Anyone who has had the misfortune of getting a gift from me knows that I am not the best at gift giving. Whether it's Christmas, Birthdays, or any number of gift giving holidays, I can never think of anything to buy for anyone. I usually wind up getting people some type of food item and/or a gift card of some sort. That wound up being the case for most of the people I shopped for this year, but I did something different for my wife.
My wife and I spent Thanksgiving down at her mom's place. During that time, she found an old letter to Santa that she had written back in the third grade:
Well, my wife informed me that she didn't get one thing on that list that year. Suddenly, an idea formed in my head. What if I got her all the things on that list from when she was a child? I mean, it's really not that much, and you can find anything on the internet these days.
I did hesitate a little, though. It didn't have to do with the cost, each thing cost $20 or less each. These are things she wanted when she was in the third grade. What use does she have for them now?
From the title of this post, you probably figured out that the gifts were a huge hit. The backpack wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but she loved it all nonetheless.