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Other The Xmas gift ideas thread

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  1. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If yours is anything like mine, the other half is a pain to buy for at Xmas... Anyone got some ideas for this season's merryment?

    I know there'll be some folks saying that the need to get gifts is rather pathetically slavish to a bourgeois ideal, but it's nice to dote on each other once in a while. :)

    Budget is modest, going for amusement over wallet size impressment.
     
  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Try and find something practical they can use daily. We got my mom an early gift, which was a winter jacket which she really needed. She also doesn't have any winter boots and always complains about snow and cold so we're going to get her some boots so she can have something to open on Christmas.

    For my dad, he never uses anything we bought him so we got him a signed Wendell Clark Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. Not as practical but useful.

    Standard safe gifts could be a digital camera if you don't own one, digital picture frame (make sure to load up some pictures ahead of time), some sort of voucher for a wine tour and dinner, or spa visit.

    In the past we've gotten my parents a TV, appliances, watches, wallet / purses, handbags, etc. Things that could be used daily / are practical. If you have kids, something like a voucher for a family picture would be really personal and neat. We've also do a "then and now" picture where we reproduce an old photo, which was a very fun personal thing for my parents and us as a family.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    This is the trouble - she has everything practical that she would use/not lose for now.
     
  4. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    If she has everything then it may be worthing buying tickets to an event, potentially for the both of you, rather than a physical gift.
     
  5. CrazyJoe

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    IWOOT is pretty good for something a bit.. different.

    Taking things a bit more seriously, they have experience days and things like that which might be worth looking into.
     
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  6. Lance

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    I got that a few years ago. Was quite amusing.

    OK here it goes.

    My fiancee has asked for a Mac makeup day training session that includes loads of stuff apparently. But they do other "how to" etc days.

    She's also after lots of baking goods, but that's a bit more of a hobby thing.

    For my parents we've got this:

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    I went into store and it makes a good tune. (History, in October as a family we went to see La Traviata as a family and it did NOT go down well, so its a bit of a joke)
     
  7. BentAnat

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    My better half and myself are buying ourselves a new couch sometime next year. We decided that was our xmas presies for one another.

    However, my GF has the perfect attitude in terms of gifts (my opinion): Buy something the other person WANTS but doesn't NEED.
     
  8. mansueto

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    My parents have gotten my brother and his girlfriend tickets to Cirque Du Soleil and they absolutely loved it, and have gone to numerous other shows by them since. Pretty sure the tickets aren't too pricy either. Would make for a nice date night if you go for dinner, the show, then dessert afterwards.
     
  9. Lance

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    They generally do a London performance in January at the Royal Albert Hall as well.
     
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    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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  11. Carrie

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    And women rarely like "practical" gifts as presents ;) Just sayin' ... :p

    Define "modest" please <£50, <£100, ...
     
  12. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    So if I buy my wife a new iron you dont think it will go down well?
     
  13. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    :eeek:

    I've already wrapped the new Matalan toilet brush and Everyday Value thin bleach.

    Have I miscalculated?

    I was going to stuff her stocking with a new apron (it's pretty big so there won't be much space left for anything else (maybe a satsuma if I visit anyone with a fruit bowl I can raid).
     
  14. bdigital

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    Good shout. Approx £70 a ticket tho. So thats £140 before train fair, food, drink and any other pressies you might get.

    Still might go for it tho, my mrs loves that sort of thing

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  15. Lance

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    I got a full box for my 21st and told my friends to all wear suits.

    We were swag as mother ****ers.

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  16. Carrie

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    Depends whether you want your "wrinkles" ironed out ;)
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Just to play Devil's advocate, she usually shouts at me for buying useless things for her. Modest is now sub-£100, as I've picked up a few bits from the Amazon lightning deals that she'll use/like.
     
  18. Carrie

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    Okay, you said "going for amusement" - does she like you to dress up ;)
     
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    I'v been told we aren't doing xmas this year.... hmmm what could she mean.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Never mind, crisis averted. 3DS from Amazon deals will do.
     

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