This is the tale of the gift exchange between my SO and I, for our first Christmas together.
We started dating in September, so that official first Christmas doesn’t count since we’d only known each other for 4 months (I think that year I gave him a card and that’s it). Fast forwarded to the following Christmas, we had been together for just over a year, we were in a committed relationship but not serious serious, ya know? So we set a dollar limit to exchange gifts – $100 each. To zní fér. So I set out to buy a bunch of smaller presents for him that seemed practical. I knew that he liked long sleeve t-shirts so I went to roots and the gap and got him a few of those:
(not the exact ones I got him, but very similar)
And at roots they had these really nice thick sports socks that were the perfect length (he’s picky when it comes to sports socks and doesn’t like the really tall ones or the ankle style):
(again, not the exact ones – and they weren’t low-cost either – around $20 for the pack of 3 pairs)
The total was just slightly over $100 and I was proud of myself for stretching the dollar limit to the max.
Come Christmas morning, the SO hands me a small box… and inside is an iPod Nano (2nd gen), which cost at least $200 at the time! He had totally broken the dollar limit which we agreed on!
Of course, then he opens my present to him and teases me, “You got me socks?”
To this day he still talks about the year that he got me an iPod and all I got him was socks. The funny thing is that he loved those socks and have been unsuccessful in finding a comparable replacement for them. Takže tam!
I still have that iPod Nano, and he gave me another one a few years later (7th gen) as an upgrade – they both still work and I use one for podcasts and the other is for workout music.
What are some memorable gifts you’ve either received or given away?
Be sure to check out the rest of the Babes in Blogland for their favourite Christmas gifts:
♥ Ingrid of Curly.Spring.Blossom
♥ Kaily of hello Kaily
♥ Sharon of Sharon beauty Prime
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