OuR new ChRistmas tRadition

Dec 29, 2007 by

We couldn’t decide what to do about buying Christmas presents for each other this year (I like to open presents on Christmas but we already buy what we want during the rest of the year).

Joel had me choose a letter of the alphabet, and I chose R. So we each had $100 to buy presents that begin with the letter R.

It was actually a pretty fun way to handle present-buying and I think we’ll do it again next year.

Here’s what Joel received:

  • Robe
  • Regular fit Levi’s
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • Remember the 80’s Calendar
  • Road to Perdition (DVD)
  • Rise of Nations (computer game)
  • Rumi (an epic poem of Turkey, translated to English)

Here’s what I received:

  • Robe
  • Red pajamas
  • Red sports top
  • Racerback sports top
  • Redemption Ark (book by Alastair Reynolds)
  • Revelation Space (book by Alastair Reynolds)
  • Reed Diffuser

Just for the record (in case you’re thinking of trying this next year) Joel did remove letters like X, Z, and Q before he had me pick a letter.

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  1. Tom

    You could use the dice from the Scattergories game that has all the letters on it to decide which letter it will be…but still would be a good idea to eliminate certain letters.

  2. Anonymous

    I think that sounds like a fun and creative way to add a new twist to gift buying! You two did a great job of working with the letter “R”. Maybe for my birthday we can use the letter “D”, I’m thinking of things like Daimler Benz, Diamonds and Dolce & Gabana. What do you think? Carol

  3. Stephanie

    This is a great idea! My husband and I never know what to get each other. We might try this next year. P.S. I found your blog by clicking on the “Next Blog” button on a friend’s blog.

  4. Emily

    I would have bought Tom a HUGE tub of Raisins for one of the presents. haha He HATES raisins.

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