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Old November 30 2012, 03:22 PM   #46
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Re: Your Christmas Wish List

^ Maybe! I love Secret Santa, and was excited about doing it at work for the first time. I was a bit surprised when I found out the price range would be $20-$25 (at the very least it drove home the fact that I've been here only 8 months and am still on a newbie's salary, because that's a lot for me!). But on the plus side, I got someone I really like, and I'll get a $25 gift myself!
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Old November 30 2012, 03:40 PM   #47
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I think Christmas lists, by their very nature, miss the point of Christmas They make the holiday about "getting" rather than "giving."

"What do you want for Christmas?" is one of my least favorite questions.
Same here, but people are insistent, which is why I have a list. It's all stuff I'd eventually get for myself anyway, and I end up getting those people gifts, too, so the end result isn't much of a difference.
I go one step further. My parents like to "manage" who gets what for me and my brother, andwe both tend to get stuff during the year. We've taken to creating lists on Amazon during the year, holding back stuff we "would get ourselves" in order to have something to ask for when the incessant "What do you want/have you done your list/can I see your list" questions come up. (They usually start asking in September, though nobody ever checks the list until November, even if they're done.) When the questions start, Mum gets a link to the list, and it gets frozen. I don't dare buy anything from that point on for myself, or I'll get told I should've put it on my list. (Unless it's urgent - like, if my monitor gives up in November, as it did last year, I'll get a new one pronto. Besides, I'd never expect people to spend anywhere near that much.)

An added problem is that out of five members of my family, four of us have birthdays in December or January.
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Old November 30 2012, 04:13 PM   #48
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I've always thought it takes an awful lot of effort to inject such unpleasantry into something as wonderful as gift-giving.
No kidding. I think the moment someone starts to get upset about what they got (or didn't get), that's the exact moment to check yourself and realize you are totally missing the point.
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Old November 30 2012, 09:00 PM   #49
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^Awesome! That sounds like fun, and a great way to spread the Christmas spirit.
It ended up being a great time. I think we ended up raising about $5,000 this year!

AND I won 3 different raffle prizes!
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Old December 10 2012, 08:36 PM   #50
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Re: Your Christmas Wish List

Whewww! I got lots of Christmas shopping done over the weekend. I still have one more (and final) round to go this weekend.

As a guy, I'm pretty pleased with myself. I make a list of people and gifts, I go in and out of the store, and I'm done! Booyah!

Here's what I got:
  • For my friend Madge: A pillow and a $25 JC Penney gift card
  • For work friends: $25 Peet's Coffee gift card, $30 PF Chang's gift card, $30 Trader Joe's gift cards (x2), Godiva chocolate (x8), See's Candy boxes (x2)
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  • For my youngest nephew: $50 Target gift card and a Lego Ninjago toy set
  • Nephews/Nieces: $25 Forever 21 gift card, $25 Amazon gift card, $25 Macy's gift cards (x3), $25 IHOP gift card
  • Last week, I got my dad a Ralph Lauren Polo Black cologne gift set.
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Old December 10 2012, 09:31 PM   #51
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A close friend unexpectedly offered me a very generous Christmas gift, and I just selected exactly which Coach handbag I want. Wow!

I'd been thinking more like Downton Abbey Season 3, or this Data flash drive.
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Old December 10 2012, 11:25 PM   #52
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Re: Your Christmas Wish List

In the land of Perfect Yule, I want a Dodge Challenger/Dart SXT. I want a new house, I want to be thinner; I want to be filthy, stinkin' rich; I want......

In reality, all I want is the 2013 Star Trek: TNG calendar and Lego Harry Potter years 5-7 for DS.
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Old December 10 2012, 11:30 PM   #53
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A close friend unexpectedly offered me a very generous Christmas gift, and I just selected exactly which Coach handbag I want. Wow!
CHA-ching! That is awesome!

I'd been thinking more like Downton Abbey Season 3, or this Data flash drive.
Darn it; now I want that flash drive, too.
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Old December 11 2012, 12:26 AM   #54
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^Isn't it cute?! I actually need a flash drive, so I'll buy it for myself eventually.
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Old December 11 2012, 02:34 AM   #55
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All I put on my amazon wish list was an Avengers special 8-pack of action figures, the Next Generation Pez set, and the TARDIS teapot. I always have more fun shopping for or making gifts for people, though.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:13 PM   #56
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Great minds, Jim! I do the same. The expensive things I rather buy mself, cheaper things get on my wishlist.
This year it's a lot of DVDs (including one Winnie the Pooh DVD ), a few audiobooks and cactus seeds.
I'd love to have a copy of Peter Wingfield or Hugh Jackman but they appear to be out of stock
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Old December 11 2012, 08:24 PM   #57
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Since my last dress watch died, I'd like a new Citizen Eco Drive watch. The one I have my eye on is about $600.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:54 PM   #58
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^I got an Eco Drive watch a few years ago on sale, and I love it.
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Old December 11 2012, 10:55 PM   #59
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I want a BVLGARI. But I can't afford it and wouldn't expect anyone to buy one for me.
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Old December 12 2012, 02:49 AM   #60
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^A BVLGARI what? I have my eye on one of their perfumes, but that'll have to wait.

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I've decided that I want a pair of diamond earrings. But....that'll never happen, either.
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