If you have a husband who is anything like mine, it can be quite a feat to figure out what to get him each year for Christmas (or Fathers day..his birthday.. our Anniversary) There's a little piece of me who hates generic gifts. He would probably love them, but seriously I want things to be special. Mmmk? And spending 1.2 million dollars on a new flat screen t.v when we have a perfectly fine
retro television, I just don't see the point.
Off my soapbox.
On to some kinda cute, kinda quirky gifts from the past. I'd love to show you what I got him this year but the good husband that he is reads my blog. Everyone say aww.. I know right.
1.) New wallet. But, not just any wallet, a wallet filled with his favorite things! You know that my husband travels for work so it's nice for him to have some gift cards to restaurants in the city he's at. Or, while we're here he can go get food at places he likes to eat at. And, already filled with cute wallet size pictures that I had printed over at Wal-Mart.
2.) Stamped key chain. Now, we know that the stamped jewelry trend hit hard these past few years. I think it's a timeless piece that is simple enough that a woman can wear anywhere. So what about the guys? My Mr. doesn't wear any jewelry besides his wedding ring, so I figured the next best thing was a keychain. His says "Forever Family est. 2006" Forever Family is kind of our Mantra.. a lot can happen each year, big fights little fights, tons of dramatics you know, but it's a little easier to deal with when you know that leaving is not an option. We're a Forever Family. Cheesy? Yes, but it's worked for us. :) A little reminder. Or a threat, I haven't decided yet. ;) I got it from this Etsy shop.
3.) A photo book. This one is UBER cheesy. Goodness I'm a little worried ya'll are seeing deep in my romantic self here. I went to the site Inkubook.com and spent HOURS making this photobook.
And when I say hours, I mean.. a whole month. Every night until 2 am. Cropping, writing, editing. Then I ordered it on the very last day that was available for Christmas delivery and it got here in the nick of time. I love it. It makes me cry every time I read it. I wrote it like a story, how we met.. significant things that happened you know. My favorite page, look how skinny I was.. Oh look, there's our mantra again.
4.) A movie. (This was actually for Fathers day but could be easily adapted) Here we go again, bring on those tears. I used OneTrueMedia to make a little slide show of our family photos from the birth of our oldest to now. You can upload songs that you'd like and change the speed of the pictures, add video. Tons of goodies! If you sign up for premium for a year it's 30 something but you get a lot more options and a free dvd. Score! He loved it. Everyone cries when they see it.
5.) A mini trip. Okay ours wasn't really a mini-trip, we went to the Dominican Republic as a anniversary/second honeymoon trip but it was still a surprise. This was when we had one child and