Christmastime is the best time. Great food, good company, quality movies, and an awesome opportunity for me to reclaim my Weirdest Person in Our Family award that I work so hard to earn every year.
We introduced my longstanding $1 Christmas gift tradition on the blog last year, but if your finger is feeling too lazy to click over, it’s pretty simple. Every year, we head to the best (read: weirdest) dollar store in the area, pick out the most “What the heck is this?” item for each of my family members (parents, siblings, BIL/SILs, nieces all included), and drop $15 bucks for 15 high-quality gifts. The only goal is to get the best reaction from each person.
So without further ado, I give you just a sampling of this year’s loot:
A. Kitchen Vegetable Peeler
Who: My new sister-in-law
Why: Because nothing says “Welcome to the family!” better than a awkward-looking peeler.
B. Teacher Coin Bank
Who: My former-teacher sister
Why: It’s hard to see from the photo, but the bank reads “Teachers Touch Tomorrow” — all words that should never be combined in the same sentence.
C. Cat Play Glove
Who: The entire family
Why: We actually bought this exact same glove five years ago. And since we haven’t seen it since, we want to let everyone know we were offended and give them a second chance.
Who: Johnny’s newlywed brother
Why: As a new husband, he needs to learn his place in the kitchen. And lucky for him, he can now do so with his very own “poisonless” apron (see zoomed label).
Don’t you wish you were part of my family now? Unlucky/lucky for Baby Girl, she won’t be included in the mix this year, but her time of initiation to dad’s weird tradition is just a year away.
Anyone else got any fun holiday traditions that don’t cost a fortune? I’m sure Joanna would love to hear and implement them in future Christmases to balance out my freak show.