If you’re like me, you end up doing a bit of your holiday shopping after Christmas. The last two on my list are my grandparents and brother-in-law, both of whom I will see later on this week, so I didn’t have to actually get their gift before Christmas (which takes a bit of pressure off my holiday shopping!)
My grandparents are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, so I really wanted to get them a kind of romantic gift to celebrate this milestone. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is presenting Russian Romance January 13-15 with tickets starting at $28. I got them 2 tickets at $31 each for a total of $62. They really enjoy attending the Symphony and this will be a special night that they can spend together to celebrate their anniversary.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Store has a ton of great gifts for both serious and casual music lovers. My brother-in-law plays a little piano, guitar, and you can always catch him singing in the car at the top of his lungs. He just moved into a new apartment and cooking for himself for the first time. I found a great apron at the DSO store that says “Treble in the Kitchen” ($24.95) and paired it with a set of microphone-shaped kitchen tongs ($12.95).
Now he can rock out in the kitchen (and hopefully not burn his dinner in the process). Total cost for this gift is $37.90.
My Christmas shopping list is finally complete! Here’s a recap of all the gifts I got for my list:
- Younger Sister – Coloring Mat from the Lotus Shop at the Crow Collection of Asian Art – $27
- Parents – Tickets to TITAS’s production of KODO Drummers of Japan – $38
- In-Laws – Tamales from Jorge’s – $40
- Older Sister – Tickets to the Dallas Museum of Art’s Gaultier Exhibit – $40
- Husband – Tickets to the AT&T Performing Arts Center Lexus Broadway Series production of Young Frankenstein – $60
- Cousin – Dallas Arts District Membership – $65
- Aunt & Uncle – Tickets to Arts & Letters Live, Julie Burstein – $60
- Sister-In-Law – Book Everything That Can Happen in A Day and 7-Year pen from the Nasher Sculpture Center – $39.50
- Brother – Tickets to Dallas Theater Center’s Dividing the Estate – $30
- Best Friend – Tickets to Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness Series – $20
- Grandparents – Tickets to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Russian Romance – $32
- Brother-In-Law – “Treble in the Kitchen” apron and microphone-shaped kitchen tongs – $37.90
My mission for this list was to find all my gifts in the Dallas Arts District and to keep them under $50. I spent a bit over $50 for some gifts, but spent less on others. The average price of my gifts was $35.78, keeping me well under budget.
Hope you enjoyed my shopping journey and enjoy the rest of the holidays! Happy New Year!