17 responses

  1. Mary anne
    December 6, 2016

    Lovely and thoughtful gifts. You clearly think about the people for whom you buy.

    12/06/16
    2:36 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Mary anne, Thank you. I don’t subscribe to giving “gifts” that aren’t something someone wants the rest of the year;). If you want it, you want it, doesn’t matter if it’s boring, doesn’t matter that it’s a holiday.

  2. Kathy
    December 6, 2016

    Very thoughtful gifts. I’ve been doing a bit of holiday shopping on Etsy – wooden piggy banks for grandkids with their name on them, things like that. But, I’m buying very few things in general. Going to be giving contributions to causes in honor of some of the people.

    About your mom…I did very similar stuff with my mom, uniforms. Also, since we took away her real jewelry, she loved loved getting glitzy stuff from J. Crew, etc.
    I was shocked at how much it delighted her, and if it got lost, broken, whatever – didn’t matter much.

    12/07/16
    3:33 am
    Deede said...

    @Kathy, Kathy, I love the idea of replacing real with glitzy…Very thoughtful so that pretties will still be a part of one’s life…In years to come, should my health decline to such a place, I hope my family will remember shoes for me…smile

    12/08/16
    11:11 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy, I should get Mom a new ring. Hers is locked away:(.

  3. Mardel
    December 6, 2016

    I love your thoughtful guide, just the kind of things I would want, or love to give.

    12/08/16
    11:13 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mardel, Thank you.

  4. Patsy
    December 6, 2016

    I agree! Carefully considered, thoughtful gifts for your beloveds.

    12/08/16
    11:14 am
    Lisa said...

    @Patsy, Thank you:).

  5. Elizabeth
    December 7, 2016

    We’re doing minimal presents this year, lots of budget constraints involved in our small-babies-part-time-work stage of life (and bloody Trump is sending up mortgage interest rates, even all the way over here in Australia – just what our budget doesn’t need!)

    So mainly handmade, by me, bleary-eyed and weary-boned on the sofa, after my two year gets to sleep but before the 10-month old wakes up for his midnight feed. I’m just finishing Christmas stockings for this year’s crop of babies; some cast concrete and gold foil ring bowls for various elders are done; amigurumi toys for bigger kids remain outstanding.

    In other words, I look with longing upon your present-giving largesse! One day it may be our turn to be generously bountiful again – and may we do it with as much style and thoughtfulness as you!

    12/08/16
    11:14 am
    Lisa said...

    @Elizabeth, Oh your handmade presents warm my heart. There are so many ways to be generous.

  6. Jennifer
    December 7, 2016

    We are keeping it low key this year but I do like the tarnish on that Hermes scarf! What I am finding fun is choosing gifts for my 3 year old grandson.

  7. Jennifer
    December 7, 2016

    Oh I assumed it was a scarf. Imagine my surprise to find a beautiful enameled bracelet !! Very nice, but now I want a scarf.

    12/08/16
    11:15 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jennifer, Ha! Give a mouse a cookie;).

  8. Bungalow Hostess
    December 7, 2016

    You have a great list here…I like how you consider each recipient. That’s what I try to do too.
    Its very snowy, icy and cold here today and tomorrow we are supposed to get an even bigger dump of snow!
    I think I will make moms’ rum ball recipe tomorrow if I am going to be stuck inside all day!
    Hope your Mom enjoyed her birthday celebration.

    12/08/16
    11:15 am
    Lisa said...

    @Bungalow Hostess, And I hope you are enjoying the snow and that it’s not too much of a pain in the neck:).

  9. dottoressa
    December 8, 2016

    Lovely choice! Love the necklaces for the nieces
    Dottoressa

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