Friday, December 30, 2016

Thoughtful Gifts

I am a very practical  person and I love receiving useful things as gifts.   Here are some of the gifts that I love:  
  • Address Book - my daughter knows that I am old school.  I keep in touch with friends and family through snail mail.  I know it's kind of  obsolete  but sometimes, receiving personal letter  feels really good.  I always think that it is better than receiving text or email.  I know that the latter is a lot faster but  there is something so personal with handwritten letters that make it very special.  So this address book will surely be used.  Thanks to my daughter!

  • Personalized Items - I think homemade gifts are the best.  They are made with  love.  My daughter made this for her brother and he loved it.  It is now hanging on his bedroom wall.  

  • Art Piece - She also made this for  us.  She used bottle caps to make this octopus  . Isn't this so cute?


  •  When they were younger, we  were trying to teach our son to be less messy by setting an example and one time, my husband told our son  that he wants to eat the cookie that he wanted at the living room, he should eat like his sister does.  We went to  the living room where she was eating and found so many crumbs on the couch and my husband  blurted "Crumbs everywhere".  Since then, they were not allowed to eat  anywhere but in the table lol.  Our daughter thought it would be funny to make a toast, crushed it and put it in a frame to remind us of  that funny moment.

  • Tennis Rackets -  The kiddos got us these  tennis rackets so we could fairly play tennis with them.  We used to use the old  pair of tennis racket and they are pretty heavy so every time we lost a game to our children, we always  say that it is because our rackets are vintage lol.  So now, we don't have that excuse anymore.


  • Keyboard - My husband knows that my old keyboard is a pain in the tosh to use because all of its letters are faded thus it  makes it hard to use.  Now I can use my office without turning the light on during night time, all I have to do is push the bulb icon and the  keyboard is instantly lit.

  • Personal Protection - During warm weather, I do my  walking outdoors and my husband always worry about my safety going alone so he got me something for protection last Christmas.  I will have to  get me a conceal carry permit and of course go on practice using this  baby.

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How about you, what is your favorite gift this year? ABC Wednesday

24 comments:

  1. It looks like your daughter is a budding artist! She makes lovely gifts and yes, I agree - homemade is best.

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  2. Wow these are some great gifts! I especially love the octopus and the crumb picture frame. Simple is always better!

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  3. I'm old school too and I love having my address book on hand. It's so easy to use and I adore handwritten letters.

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  4. Personalized gifts can carry so much thought. Old school gifts can still be cool and with a personal touch, it's a treasure.

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  5. I like the Octopus wall art. I need something like that but maybe a dolphin or something.

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  6. These are great gifts! My favorite is the Ruger, but I'm a conceal carry myself and it's important to know how to protect yourself!

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  7. I always try to stick with gifts that are thoughtful or meaningful in some way. I love going with handmade gifts or personalized gifts!

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  8. I really need that keyboard! I hate having to turn desk light on just so I can see the keyboard at night.

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  9. Who doesn't love to receive thoughtful gifts. Means the person really knows your like and took the time to really think about the gift. Homemade is always a wonderful gift in my book.

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  10. These gifts are all perfect! I used to be a terrible gift giver but over the years I have gotten better.

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  11. Your daughter is so thoughtful! I love the little crumbed photo frame, its memories like this that make life so special.

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  12. My favorite gift this year would have to be tickets to events I want to go to!! I bought them myself and can't wait to go!!

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  13. That crumbs everywhere art is hilarious, how clever!! What a great reminder that the best gifts are personal, not expensive.

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  14. So many great gift ideas! That octopus made of bottle caps is amazing! We have a lot of bottle caps, so will see if my daughter would love to do any crafts with them.

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  15. These are great gift ideas! I love a personalized gift, either something made by hand or something purchased but personalized just for that person.

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  16. I'm fairly practical too, so all these gifts speak to me. I absolutely love personalized gifts!

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  17. Love the idea of giving personalized gifts.. Your daughter is so thoughtful! A quick question, is that a real gun?

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  18. I am all for personalised books and it's always nice to have a physical contact address.

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  19. wonderful post, thank you for participating.

    That last gift... is it really necessary? Aren't you afraid of someone taking it of you and use it against you?

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    1. I like having it just in case I need it against bad people.

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  20. I Like the idea of home gifts but i am sadly not a very creative
    person, i miss my old next door neighbour who used to make divine cakes, so in turn i would make her some kipper and lemon zest pate, which she loved...so i guess that's a hand made gift!
    Your daughter is very creative !
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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    1. Isn't it great when our neighbors become like our family? Lucky you.

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  21. Crumbs do seem to be everywhere!

    ROG, ABCW

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