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Old December 13 2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

This is the first time in many, many years that I don't really have much of a budget for giving away Christmas presents. I've always been more focused on giving gifts rather than receiving. At the moment, the only thing I can think of getting for myself is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended Blu-Ray set. And maybe some clothes and winter accessories.

What say you? It doesn't have to be material gifts per se. What do you want for Christmas this year?
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Old December 13 2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

I have asked the few people I normally get and receive presents from to donate to ShelterBox rather of buying anything for me. Out of the five people I asked only two agreed to do so .

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Old December 13 2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

Giving to charity is always a noble cause. My employer has an annual adopt-a-family drive during the holidays in collaboration with the Salvation Army. There are wish lists from low-income families that we try to fulfill. Some employees shop for gifts, while others donate cash.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

As I couldn't remember anything I wanted this year I decided to buy myself a little feel-good gift: I twinned my bog!

http://www.toilettwinning.org/

I also don't have a lot of people to give more than symbolic gifts this year
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Old December 13 2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

I looked at the toilet twinning site on International Toilet Day. I hope I might be able to twin my toilet sometime next year. It is a good cause. Did you specify a particular country for your toilet or are you leaving the choice up to others?

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Old December 13 2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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^I chose Ethiopia.

And I got the idea from that thread on that day
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Old December 13 2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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Rush Clockwork Angels Tour - Limited Edition Deluxe Package

http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbac...e-package.html

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Old December 13 2013, 03:24 PM   #8
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

Stuff we want from other people, or stuff we've given ourselves?

My mom asked me what I wanted, I told her socks.

I bought myself every Star Trek movie on bluray as my xmas gift to myself this year.
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Old December 13 2013, 06:47 PM   #9
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

What I'd really like is to get to do something really "Christmasy" with friends and/or hubby--like going to see a Christmas-themed play, a Christmas light display, a Christmas party or some such. Doesn't look like it will happen this year, though.

As for material goods, I'd like some clothes from Coldwater Creek, some cat toys for Junior or one of those nice Jim Shore Santas.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Stuff we want from other people, or stuff we've given ourselves?

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More like what you want for yourself. In my case, I just want more money to buy presents for others. I've narrowed down the list of friends and work buddies I want to gift this year. Also, my family has decided to do a Secret Elephant gifts exchange to save money.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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I'd like to go back to Sydney and see the family.

In two and a bit hours, I will be doing exactly that.

This is going to be an excellent Christmas. There's nothing worse than December 25th on your own - no shops are open.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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Re: Holidays 2013 - What's on Your Wishlist This Year?

I asked for the usual: silent movies.
This year I asked for Douglas Fairbanks' "The Three Musketeers" and "The Iron Mask", a collection of Buster Keaton short films, and Louise Brooks "Beggars Of Life". My family draws names and has a fifty dollar limit, so I won't get all of these, but the fun is in the surprise.

As for non-material....I've gotten my vacation time approved, and really that's the main draw for Christmas as I get to visit my family.
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Old December 13 2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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I've asked for nothing but maternity clothes, which my mother has gotten for me (we went shopping, because I'm picky). I'd like my son's next ultrasound on 12/24 to be perfect, as the last one had a questionable measurement. He was squirming a lot. That's about it. So pretty much everyone has given up on me and is getting me stuff for the baby... unless someone got me Shatner's new album, which would be cool. Oh, and I'd also like a quiet Christmas at home, but that's not happening since I have to go visit my sister and her family... but that's a damn sight better than her bringing the boys down again. OMG my poor house is still a mess from Thanksgiving.
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Old December 13 2013, 10:27 PM   #14
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What's a secret elephant exchange?
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Old December 13 2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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What's a secret elephant exchange?
Sounds like a portmanteau of Secret Santa and White Elephant.
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