if you're buying presents for people this year, what have you bought or what are you planning on getting them? have you found something you KNOW someone in your life will love? have you started your shopping yet?
Jon and I have decided to start our own holiday gift tradition! I love surprising people and being surprised, but Jon does NOT lol, soooo as a compromise every year we're going to pick out loot crates together and each get a subscription box for December. That way we get to pick something we're interested in and we'll have a general idea of what we might end up with, but the exact contents of the boxes we get will be a surprise!
Jon's box is called MATTER, and it's just a neat box with a few objects that are difficult to get your hands on or have special properties. Past boxes have included things like dinosaur teeth, simulated Mars dust, cephalopod ink, metals in their purest form, etc etc. Just cool nerdy stuff that he'd get a kick out of. We're both excited to see what he ends up with!! (For myself, we couldn't find any subscription boxes I liked that weren't sold out, so he picked out a really cool reusable notebook for me!)
I'm like you, 𝓡iley 🧁 , surprises give me life. For my gf I've picked out a bunch of clothes off Amazon that she will love, including some holographic shoes. Haven't ordered them yet but soon. For my nieces and nephews I got: 1 doll outfit, 1 Sylveon plushie, 1 simplified Transformers toy, and 1 musical toucan thingy For my sister I got a Golden Girls magnet because she will be delighted (she and I don't usually get each other stuff) And for my metamour I...haven't...gone shopping yet. THERE'S TIME. Probably something cat-related though, bro is crazy about cats.
Updates kinda!! I know it's not *actually* Christmas yet, but Jon's loot box arrived, and I was too excited and begged him to open it 😅 So his exact gifts turned out to be:
A little comfort-o-meter that measures both temperature and humidity on overlapping dials so you can see how close to the Ideal Comfort Zone™ the air is
A tiny bird call thing that can apparently imitate hundreds of bird calls depending on how you twist it (he'll need to look up a guide on how to use it properly cause it didn't come with one lol)
A naturally formed perfect cube of pure pyrite
A lab-grown purple crystal that's identical in makeup to a natural crystal
A little piece of very old amber with two different tiny bugs in it
They're all REALLY COOL and he was very excited and nerdy and it was so cute to watch him open everything lol<3 My reusable notebook also arrived and it's so cool and pretty and I love it I keep doodling in it and then ~magically erasing the doodles hehehe
Jun 24, 2011 10:49:41 GMTᏝilibet 🔮
omg ty for the update 𝓡iley 🧁. i love loot boxes, i feel like i got to experience one too!
Tessa 🥞 i am jel of the holo shoes and sylveon plushie tbh.
i have finished my christmas shoppinggg. my dad has had his presents already since he went away to work at the beginning of the month and won't be back until march. i got him a new jumper, some super soft loungewear & botanical teabags to go in gin. for mum i have got her a BUNCH of things. a few of her ~expensive toiletries were running out so i got those. then also she put on her wishlist a ridic fancy chanel shower gel so i got her that too. oh also some of those memetastic gardening gloves with claws lmao. oh and some lil wooden mice bc she collects mice! and other stuff too, i'm so excited for her to open everything.
my favourite person to buy for is my best friend kellie. she has never been interested in pokemon before but! she has been playing go a lil bit. so for her xmas present i got a her a second hand ds lite and pokemon pearl so she can try out a mainline game. i also got her some cats in space socks & a super cute candle that smells of caramel coffee.
I got my daughter an 18 inch equestrian doll, a stable, a horse, a foal, and a beagle puppy plush. The idea for this came from the fact that she really, really wanted to go to horse camp this summer but that didn't pan out so I am bringing the horse camp to her. I hope she loves it. I was obsessed with horses as a kid, and I made my stables out of shoeboxes. The stable I bought her is freaking adorable and I'm so excited to play with her!
For my son, I got a big wooden rocketship with the top part coming off for "exploration" as well as transformers rescue bots and a big mat with a road on it for him to play with all his toy cars on.
For my hubs, I got a sweater and slippers (boring) but he won't tell me what he wants!
Tessa 🥞 i am jel of the holo shoes and sylveon plushie tbh.
Sadly, the holo shoes didn't pan out (they weren't prime so I wouldn't have gotten them in time!) so instead I got her a shirt that says Anxiety Queen on it that she's admired before, and I helped my metamour pick out a Harley Quinn purse for her. Can't wait til Christmas when she gets to see them!
Ahhh it was my first year having money so I SPLURGED Not happening again next year as I’ve spent like a grand hahahaha help me 🙃
For rhys I bought him Pokemon pikachu with pokeball & then gave it to him early because I wanted to play MY eevee 😂 I also bought him the Yu gi oh box set, some Lego, some chocolate, some PlayStation gear and just little things
For my 2 sisters & mum I bought them some candles from kazzies dad because ma GOODNESS are they amazing, I also got both sisters a little Prosecco gift set & my mum a little pooh figure to add to her hoarde
My dad I got some whiskey & Lego
My brother I got rick & morty gear
Rhys’ dad I bought a smelly thing, I don’t know what it’s called but it’s cool
For Eloise I crocheted her a bunny & bought her some sort of baby toy, idk, baby toys are weird
For Isla-grace I bought her a sylvanian house & family
For Skye I got her some shopkins & Harry Potter Lego on the Xbox
& for my Riley roo & ralphie roo I got them some paw patrol & dinosaurs
Oh also I got my animals stockings because I’m extra 👌🏻
I was waiting until after Christmas to post here since I needed a reminder as to what I got people haha!
My grandpa - soup mixes and H0 scale pigs for a trainset
My grandma - a little build your own library thing and some other things my mom and I worked on together which both involved inside jokes (a box of llama stuff and an alvin and the chipmunks themed shadow box).
My uncle - a little tool set
My aunt - gummy bears, bird wine glass markers, and a knit cap with a hole for your ponytail
My mom - same hat as my aunt, a little unicorn pinata thing, perfume, star wars cars (think hot wheels), lots of spa stuff (soaps, face masks, etc), and more