As for the women who don't know what to get their hubby's for Christmas, why don't u buy some lingerie and wear it for him Christmas eve or Christmas night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MAN WILL NOT LIKE THAT PRESENT AND IT MIGHT BE WHAT HE REALLY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS! A little romance/love goes a long way!
12/3/12 10:10 P
no exchanging for hubby and I just can't afford to but that's okay our greatest gift is our son and so our gift has become watching him open up his presents. We got him a leather jacket from the outlet, regular 250 we got it for like 69 dollars... he knows we can't afford much and we know he's been wanting one , so can't wait for us to give it to him and see his face!
12/3/12 9:27 P
I bake snowballs for our son in Texas, his wife hates to bake, and son has a Christmas birthday. Regular gifts are gift cards, cheaper to send.
12/3/12 8:46 P
I found this grandmother and granddaughter that needed help for Christmas. So I'm buying the granddaughter a few nice things. In a day where most friends/family have the necessities, and most people only ask for giftcards, it's so nice to be able to buy something for someone who doesn't have anything else. I'm really excited. :)
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12/3/12 3:51 P
This isn't a real creative idea...but over the years we've found...w/ our eldest kids anyway, that they like to receive $$. They are 26 and 27 y.o. That way they can get what they want/need.
Dennis really loves the band ZZ Top and I got him their newest CD. Can't wait to give it to him with the Pecan peanut brittle I make him he loves.
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12/3/12 1:50 P
DH & I don't buy for each other. We give each other little things throughout the year, and if I really want him to give me a gift for b'day/Valentine's/anniversary/Christmas I'll let him know. Just a card or a hug or a note is fine most years.
the gift I'm excited about: my 13 year old nephew is in the school orchestra. Any time somebody says he's in the band, he corrects them: I'm in the ORCHESTRA. So I asked sis if he'd wear an Orch Dork t-shirt (band members are Band Geeks; orchestra members are Orch Dorks). She asked and he said, "Mom! They really make those??? If I had a shirt like that I'd wear it EVERY DAY!" So I found him 2 Orch Dork t-shirts.
Everyone but my 8month old nephew will be getting gift cards. I am too far away and shipping is too expensive. so far my nephew is getting three books-- charlie and the purple crayon, one of those touchy feely books where you can pet the animal and a story about a goat who only wants to eat human food. Still looking for the perfect obnoxious toy for him. Being aunty and not having to be around when he plays with it-- i can get it. When he is older-- toys with decals and of course the ever famous legos so that Mommy and Daddy can step on them in the middle of the night (LOL)
stuck on the office gift. Doing a grab bag and can't spend more than $10. None of these people are health conscious so WF or Trader joe's are out. Besides $10 doesn't go very far in those places. may just go to the Dollar Store and create a little basket of lots of little things.
I'm with Rainbowjay on having difficulty buying for my SO. So far, he knows almost every present that I've gotten for him, because he told me exactly what he wants. Trying to buy him something just off the top of my head is difficult because he has a thing where, if he wants something, he buys it. We've adopted my extended family's rule now, which helps a bit...no buying ANYTHING for yourself after November 1st. That way the people trying to come up with Christmas presents at least have a fighting chance of finding something to surprise you.
But what on earth do you get for a guy who already has everything?
The only gift I'm really excited about giving is the one for my Mom. We took her with us to Hawaii this last fall, which has been a life long dream for her. While we were there we bought a Christmas ornament and a picture frame for her so she'll have reminders of that trip every Christmas from now on. I just wish I was going to be there to see her open the gift.
I love to crochet and I'm getting better at it the more I go. In fact I'm thinking of starting up a business. I'm already making and selling cute hats to family and friends. I decided that I want to crochet something for all my family members and then maybe just get them a gift card to go with it.
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12,977 12/3/12 9:17 A
I'm thinking about getting my hubs an honorary portrait tattoo of our son's picture. We lost him at the tender age of 22 six long years ago..well some days it still feels like only yesterday.
I finally found tattoos on a customer that I really admire and got the name of the artist. Hope she is still in the biz. The thing with portrait tats is will they REALLY look like the one you cherish and want to remember...it's a tricky choice. I'm still thinking hard about it.
12/3/12 8:57 A
Just like you did for your son I try to get gifts that really will please the person, not stuff I enjoy.
12/2/12 9:03 A
This year I have a newly adopted son, so everything we got for him is exciting to give. Also my older son is getting a nook this year. This is exciting because when we adopted him he could barely read and now he LOVES to read! The holidays are a time to celebrate all sorts of things!
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15 12/2/12 8:56 A
I feel guilty because I have no idea what to get my husband. For some reason it seems he gets harder and harder to shop for the more the years go by.
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12/2/12 8:35 A
What is the the gift you are most excited to give someone? I have a son that is single and lives in Columbus, Ohio. He has a roommate and works at Menards and is very quiet. He runs for exercise and to fill the time. I decidede to get him a few good books by Vince Flynn, a running suite and some new running shoes. I am just so excited about these I hope he enjoys the books. I keep trying to get him to sign up on this web site because I have found a group that runs in Columbus. He just needs to get out and make friends in the area. He doesn't need the bar scene.