21 December 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas for Hubs

Last year I saw a neat idea that I thought I'd try for Christmas.
The idea is to give your hubs a gift on the 12 days leading up to Christmas, following the number theme. It was a huge hit, so it has become a tradition. This year my sister is doing it for her husband too.

12 Days of Christmas for Hubs

Day 1: Following last year's precedent, Day 1 is an ornament. Since we recently got a dog, I figured it would be a cute way to commemorate the new member of the family.

Day 2: Two bic lighters. We are forever searching for these lighters, even though I think we have several. Two more should statistically make it easier to find one! One for the coffee table, one for the bar, one for the grill, one for the kitchen...

Day 3: A 3-switch wall plate for the garage. He has mentioned several times while walking by them in Home Depot, that he wished they carried one of the metal diamond ones for 3 switches. Well, they do-- online! This gift has probably gotten the best reaction out of every gift I've ever gotten him. He put it up right away.

Old and grody...

To shiny and new! And very manly. Clearly this garage belongs to a manly man.

Day 4: 4 Certificate frames. Certificates for USMC courses and other achievements should not be laying on top of the desk. They should be displayed and protected. There is no telling how long they'll take to actually hang on the wall, but it's a start!

Day 5: 5 Mios. Not really exciting, but he really loves these things and we usually have to make a separate trip to the grocery store for them. Here you go, babe.

Day 6: A six-pack of Shiner beers. Same as last year. He figured this out and placed the entire thing, still wrapped, into the fridge in the morning. Then while I was still at work, he requested to open it early because, "he was thirsty." You don't mess with a good thing.

Day 7: 7 scratch-offs. Seven is a hard number, and you really can't go wrong with scratch offs! He even won a couple of bucks. It was all very exciting.

Day 8: A pack of 8 cookies. These were opened before I got a picture of the wrapped gift.

Day 9: 9 packs of his favorite gum. It just so happened that he went to Costco last week and bought a huge pack of it, so now he's set. For a while.

Day 10: (We swapped day 10 and day 8 because we're rebels and we like to break the rules. And I was more excited about Day 10 than I was about Day 8.) Day 10 is a collage of 10 photos of cross-sectioned bullets. Pretty cool and unique. Again, we'll see how long it takes to get it hung up on the wall.

Day 11: 11 ounces of candied pecans. Another sweet treat for the holidays. He was more excited about these than I thought he'd be, and ate about 6 ounces at once. He was also amused at how we incorporated the number theme into this one.

Day 12: A 12-pack of HEB's Houston Blend coffee. The man is obsessed. I told him they stopped making it so it would be a surprise, and he didn't quite believe me...

So there you have it. Merry Christmas!

See 12 Days of Christmas for Hubs- 2013.

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