Hello, my name is Laura and I’m a bundle of fun and a barrel of laughs. Being with me is a hoot. I’m one big party. I give the coolest gifts.
Just kidding. About all of it. Except that my name really is Laura.
I can be kinda fun and I like to host parties. I have barrels of wheat and bundles of brown rice, both of which I think are a hoot. Which leads me to the “coolest gift” statement. The fact that I think wheat and rice are so exciting may tell you something about the gifts I give. I will never win the “Coolest Gift Giver Prize”.
I’m not too much into giving junky or fru-fru gifts and I don’t usually like to spend a lot, not because I’m stingy (hopefully), but just because I don’t see the importance of spending tons of money on gifts. Unless someone needs something.
I am a Practical Gift Giver.
Gifts for our boys usually include items of clothing they need, shoes, jammies and books. They get some toys too, but I’ve got to see the practicality in the toy before I’ll spend money or Swagbucks on it. (Like Legos. I can totally get into Legos.)
And games. I love games. Especially if they are games I can win.
Did I just say that out loud?
I think I come by my Practical Gift Giving honestly. One Christmas my grandma gave all of the men in the family a pair of ear plugs. All of them. My dad, my brother, my uncles, my cousins…all of them. We were a family of farmers (and preachers…hmmm..) so ear plugs were a very practical gift. But we all got tickled because everyone started putting them in and wearing them around during our big get-together. Every single male in our family looked ridiculous, but that’s okay. They couldn’t hear all of us females laughing and making fun of them.
Ah the memories.
I say all that to let you know that I’m getting ready to write a short series here with some practical gift suggestions. I already wrote a post about Gifts for Women. Cast Iron, Pyrex Dishes, Stoneware. Practical. Makes me SO happy.
Here are the posts I have planned so far:
Gifts of Books
Gifts of Games (The kind I can win – just kidding – not really)
Toys I Like (to watch my kids play with)
Stocking Stuffers for Kids (Yes, these can actually be practical)
Stocking Stuffers for Moms (Yes, because Moms really can have a stuffed stocking)
Gifts for Men (If you can twist my arm hard enough. It’s HARD to buy for men, much less post about it.)
I promise not to suggest that you buy ear plugs. But I may request some for myself this year. Have you ever tried to write a complete sentence with the noise going on at my house?