Wednesday, 21 November 2012

All wrapped up

(Image from marthastewart.com)

My gift wrapping is not up to Martha Stewart standards, but they say practise makes perfect, don't they!?!

This week I have been finalising some gifts that I needed for various people on my list.  One young lad I know didn't know what he would like, so I asked him 20 questions last weekend and I have ordered something I know he will love, and well within my budget too!

A baby boy will be getting a home made fleece blanket, using some IKEA fleeces I have left from last year; the girl that I made the fleece blanket for last year loves hers, and I think this little boy will be snug and warm in his.  His sister is a tricky one, though - what do 3 year old girls like these days?  This particular one does like books, so that may be OK.

The teenage girls are under control.  Sorted!

The adults - my dad and my uncle, for example - are probably going to be getting foodie items!  That is still that plan.  And all I need to do in advance for that one is sort out something to deliver them in...

The teachers and TAs at the village school will get the little chocolates and mock Rochers that I tried earlier in the season, and the cellophane bags are here, and I bought some very cheap but Christmassy ribbons last weekend, so that one is also under control.

The little stash of items for the girls' stockings is also developing nicely.  Nothing too extravagant, but little bits and pieces that are either beautiful or useful. 

The FH has a couple of items we know he loves...

6 comments:

Andrea@Familyconnect said...

Sounds like you've done the hard part - choosing and buying the gifts. Now you have all the pleasure of knowing that they will be well received to look forward to!

SarahElisabeth said...

You are far further ahead than I am. How about some pink play dough and cutters for the three year old?

Morgan said...

@SarahElisabeth - excellent idea and I am sure she would love that sort of thing. I will add that to my list of possibilities for her...I must make up my mind soon! Thank you x

Lesley said...

My goodness, you are very organised! I panicked slightly when I read this post, and have mow placed three online orders. Feeling slightly calmer!

Morgan said...

@Lesley - sorry! Had no intention of causing panic...I wrote a list last year, and it was helpful to see who I gave gifts to, and what I gave them, so I continued this year. It has helped me to plan, to budget and to make sure I don't panic on Christmas Eve ;) I also took into account what the postage costs were of the gifts I had to post last year, as some of them were rather expensive for what they actually were, so I was able to think about that as well this time. I try to learn from my mistakes.

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