Yesterday, Daughter napped wearing a very soft and fleecy hoodie we got her for Christmas. She received three pieces of clothing from us, and a nice bubble bath/soap/skin cream set from her brother and sister in law. We always give her candy in her stocking, along with annoying things like parsnips and other root vegetables. She is supremely happy.
I never really need anything, but I was delighted with the biography of Bela Bartok from Husband. Daughter gave me two Halloween tomten (one with vampire fangs) , and set of tomten salt and pepper shakers. Husband got a book about Malcom X and Martin Luther King from Daughter. He got a fancy grill and a sausage stuffer and grinder earlier this year that he said were his Christmas presents. We are all happy. A friend of Daughter gave us a wood burned portrait of Millie, our deceased tortie. It was beautiful.
Next week we go to Brookings with presents for our family there. Grandson is getting floor puzzles and new shoes. Son is getting therapy books, a James Bond DVD set, and a baking steel. DIL is getting clothes. They give out specific lists so they are easy to shop for. No surprises, but no dismay, either.
What was your favorite present this year? What were your best and worst presents in the past? Do you give out Christmas lists?