Within Me Without Me

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday 13 #5

Thirteen Things that i have already bought as gifts for people this year

i will not be listing gifts bought for those who might read my blog - too bad!!

1. sweater for mother in law. her b-day is actually 12/23, so i still need to get her a birthday gift too. and i really want to get her something great, because of the whole kitchenaid mixer thing!!

2. set of yummy body butter lotions for neice #1. spent $10 on her, and jerry thinks that's too much, because she really is a very spoiled and snarky girl. but hey, it's christmas.

3. set of lip glosses for neice #2. ditto for above. these girls are 18 and 15, and are very materialistic and snotty. so why spend tons of money on gifts that won't be appreciated? they have their parents to do that.

4. toe socks and earrings for nieces #3 and 4. the younger neice, and "step-niece". young enough to appreciate silly cute girl gifts.

5. cologne for nephew. the step nephew, who is a teen and what on earth do you get for a teenage boy that isn't electronic and costs $100?

6. subscription to smugmug - online photo hosting site for brothers in law. it really is a nice gift, since they have no where to post their pictures, they just print them out at the store.

7. soduku (sokudo?) book for my mom. she never wants anything, so i always have to get her something small anyway. and she does this number puzzle thing on the bus to work everyday in the paper.

8. fruitcake for father in law. don't worry, he really does like fruitcake! i haven't actually bought it yet - i'm going to make one.

9. playmat/activity center thing for sadie. she's going to love it - i just hope i can keep aidan off of it.

10. puzzles for aidan. he's so cute when he does the sign language for puzzle. two "thumbs up" signs bumping together.

11. well, that's about all i can list, because anything else might be discovered by prying eyes!

12. i guess the knife set i bought could technically count for a present for me, since it was on my list.

13. when jerry bought his rifle a few weeks ago, i told him "merry christmas" so as far as i'm concerned, i'm done shopping for him. mostly.

i stil need ideas for the kids!! what do you buy 15 and 10 year old boys, who already have everything?

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. chickadee
2. aimee

3. chupie&j's mama

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  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said…

    My gram used to make a fruitcake where you smash a box of graham crackers and add all kinds of yummy stuff and then pack the whole thing back into the graham cracker box and leave it in the fridge forever. It's the only kind of fruitcake I like. :) Yummy.
    Kids... iTunes gift cards always work for the teenagers I know. I guess you have to get something a little more personal though when they're your kids, huh?

  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger Chickadee said…

    I do enjoy buying presents for the younger kids and you sound like a good gift giver!

    I don't understand the fruitcake thing...maybe I haven't had a good fruitcake. But Kelli in the Mirror's fruitcake actually sounds good.

    My 13 are up.


  • At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great list and I'm jealous of #13. I have no idea what to get my hubby. I'm sure he'd be jealous of the rifle (actually he wants a double barrel shot gun, but he'd have to pick that himself). Happy Thursday:)

  • At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yikes! Everyone is WAY more ahead of me on the whole Christmas thing. Get the lead out, Aimee!
    Happy TT!

  • At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sounds like alot of great gifts!!

  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger Carrie said…

    janeen -
    yes, he wants a shotgun too. he's just going to have to wait.

  • At 12:10 PM, Blogger CPA Mom said…

    As a new reader, I may need a family tree to keep track of who everyone is! HA HA

    Do they like sports? Here is something I cut and paste directly from Mir at wantnot.net:

    Did you know that ESPN has a store? They do! What do they sell there? Who knows! Oh, I kid. They sell all kinds of sports stuff. Perfect for the hard-to-buy-for remote-hog on your couch. Not that I want to make any assumptions.

    Anyway, right now you can take $20 off your $75+ order ESPNshop.com! Just use coupon code LKSP6275. Code is valid through December 3rd, 2006. They also have a free shipping code available through December 10th; that one’s LKSP6227.

    Both codes work in the outlet. All items are sports-fanatic approved.


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