Christmas 1994 – It was our first Christmas together as a married couple. My husband bought me an ironing board because he needed his shirts to be ironed. He also bought me cookie sheets and cooling racks. I was furious! Now we laugh about it.
Is there something wrong with those gifts? I'll admit that I'm not your stereotypical woman. And 'receiving gifts' comes in last place on my list of Love Languages. So maybe I just don't get it. I mean, of course I like romantic gifts. But I always want the types of things this lady mentions. One of my most memorable Valentine's Day gifts was when I got a gift certificate to Pampered Chef. And last year I asked for an ironing board for my birthday.
Maybe it was the intent behind the gift. I got the cooking stuff because I wanted it. I got the ironing board because I needed it to iron my own clothes. This lady's husband sounds like he got these things to benefit himself. I can see the difference there. But other than that, am I just weird for wanting practical, useful things?
This year I have received or bought myself several nice birthday/Christmas gifts. My parents gave me money for a haircut, and I am going to buy a dress. But my other super-awesome gift that I'm buying for myself is a Bissell Steam Mop! Amazon has got it on sale for $30 off right now. (That link is my friend's affiliate link. She loves the Bissell Steam Mop and has written about it on several of her blogs over the years.) I am beyond excited to get this! I don't think I'll be waiting until Christmas to use it.