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modeled
Posts: 9,334
San Diego, California, US


A-M-P wrote:
I never ask for anything  I tell them to get me whatever they want plus I love being surprised. I love Christmas because I love to give. Honestly my favorite part of christmas is buying gifts for other people.

agreed

Nov 14 12 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Pretty Deadly Stylz
Posts: 559
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
http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Ouch-Cutting-Board

Notice they are all totally so I can make delicious awesomeness? I get older and I just want house stuff! wink

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  Quote 
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Alexandra - C
Posts: 253
Toronto, Ontario, 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  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,269
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  Quote 
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Gianantonio
Posts: 7,721
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:
I'm kind of neurotic when it comes to making list.

I just write whatever would come in handy, and then order them according to price range

if people ask, I'll have an answer. If not, I'm sure that whatever they decide to give me is going to be awesome and I'll love it. A gift from the heart is never a bad thing!

Just don't get me gift certificate cards smile

Oh...  now I'll have to think of something else...

Nov 14 12 11:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


Gianantonio wrote:

Oh...  now I'll have to think of something else...

hahahahaha silly big_smile

Nov 14 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
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SPRINGHEEL
Posts: 38,135
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  Quote 
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James S
Posts: 815
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  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
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  Quote 
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Sarah Robinson-Bird
Posts: 539
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
Nov 14 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
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SillyEddy
Posts: 2,246
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.
Nov 14 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
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rfordphotos
Posts: 4,634
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 smile
Nov 14 12 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,852
Portland, Oregon, US


ArtisticPhotography wrote:
Sheryl Crow has a great line in a song that say, "it's not getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got".

Wow, I definitely don't want a Sheryl Crow for Christmas, whatever one of those is tongue

Nov 14 12 02:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Santa Claus
Posts: 242
Seattle, Washington, US


Just leave some milk and cookies, I'll be happy:-)
Nov 14 12 04:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,852
Portland, Oregon, US


Santa Claus wrote:
Just leave some milk and cookies, I'll be happy:-)

You get soy milk and kale chips !!   No more smoking either, Mr jolly pants.

Nov 14 12 06:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aimee Fawn
Posts: 91
Laguna Beach, California, US


ETSY big_smile wish lists are inevitable there..
Nov 14 12 06:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
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.
Nov 14 12 06:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
Posts: 4,786
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. smile

...

dad: soooo...how 'bout that new (insert expensive photography or computer thing)? wink
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  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 36,205
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  Quote 
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Alixx Rose
Posts: 225
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
that stuff
Nov 15 12 09:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,068
Alexandria, Virginia, US


I let my housemate surprise me -  she knows quite well how I'm wired (and vice versa smile )

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  Quote 
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Kevin Fair
Posts: 2,493
Palm Coast, Florida, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
My dishwasher doesn't clean my dishes adequately anymore.

Therefore, I need a new dishwasher for Christmas. So, I will be buying myself a new dishwasher for Christmas.

Sounds like my Christmas last year, except I bought myself a new refrigerator.

Nov 16 12 07:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Jolly Rauncher
Posts: 1,516
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  Quote 
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Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 8,291
Martinez, California, US


Presley ONeil wrote:
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.

Are these on your list?

http://static.neatoshop.com/images/product/26/226/Handerpants_1118-l.jpg

They'd make a horrible gift, and are pointless.
Totally getting them for you. wink

Everyone else is getting scented candles.
Because that says "I've put no thought into this gift, or maybe your place stinks"

Nov 16 12 08:28 am  Link  Quote 
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PhillipM
Posts: 6,356
Martin, Tennessee, US


8x10 b/w paper
b/w Developer
fixer
Nov 16 12 09:55 am  Link  Quote 
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