But, I got some great gifts this year!
I had my five year anniversary at work and was gifted a digital scale (yes, I picked this).
I also was gifted the Mad about Macarons book for Christmas. This has been on my wishlist for months!
I used Jill's recipe and technique and the macarons came out great! I used the basic recipe, and added a little red food coloring. It does not really show in the image but the macarons are a light pink.
For the filling I made a Strawberry Swiss Meringue Butter cream. Here is the recipe I used, adapted from this site.