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Other Christmas gifts

Discussion in 'General' started by jhanlon303, 6 Dec 2008.

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    In our family we just get what we want all year long. The lady/wife Marilyn has come up with an idea .We have have not done this since the 70s. Put all 6 of our names into a hat and draw one name - $50USD limit.

    The rules she specified are simple
    1.) Must be a wrapped present and
    2.) cannot be a gift card.

    All year long we buy eeePCs - we have 4 and laptops -everyone has at least one - Plasma and HD TVs 1080 for all. We have WIIs and I think 3 or 4 xbox360s with online, PS3s a pair and we all have at least one desktop PC - I have 4 live ones currently.

    Now the challenge is to buy within the $ limit and wrap them and put them under the tree.

    Like a scavenger hunt ( do they have them in Europe?).

    This will be the funnest Christmas in ages. Nobody knows what anybody is getting.

    Does anyone else do this in their families?

    john
     
  2. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Is this like Secret Santa? or is it a present free-for-all?

    My family does "Secret Santa" for all the extended family members (uncles, aunts, cousins,etc) every year - you pick and name from a hat, and have to buy that person a gift, no-one knows who's buying for who. It always turns into an underhanded mystery novel as everyone tries to figure out who's buying for who.
     
  3. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Yep, just like that. Secret Santa. Gifts with no givers of record. Kind of like "How well do you know me and my likes". Sounds pretty cool.

    Last year we got the normal WIIs and we got a house for my stepson and my granddaughter.
    Everybody knew what they were getting. Different this year. Sounds challenging.
    Especially with the $50USD limit. Creativity abounds here, I think.

    john
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I just browse notcot and look for weird stuff.
    I got my dad a cake slice shaped like a saw. He luuuurves cake :p
     
  5. benjamyn

    benjamyn New Member

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    sounds like you guys have an awful load of stuff (laptops, consoles, desktop pcs each?) hope the kids don't become spoilt ;)
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    It is one's duty after almost 6 decades on the planet to spoil others!
    Daily, weekly,monthly don't count. This is once a year and Top Secret stuff.
    This will be fun!

    john
     
  7. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Well since you have so many computers why not upgrade parts? like ram
     
  8. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    This may be a nice resource for you guys :p
     
  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Gift wrap a calandar. The unliky person will get it :)
    How delightful evil and funny, hehehe.... [​IMG]
     
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    $50 worth of socks. :lol:
     
  11. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Well since it sounds like every one has what they want. gag gifts are always fun?
     
  12. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Yeah, my uncles picked up a rock off the road of somewhere in Scottland (they live in Scottland so it's not like it's exotic) and wrapped it up and gave it to her as a gift. Apparently she was really pleased with it. :D
     
  13. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  14. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Hehe, those magnets are epic.
     
  16. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    I want those magnets!


    edit:

    THANKS so much for that Core77 link mate!
    You just polished off the rest of my Christmas shopping!
     
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  17. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    We're wiring up my coworker's minivan with Christmas lights. Gotta get the reaction from local traffic law enforcement.

    As far as family goes, maybe an informal "Oh yoyo here's your gift GTFO."
     
  18. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Get em blow up dolls... Would be very inappropriate and funny!
     

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