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NOYFB

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I got this for DH, since he is a scotch/whisky connoisseur. I'm excited to try some of them myself, actually! :lickout:

(from the website)
The Whisky Advent Calendar (2016 Edition) (72cl, 44%)

Whisky Advent Calendar Bottling Note
It's the 2016 Whisky Advent Calendar! Look at it. Regard it. What is surely the greatest advent calendar known to humankind is back for another Christmas countdown, and there's still no better way to get into the festive spirit!

Don't expect to find any tiny chocolate squares behind the windows of this advent calendar. Instead, behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl Drinks By The Dram sample of delicious whisky, so this year be sure to count down to Christmas in style (again). This calendar is also available in Christmas Red Coloured Edition.

Highlights among the brilliant drams within this year's calendar include 50 year old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014)! Each dram allows whisky fans to explore new expressions during the count down to Christmas, tasting everything from single grain to rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle...

- Glenfarclas 21 Year Old

- The Lost Distilleries Blend

- The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask or The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

- Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish

- Lagavulin 16 Year Old

- Rock Oyster (Douglas Laing)

- Wolfburn Single Malt

- Oban Little Bay

- Kilchoman Machir Bay

- Fettercairn Fasque

- Buffalo Trace

- Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera

- Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

- English Whisky Co. 5 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

- Highland Park 12 Year Old

- Mackmyra Svensk Ek

- The Half-Century Blend

- Evan Williams Extra Aged

- Teeling Single Malt

- Invergordon 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

- Old Perth Sherry Cask

- Tomatin 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish

- Dalmore 12 Year Old

- Glengoyne 12 Year Old

 

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The most romantic gift any woman could ever get her husband...

A crossbow.

And arrows.
 

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House Cat|1481845340|4107603 said:
The most romantic gift any woman could ever get her husband...

A crossbow.

And arrows.
LOL

Kenny gave me crap last year for my gift to DH so I dare not say.
 

NOYFB

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redwood66|1481845484|4107605 said:
House Cat|1481845340|4107603 said:
The most romantic gift any woman could ever get her husband...

A crossbow.

And arrows.
LOL

Kenny gave me crap last year for my gift to DH so I dare not say.
Oh come on Red. Kenny knows that "people vary".
 

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Well.....

He has been reloading ammunition one bullet at a time on a garage sale reloader for years. I bought him a Dillon progressive reloader now he can pull the handle and a bullet comes out complete each time. It is just as romantic as a crossbow. :rolleyes: But he is going to just about keel over when he sees it. I love making him happy.
 

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redwood66|1481846177|4107611 said:
Well.....

He has been reloading ammunition one bullet at a time on a garage sale reloader for years. I bought him a Dillon progressive reloader now he can pull the handle and a bullet comes out complete each time. It is just as romantic as a crossbow. :rolleyes: But he is going to just about keel over when he sees it. I love making him happy.

My DH would love that too! I would buy ammo for him but the weight of the boxes is a dead giveaway!
 

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I am giving my husband a piece of artwork that we saw in Carmel over the summer. It's a picture of Pebble Beach at Sunset. Had it framed and it just arrived today! I am so excited to watch the surprise on his face when he opens it. He loved it but I know that he forgot about it. I kept in touch with the gallery and BINGO!!
 

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redwood66|1481845484|4107605 said:
House Cat|1481845340|4107603 said:
The most romantic gift any woman could ever get her husband...

A crossbow.

And arrows.
LOL

Kenny gave me crap last year for my gift to DH so I dare not say.
Whatever you are giving him THIS year is an abomination.
Shame on you.


:lol:
 

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Queenie, post a picture sometime. I'd love to see it. We spent a week at Pebble Beach a few years ago. It was fabulous.
 

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We bought a new TV so are doing stocking stuffers. I got my husband a few t-shirts, Dilbert calendar, hat, coffee cup, wraps for his wrist when he lifts weights, a card game and a sign for his man cave.
 

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Queenie60|1481858693|4107650 said:
I am giving my husband a piece of artwork that we saw in Carmel over the summer. It's a picture of Pebble Beach at Sunset. Had it framed and it just arrived today! I am so excited to watch the surprise on his face when he opens it. He loved it but I know that he forgot about it. I kept in touch with the gallery and BINGO!!

