Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Jackpot!!

My love language is gifts. I love to give people things and I have for as long as I can remember.  I search and search for the perfect gift. Christmas at my house is ridiculous because I buy gifts for my main people all year long. Some gifts I give throughout the year and some I save with the intention of giving them for Christmas.

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!

We had the perfect day, made even more perfect by hitting the gift jackpot. My wheels are already turning for what I'll do next!

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