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Gift Poll

We all know that the best gift this season is Jesus, but I'd love to hear what other people got from their friends and families, too!

What gift...

Was your favorite and why?

Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?

Will you use the most?

Is the most fun?


Feel free to add other categories. :)

Re: Gift Poll

  • I'm just going to show off my favorite gift because I think it's so cool.

    I saw this lamp at Anthropologie.  

    I showed it to my mom, told her I thought it'd look awesome in the guest room with my grandma's bird's eye maple bedroom suite, but lamented the fact that they want $200 for it.

    This morning, I opened this up

    My mom showed the Anthropologie lamp to my dad and he made this one for me <3
  • DH's family loves to give gifts galore. I think I probably got more gifts from his family this year than I have from my family in the last 5 years combined! We still have a few things we're expecting from my family, but I'll answer based off our current stash.

    What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    I think my favorite so far is the one from DH. He took the music that he composed for our wedding and hand wrote/drew it on larger, nicer paper. Then he had the two pages framed. They are SO sweet, and I know how hard he worked on them. :)

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    A Christmas towel. It's really not my style, and I don't tend to use decorative towels anyways.

    Will you use the most?
    Probably the PJ pants from DH's gram. They are ridiculously comfortable!

    Is the most fun?
    I got the BEST Nerf gun. DH's family has Nerf wars, and my weapon clobbers them all! I can shoot like 20 bullets rapid fire and it also has a missile that lights up when it hits its target. :D 


    We also got a beautiful hand-made wooden bowl from FIL. He's just learning how, so ours is #2 of 3 so far.
  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why? A hard cover coffee table book full of pictures of us and our dog ("our family"). He spent hours making it and getting it print. So adorable and so meaningful.

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? Haha FI's aunt means well but she got me the worsttttt Christmas sweater. I mean really... I thought it might have been a joke. But it wasn't so I was polite :)

    Will you use the most?  New hair straightener

    Is the most fun? Mario Wart for the Wii :)
  • Drama- that is so sweet of your dad!! aww

    AzDancer- what a sweet DH!! what a beautiful keepsake

    I love thoughtful gifts
  • drama, love the lamp! that is so cool your dad was able to re-make it!

    azdancer, I love DH's gift to you.

    Melissa, you can always wear the sweater to a tacky christmas sweater party next year
    <img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj123/sprtychick10/sabrearch5.jpg" width="200px" />


    <span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span>
    <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6922246?shelf=read" title="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="http://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>



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  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    I really love this necklace FI got me. I saw it on Etsy and wanted it from the moment I saw it. FI got the hint real well Smile Its my first name initial, a small heart and his first name initial, a <3 b




    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    nothing that I can think ok. I love everything I got.

    Will you use the most?
    probably the necklace above or the cross pendant necklace FI got me. I did really good this year!

    Is the most fun?
    my Keurig coffee maker that my mom got off our registry. I know people say you aren't supposed to use gifts before you get married but I can't wait to use it.
    <img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj123/sprtychick10/sabrearch5.jpg" width="200px" />


    <span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span>
    <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6922246?shelf=read" title="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="http://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>



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  • Ash, I think you are totally allowed to use the coffee maker. It was a Christmas present, after all. ;)
  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why? I liked everything! I got nice clothes, movies, etc. My mother-in-law got me a bunch of things, but I really like the thirty-one bag she gave me that has Game Night embroidered on it. It is huge and will fit a few games. She knows we love game nights. 

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? I did get towels that I wasn't real big on but they are already in the wash, so I'll use them. 

    Will you use the most? Probably the planner my brother got me. I use my planner all the time to keep my schedule straight.

    Is the most fun? The Kindle Fire! It was the main thing I wanted but I didn't think I would get it because it is so expensive. Mom and Dad surprised me with it. I love it! It is so much fun, but I have to be careful it doesn't take up ALL my time haha. 

  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_christian-weddings_gift-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:464687ae-7bc1-4360-9aea-999e11f1e1adDiscussion:78cffa57-d6e8-4f25-98d4-297bd4ba003aPost:5bd8ebbe-6c79-4bd5-a595-9f6b67579cd9">Re: Gift Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Ash, I think you are totally allowed to use the coffee maker. It was a Christmas present, after all. ;)
    Posted by azdancer8[/QUOTE]

    that's my justification as well <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" />
    <img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj123/sprtychick10/sabrearch5.jpg" width="200px" />


    <span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span>
    <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6922246?shelf=read" title="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="http://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>



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  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    My KitchenAid!

