So about a week before Christmas Tanner was wrapping my gifts and I noticed his gifts would probably be a lot cooler than mine. So, naturally, I thought I better go out and find something more. I actually made him open 2 gifts that I knew he would end up taking back (pajama bottoms and slippers). I was right, we took them back. After those gifts were gone I was down to more clothes and some gift cards. Not my idea of a "Wow!" Christmas.
So I started googling "What to buy the man that has everything?" That search provided a very weak list.
Look at what some of the suggestions are:
- Shoe shine kit - what shoes need shining?
- Wallet - he has had his current wallet for 10 years and it still works great.
- Chinese Art - really, really?
- Scarf - not his style.
- Watch - again, he is practical and doesn't wear watches, "I can just look at my phone."
He could tell I was stressing and told me he didn't want just stuff, but something with more meaning, thought and love connected to it. That's when the wheels starting turning....and this is what I came up with!
I made it into a DVD and wrapped it in a box with my original "The Man I Marry Will..." list written in 2004. (He meets all those requirements!) On Christmas morning he opened it, read the list and then pulled out the DVD titled "And the List Goes On..." and popped it in the DVD player.
He LOVED it and I was so pleased that I really did find the perfect gift for my perfect guy!
A few P.S.'s
A couple of the pictures in the slide show could be explained.
After "Be so romantic" there is a picture of trees with Christmas lights - Tanner surprised me by putting all our Christmas lights up last year. Nearly risking his life for my happiness!
After "Be so thoughtful" Tanner is standing with a bald cap on. For my birthday last year he surprised me with a game of Deal or No Deal - he was the host Howie Mandel! That was my favorite game for a
while. He had the whole game set up and I could win up to $500. I won $235! Not bad.
And one of my favorites, after "Be so open-minded" there is a picture of the both of us dressed up as Type 4's. We did it for April Fool's Day and went to a company meeting like that! We thought it was pretty great. The other picture is of my mom and I at an event we did at Saver's in Arizona last year. It was kind of a crazy and unsuccessful event, but Tanner was there and supportive the whole time!
And as for my tricks, I'm just really talented....Alright, I used a program called Animoto.com. It is awesome. There, secret's out.
I hope you enjoyed it!
What are some gifts that you have bought/made for someone that were totally perfect?