I had a good Christmas, though a little tiring (my family stays up too late and talks too much!). For gifts, I got mostly clutter:
- a creamer and sugar set (because my mom was here for brunch a few weeks ago and I didn't have a little pitcher for maple syrup) - nice thought, but the set doesn't match anything I have
- a game that appears to be broken (I'll try it again and hope my sister still has the receipt)
- a telescoping metal walking stick - I already have two wooden ones, and I would never have bought this for myself, plus I don't like the color
- a new fanny pack that's oddly heavy; it does have lots of nice compartments, though, and it's my favorite color, and it's from my niece, so I'll keep it and use it
I'm a real party pooper!
But I'm happy with the gifts I bought: mostly food gifts from World Market - fancy jelly, scone and muffin mixes, hazelnut/chocolate spread, chocolate, and some games for the kids. My mom commented on the way home that I gave her the best gifts from the family: things she would enjoy and use up!