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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2018, 12:24:47 am »

I will allow for a 5 year old. Many years ago our family agreed no gifts for anyone over 18 and I (74) am the youngest in our family. I use to buy gifts for my godsons, now in their late 30's (the oldest may now be 40) and the boys next door in Australia also now in their 30's. I stopped when they turned 18 and their parents were grateful as they used to feel they should buy me something in return.
Before we made that rule, I would ask my mother what I should buy for my sister and then ask my sister what I should buy for my mother. I had no idea. Now I just buy something whenever there is a need. Like last year my sister had computer problems so I arranged for an external hard drive to be delivered to her. And when I became a New Zealand citizen in 2016 she sent me money to pay for 4 friends to have lunch before the ceremony.


To be honest, I think my family may be going in that direction.  When the conversation turned to gifts at Thanksgiving, no one really had any ideas what they would want.

The only ones I know for certain are my niece Shana and her boyfriend, Derek.  They both like to fish, but have no equipment, so we're going to get some fishing equipment.  They also don't have any tools, so we're getting Derek a tool set.

When it comes to my parents, I get them some small, token gifts to unwrap, but they've asked for the past few years for us (my brothers and I) to give them any money we would've spent on them for other occasions (Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, anniversaries) and just give it to them in one lump sum at Christmas.  They then hold onto the cash, and spend it on a trip in the summer.
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2018, 10:42:45 pm »

I think I've just about finished my Christmas shopping. 

Mom - "Scaredy Cut - Silent clippers"  She wants them to groom the cat, and cash.
Dad - cash
(mom and dad are opting for mostly cash from us, now that a move may happen in the next few years.  They want to purge, not get new stuff.)
Chris - Strange books.  Chris has a weird sense of humor.
Mike - Raiders blanket, hat, and commemorative coin
Michelle - Eagles blanket, hat and commemorative coin
Shana & Derek - tool set and fishing equipment
Trent - two boxes of crayons and a variety of train, emergency vehicles, and police officers coloring books
Maria - coworker - Card games.  She and her husband get together with friends every weekend to play canasta.  I got her a box of different games.  Uno, Phase 10, Snappy Dressers, and Drunk, Stoned or Stupid.
Sacha - supervisor - She's a mother of 4 year-old twins, but I didn't want to get her twin stuff.  She's always talking about how much she needs to do, so I'm going to get her daily planner and calendar and things like that.

The only mystery is Michelle's brother, Eric.
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2018, 11:08:19 pm »

Some good ideas here! The main problem person in my family is my son-in-law. I usually get him a big bottle of whiskey, but I can't keep doing that forever!
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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 12:28:40 am »

Finished? Barely started.
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« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 11:29:29 am »

Some good ideas here! The main problem person in my family is my son-in-law. I usually get him a big bottle of whiskey, but I can't keep doing that forever!

Does he have any hobbies or likes?  You can always look for books based on that hobby.
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« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 03:45:55 pm »

Some good ideas here! The main problem person in my family is my son-in-law. I usually get him a big bottle of whiskey, but I can't keep doing that forever!

Instead of one big bottle, look around for some "gift pack" that might have small bottles of different "ages" (12 years, 16 years, etc.) of a particular brand of whiskey. Someone did that for me once.

Or get him a photo book about trains. All guys like trains.  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 04:56:25 pm »

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