One thing my family has always been good at is gift giving. Often times our gifts are homemade, found at flea markets, or even flawed (like the year my Papa gave me a shiny 1930's Big Ben clock that he couldn't get to work). Regardless, they always have meaning. That's why when my buddy Juder gave me an apple seed stuck inside a monogrammed pouch, my heart melted. Pretty sure I'm crushing this 5 year old BIG TIME.
Overall, my favorite gift this year had to be from Twinner. She had two stamps made, one with a typewriter & our blog slogan, the other with our address, website, and email address. She even included a set of business cards that she made, as well as 4 different colors of ink pads. Can you say FREAKIN AWESOME??
|Sight Glass and a mug with a coffee journal from Remedy. (Insert Husband's happy place here).|
Another one of my favorite gifts was this book from Naomi & Josh over at Rockstar Diaries. It's all about photography and I can't wait to get lost in it while curled up on the couch in my jammers.
In sticking with Tim's love for all things coffee, his favorite gift this year was the Hario V60 Dripper and coffee mill he received from Twinner. If you haven't heard, these drippers are all the rage in 3rd wave coffee. The Hario has a larger drip hole than a Melitta and is known to produce an even better extraction than a french press. BAM!
This made Mr. Loerke's morning coffee experience rock the hizzy.
Lastly, one of our favorite gifts arrived from our dear friends in Cali, Michelle & Chad over at Funk Off! Pretty sure they had us at homemade sugar cookies and gnomes. Be still my heart!
This year I gave Twinner this t-shirt, an old Kodak pitcher I found at my favorite thrift store in Kansas City, and a homemade ornament for her soon-to-be dog, Mailbox. Tim received 2 books from me; this one and this one, along with a Left Hand Milk Stout glass for his favorite beer. Tim gave me date night coupons, a wallet for my monies, and a new journal since our other one is almost filled! I love how gifts don't have to be expensive to express how much you know or love someone.
What was one of your favorite gifts? We'd love to hear about it! Also, Tim and I will be celebrating the Mr's birthday at a cabin in Broken Bow, OK for a couple of days. We'll check back soon with photos of our time there!