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  1. Stephanie
    February 6, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

    My husband and I recently did this as well. Both our birthdays are near Christmas time (lame), and typically if there’s something we reallllly want we’ll just buy it for ourselves anyway. So this year we got each other stockings but otherwise skipped presents. We instead booked a trip to Cancun! We got to escape the Chicago winter for a bit and it was an amazing way to celebrate his 30th 🙂

    Best decision- seriously considering making this a thing we do every year now. Enjoy your trip together!!

    • Lauren
      February 6, 2019 @ 3:06 pm

      Ahhh love this so much!!! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie!!

  2. Amanda
    February 7, 2019 @ 8:09 am

    Thanks for sharing! My husband and I stopped exchanging gifts about a year after we started dating (which was about 7 years ago now) opting for trips or experiences as well. I also am in the middle of reading the book The More of Less which is about using minimalism to put money and effort towards things that really make you happy!

    • Lauren
      February 7, 2019 @ 8:18 am

      Omg I need to add that book to my reading list! Thanks for the rec!