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    Christmas presents for my family

    Hello, so, this weekend I have to go buy Christmas presents for my family (I want to buy it before the Christmas rush) so I am looking for ideas on the internet. What are you planing to buy? Cmon share with me, please you will save me! I hate buying gifts, it has to be original and different but in the same price range and it is so stressful for me. :/

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    I don't know how original this is, but I'm buying a waterproof shower radio for my 16 year old son. Probably go the extra mile and get one with bluetooth so he can stream music from his phone if he wishes. Video games always work. Headphones. UnderArmor hoodies. Smart phone case. Stand alone battery to charge up his electronics.

    Spa gift certificates are always a winner around here for my wife. She likes going there and getting a pedicure or manicure. I'll also get her some gift cards for the craft store since she's always buying yarn, knitting needles, fabric, etc. My wife also reads a lot so a trip to the book store is a must. This guy can also never go wrong with jewelry or a watch for that matter.

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    Give him the gift of knowing how generous you are and he should be; send a lavish gift to me.

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    The primary gift my wife and I give each other is that whenever the other buys something that they really want, any time of the year, we graciously approve and act happy, whether we are or not.

    Getting near the season, the other gift we give is to not expect the other to attend parties or family gatherings. We basically hang around home with the cat, eat a lot, watch TV, rest, and reflect on the year. It's been a long time since we had the "what to buy" stress.

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    My Daughter, my two Grand Daughters, My Son, and my Grandson all want new iPhone 10's.

    That's what Grandad is for, so it seems.

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    vtmarmot - That's kinda what we do and I think it's a result of old age. Perhaps not old age but rather a longer look at the whole deal that is involved in the thing we call Christmas. Been there, done that, and kinda choose not to do it anymore. I wrote "we" to begin with but as I continued to write I realized that it's just me...and I'll pay for whatever my wife chooses to do. After all, she washed my drawers for 40 years and deserves a little something now and then even if I don't buy in. Like you said...I act happy!

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    I've often heard that "Christmas is for the kids." In many ways, that is true. I don't have kids or grandkids, but I hear all the stories from people at work, and I remember what it was like. Christmas is a great excuse to give them things that will move them along the path to where they need or want to be. That may be a new scope, or an iPhone or whatever. Or, it may be something totally gratuitous that will just make them happy and show them that you care.

    Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start the reflection that leads to a deeper appreciation of the Christmas story and the Christmas season. I am thankful to be sitting here in a new house that will hopefully take me well into old age, with a deer in the freezer that I shot from my little cabin out back (and some of the sausage in my belly) and a big screen TV to watch the Macy's parade.

    I realize that I'm sitting here due to a lot of luck and the grace of God. My nephew came for a visit recently with his wife and daughter. He grew up here, and coming at the most beautiful season in New England, he wanted to move back to NH and live like us. I had to explain that making your way here can be tough and that my career path was not planned, I was often just in the right place at the right time and took advantage of it. That's the only part I can take any credit for. He doesn't have a lot of career credentials, so I counseled him to proceed cautiously and watch for the breaks in life.

    I see the people I shoot with growing older and toning back their activities or dropping out due to health issues, burnout or lack of energy. Myself, I have two artificial hips, two massively torn shoulders, a bad knee and bursitis here and there. That, and skin cancer has driven me from "across the course" service rifle events, but I can still shoot benchrest, trap, skeet and indoor rimfire. That's more than anyone can ask for at the door of old age.

    When you think about it, just the fact that we have enough air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat, every day, is a miracle from God. Anybody that thinks that all this life is due to a confluence of random events over millennia has their head so far up their butt I'm surprised they can breathe.

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    Try Gift Cards or just plain MONEY.

    Hey the first thing they will do is figure out how much the unwanted gift cost anyways.

    Christmas presents are for kids under 18 years and your wife. My wife likes tools, no kidding.

    Even kids under 18 like gift cards. They like the idea of buying what ever THEY WANT.............................

    For the really young ones buy something that makes LOTS of noise;-)=

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    I just bought my wife a new LG washer and dryer. I'm going to buy a Dan Wesson 38 super for her to give me for Christmas. They both cost about the same. I'm sure she'll appreciate that.

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    I was a little crazy when I was younger and single. I gave one nephew a drum set for Christmas, kid's drums that just make noise. Another year I gave a nice and a nephew each a set of jacks. Do they still sell those.

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    "I just bought my wife a new LG washer and dryer. I'm going to buy a Dan Wesson 38 super for her to give me for Christmas. They both cost about the same. I'm sure she'll appreciate that. "

    Funny, I married my wife because she had a washer and dryer!

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    Let me see

    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    My Daughter, my two Grand Daughters, My Son, and my Grandson all want new iPhone 10's.

    That's what Grandad is for, so it seems.
    1 + 2 + 1 = 1 = 5 x $1000 ea = $5000 Its all relative, go for it. In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm a stockholder
    Last edited by glp; 11-27-2017 at 12:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    .....a set of jacks. Do they still sell those.
    I think so...but don't know why.

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    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=3R7XI2TKHIL44
    Last edited by Wilbur; 11-27-2017 at 02:08 PM.

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    Rumple blanket. Like a high tech sleeping bag without the zipper. light, clean, warm. Got two, one for wife and one for my elderly mom who wants to be warm but not under heavy blanket.

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    https://www.rumpl.com/

    I spelled it wrong...duh

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