As people around the world fill garbage cans and dumpsters with discarded bits of colourful paper, we take a look back at the wonderful things we gave and got during the 2015 holiday season. In other words, what'd ya get? I'll go first.
Each year I'm getting more into the giving than the getting, though I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy receiving things. My wife got me some workout clothes which are pretty amazing — I've never been much of a workout person, so I've been making due with jeans and t-shirts — plus an exercise bike that will make me feel much better about all the things I ate yesterday.
My favourite unexpected gift came from my older sister. It's just one of the crappy saying shirts that look like it was made in some highschooler's art class, and it reads "I used to be a people person, but people ruined it for me." This pretty much sums me up. I'm friendly to everybody, but not "come over to my house" or "let's hang out" friendly. I'm going to make an excellent testy old guy.
Let's see, my mother got me a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which is an excellent thing. My previous copy was traded away after I let my nephew play and he UNLOCKED EVERYTHING BEFORE I COULD. Jerk. She also picked me up a 64GB memory card for my Vita, so I can carry around a quarter of my game collection instead of just a twelfth.
As for giving, most of my money went to the children I helped make, who got another iPad Mini so they stop fighting over the first one, plus a bunch of smaller things Etch-A-Sketches, mini flashlights (Seamus likes to hide under the covers with them), some books. I also got them both little leather pouches of gaming dice or "number dice!" as Archer calls them. He loves them so much.
Oh, and Little Live Pets mice for both of them, which ended up being stolen by a cat intent of changing out one of those adjectives.
My wife got several Monster High dolls, various other toys and a sweet bicycle that I will put together one day. I also got her this:
Image via UltimateToyCollector on YouTube
She doesn't watch the show or anything. We just sometimes like to be 13-year-olds with dirty minds together.
But enough about me, what about you folks? What did you give or get this year that you're proud of or pleased with?
I got Jason Schreier a picture of a dog with presents via Shutterstock for Christmas.