That's awesome! What a great gift and great surprise! I'm sure he's going to be thrilled! :appl:
 

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Up until tonight when I walked into Marshalls, I had no clue what I was going to buy him. As I was walking down an aisle I saw a luxury edition Monopoly game, he collects Monopoly.

Game over :dance:
 

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House Cat|1481845340|4107603 said:
The most romantic gift any woman could ever get her husband...

A crossbow.

And arrows.
I would LOVE to receive this (and lessons too) but DH and I don't exchange gifts, other than Birthday presents.
 

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I asked my dh what he wants as neither of us have bought anything yet. He said a big kiss on the lips. So my shopping is done. :cheeky:
Now the important question is what do I want and I can tell you a big kiss on the lips won't cut it. :lol:


Hmmm what about this ring... I like. :love:

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Apparently I got a great gift for my husband. It must be good because I was told to go ahead and get the designer bag I have had my eye on. I can't wait to see what I bought him.
 

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Calliecake|1482175805|4108402 said:
Apparently I got a great gift for my husband. It must be good because I was told to go ahead and get the designer bag I have had my eye on. I can't wait to see what I bought him.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Bought him the fancy ass Nespresso coffee machine he's been salivating over for years and had his grandfather's WWII medals framed.

Framing the medals was probably the most stressful and difficult thing I've ever done in my life. They were living in a Tupperware container in the bottom of a cupboard somewhere and the medals had all come undone from their ribbons and did you know that not only is each ribbon particular to that specific medal, there's actually a specific order in which they should be displayed? Well, I'm sure you all do because this is Pricescope and you're all sophisticated and educated people but I didn't. So I had to find a medal expert (difficult).

Medal expert gave me a TON of interesting info on the old man, told me in which order to frame the medals, named them all for me, told me one medal is missing, the medal I had was actually an Italian medal (how the old man got hold of that is anyone's guess) and should not be framed. He was able to source a replacement medal that had actually been issued to a colored soldier! How awesome is that?! It only arrived after the framed had finished, hence the blank space.

Framer messed up the layout a bit and they've already closed for the year but I'll get him to redo it in the new year when he slots in the new one.

Way more excited about this than some coffee machine, :lol:

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Trekkie,

I love that you had the medals framed! :love: :love: :love:
What a thoughtful gift, and a wonderful way to remember your DH's grandfather and respect his contributions during the War.

You're right, there is no shortage of rules concerning medals, ribbons and other commendations; who can wear them, how and when to wear them, etc.

Not sure if you're aware of this, but even the colours of the ribbons are symbolic. You may be interested in the following which pertains to the medals you've framed (assuming I've correctly identified them).

From left to right:
1939-45 Star; The three equal stripes represent the Royal and Merchant Navies (dark blue), the Army (red), and the Royal Air Force (light blue).
Africa Star; The colours represent the desert, army, navy, and air force.
Italy Star; The colours represent the colours of the Italian flag.
Defence Medal; The orange (flame colour) represents the enemy attacks on the (green) British Isles and the black stripes represent the black-outs during the war years.
War Medal; The colours represent the Union Jack.

Please forgive me for being a detail nut but, since you plan on re-framing the medals, you might want to flip the first medal (if it is the 1939-45 Star), so that the dark blue stripe is on the left as you look at it. (When worn, the dark blue stripe is to be furthest from the left shoulder.) :angel:

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The framed medals are so lovely!

My SO's birthday is on Christmas Day, so it's double duty for me.

Birthday:
A first edition of his favorite book.

Christmas:
-Broncos jersey
-a code to design your own game controller
-a playful watercolor + drawing of us in our backyard with our pets. This sounds silly now, but I saw the artist on Instagram and she said she would do it for a song. I thought it would be smaller (like for his desk/office) but it's more like a sheet of paper in size.
-a hat from his alma mater

We will also do stockings. In his I put candy, a rubik's cube, a pizza gc, beard oil, trail mix, socks/underwear, and I forget what else.
 

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december-fire|1482246675|4108552 said:
Trekkie,

I love that you had the medals framed! :love: :love: :love:
What a thoughtful gift, and a wonderful way to remember your DH's grandfather and respect his contributions during the War.

You're right, there is no shortage of rules concerning medals, ribbons and other commendations; who can wear them, how and when to wear them, etc.

