Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Loot - Couples's Edition

This is the final installment in the Christmas Loot edition and seemed to be the category where many of our presents fell this year! Guess that's what happens when you get married and two become one, eh? hehe :-)

Because we really didn't want ANYTHING for Christmas (remember that problem with no space that we currently have...), we wanted to try to receive only necessary items for the house, replacements for things that were broken, and gift cards.

The Fam was pretty good about following our wishes and we received some really great gifts including one we didn't even know we wanted!

Gifts from The Fam
The one gift that I was actually surprised to get since we didn't know to ask for it, turned out to be one of the best gifts we got! It was a customized ADDRESS PLAQUE!

We currently just have some ugly numbers over our garage proclaiming our address to the world, but this new plaque is going to do the same thing in a MUCH more luxurious way. I can't wait to figure out where we're going to install it!

The Hubs and I are self-proclaimed wine lovers and our old Brookstone Classic Wine Opener which we'd had for years finally bit the dust.  The Fam knew we were in need, so they purchased us an upgraded opener.

Enter the Brookstone Automatic Wine Opener! Who knew opening wine could be even easier than with the classic wine opener we used to have, but with this baby it CAN! It also comes with a sleek holder which will make it a counter top staple in our kitchen.

Finally, The Fam gave us a gift card to our FAVORITE sushi restaurant, Amakara. It's seriously the best. You can read more about my love for it in my #reverb10 - Taste post!

Gifts for Ourselves
While we were out buying The Hubs his new saw, we decided to browse the area rug aisle to see if any rugs spoke to us. The Hubs and I have been on the hunt for an area rug for our living room for months now, but couldn't decide on a color or design that we both could agree on. I don't know what it was about today, but all of the stars aligned and we left with not only the saw, but a new 8 x 10 area rug for our living room!

This rug choice was great because it was relatively inexpensive ($250 for an 8 x 10 rug seems like a steal), which was good for our pocket books and made us feel like we could change it out of our taste changes or if The Pup eats it. We both liked that it was neutral and that we could change the colors of pillows and lamp shades on a whim while still having the room look like a cohesive unit. It took a little bit of getting used to not seeing our hardwood floors anymore, but the rug has definitely made the room feel warmer and more homey. Stay tuned for some before and after pics I'll post in the coming year once all the #reverb10 posts have concluded and I'll be looking for things to blog about!

This concludes our Christmas Loot round-up! In case you are late to the party, you can find my favorite gifts here and The Hubs' favorite gifts here.

How did you all make out this Christmas? Did Santa bring you everything you wanted? If you are married, have you found that more and more of your gifts are directed to both of you as a couple?

Image Credits: Home Decorators, Brookstone, Lowes

1 comment:

  1. OOOH! I like the address plaque! The Christmas before we got married, we definitely got more "couples" gifts. And most of them were off our registries, so not too many surprises. But this year, we mostly got presents specific to each of us. Then again, we pretty much just get/give presents to/from each other now.