Holiday Shopping!

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  1. FG167

    FG167 New Member

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    The dogs only. We're getting married (in Jamaica) the first week in December so that pretty much kills our Thanksgiving travel budget, our Christmas travel budget, and Christmas presents. Unfortunately. Since I LOVE to buy presents for others.
     
  2. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I don't really have much money. I want to buy super special stuff for:

    Eve
    Mom + dad
    Roommate #1
    Best girlfriend

    I want to get something less expensive but still meaningful for:
    My one year old niece
    My two brothers and their wives
    4 other good friends
    Roommate #2
    Roommate #1's mom and brother, who have both been super awesome to me
    Roommate #1's brother's newborn baby and baby mama
     
  3. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    This is very exciting because my family is doing bought gifts this year! We have price points but still, we usually never do bought gifts

    Boyfriend is getting..
    - Custom converse (probably batman/startrek/pokemon something equally nerdy)
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    - Rayban Wayfarers (because he loves them as much as he continuously loses them)
    - Skeleton watch (etsy)
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    - Boyfriend's mom is getting a custom camera strap (etsy)
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    - Boyfriend's dad is into space and is getting the new hubble book with pictures
    It's so pretty I want to keep it
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    - My mom is getting some lululemon yoga goodies (namasteeeee) we do small xmas gifts typically.

    - Brother is getting this book
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    - Other brother is getting this book! I got it signed and it's one of his favorites
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    - Cousin #1 is getting sparkly pink toms (she's 8 and asked me for them EXACTLY. in pink)

    - New baby niece is getting a custom mobile (DRAGONS!)
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    - Boyfriend little brother is getting a gamestop gift card because he's 15 and who knows about video games/minecraft

    - Cousin is getting a few summer dresses (she is going to cali for college) Modcloth!
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    - My dad is getting a cool pen

    - AND LOTS of people are getting groupon giftcards! I think it's such a great gift because it lets them pick ACTIVITIES/stuff to do in their area! :D Its like you are getting them a fun date or something
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    My favorite places to shop for gifts
    - Amazon for books (because moneys.)
    - Thinkgeek
    - Etsy
    - Fab.com
    - Modcloth
    - Nordstrom rack

    I plan early and I shop HARD haha

    I still have
    - A million cousins
    - Boyfriends grandparents
    - Boyfriends big sister
    - (4) fellow employees
    - Boss
    - a few aunts/uncles (but we do babysitting vouchers and stuff lol)
     
  4. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    the bulk of my Christmas shopping is for Hannah. Hubby and I will probably exchange something lol IF we can come up with something we each want (seriously I don't know why it's so hard for me to answer "what do you want for Christmas").

    We'll get a little something for the grandparents from Hannah... probably some handpainted pottery like mugs or something.

    and then Something for the cousins we will see on Christmas day.

    Other than that it's mostly stuff for Hannah. I already have a bunch of stuff that I've been buying throughout the year for her (it helps to buy all year when things are on sale then everything at the last minute in one big cash drop).

    Her big gift this year is something I got from a friend that teaches animation and was a big Disney collector. Anyone remember Teddy Ruxpin? you put the cassette in and he would read you books. Well... we got the Mickey and Goofy version of that with ALL the cassettes and books and outfits and they work :D I'm trying to decide how to present them on Christmas morning LOL.
     
  5. LindaJD

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    I do all mine on-line usually at Amazon but now my state is going to make Amazon start charging us sales tax so I want to get it done before that starts, so Friday night I am going to sit down and do all my shopping.
     
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    I now have two camera straps (and a ton of other etsy stuff) on MY wishlist. Lol.
     
  7. milos_mommy

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    My mom just got an iPhone, so I'm thinking of getting her a complimentary gift. I'm thinking the gloves that can work with a touch screen, but she might get those before Xmas. I'm also thinking a docking center or speaker type thing?

    I might do baby picture calendars for "in-laws" and extended family, but idk if that's too cheesy
     
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    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

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    I LOVE Christmas. Seriously, it's my favourite time. I usually just shop for:
    -my three brothers (they are 21, 7 and 5, the little guys usually get Beyblades or whatever toy is 'in' any given year .. I'm so bad at shopping for kids)
    -mother
    -grandmother
    -small-ish gifts for my three best friends

    My mother is the hardest person in the world to shop for, so I should probably get on that soon! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'll probably buy something for my mother, father and a few friends. I haven't even figured out what yet. :eek:
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    That's what happens when you get OLD and comfortable (like me)!!!!!!!

    You don't want anything, you have everything you need and want!!!!! There is nothing I need or want for Xmas.... I have one idea for the OH but honestly, it's a bit of a guess.... I can't buy him anything!!
     
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    -bogart- Member of WHODAT Nation.

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    we buy for kids only.

    so i have 6 little kids to buy for and 4 older kids who will get cash, maybe...lol
     
  12. milos_mommy

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    I need help/idea/advice on X-mas shopping for a few people:

    1. my weirdo boyfriend. So far I'm getting him one of those air cannon bazookas, but that's kind of a joke gift. Other ideas are a Kim Kardashian Cry Face cell phone cover, but I don't think they make it to fit his phone. He likes:
    - being super metrosexual...hairspray, jewelry, any and all organic/expensive/fancy shower products. Which he buys himself weekly.
    - sports. but not in a fanboy way, I don't think he owns any kind of team memorabilia and probably wouldn't want it.
    - rosary beads. He sort of collects them. We saw a really nice swarovski crystal one and I thought that would be a good gift and then the goob went back and bought it for himself.
    - being a dad, but he's not the sentimental type really.
    - eating an odd combination of 50% taco bell and mcdonalds and 50% organic vegan sprout shakes and kale juice.
    - working out.

    2. My mom. She hates everything. I saw a clock with all the numbers scrambled that said "who cares, I'm late anyway", which would be perfect except there's a 50% chance she'd find that highly offensive. Ok, kidding, she doesn't hate everything. She likes:
    - online bargain shopping
    - clutter

    my other idea is to pay for my mom, aunt, and I to go trail riding on the beach, but a) that might be out of my budget, and b) I'd need to organize babysitting and us all having off work and my aunt traveling here.

    HELP.
     
  13. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Just ordered MIL's gift and I think I finally figured out what to get Josh! Hoorah!

    Milo- you've got some tough people to shop for!
     

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