Christmas is my favorite time of the year…watching the 25 Days of Christmas on TV, decorating the house while singing carols, and spending time with family and friends, I love it all! My absolute favorite part is gift giving. When I go out shopping for my family I try and find gifts that they will actually use, enjoy, and appreciate. I hate giving lame gifts. I will search high and low for something special before I just buy my brother another sweater that will end up sitting in a drawer.
I think the hardest people to buy for are those closest to you. They are the ones that mean the most and deserve the best. For me, one of the hardest people to buy for is my dad. He really is the man who has everything and wants nothing. I mean how many times can you really buy the man a golf shirt? This year, besides giving my immediate family gifts, the rest of my family is doing Secret Santa, and lucky me...I got my dad (insert facepalm emoji). So this year I had to get the man two sets of gifts. Double the gifts meant double the trouble finding something he would really like.
I finally found the perfect gift. It’s unique, personal, and fun. I was searching on the L.L.Bean website, when I stumbled across the “My Hometown Map Puzzle II”. Each puzzle is created differently based upon the address given. I used my dad’s childhood address so that once he puts all the pieces together he will have a map of where he grew up. I’m keeping my fingers crossed he likes it just as much as I do.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!