Is it me or has it been FOREVER since the weekend? I feel like this week was dragging. But it’s almost done, so let’s celebrate by linking up with Heather, Katie, and Clare this week for my Friday Favorite. My boyfriend and I are coming up on two years together so the ideas for what to get him have started swimming in my head. So I wanted to share with you one of my more favorite gifts I’ve given!
One of the most difficult aspects of my relationship with my boyfriend is surprising him with a gift. Struggle is real over here I know…
But actually, I can’t think of ONE gift I’ve gotten for him that he hasn’t guessed. I suppose it’s part my fault for buying gifts MONTHS in advanced – I’m type-A what can I say. But I’m also the worlds worst liar. No matter what, if I am attempting to tell a lie, I laugh. Like uncontrollably. I physically cannot lie. Not the worst trait.
We both love giving GIFTS not gifts. Meaning, we love giving each other activities we can do together, rather than giving physical objects.
In March, the BF turned the big 2-5. Which means I bought his gift in January. Yep. January. Either way, during one of our mid-week date nights, I let it slip I got him his gift. Immediately the guessing game began. I will never know why, but I always give in and play along. Within 5 minutes the gift had been guessed. We were going to go shooting. Like shotguns.
I had been to the Orvis Sandanona shooting grounds once before and had a great time. We had talked about how fun it would be to go again so I figured we might as well get some actual instruction and learn how to shoot correctly. After an hour of personal one-on-one instruction it is fair to say, I’m not the best shot.
Random fun fact: there is a principle called “cross-eye dominance”, where 85% of women (only 30% of male) who are right handed, are left eye dominant. This is me. Needless to say, my brain was CONFUSED. BF on the other hand, was amazing. In the eloquent words of our instructor, “I’m sticking with you in a zombie apocalypse”.
All-in-all we both had a TON of fun. It was great to do something different, and be able to learn a skill-set together (not sure if this is really “practical” for me). Highly recommend going – although the surprise was a long time coming, it was so so worth it. My boyfriend enjoyed it so much he’s actually going back with his dad THIS weekend! : )
What are some of your favorite gifts you’ve given to a loved one?
What’s your favorite gift you’ve received? My boyfriend is an ah-mazing gift giver. Like I always know he will kill it. It’s like he knows me or something. I can’t even choose one. It’s a tie between an engraved necklace he gave me on our first Christmas, or tickets to Book of Mormon.