I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t give gifts during the holiday. I only buy two books for my students. I like to give gifts year round and it is usually something small like coffee, a book, or a gift card.
I was surprised because I received quite a few gifts this holiday season. I am not saying I received a lot but definitely more than I expected. For Christmas we got together with my brother and his wife. Most of her family was there too including a brother, wife, and kids from Ecuador. Yes, a lot of family.
Also, my birthday is in November so a few coworkers got together to get me a few gifts which I received right before winter break.
Let me tell you what I received:
A heated blanket. The best. Came in handy these past few cold days. I love using it when I am on the sofa watching TV or playing a game on my phone.
Purple Champion Sweater. I love the color and how it feels. Also, keep me warm throughout the day at home and school.
Velvet Plush Oversized Throw. It is very soft and a pretty color. I have a couple other ones but you can never have too many.
Chocolate covered Oreo cookies. I love chocolate and I love Oreo cookies. The box I got had cookies covered in white and milk chocolate. So good. The brand is Maggie Lyon Chocolatiers in case you want to get some for yourself. Check out the site as you’ll find some other delicious treats!
Starbucks gift card. Need I say more?
Candy box. I think overall this was the BEST one. I got it from a former student. He was in my 2nd grade classroom and is now in 5th grade. I almost cried when he came into my room. I was so happy to see him because I definitely wasn’t expecting a gift from him.
Weighted blanket. I’ve heard so many great things about it and bought one for me from Weighted Comforts. I slept well during winter break, but it could be that I was tired. Or it could have been that I would go to bed late (later than usual for me) and I would sometimes sleep in in the morning.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What were your favorite gifts you received over the holidays? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!