I should have done this one sooner but it’s never too late for a good recommendation. The holidays are over but I’m still looking for gifts to give. Instead of going into debt up to our eyeballs we decided to give what we could by December 25th and then finish up after Christmas. I’m still working on it but it’s been a good alternative for us this year. We also cut back on our exchanges and don’t do nearly as much as we used to. That has also worked well and everyone has been very thoughtful, appreciative and focused more on each other rather than the gifts. I had to force my three kids, ages 16, 19 and 21, to come up with even a short list for themselves. They didn’t want anything this year. While that is very comforting to know that I don’t have greedy children it’s also very hard to come up with something they will like and use.
So, I was wondering, what books or book-related items did you receive this year? What books did you give? It seems like the e-readers were enormously popular this season. What were some of your favorite items that weren’t book-related? How about great ideas that you heard about from someone else? Go ahead and share! I’d love to hear all about it! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!!