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Jacoby
06-12-2007, 06:01 PM
So what are you buying your family and friend's for the holidays?

I celebrate Christmas (because I'm going to Heaven) and I did all my Christmas shopping online. On one site; amazon. Because I'm lazy as shit. Anyway I think I bought some pretty cool presents, so I'd like to share them with you.

Got my mom the Mitch Hedburg CD Mitch All Together, and also the hardcover edition of The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.

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I got my sister David Sedaris' short collection Holidays on Ice. Which I'll end up stealing from her eventually. And also the dvd of Flight of the Conchords. Which I already have. I realized I bought my sister and my mom things that I wanted, but I know they'll enjoy them.
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I got my nephew this TMNT Nightwatcher action figure because he loves that stuff.
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I got my dad a book about Christianity because he's all born-again or something. I got both groups of grandparents these historical books on Rochester, NY. They show how the city was formed and early facts about the towns and the buildings that are still standing and stuff, it's pretty cool.

Everyone else got gift cards because I am unimaginative.

Ranman
06-12-2007, 06:04 PM
Shit I didnt even start, Havent even thought about it. Amazon huh, thanks jake

Jacoby
06-12-2007, 06:51 PM
I did all my christmas shopping in 20 minutes. And then I was done. I didn't leave the house. I wasn't naked when I ordered everything. But I could have been. And I was naked only 5 minutes after ordering the stuff because I was fappin' the night away.

Ranman
06-12-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks for that tip, get naked 5 min after and flap away

hasselbrad
06-12-2007, 07:41 PM
-Mom's getting a Paula Deen book and a magnifying glass shaped like a crab. It's just like the one she lost in the fire, and I know that's one of the things that she desperately misses. I can't remember what else right now.
-Dad's getting several seasons of 24.
-Taylor's getting a shit-ton of stuff. Hannah Montana and High School Musical mainly. Oh, and some American Girl nonsense as well.
-Marcia's getting the kawk.
:D
I really don't know what to get her. She's really hard to buy for. I know she wants some new windshield wiper blades, but that's not really romantic.

Leonie
06-12-2007, 09:18 PM
Get her windshield wipers and a necklace or something. That works. Practical and romantic in one Braddy package, she's bound to love it.

I have no idea what to get my dad.

Kelsey
13-12-2007, 06:40 PM
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"Is that what your into?"

Haha, I love that song...

Good ideas, guys. I have yet to buy anything for anyone. With work and finals, the last thing I want to do is think about Christmas. I guess I should start thinking about it though...

frodo1511
13-12-2007, 07:19 PM
Bought my sister the new Carrie Underwood CD, dad Bourne Ultimatum on DVD, and mom an iPod Shuffle so she can stop bringing that disgusting CD player to the gym.

Digital_Ice
13-12-2007, 08:15 PM
bah humbug

Ranman
13-12-2007, 08:25 PM
bah humbug

Thats the way I feel lately, My family has decided not to exchange presents this year. My mom and dad are separated and getting divorced. Both my sisters are depressed. I just have to get a couple of gifts for my cousins and my old partners daughter who calls me her uncle.

kingdumbass
14-12-2007, 01:04 AM
My employer gave me a 50 dollar gift certificate to a Christmas decoration store ....
That should cover presents for my mom and sister (they love that kind of stuff).

I bought my Dad a "Best of Mr. Ed" DVD.

Fortunately for me, my family is fairly easy to please.

Kelsey
14-12-2007, 04:25 AM
and mom an iPod Shuffle so she can stop bringing that disgusting CD player to the gym.

Ooh, good idea. Maybe I will get my mom an iPod.

One down, only dad, sister, brother and sister-in-law I hate to go

:(

Liam
14-12-2007, 05:20 AM
bah humbug

Amen, reverend.

Porcelain_Doll
14-12-2007, 04:23 PM
meh, since Hannukah has passed and been practically forgotten thanks to all the shit that's been going on in my home (my sister got to celebrate all eight days...she has a large group of friends; mainly exchange students just like her, so she was lighting the candles and dancing salsa...lucky bi***) I don't have to worry about that.

What I do wonder is this: having mostly Christian friends, I feel like I should give them presents or at least send e-cards, but I feel weird wishing merry christmas when I don't celebrate it myself. I'd feel awful if I didn't give my closest friends gifts, but it also feels odd because, again, Christmas for me is a day when you get to see fireworks and bitch about the noise and enjoy the ridiculous little lights the neighbours put up.

any thoughts? :/

Digital_Ice
14-12-2007, 05:03 PM
What I do wonder is this: having mostly Christian friends, I feel like I should give them presents or at least send e-cards, but I feel weird wishing merry christmas when I don't celebrate it myself.

I don't celebrate christmas, and as such, I don't give out gifts or cards. The real question is, if they think less of you for not getting them gifts, are they really that good a freinds? This whole "expecting" of a gift is why I hate the commercialisation of Christmas... people are only giving a gift becuase they are expected to, and they're expecting one in return. If it truely is "the thought that counts" ask yourself... just how much thought went into it? This is the reason I will spontaneously buy people gifts at random times of the year.. and why i dont bother with Christmas or Birthdays.

...and, the ultimate question, did they get you anything for Hanukkah? And if not... did you feel they should have done, despite it not being their religion?

Ranman
14-12-2007, 05:55 PM
meh, since Hannukah has passed and been practically forgotten thanks to all the shit that's been going on in my home (my sister got to celebrate all eight days...she has a large group of friends; mainly exchange students just like her, so she was lighting the candles and dancing salsa...lucky bi***) I don't have to worry about that.

