Firstly, I know that, upon seeing the topic of this thread, you probably had one of three reactions:
1) O.M.G, I KNOW!!! It's so CLOSE!!! I can't WAIT!!!
away... I mean, I like Christmas, but...
You should really grow up
3) NO. WAY. IT'S FREAKIN' SEPTEMBER and you're already banging on about CHRISTMAS?!!?
What is WRONG with some people?!?! We've not even had Thanksgiving yet!
This thread is for people like me, with a response hovering around category 1 above. I LOVE Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong, my decorations don't go up til December (albeit the first day if at all possible
), but the thing I love most is the planning of it, and thinking up lovely gifts to give my family and friends. I'm the sort of person who gets more pleasure out of giving a gift than receiving one (though I'm not ungrateful)! I just love taking the time to really give thought to what sort of gift to give each person, that really means a lot to them - be it expensive or cheap as chips.
Also, planning early is financially prudent, as it helps spread the cost, so
to those in category 2
Anyway, for the first time in ages, I'm beginning to struggle when it comes to ideas... so I am asking anyone who wants to join in the conversation - what amazing gift ideas have you had / been given in the past, and what was the relationship?
So share your wonderful gift ideas, festive recipes, and family traditions that make you smile here, and get in the festive spirit!!!