Starts with an R”, “Made in Europe”, etc. We pick cards in the fall and have to find gifts that satisfy those words. Makes it fun!
We change out the rules each year. Here are this years:
- Have to pick 5 cards
- Have to use at least 3
- Have to use at least 1 more that is the “Opposite Of
Here were the results from this year (Just a few of the gifts we ended up with):
IRVING GAVE TO KEL:
- TISKET A TASKET – Tweezerman Tweezers (YAY!)
- FROM YOUR BIRTHYEAR – Retro Icepack (Since I’ll give Birth this year!!)
- SOMETHING GREEN – Tea Box (That Includes Green Tea!)
- IT’S A GAMBLE – Cell Phone Mount for my car (It was a gamble since I also got one from my parents too! Oh well, have to return one!)
- OUTDOOR USE ONLY (OPPOSITE OF) – Cast Iron Cookie Skillet to make my own Pazookis! (OMG I CAN’T WAIT!!!)
KEL GAVE TO IRVING:
- INVESTMENT – Coffee Grinder (To grind your own beans! The gift that keeps on giving!)
- SOMETHING STORED IN THE BOX IT COMES IN – Coffee Bean Canister (to store all those beans!)
- HOMEMADE – Keurig KCups and SodaStream Mixes
- DUAL PURPOSE – Adidas Flip Flops (one for each foot = dual… right?! Ok, that was a stretch)
- TOGETHER (OPPOSITE OF) – A Golf Shirt and Jacket that is just for him
So there you go! Another successful and fun Christmas! We hope to carry that Gift Game tradition on to our kids someday too!
Happy New Year everyone!!
PS: Despite the odds, I actually stayed up til Midnight last night to ring in the New Year! I didn’t think I could. So proud. =)