christmas {gifts}

i decided to post a list of gifts we received. my main reason for doing this is just to have a personal record of it. i hope it doesn't "look bad" to do this, and i don't expect many folks to care...so feel free to skip on over to the next post. but, i know sometimes i enjoy reading what others have given or received because it can often inspire a gift idea for someone i love.

disclaimer: these are gifts from a variety of folks, not just within our immediate family. we actually did a pretty good job of keeping the gifts a bit more under control than we have in the past.

matt: gas fire pit * drill * trimmer/shaving set * SEC tee * gamecock tee * gamecock glass * gamecock sunglass strap * ford hat * nautica tee * nautica pullover * button down shirt * reese's ornament * coke ornament * gamecock hoodie * beer brewing kit * PJs * iphone case

holly: bedspread * outfit from talbots * lots of socks * underwear * gamecock bracelet * mini notebooks * boymom tee * christmas bucket * "h" necklace * casual ugg-style black boots * PJs * slipper boots * travel coffee mug

spencer: ps move * bobcats/celtics tickets * celtics hat * long sleeve gamecocks tee * bunch of clothes from aeropostale * PJs and robe * long sleeve red sox tee * under armour sweatshirt * christmas book * newest diary of a wimpy kid book * witch & wizard and the gift books by james patterson * gum * espn christmas ornament * two gamecock christmas ornaments * espn magazine subscription * gamecock duct tape * gamecock toboggan * bunch of gamecock books & magazine subscription * backyard baseball video game
coleman : small table & chairs * floor puzzle * board books * alphaberry * two shirts * christmas PJs * gamecock PJs * small puzzle * little people circus set * tent with tunnel * ball pit and lots of balls * tee ball set * bookbag filled with school supplies * caterpillar ride-on toy * lots of art supplies * little people christmas ornament * several books * plastic animals * plastic dinosaurs * sock monkeys * golf set

rio & cooper: our dogs both have stockings and had three gifts each (toys and treat). in years past, we have gotten them gifts if there are "bigger" things that made sense (like a new dog bed). this year it didn't seem necessary. two days after christmas, matt and i realize that at least one of them desperately needs a new dog bed. oops.

gifts given:
i'm not going to list all of the gifts we gave, but there were a few that i was particularly excited about. i ordered personalized necklaces for my mom and sisters. i put together a photo album for my in-laws. matt's niece, who is engaged, was given a bottle of wine, two wine glasses and a wine stopper that has the monogram of her new last name. i also found a shirt that my mom really liked (i think). some artsy gifts for a few of coleman's friends.
it always feel good when you think you've really figured out a gift for someone.

i love shopping on etsy so here are a few things i ordered as gifts:
the first four are perfect stocking stuffers.
these were ordered from three different shops and i had good service/quality from all three :)

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