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    An ugly hat I got.

    Will you use the most?
    The KitchenAid

    Is the most fun?
    H got a rifle! I'm pretty sure that'll be fun :)
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    2010: 41 books, 2011: 31 books, 2012: 100 books

  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why? My KitchenAid mixer! 

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? My aunt sent me some really odd things... not sure what to do with them...

    Will you use the most? FI got me a bracelet that goes with everything-- one of those wear-every-day ones. 

    Is the most fun? Not sure, most of our gifts came from our registry. I do love my mixer...
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_christian-weddings_gift-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:464687ae-7bc1-4360-9aea-999e11f1e1adDiscussion:78cffa57-d6e8-4f25-98d4-297bd4ba003aPost:d3b969c1-8470-4273-9ef4-6a843caa09e6">Re: Gift Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]What gift... Was your favorite and why? <strong>My KitchenAid!</strong> Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? An ugly hat I got. Will you use the most? The KitchenAid Is the most fun? H got a rifle! I'm pretty sure that'll be fun :)
    Posted by mrandmrsbrist[/QUOTE]

    <div>
    </div><div>What color did you get?</div>
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  • Sarah and Rebecca, enjoy your mixer!!
    <img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj123/sprtychick10/sabrearch5.jpg" width="200px" />


    <span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span>
    <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6922246?shelf=read" title="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Ashley's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="http://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>



    <a href="http://www.thenest.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Recipes"><img src="http://global.thenest.com/tickers/tt148762.aspx" alt="Anniversary" border="0" /></a>

    <a href="http://daisypath.com/"><img src="http://dvcf.daisypath.com/jnzKm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Daisypath Vacation tickers" /></a>

    [IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj123/sprtychick10/BR6OZ_zps078f151c.png[/IMG]
  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?   My sister makes me a calendar with pictures of her kids and I love it!  

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?  DH's aunt gave us each a bear that sings "Jesus Loves Me" when you squeeze their bellies.  It is really cute but I'm 40 years old!

    Will you use the most?  I got gift cards for Dunkin Donus and Wawa (I get coffee from both) so these will get used a lot.

    Is the most fun?  DH bought me The Office Monopoly which will be fun to play.
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  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    FI got me a Keepsake Bridal Bible, which I absolutely love, and had it customized with our wedding date on the front: 


    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    Nothing, I like everything I got this year

    Will you use the most?
    The cross necklace that my friend/bridesmaid gave me. I had been wearing one everyday, but no longer have that one, so I was so happy to get this one!


    Is the most fun?
    FI got me a spa set that came with a neck pillow that has a built in massager! I think its the most fun simply because I work a desk job, and been getting A LOT of neck pain recently, so this makes the pain go away so I can have fun! 
  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    Hmm I got a lot of great things this year.  I think my favorites were my new coat (it's waterproof and I needed one so badly), my bike, and the fuzzy blanket FSIL got me.

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    this random children's book my mom gave me?

    Will you use the most?
    The stuff I got off of my registry, my coat, and my bike

    Is the most fun?
    The blanket.
    "Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained"-C.S. Lewis

    Married! May 27th, 2012

  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?  What will you use the most?  What is the most fun?  My Cuisinart Griddler - I LOVE IT!  I've already used it every day since I opened it, and can't wait to see what else it can do!

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?  My sister decided to purchase everyone used books.  My Dad got a bunch of 1st editions that he won't read, FI got a book about a military underworld that he won't read, and I got a book about a geisha that I won't read.  Plus, it's covered in dust and I can't be around dust.



    Is the most fun?
  • What gift...

    Was your favorite and why?
    FI and I got a bunch of great stuff!! I did finally get my new iPhone that I was pretty excited about!
    My FSIL did give us this really pretty wooden plaque in our house colors that has our new last name and wedding date on it.

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    A shirt my mom bought. I absolutely hate the color pink and she always seems to buy me pink things. She always says, "I know you don't like pink, but..."

