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Your Christmas Present Wish List

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭SarahLil


    OU812 wrote: »
    This year, We decided not to get each other anything at all. Money's been tight & we have a big spend coming up in February, so we decided to just not do it. Having said that, I picked up a bottle of perfume for her to have under the tree..

    that's really sweet, we aren't doing gifts really either as we are going to NYC next month, I might do him a little hamper of things he likes and a token or two,


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭Glitzgirl


    SarahLil wrote: »
    that's really sweet, we aren't doing gifts really either as we are going to NYC next month, I might do him a little hamper of things he likes and a token or two,

    I always like the idea of those home made coupon books or a memory book. You know make a book of coupons for each other to redeem through the year like date night or night in with a movie or a back rub or something. It's a lovely idea. Or a memory book of some of your favourite memories /experiences from the year together as a couple (so the other person is hearing the memory through your prospective ).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,226 ✭✭✭boobar


    Well I have Christmas presents fairly well sorted for the Mrs and my 7 year old daughter.

    Mrs will get perfume, makeup, nature dvd, and a paid for shopping spree where she takes a day off and buys the clothes she likes without me moaning in the background.

    My kid will get an xbox 360, Lego and a few surprises.

    I'll drop hints for a new tablet or a nice watch but will probably get socks. Ah well, that's life. It's better to give than to receive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭Glitzgirl


    boobar wrote: »
    Well I have Christmas presents fairly well sorted for the Mrs and my 7 year old daughter.

    Mrs will get perfume, makeup, nature dvd, and a paid for shopping spree where she takes a day off and buys the clothes she likes without me moaning in the background.

    My kid will get an xbox 360, Lego and a few surprises.

    I'll drop hints for a new tablet or a nice watch but will probably get socks. Ah well, that's life. It's better to give than to receive!

    :) laughed too hard at the end of this lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,144 ✭✭✭screamer


    Nothing on my list. We had some tough times with recession a few years ago and decided no presents besides I'm an adult and can buy my own stuff. Every year all I wish for is time with my family and a magical Christmas for my little daughter a nice dinner a warm fire and a sprinkle of snow or frost on Xmas morning.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,046 ✭✭✭OU812


    Honestly & I know it sounds weird or something, but while there's loads (& I do mean LOADS) I want, I find myself in the unusual place where there's absolutely nothing at all that I need.

    The pleasure I get out of seeing others open their gifts really is their gift to me. I love picking the right thing for them & packaging it up right - I collect boxes all year long so that everything is a square or rectangular shape for wrapping, then I try to do a "theme" wrapping, rather than all different types of paper, I buy lots of the one type & also decorative parcel string or ribbon or something & really go overboard on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,005 ✭✭✭✭Toto Wolfcastle


    OU812 wrote: »
    Honestly & I know it sounds weird or something, but while there's loads (& I do mean LOADS) I want, I find myself in the unusual place where there's absolutely nothing at all that I need.

    I'm in the same position. It's the same every year. I'm part of a kris kindle where the budget is €50 and when I ask for something worth much less (because we have to ask for something specific and I can never think of anything that I need) the person ends up buying me something extra anyway, and I feel bad that they've gone to the trouble, so every year I try and fail to think of something else to add! It's a real first world problem and I know I'm very fortunate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,363 ✭✭✭washiskin


    Simon le Bon. fin. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,264 ✭✭✭✭Alicat


    My family are always giving out that they never know what to get me, so I'm starting to make note of a few small bits. I'm leaving my mother in charge of it, so she can divide it out between anyone who doesn't know what to buy me.

    I'm a giver, not a taker; I feel a tad awkward asking for stuff!

    Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish - Xmas Edition



    River Island cat slippers



    A selection of fluffy Christmas books that I can read in a day whilst relaxing with my Christmas cake and cups of tea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 848 ✭✭✭Dinxminx


    OU812 wrote: »
    I collect boxes all year long so that everything is a square or rectangular shape for wrapping, then I try to do a "theme" wrapping, rather than all different types of paper, I buy lots of the one type & also decorative parcel string or ribbon or something & really go overboard on it.


    I love doing this too! I've kept an eye out for nice wrapping paper this year but I haven't seen any that I've loved yet.... Has anybody had any luck finding lovely wrapping paper or is it a bit early?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,564 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy


    I always get paper in Hallmark or Easons. I haven't looked this year yet but it's usually in early enough!


  • Registered Users Posts: 848 ✭✭✭Dinxminx


    Oh I think those must be the only two places I haven't looked! Thanks for the heads-up!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,275 ✭✭✭✭leahyl


    There's really nothing in particular I want. Well, nothing that can be got for Christmas anyway (a house!) - although the little girl in Miracle on 34th Street got a house for Christmas! Maybe the man in red will do the same for me!


  • Registered Users Posts: 753 ✭✭✭Roselm


    EvSenn wrote: »
    I desparately need some new threads. It's getting embarrassing. Holes and worse.

    I thought you meant you needed to stop reading the Christmas thread on boards! Then I read the second line.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,564 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy


    I immediately thought boards threads when I read the word 'threads' too!


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