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Other The Christmas Present thread!

Discussion in 'General' started by will., 2 Dec 2009.

  1. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    So, as it's now December, we have 20 or so days until panic buying Christmas presents!

    I'm always at a loss what to get some family members and I refuse to buy any more vouchers/itunes cards, so I thought we could all pitch in with what we are buying for our parents/family/friends/spouses/pets/selves and be lazy and steal each others ideas! Post links if you can.

    So, in my case!

    Mum: Some winter walking kit, thermos, hat and gloves.

    Dad: No idea

    Evil step mother: No idea (She's not really evil, it's just a standard title.)

    Sister - 21: These - She's been subtly using that link as a footer in all her emails to me for a while now! :p

    Brother 1 - 19: No idea

    Brothers 2 & 3 (twins) - 4: I'm thinking a marble run each... They just stopped sticking things up their noses and started taking an interest in building things.

    Grandparents x2: No idea

    Me: Q Acoustics 1010i cinema package A special treat for working so hard :p
     
  2. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Steel Panther albums. For everyone. Winger tickets for me.
     
  3. wst

    wst Minimodder

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    For me - new clothes, nerf gun(s)
    Friend 1 - Airfix plane
    Friend 2 - Tshirt with an ironic dig at her physical dimensions on
    Friend 3 - Bubble wrap
    Dad - a dremel, I guess?
    Mum - Michael MacIntyre DVD
    Fancy 1 - maybe a piece of clothing while we're out sorting out my wardrobe. I have no sense of style. I've invited her along to say 'yes' or 'no'. I get a cool new look, hang out with her, etcetc. Everyone wins!
     
  4. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Mum - No Idea
    Dad - Prof. Layton (Curious Village) for the DS
    Brother (27) - Coraline on Blue Ray
    Brother's girlfriend (?) - no idea
    Nephew (5) - Ben 10 cushion & fleecie blanket, mr men books, Dinosoles shoes.
    Niece (4) - Barbie cushion & fleecie blanket, no idea what else yet.
     
  5. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  6. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Me: 27" iMac, Quad Core powered- Already Bought.
    Mum: Poole Pottery- Not sure which, but it will be something that she hasn't already got.
    Dad: Nothing, Disowned..
    Grandparents: No idea, leaving that for mum.
    Step Sister: Nothing, not seen her for years
    Step Brother: Nothing, never met him.

    Ah, how simple...

    Sam
     
  7. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Me (from missus) - 3 seater sofa,
    Missus - 2 seater sofa (she's only little),
    Son (7) - Construction Devastator, Not a clue missus sorted it,
    Daughter (3) - See above,
    Dad - No Idea,
    Mam - Slanket,
    Bro (20) - £25 iTunes voucher,

    Still going to get bits and pieces for them but I really don't have a clue, may get the missus a netbook.
     
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  8. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    GF:???
    one thing i dont like about chrsitmas when i dont know what to buy. guess ill just wing it haha
     
  9. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Sister - A book: "Pride, prejudice and zombies"
    Brother-in-law - A book: "Altered Carbon"
    Dad - The great book of Donald Duck, and some Springsteen paraphernalia I think.
    Missus - No idea as of yet, possibly a Wii with the Wii fit plus package.
    Nephew - Lego Technics Star Wars battledroid
    Niece - Not sure yet
    In-laws - No idea, missus will sort it

    Other friends and family members to be sorted.
     
  10. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    Damn you organised people! I only know what I'm getting my girlfriend (can't say - she knows what parts of the net I frequent...), and my dad (voucher for local model shop). Everyone else is beyond me.

    Although secret santa around our pub group should be good - spending limit is a quid, so we should see some inventiveness going on...
     
  11. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Operation Get Shig A Shag!

    Well, let our fine selection of techies, 4chan users, and mods wielding various weapons help, the only way we know how - what sort of stuff does she like? How long you been seeing her? What's your budget? Is she a fan of anything (please don't say Twilight)?
     
  12. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Getting nothing for the Girlfriend at Christmas - £0
    Being single at New Years Eve - Priceless.

    ;)
     
  13. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    haha being single would be the least of my worries.

    ah ill figure it out. shes just good at picking presents i suck at it
     
  14. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Let's see. So far

    Oldest son gets a new laptop make to be determined as his Alienware lappy is getting dated
    Middle son gets 42 inch flat screen TV and satellite programming
    Ryan gets Xbox 360 Elite in black + whatever games come into style
    grand daughters get new jewelry boxes crammed full of gurl things
    grandson is in Army bootcamp so we don't know what to send/save here.

    That's about it so far. Still early. Wants may change yet again.

    Oh, and everybody gets the requisite sock on the wall (no mantle) with fruit, candy, colognes and perfumes. The critters socks are stuffed with dog/cat/bird/reptile treats

    Sounds about right

    john
     
  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Everyone I buy for usually: ???????

    Sadly, there is no "profit" option.
     
  16. SeT

    SeT What's a Dremel?

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    seeing as I'm getting my medical bills in, this christmas is going to suck.

    The wife's family does a name drawing and you just buy for one person, I have to figure out what a 2yo boy would like. considering one of these: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3918321
    He may be young to grasp that yet though so undecided.

    For the wife: ?????? She wants the rest of the Gilmore Girls on DVD. She's missing 2 seasons. I don't really want to go that easy but I have no other ideas.
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Extra furry microwaveable sock/boots, a slanket, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fishing game with rod, Clock with picture frames and an Orgasmatron for the wife.

    Curling/hair heating thing for mum in law. Can't say what I've got for dad in law as I think he browses these forums.

    Various stuff from the Amazon wishlists of my twin sisters.

    Mum - book vouchers I should think.

    Dad - hmm..?

    I can't remember what I got for my two Nannas.. something to put in the bathroom or something to eat, I think :) They were sent off a while ago.

    Can't remember who I've bought for now, but there's a couple of neices and a sister in law who've got bits n bobs, too.

    Got to get some cards sent off soon!

    Good grief, I need about another month.
     
  18. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Version 2.0

    Me (from missus) - 3 seater sofa,
    Missus - 2 seater sofa (she's only little), £25 iTunes Voucher
    Son (7) - Construction Devastator, Not a clue missus sorted it,
    Daughter (3) - See above,
    Dad - Mikita Impact Screwdriver,
    Mam - Slanket, 2Gb iPod Shuffle in Pink
    Bro (20) - Aston Martin Drivinf Experience (he's a huge Bond fan),
     
  19. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Minimodder

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    Me - PS3 / Wii with a game or two, or a selection of Warmachine miniatures
    Mum - mod'd mirror that I'm going to make her
    Dad - Michael McIntyre's new DVD
    Brother - [url="http://www.jinx.com/men/shirts/geek/buffy_staked_edward.html]Buffy Stakes Edward t-shirt[/url]
    Grandfather - Boozes
    Grandfather and Grandmother - same as mother

    And that I think is it.

    Joe
     
  20. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Kenco, what's the first rule of B-T?

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