San Diego, California, US
Nov 14 12 09:44 am Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I like to give lists of not too expensive yet feel unique gifts, and I try and find things those I am shopping for will like as well with similar parameters.
Mind you as the years go and I grow older, it does get harder to make these lists, I get much more excited about finding something fun for others.
Here is a sample of my list for my father-in-law, I'm his first "girl" as he had two boys and for 7 + years have gotten spoiled by the man.
http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Nomsku … pcake-Mold
http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Cursed … kie-Cutter
http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Ginger … kie-Cutter
Notice they are all totally so I can make delicious awesomeness? I get older and I just want house stuff!
Now I have a niece and I spoil that kid, this year its all about Cinderella. My so far stash for her includes a few Disney dresses/dolls, plus a movie/book.
Nov 14 12 09:49 am Link
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I never think of anything I want, I will accept a gift but I value the thought not the object.
Nov 14 12 09:58 am Link
Hayward, California, US
I usually go to Best Buy and find the 6 most expensive TVs and then put htem on my list.
Nov 14 12 10:34 am Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Anna Adrielle wrote:
Oh... now I'll have to think of something else...
Nov 14 12 11:28 am Link
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 14 12 11:31 am Link
Gibraltar, Michigan, US
I don't ask for anything, I don't expect anything
I have what I want
Nov 14 12 11:32 am Link
Spokane Valley, Washington, US
When I was a kid, I'd browse through the Jafco Catalog, now, I think I just browse Amazon.
Nov 14 12 11:33 am Link
San Pedro, California, US
I ask my friends and family not to get me anything, and I'll return the favor.
Nov 14 12 11:35 am Link
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
People always ask me what do I need?
Then I have to explain to them that I'm living with my other half, in a nice flat, nice area, with a car and cimputer each. I don't *need* anything. And if I did need something, I would have already bought it. Like, if I need food, I go out and buy food. If I need my car fixing, I go get it fixed.
The only thing I need is for people to leave me the fuck alone about Christmas presents
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
I keep an Amazon wishlist. Then I can give it out and be like, "hey, this is the stuff that I've wanted for the longest".
Though, this year, all I want is Microsoft Office so I can write some damn reports with consitent formatting. OpenOffice just doesn't cut it, and the free version of Word doesn't have the features. I don't have the time, or else I'd ask for Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4, Sleeping Dogs, etc.
Antioch, California, US
Dont expect to get anything, except older. Mostly, Christmas gifts have always been for the kids in my family.
But...if I must make a list....one of everything in the Nikon catalog and 3 of everything in the Red catalog should put a smile on my face Christmas morning
Nov 14 12 02:07 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Wow, I definitely don't want a Sheryl Crow for Christmas, whatever one of those is
Nov 14 12 02:23 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
Just leave some milk and cookies, I'll be happy:-)
Nov 14 12 04:55 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Santa Claus wrote:
You get soy milk and kale chips !! No more smoking either, Mr jolly pants.
Nov 14 12 06:11 pm Link
Laguna Beach, California, US
ETSY wish lists are inevitable there..
Chicago, Illinois, US
I'm beginning to feel awkward about Christmas. I don't want people to buy me things A)just because its December 25th. B)when I can't get everyone something in return when id really like to & C)because they spend too much money on nice things for me, when there's people out there who would love just Anything for Christmas:/
Edit- and this year is easy, specific gift cards because I have maybe 5 outfits that somewhat fit me& I'm donating the rest.
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
this is usually how christmas goes...
mom: what do you want for xmas?
me: i dunno...i've got everything i really need
mom: what about (insert practical thing)?
me: nah, i can just pick that up.
mom: yeah...that's true...well...think on it (read: i've got this giant heap of incredibly thoughtful but inexpensive things i've picked up over the last 365 days that you'll really love.)
me: okay, i will.
dad: soooo...how 'bout that new (insert expensive photography or computer thing)?
me: totes awesome! *lengthy discussion ensues*
dad: *prints out picture of said thing, and puts in envelope under the tree, signalling its impending arrival a couple days later from b&h)*
Nov 14 12 06:47 pm Link
Boston, Massachusetts, US
I haven't gotten Christmas gifts since I was like 16 or 17 years old.
Edit: I take that back. My mom bought me a set of candle holders for Christmas in 2002.
Nov 14 12 06:48 pm Link
Atlanta, Georgia, US
i'm going to ask my parents for a $300 LED hula hoop with fire wicks.
I'm gonna tell them I can't afford to spend a month's rent on a toy
but they could!
or tehy could take my to Costco and buy me a years supply of: tampons, cat litter, paper towels, noodles, cleaning supplies, cat food, oatmeal
Nov 15 12 09:15 am Link
Alexandria, Virginia, US
I let my housemate surprise me - she knows quite well how I'm wired (and vice versa )
and after all, if I need anything, or seriously want anything practical, I acquire it when the need, or the mood, strikes....
Nov 15 12 09:17 pm Link
Palm Coast, Florida, US
Good Egg Productions wrote:
Sounds like my Christmas last year, except I bought myself a new refrigerator.
Nov 16 12 07:37 am Link
Seattle, Washington, US
Easy! We don't exchange gifts, we just have a big family dinner.
Being broke never felt so good.
Nov 16 12 08:10 am Link
Martinez, California, US
Presley ONeil wrote:
Are these on your list?
Nov 16 12 08:28 am Link
Martin, Tennessee, US
8x10 b/w paper
Nov 16 12 09:55 am Link