#1 DH got the interior of my car detailed! It is no longer scuzzy at all [update: except the tip of the emergency brake– I’ve mostly gotten that clean though] and they tacked the fabric back in the doors. Yay DH!
I also got a pillow protector, Akata Witch, The very nearly honorable league of pirates #1, The well of ascension, What works for women at work, What If?, and One Lady Two Cats off my wishlist. Oh, and new sheets and towels (the former of which we really need since one of our two sets literally disintegrated a week before Christmas). My stupid plan to keep my SIL from getting me the thing marked “lowest” off my Amazon list by not marking anything as “lowest” failed when she got me something not on my wishlist at all. I’m not actually sure what it is… some kind of housewares thing that looks like one of those trays you serve breakfast in bed with except it specifically says not to use with food. (Also it’s seriously scratched up on the bottom.) DC1 drew me a super awesome comic strip with Pokémon putting up a Christmas tree and Pikachu lighting it up with predictable effects (“Does anyone else smell smoke?”). The last panel says, “Now we sit and wait for presents to appear.” My sister got DH and me a joint gift from her trip to Italy with small tasting liquors (including pistachio which I have been looking for in the US for AGES) and ancient balsamic vinegar sweet enough to go over vanilla ice cream. Win!
The kids got a tonne of stuff. Highlights of the best include a wooden toy tool belt from my sister, The Book with No Pictures, and The Most Magnificent Thing. I *strongly* recommend the most magnificent thing for any budding engineers (under the age of say, 9 or 10) on your list, or even just budding perfectionists. Oddly DC1 got catapults from multiple family members this year. We can do a serious siege on the wooden castle now (we only had one catapult before).
#2’s partner got her a dice bag which is black leather with purple dragon on it. Inside are purple dice, lavender dice, and steampunk-y dice. I’ve been borrowing partner’s purple dice for D&D.
I also got lots of books! I love books! And amazon gift cards! That I spent! On books! [ed: If you wonder what books she got, you’ll have to ask her in the comments!]
Did you get anything especially fun or unusual?