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#1 Posted on 26.12.05 1145.32
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The best present I gave this year is:

A box filled with everything you need to bring home a new kitten.

My girlfriend's been hinting that she'd like to get a new cat, so I got all the supplies together, and promised we'd pick out a new kitten together before the new year.

Let's just say she was pleased.
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#2 Posted on 26.12.05 1420.59
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Basically:

Daughter - Cockatiel bird and cage
Bratz dolls
X-Files DVD's
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory DVD

Son - PS2 games
2 pair Nike shoes

(edited by Kevintripod on 26.12.05 1227)
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#3 Posted on 26.12.05 1426.44
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Lots of DVDs. A box set of musicals to my mom, Simpsons season 7 to my brother, TMBG's "Venue Songs" and a Suzanne Vega comp to my wife. Also, various CDs and a book or two.

--K
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#4 Posted on 26.12.05 1452.08
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Earrings for my mother. But she wins for what she gave my aunt (her sister): a picture of my grandfather from a wedding. She wasn't invited due to asinine drama.
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#5 Posted on 26.12.05 1515.39
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Son:
Scene it! - TV edition, 850 gumballs, large bin of Pretzels

Daughter:
Mash Season 7, some chick flick DVD double header, holiday socks

Wife
PJs, Holiday Socks, abig bag of M N Ms (peanut) and 7 little teddy bears
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#6 Posted on 26.12.05 1609.11
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I gave Trina (the girlfriend) some computer games, and a calculator/pen set. To her family, I gave calendars. And to my brother, I gave a microwave.
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#7 Posted on 26.12.05 2047.03
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I have written in this forum about the diamond earrings I got my wife. I also got her an Ipod Nano. Her other most favorite gift was a large, red polyester blanket for use while on the couch. It's really heavy and warm, and attracts our cats pretty well.

As for a previous thread I started regarding what to put in her stocking, I took the suggestion of a Christmas ornament, which she loved.
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#8 Posted on 26.12.05 2302.29
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Money and scratchoff lottery tickets for the family...

A 24-case of Tomato soup for The Woman's Fund shelter.
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#9 Posted on 26.12.05 2348.21
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I make hardly anything at all, and the only person I usually have to get things for is my father (except during the rare years I'm in a relationship... I like when I'm able to do something nice for some who cares...)

So I got him a coffee-table style book of Photos taken around "Scenic" parts of Pennsylvania... It's pretty nice, and he seems to enjoy it :)
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#10 Posted on 27.12.05 0708.17
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    A 24-case of Tomato soup for The Woman's Fund shelter.


Good job on that. We had HUGE donations at both the places I went to Sunday. Community Action Center had stockings left over, so I went with some of the kids to Wayside Mission in Louisville (it's a much larger shelter) and gave them away. They had food left over as well. So folks (at least at Christmas) were generous.
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#11 Posted on 27.12.05 0846.18
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As one of my non-paid side jobs, I'm am lucky enough to be a Director of a Charitable Foundation so at this time of the year I get to hand out checks to various non-profit agencies. It felt really good this week giving donations to the Volunteer Fire Department & Volunteer Rescue Squads in my town as well as to many others that weren't expecting anything from us at all.

As for my girls, they seem to absolutely love the remote micro pen/race car combos that "Santa" put in their stockings and my son is going nuts for his new chew toys now that he is teething. My wife got the earrings she has silently wished for over the years and the stunned look & accompanying silence were all that I hoped for when she opened the box.....
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#12 Posted on 27.12.05 0915.46
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The best gifts I gave:

to my daughters: digital cameras

to my wife: a porcelain doll (she collects them) The look of joy on her face when she saw it is burned into my memory and will stay there forever.
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#13 Posted on 27.12.05 1355.49
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The best thing(s) would obviously have to be the Dora stuff IJ got for her room: bed, toy storage rack, couch and shelf. She's NEVER been so disoriented as she was when she first walked into her room Christmas morning. (She woke up in there, got up to pee not quite having picked up on the difference, went back in and then just stood there for AT LEAST a minute, I think trying to figure out first why her bed was moved then realizing it was the Dora bed she'd asked for.) She also got Dora's Talking House with some accessories.

I chipped in with some small gold hoop earrings (IJ's first non-stud pair) and a pair of blue topaz earrings with matching necklace for Mrs. JJD. Mrs. JJD was also the proud recipient of the Softest Sweater Ever from the Gap, a tracksuit, and a bunch of other clothes, some Victoria's Secret PJs (NOT lingerie, PJs), some Bath & Body Works sprays, and a Glow by J-Lo gift set.

Most everybody else got gift cards.
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#14 Posted on 27.12.05 1552.37
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Good job on that. We had HUGE donations at both the places I went to Sunday. Community Action Center had stockings left over, so I went with some of the kids to Wayside Mission in Louisville (it's a much larger shelter) and gave them away. They had food left over as well. So folks (at least at Christmas) were generous.