What I do wonder is this: having mostly Christian friends, I feel like I should give them presents or at least send e-cards, but I feel weird wishing merry christmas when I don't celebrate it myself. I'd feel awful if I didn't give my closest friends gifts, but it also feels odd because, again, Christmas for me is a day when you get to see fireworks and bitch about the noise and enjoy the ridiculous little lights the neighbours put up.

any thoughts? :/

Here are my thoughts

Your sister is cute 8: Tell her to invite me next year
Don't feel weird giving me a gift, I'll cheerfully accept anything you get me.

peach
14-12-2007, 07:49 PM
Got my dad a pair of slippers. If he wouldn't have thought of something he wants I don't think I would have found anything for him. I never know what to get him and always find his last.
Got his girlfriend a bunch of candles. She likes that.
Don't know what I'm getting mum this year, my sister bought her presents.
Grandma is getting a scarf and matching gloves to keep herself warm.
My half brother is getting toys mainly. Found his first I can barely remember what we got him.
My sister is getting a bunch of stuff. Things changed the past month so Im not sure I want to give her anything.
Usually Im looking forward to doing Christmas shopping but this year it felt like I had to do it. I won't be home this year so I'll have to send everything. Or maybe I'll just leave it and bring it next time I go home. What shall I do?

hasselbrad
17-12-2007, 01:07 PM
meh, since Hannukah has passed and been practically forgotten thanks to all the shit that's been going on in my home (my sister got to celebrate all eight days...she has a large group of friends; mainly exchange students just like her, so she was lighting the candles and dancing salsa...lucky bi***) I don't have to worry about that.

What I do wonder is this: having mostly Christian friends, I feel like I should give them presents or at least send e-cards, but I feel weird wishing merry christmas when I don't celebrate it myself. I'd feel awful if I didn't give my closest friends gifts, but it also feels odd because, again, Christmas for me is a day when you get to see fireworks and bitch about the noise and enjoy the ridiculous little lights the neighbours put up.

any thoughts? :/

Festivus cards. BTW, Happy Hannukah...belatedly.

I don't celebrate christmas, and as such, I don't give out gifts or cards. The real question is, if they think less of you for not getting them gifts, are they really that good a freinds? This whole "expecting" of a gift is why I hate the commercialisation of Christmas... people are only giving a gift becuase they are expected to, and they're expecting one in return. If it truely is "the thought that counts" ask yourself... just how much thought went into it? This is the reason I will spontaneously buy people gifts at random times of the year.. and why i dont bother with Christmas or Birthdays.

...and, the ultimate question, did they get you anything for Hanukkah? And if not... did you feel they should have done, despite it not being their religion?

Shit...you don't celebrate Christmas. I guess I'll just have to send this case of Jammy Dodgers to someone else.
;)

Digital_Ice
17-12-2007, 02:52 PM
Shit...you don't celebrate Christmas. I guess I'll just have to send this case of Jammy Dodgers to someone else.
;)

read my post carefully... just cause i don't do christmas doesn't mean i don't like gifts. i just dont *expect* them :p

Porcelain_Doll
17-12-2007, 06:57 PM
I don't celebrate christmas, and as such, I don't give out gifts or cards. The real question is, if they think less of you for not getting them gifts, are they really that good a freinds? This whole "expecting" of a gift is why I hate the commercialisation of Christmas... people are only giving a gift becuase they are expected to, and they're expecting one in return. If it truely is "the thought that counts" ask yourself... just how much thought went into it? This is the reason I will spontaneously buy people gifts at random times of the year.. and why i dont bother with Christmas or Birthdays.

...and, the ultimate question, did they get you anything for Hanukkah? And if not... did you feel they should have done, despite it not being their religion?

Well, actually, presents aren't a part of Hanukkah tradition. Yup, that's the world commercialising the celebration, presents aren't supposed to be given but they are because Hallmark decided it would be a great idea.

Anyway, I've decided I'm not sending nor giving anything to anyone because I have a grand excuse: I'm in pain. There :p
I'm aching so I'm bitter so I won't be nice and spend money...not that I can get up and go to the mall or anything, but meh.

hasselbrad
17-12-2007, 07:08 PM
Ice is just bitter because he never got anything but coal in his stocking when he was little.

michael22
17-12-2007, 09:57 PM
and rightly so...
I have no money to buy my family things so I am making it up to them with hot meals, laundry service and a copy of the muppets.

Jacoby
17-12-2007, 10:36 PM
All this talk about the commercialization of the holidays... You all must have just watched Charlie Brown's Christmas.


I actually did today. So good.

Kelsey
17-12-2007, 10:57 PM
I ended up buying...

For my sister: Coach perfume, an outfit for cheerleading practice, and a college guide book (have to get her something she hates...)

For Mom: An iPod, a lot of workout stuff since that's just about all she does, and a new piece for her village (she has collected those Department 56 Dickens' village things for years.)

For Dad: Some books by his favorite authors and a BBQ

When I went to buy the new bbq I couldn't help but laugh. Anytime I BBQ now, I always think of the 2005 KKWOMGWTFBBQ when we couldn't find any charcoal because who bbq's in September? Here in California's December, they had a whole aisle of BBQ stuff, lol.

frodo1511
18-12-2007, 04:32 AM
I bought myself my wisdom tooth removal operation yesterday, to be done in about 11 hours...cost me a pretty penny:(

Kelsey
18-12-2007, 10:59 PM
I bought myself my wisdom tooth removal operation yesterday, to be done in about 11 hours...cost me a pretty penny:(

*cringe*.....I have one coming in.....:(

Good luck!

hasselbrad
26-12-2007, 02:49 PM
If it truely is "the thought that counts" ask yourself... just how much thought went into it?
Actually...loads.
Marcia got so excited over the little "needs" that my gifts for her took care of.
My mother cried when she saw the crab shaped magnifying glass that I got to replace the one that burned up in the fire.