It's ridiculous. I don't realize how much I've purchased until we have 700 presents under the tree for three people. (I've already bought my sister and G two presents each for next Christmas) I can only imagine what it will be like when I have kids. I'm trying to get it under control...
Anyway, so with every gift I give I try to give the best gift, the one that the receiver keeps talking about and/or looking at. Anytime the receiver cries I feel like I hit the jackpot. It is euphoric to me. Every gift I try to beat the gift before.
Garrett's love language is me not spending money, he also hates stuff. He is so impossibly difficult for me to buy for. It's a challenge every single gift time. He's always happy with what I get him (I might go as far as to say he loves the gifts I get him) and he's super appreciative. (He almost always asks how much I spent).
The thing is I usually don't spend that much on presents, I am a bargain shopper after all.
For Valentine's Day I decided to focus on Garrett's Love Langues 1. Me not spending money and 2. Acts of Service.
As a present I made him a book of coupons for me to do all of the things he normally does. I wish I could bottle up the look of excitement he got when he got a coupon that said I would clean the kitchen or vacuum the living room when it's his turn. (Best part they were all hand illustrated)
His eyes glistened over and I thought he might cry.
I've only hit it twice with Garrett and man it feels good!
Here is the card I got him (with the intention of framing it!) I love the lining of the envelope. Those patterns and the glitter. I just want to look at it all day! So pretty!