Alright, so as odd as it may sound, Tyler and I didn’t buy each other anything last Christmas, and we are following the same pattern this year with him being deployed. I honestly foresee this tradition continuing…and here’s why:
- If we want something for ourselves throughout the year within reason, we buy it. Tyler is not a sit around with your thumb up your butt and wait kinda person…unless it’s something expensive.
- We buy each other things throughout the year.
- Flying back to Chicago last year was almost $900, but we were home for 10 days. Plane tickets aren’t cheap anymore, but we know that we won’t be going home for holidays often, especially if/when we have children.
However, though we aren’t celebrating together this year, TJ has given me many awesome gifts throughout the year. I thought I’d share these as it may help some who have no effing idea what to get their significant other or a family member. I’ll warn you- some are affordable while others are expensive…this is all depending on your household income though. Some people may think everything is freaking cheap! ;)
1.) I Hate Steven Singer Rose- Tyler initially purchased a rose for his mom a couple of years ago for Mother’s Day. I absolutely loved it, but never mentioned it after ;/ This past Valentine’s Day I was surprised with a platinum dipped red rose…and it’s absolutely beautiful! I wasn’t sure how to display it, but I think what I did is suitable :) I have mine sitting on my desk. Also, the roses by Steven Singer are exclusive Valentine’s Day through Mother’s Day, so you can’t get them any other time of year unfortunately.
2.) A good coffee mug- I love a good coffee mug, but what makes an awesome cup is a big ass handle. I’m not going to squeeze my effing fingers to take a drink of tea or coffee unless I’m at a restaurant or at someone’s house. I got a super cute coffee mug from Tyler and one from my sister this year:
3.) Garmin Forerunner 10- This watch is awesome. Tracks your distance, pace, and calories and is SO easy to use! I’m not technically savvy, so this was awesome for me.
4.) Sirius XM radio- I’m a HUGE Howard Stern fan. Some people may think he’s a bit..umm..crude…but I don’t give a fugg. He’d older than my dad which makes it weird sometimes, but he gives the best god damn interviews I’ve ever heard. This was probably one of the best gift’s Tyler has given me, especially because I’ve heard that the radio stations suck down here and it’s all Mexican music. No offense, but I’m from Indiana, and I don’t want to hear that. I hear it enough from my neighbors fiestas every God damn month which keep me up until 3am. If your loved one commutes more than 15 minutes each way, this is a gift they’d truly appreciate!
5.) Treadmill- This was an anniversary gift from Tyler. COMPLETE surprise! He always said no effing way when I teased about it (he bought his ex wife one, so I was like…WTF?), blah blah blah. I’m not, and have never been, a huge hardcore runner. I’d roll my ass out of bed when he was going to PT and make trips to Planet Fitness which is a mere 2 minutes away. But my prince outdid me this past year when he had be open a card and look on the back and see that he ordered a treadmill and that it was on it’s way…Tears were shed, of course.
I have another list of things that I’ve bought over the past few months that I love that I’ll share soon!
- What’s on your Christmas list?
- How you do and your spouse celebrate Christmas?