I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas day with lots of yummy food and lovely presents!
Mine and my partners Christmas family gatherings started on Christmas Eve with my Mum’s side of the family. We don’t give presents to each other anymore because it ended up that we were just going “what would you like?” and buying that, so we just figured we’d buy it ourselves. I did get something for my Mum though, she bought a Suzuki Swift about a year ago and wanted dash mats and seat covers, so I bought her a Super Cheap Auto voucher. But because I don’t really like getting people vouchers, I also went on to the Photobox website and made her a personalised 2016 diary with pictures of me and my partner and our dog in it. My Mum got some of the pictures from our Bali trip and made a collage of them in a really big frame which is nice. It’s quite huge and heavy so we need to work out where we can hang it where it won’t fall off the wall!
For Christmas Day lunch we went to my step brothers house…or maybe it was more like an early dinner. They tried lunch a few years ago and haven’t learnt anything about timing because lunch was at about 3pm! Anyway, my siblings and I do a Kris Kringle present giving which makes things easier when there are six of us! I had my sister in law this year and I bought her a Pandora stacker ring, my partner had my eldest step-brother and got him a small kitchen veggie/herb garden, and I got a perfume and lotions set and he got a Super Cheap Auto voucher. For my Dad we got him tickets to the Australia Day cricket and gave my step-Mum the bellabox Christmas box. From them I got a fancy drink dispenser and some money and my partner got an air sander.
We finished up the day at my partner’s parents place and we got his Mum a personalised 2016 wall calendar, we had an extra one made for his Gran as well. For his Dad was some fishing thing for his boat which I really didn’t understand what it was! And for one sister we got the bellabox Christmas box and the other one we bought a T2 teapot with matching cup and three little tins of loose leaf tea. Gosh we always get spoiled when we’re over there, we got a rotary clothesline, because the one we have now is hung under the carport and I can’t reach it! Along with some pegs and clothes bags and a voucher for Bunnings. My partner also got a life jacket for when we go kayaking and I got an Anaconda voucher to buy some accessories for my kayaks. I also got a couple of makeup and jewellery cases as well and my partner got another toolset and some little sorting tubs for the shed.
Did you all have a nice Christmas? What presents did you get?