Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What A Value


Taking a cue from this sweet blog post by my home slice, Nancy at A Musing Mother, I made a plan to let Bob do some of his own holiday shopping this year. I let him loose at the .99 Cent Store and he did the rest. The results were spectacular.

For Bajan (Bajan is short for “Grandma Jan,” Jeff’s mom):
ceramic sheep, chia pet-ish in style
foot long pink princess pen
“silver” chain with a pearl, rose and filigree circle pendant
(The necklace was very nearly a pair of yellow tie-dyed bikini panties but Bob had a change of heart.)

For Pops (Bajan’s husband, Bob’s grandpa):
blue ceramic box with dog figurine on lid, Bob instructed me to fill it with candy
“Pops likes dogs… and candy.”

Mee Mee (My mom):
black gloves
lighthouse figurine with flashing light
2 pink, plastic Dora the Explorer cups
“For having drinks at her house.”

Aunt Jen (Bob’s Godmother):
jade plant
“Like in her backyard.”
yellow ceramic cup
Virgin de Guadalupe coffee mug (Will look great on the shelf next to her menorah.)

Me:
Black gloves
Silly Putty
“You’re good at making it into a ball and doing the bouncing.”

Daddy:
heart on fire Jesus coffee mug (Jesus is one of our favorite Jews.)
And my favorite...


Rudy Guliani '08 for President bobble-head figurine
“Because it looks like daddy.”
And it so does.

I can safely say our new holiday tradition will be repeated next year.

10 comments:

  1. Can Bob shop for me next year? I didn't manage to find anything as fabulous as that bobnble head.

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  2. What an awesome selection of presents. I think I may have to let my kids try it next year to see what they come up with.

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  3. That is such a great idea! I will have to remember this next year with my daughter. She has a wallet full of coins, and would just love this.

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  4. I think Bob has a bright future as Paris Hilton's personal shopper.

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  5. I also believe the same way that Bob has got a high potential in his talent area....really Awesome in many aspects...just feeling blessed to be here..

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