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and a assortment of stuff I can only assume were bought with those free coupons from CVS ;-pLaura and I avoided giving each other presents due to impending house buying.
Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas!
I got hardbacks of the second two books in Prince of Nothing, and a check.
What I got from my mom's side of the family. The Sonic tin has "Chaos Emerald" candies in it. They are shaped like emeralds. This is turning out to be a pretty great Christmas.
EDIT: Some cash is turning into the Eclipse expansion tomorrow.
The money's probably going to become a Harmony Wood circular needle set and tuition or something.
Also the gifts I gave to my family were greatly received and I felt great. Good year.
From my brother: A Mishka hoodie. The gift tag announced his rap name: "Tío Onitsuka Puma."
Other relatives: A pile of cash, some excellent socks, and a really nice bordeaux heather cardigan that matches my dark cherry boots.
Also someone to kiss and all the perks that comes with.This was the best Christmas in my life; "Fairytale of Chicago" for sure. I gave her the weirdest gift ever (the hardcover album of Jesse Moynihan's Forming) and she freaked out, kissed me, and then we read the first few pages together. So many great feels, man.
EDIT: Apparently stationary stores sell wedding and homey things, not pens.
Also plenty of games. New Super Mario Bros 2 on 3DS. Board/card games: Bohnanza, King of Tokyo, the Power Grid new plants deck, We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies, Unexploded Cow, Quarto, and the Moustache Game
Sarah got the 3DS she was dying for and we used gift cards to split a Wii U. New Super Mario Bros 2 on 3DS is better than New Super Mario Bros U, which is a little annoying but we'll live.
Izzy got a little pink "powerwheels" Mini-Cooper that she's enamored with even though there's been no chance to actually drive it yet, and a pile of other stuff.
Wife got a Kindle Fire HD so that she can watch Netflix without huddling over her computer desk in the far corner of the room most evenings. She did some bargain shopping and got me a very nice stainless steel Citizen Eco-Drive watch, similar to ones I've had my eyes on for years but could never justify buying. Now I have to find a jeweler to adjust the band. Pfffft like I wanted homework for Christmas.
Laura and I avoided giving each other presents due to impending house buying.
Chris (wife) and I hadn't bought each other gifts for Christmas for about 4 years, preferring to spend more on the kids, but this year we managed to do a little better on the budgeting and even though it's not about material stuff, everybody had a little better Christmas because we felt accomplished.