    Will you use the most?
    My phone! And the duvet cover and decorative pillows that my FMIL gave us

    Is the most fun?
    FI and I pulled together gift cards and bought a kinect!
  • I'm late to the game!

    What gift...

    Was your favorite and why? My Kindle Fire from my mom

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? I honestly loved all of my gifts and don't see returning or re-gifting anything :0)

    Will you use the most? My iphone cover from DH

    Is the most fun? MIL got me Catch Phrase and we had a blast playing it with DH's family on Christmas night.
  • Drama that is so awesome!!  How adorabley sweet!!  That sounds like something my hubby would do.  :P

    Was your favorite and why?
    Probably a jean jacket with fuzzy around the neck from DH's Mema and the matching scarf my momma made me!!  They are soooo warm and stylin' together.  :)

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    Oh good gravy my mom gave me a pair of earrings that are cats (I used to love everything cat when I was like 8 but I quickly grew out of that) and the body is on one dangly, the middle is on another in front, and the head on a separate in the very front!!  They are so weird!!

    Will you use the most?
    The fuzzy black slippers that I've lived in from DH's Mema.  :)

    Is the most fun?
    Either the tradition of the coloring book my momma gives me, or my art stuff.  I love it!!
  • [QUOTE]What gift... Was your favorite and why? A hard cover coffee table book full of pictures of us and our dog ("our family"). He spent hours making it and getting it print. So adorable and so meaningful. Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant? <strong>Haha FI's aunt means well but she got me the worsttttt Christmas sweater. I mean really... I thought it might have been a joke. But it wasn't so I was polite :)</strong> Will you use the most?  New hair straightener Is the most fun? Mario Wart for the Wii :)
    Posted by MelissaC315[/QUOTE]

    That's me every year with my Grandma Joyce and my mom!!  It's such random stuff that their heart is there, but it's not your first choice lol.
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    [QUOTE]That's me every year with my Grandma Joyce and my mom!!  It's such random stuff that their heart is there, but it's not your first choice lol.
    Posted by LittleBigO[/QUOTE]

    Yeah it is a very "unique" looking sweater but very dear of her to think of me so it's the thought that counts! haha But hey it's always good for a "ugly Christmas sweater" party.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_christian-weddings_gift-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:464687ae-7bc1-4360-9aea-999e11f1e1adDiscussion:78cffa57-d6e8-4f25-98d4-297bd4ba003aPost:e0ec67c4-f8e5-4d66-8b29-491db8b5b8c7">Re: Gift Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]drama, love the lamp! that is so cool your dad was able to re-make it! azdancer, I love DH's gift to you. <strong>Melissa, you can always wear the sweater to a tacky christmas sweater party next year
    </strong>Posted by Ash61612[/QUOTE]

    haha my thoughts exactly!
  • edited January 2012
    Was your favorite and why?
    Well, because I'm anticipating moving to India, I wanted to ask for things I could move easily or would benefit me regarding that.  I asked for two big ticket items, a Nook and a digital camera.  I last got a digital camera in 2004, so obviously it was way outdated, and it will really help with my blog. Plus, I totally want to be able to take photos of India for people back home!  I have to admit, I'm right now more excited about  my Nook... I got both! I was shocked, I expected one or the other. The camera is 16mp. The Nook was exciting because I blog for free books, and when I move to India I won't be able to get the print versions anymore, but I can get ebooks, so I wanted the black and white one so I could read digitally without eyestrain. It's amazing and I love it.

    Is most likely to end up in next year's White Elephant?
    Nothing. While I did do a mental sigh when I opened up the two shirts I got, it was because I specifically requested no clothes because I won't be able to bring what I already have to India, not because they weren't cute and I won't wear them.

    Will you use the most?
    Well, probably the domain name that FI bought for me for my blog!! He got it for me a few weeks before Christmas, but I count it. He also got me Hindi learning software, the other large item on my list, which I'll be using a lot!

    Is the most fun?
    Well, all of those are totally fun. But I'll use this question to tell about what else I got: jewelry from my grandpa and my sisters, yarn, a gift certiciate for a craft store, a snuggie, and chocolate.

    It was an amazing year as far as gifts go. I am so happy. Makes me feel a little materialistic, but I'm just so pleased.
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    "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." -Isaiah 61:10 NKJV
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