Great job! Let's both try to keep it up during the year!
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#15 Posted on 29.12.05 1736.17
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Wife: Tivo, candles, DVD
Kids: Bikes, VideoNow XP, Computer, DVDs
Other: DVDs, Gift Certificates, Chocolate Covered Cherries

There was more, but I can't be bothered to remember all of it....
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#16 Posted on 26.12.08 0744.04
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Wow, this thread hasn't been bumped in three years.



MOM: The Carry On collection on DVD & the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook

DAD: The complete MASH on DVD & a Willie Parker action figure

SISTER: The Ipig (a fairly high end Ipod dock shaped like a pig for some reason), some Roger Rabbit action figures that she used to have when she was about four and monkey finger puppets. (She's 21.)

GRANDPARENTS: Johnny Cash Live at Montreaux DVD

VARIOUS FRIENDS/CO-WORKERS/HANGERS ON:
*Back To The Future on DVD, a Guitar Hero action figure, a plush zombie and zombie finger puppets. (She's 26.)

*Arrested Development - Season 1 (This is now the sixth time I've bought this - I don't think I know anyone else I can give it to, but if I think of someone, I'll buy it again next year.)

*12" talking Shaun of the Dead figure (I got a better reaction to this than anything else I bought.)

*Goo Goo Dolls & Counting Crows Greatest Hits DVDs (Amazon.com now thinks I have terrible taste in music - she better enjoy them..)

*Lost Planet for Xbox 360

*A Sega Genesis & five games

*Quest 64 (those last two are the advantages to working in a retro gaming store - no one expects stuff like that)

*Watchmen graphic novel

*Flight of the Conchords DVD

*"Downtown Owl", by Chuck Klosterman

*A Girls-Gone-Wild triple feature (A weird 18-year-old kid who hangs out in my store constantly. He's become part of the place's family even though he pretty much drives everyone crazy - and I know he's going to buy us something. I wasn't sure of most of his interests that aren't Guitar Hero but I figured tits was a safe bet (9 in 10 chance, I'm told), especially since he buys every crappy National Lampoon and American Pie direct-to-DVD movie we get in stock.)


I've not given out all of those friend gifts yet - I hope they don't read this board.
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#17 Posted on 26.12.08 1610.09
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Mom got a rose bleikristall piece that she collected when my dad was stationed in Germany.

Dad got an Army football Nike pullover

Sis got a couple of cast-iron skillets and a storage tote for Christmas decorations

Future brother in law got an XBox360 controller

Aunt got House: Season 4

Uncle got a set of work gloves

Grandpa and his ladyfriend got a movie theater gift card

Little cousin got Kung Fu Panda

Secret Santa at work got Dr. Dre: The Chronic

The kid I work with (I'm an aide in the visually impaired department at a high school) got a desk lamp that puts out an amazing amount of light.
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#18 Posted on 27.12.08 1200.32
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- mom and stepdad: Vicar of Dibley DVD set and giftcard for local takeout restaurant type place
- dad and stepmom: Planet Earth on Blu-Ray, pinball game for Wii (for dad), bath stuff (for stepmom)
- girlfriend: camera, memory card for said camera, Gordon Ramsay cookbook, DVD from one of her favourite bands
- other relatives: books, jigsaw puzzle, DVDs, Christmas plates
- friends: giftcards to Future Shop, Mr. Perfect DVD set, 007 trivia game, Flight of the Conchords DVD set, Extras DVD set, donation to kiva.org
- friends' new babies: piggy bank, Sex Pistols onesie
- stocking stuff: lotto tickets, chocolates, Christmas ornaments, Johnny Cash CD
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#19 Posted on 28.12.08 1127.08
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my wife:
a wine journal
a cookbook about yogurt
a book about home decorating and renovations
jon stewart's "naked pictures of famous people"
a toiletries organizer bag
a soapstone oven pan
a couple of bamboo serving dishes
a interval workout timer
a framed big lebowski poster

my brother and sis-in-law:
a gift card to best buy

my sis-in-law:
train tickets to visit us in boston

my parents:
gift certificate to a local spa
bottle of 99 apples
new jacknife (dad)

my parents-in-law:
new meat thermometer
a book about linguistics
gift certificate to a local restaurant
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#20 Posted on 28.12.08 2024.08
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For the wife: A Phillies championship T-shirt, opal pendant and earrings, and a jewelry armoire.

For the kid: A Linny (from the Wonder Pets) doll, a Play-Doh play set, a bucket of blocks, a stuffed rabbit, and a My Little Pony.

For my brother: A doorway pull-up bar.

For his kids: Some books and a Dressy Daisy doll.

For my mom: A copy of A Year with the Queen.
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