Not sure if you're aware of this, but even the colours of the ribbons are symbolic. You may be interested in the following which pertains to the medals you've framed (assuming I've correctly identified them).

From left to right:
1939-45 Star; The three equal stripes represent the Royal and Merchant Navies (dark blue), the Army (red), and the Royal Air Force (light blue).
Africa Star; The colours represent the desert, army, navy, and air force.
Italy Star; The colours represent the colours of the Italian flag.
Defence Medal; The orange (flame colour) represents the enemy attacks on the (green) British Isles and the black stripes represent the black-outs during the war years.
War Medal; The colours represent the Union Jack.

Please forgive me for being a detail nut but, since you plan on re-framing the medals, you might want to flip the first medal (if it is the 1939-45 Star), so that the dark blue stripe is on the left as you look at it. (When worn, the dark blue stripe is to be furthest from the left shoulder.) :angel:
No way!!!!! That so called expert assured me I had them right!

Thanks so much for pointing this out - I really appreciate it! Will change as per your recommendation. Thanks so much for your help!
 

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I am giving my SO a brand new grill. We picked it out yesterday. He's thrilled.
 

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I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
 

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jordyonbass|1482356464|4108829 said:
I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
Jordy, I'm sorry. But how about taking her out for a nice coffee and buy a nice silver wedding ring for you until you can buy what you really want? Just to stretch out a hand and make her happy..? :halo: For example something like this?

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Scandinavian|1482403054|4108942 said:
jordyonbass|1482356464|4108829 said:
I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
Jordy, I'm sorry. But how about taking her out for a nice coffee and buy a nice silver wedding ring for you until you can buy what you really want? Just to stretch out a hand and make her happy..? :halo: For example something like this?
That's almost exactly like my old wedding band, it was made of tungsten and had 5 little grey diamonds in it. We're going to have a look around in the new year once we have moved and I have settled into my new job and we are wanting something like that. We're not majorly worried about gifts this year due to our circumstances at the moment, we're more worried about looking after my wife's sister and saving for a new rental (all on a single wage). All isn't lost though as we have a nice BBQ feast sorted for xmas day!

I've been thinking about getting one of the opals I have cut at home set into a plain band but the softness of opal and my tendency to knock my hands around keeps holding me back :(sad
 

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jordyonbass|1482405605|4108944 said:
Scandinavian|1482403054|4108942 said:
jordyonbass|1482356464|4108829 said:
I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
Jordy, I'm sorry. But how about taking her out for a nice coffee and buy a nice silver wedding ring for you until you can buy what you really want? Just to stretch out a hand and make her happy..? :halo: For example something like this?
That's almost exactly like my old wedding band, it was made of tungsten and had 5 little grey diamonds in it. We're going to have a look around in the new year once we have moved and I have settled into my new job and we are wanting something like that. We're not majorly worried about gifts this year due to our circumstances at the moment, we're more worried about looking after my wife's sister and saving for a new rental (all on a single wage). All isn't lost though as we have a nice BBQ feast sorted for xmas day!

I've been thinking about getting one of the opals I have cut at home set into a plain band but the softness of opal and my tendency to knock my hands around keeps holding me back :(sad
Sending tons of merry holiday wishes your way! You are doing the right thing, and thinking the right way :halo: Merry Holiday!! Friends and family are all that matters!
 

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jordyonbass|1482405605|4108944 said:
Scandinavian|1482403054|4108942 said:
jordyonbass|1482356464|4108829 said:
I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
Jordy, I'm sorry. But how about taking her out for a nice coffee and buy a nice silver wedding ring for you until you can buy what you really want? Just to stretch out a hand and make her happy..? :halo: For example something like this?
That's almost exactly like my old wedding band, it was made of tungsten and had 5 little grey diamonds in it. We're going to have a look around in the new year once we have moved and I have settled into my new job and we are wanting something like that. We're not majorly worried about gifts this year due to our circumstances at the moment, we're more worried about looking after my wife's sister and saving for a new rental (all on a single wage). All isn't lost though as we have a nice BBQ feast sorted for xmas day!

I've been thinking about getting one of the opals I have cut at home set into a plain band but the softness of opal and my tendency to knock my hands around keeps holding me back :(sad

yes, it sounds like you are focusing on what is most important, which is family and loved ones, for Christmas. It is easy to get distracted with all the commercialism, but being there for loved ones is the most important. I love opals, but yes if you are someone who works a lot with your hands (as it sounds like you do) opal would not be the best choice for a band you are going to be wearing every day. I also like the idea of a silver or tungsten band if you cannot find your original.
 

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Trekkie|1482348515|4108796 said:
december-fire|1482246675|4108552 said:
Trekkie,

I love that you had the medals framed! :love: :love: :love:
What a thoughtful gift, and a wonderful way to remember your DH's grandfather and respect his contributions during the War.

You're right, there is no shortage of rules concerning medals, ribbons and other commendations; who can wear them, how and when to wear them, etc.

Not sure if you're aware of this, but even the colours of the ribbons are symbolic. You may be interested in the following which pertains to the medals you've framed (assuming I've correctly identified them).

From left to right:
1939-45 Star; The three equal stripes represent the Royal and Merchant Navies (dark blue), the Army (red), and the Royal Air Force (light blue).
Africa Star; The colours represent the desert, army, navy, and air force.
Italy Star; The colours represent the colours of the Italian flag.
Defence Medal; The orange (flame colour) represents the enemy attacks on the (green) British Isles and the black stripes represent the black-outs during the war years.
War Medal; The colours represent the Union Jack.

Please forgive me for being a detail nut but, since you plan on re-framing the medals, you might want to flip the first medal (if it is the 1939-45 Star), so that the dark blue stripe is on the left as you look at it. (When worn, the dark blue stripe is to be furthest from the left shoulder.) :angel:
No way!!!!! That so called expert assured me I had them right!

Thanks so much for pointing this out - I really appreciate it! Will change as per your recommendation. Thanks so much for your help!
Whew, that's a relief! I thought it was 50/50 that you'd either be happy to know or would give me an eye-roll and ask if I had nothing better to do. :lol: The internet has a lot of information on medals/stars which, by the way, describe the 'front' and 'back' of the medal. Yup, the medal/star is to facing a certain way, too. Just google the name of the medal and check out the official government sites; not the sites that sell medals.
 

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Jordy, just wanted to say I'm sorry you're going through a bit of a rough time right now and your PS friends are always here for you - the best and most important thing about the holidays is spending time with loved ones, and just appreciating one another. The bbq sounds like a lot of fun, enjoy the day with your family and friends. And I empathize with you about your ring - I lost my original ering in the house too, I'm holding out hope that they turn up for both of us!
 

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jordyonbass|1482356464|4108829 said:
I wanted to get Mrs Jordy something for silversmith work to try get her interest back in our lapidary stuff. I also know she wanted to see a wedding ring back on my hand for xmas more than anything this year as I lost my ring around the house earlier this year and we still haven't found it. But unfortunately between losing my job, looking after Mrs Jordy's little sister (massive story there) and having been handed notice to vacate early in the new year from our real estate - xmas has basically been cancelled here for 2016 :(sad

Mid February isn't be too late for xmas gifts yeah? :lol:
Geez, Jordy, that's too much stuff to deal with in a short time period!
You and your DW will, of course, get through it.

As part gypsy noted, Christmas has gotten so commercialized. Its important to focus on what really matters.

You might want to consider making a card for your DW. My SO was speechless and floored by a card I'd made for his 45th birthday. Warning, sugar overload ahead: the title on the cover page (yes, the card had a number of pages) said '45 Kisses and 45 Reasons I Love You', followed by a list of 45 reasons, each followed by a lipsticked kiss (you might want to skip that part, Jordy), with a tissue-like page (I forget the name of the paper) between each to prevent the lipstick from smudging the previous page (something to consider if you do decide to pucker up with lipstick and kiss each page :lol: ).

You're sworn to secrecy about my SO getting that card. He's a manly combat soldier who hunts and growls - he'd get no end of ribbing if word of this got out! ;))

If you want to do something like this for Christmas, you could do '7 Christmases and 7 Reasons I Love You', or whatever number of Christmases this has been for you and your DW.

Plain paper, construction paper, produced on a printer or handwritten in gel pens or simply pen, it doesn't matter. As for coming up with reasons, I quickly came up with more than 45. I have no doubt that you love your DW for her caring heart, encouragement, supporting you, doing little things for you, etc.

Sending you and your DW lots of wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a 2017 filled with love, laughter and great adventures!

Hugs
:wavey:
 
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