The official "What didja give for Christmas?" thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Daveman Deluxe, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    Well, judging from the popularity of the "What didja get for Christmas?" thread, I thought I might as well put this one up.

    I got my mom a CD of a local men's a capella group that she really enjoys. I bought my dad an Oregon State University pint glass, and my sister an OSU bandanna. My sister and I gave my dad's mom a framed photo of us in front of the Christmas tree.
  2. brap macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    Mother: Perfume.
    Stepfather: Arcane book on anatomy, dissections, wax models (as a diversion, he's a PC 'nerd').
    Brother: Super Monkey Ball and an extra controller for his Gamecube. Damn I love Monkey Fight.
    Girlfriend: Lots of psychotic s**t. Cat in a basket, uh, St. John's Wort, an Aluminium oil canister, some dried bananas :eek: edit: Pink feather boa, Diddl the mouse wallet... think that's about it.)

    For everyone else it was prescription. They asked, they got. Meh.
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    grandma: DVD player and installation tomorrow
    mom: hoodie from my college
    dad : nothing - doesn't appreciate gifts, i'm quite serious he never wants anything so I stopped trying
    sister : tshirt + i'm gonna pitch in when she decides to get an iPod after MWSF.
  4. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    Mom + Dad - America, The Book.
    Sister 1 - A nice framed picture of her dog and her dog's new puppies that she can take home to New York.
    Sister 2 - A tea cup with the same Chinese symbol that she has tatood on her back, along with 100 bags of green tea.
    Grandparents - Mint Chocolates. Yummy.
    My sister's dog - going squirrel hunting with her (jogging ;))

  5. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    didn't give much this xmas, regretfully cause i was pretty broke. i helped my brother set up his stereo and set up my mom's dvd player and helped my grandma figure out her new massaging back pillow. i got my dad one of those mouserug things. he really likes it.
  6. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    I was also fairly low in money, so I only got stuff for my immediate family. Got my mom a "citrus juicer"- you know, juices oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc. So that's where most of my money went, then I got my dad the three Bourne books (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremecy, and Bourne Ultimatum), and for my sister I got her one of thse scented "eye pillows", and a variety of yummy smelling soaps.
  7. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    I gave my wife my old 30GB iPod (she had basically claimed it for herself anyway,) and bought her the JVC SoundStage speakers. I also gave her a Nintendo DS plus Mario and Spider-Man.

    I gave my dad a new digital camera. (He dropped and broke his about a month ago, and just heard back from the manufacturer that they want to charge him more to fix it than an equivalent costs new now.)

    I gave my grandmother a DVD player, and a two-month subscription to NetFlix.

    I gave my mom, sister, and aunt some artsy things.

    I was hoping for an iPod photo for Christmas from someone, but that didn't happen. So I've got enough Christmas cash for a 'normal' iPod, but not a Photo. I don't really want a normal iPod, so I think I'll wait for MacWorld to see what comes out. Assuming the only iPod-related release is a Flash iPod, I'll have a tough decision between an iPod mini plus something else, or spending a little of my own cash for an iPod photo.
  8. palusami macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2004
    san jose, ca
    father -- sweater
    mother -- material (for a dress)
    brothers and sisters -- starbucks gift cards (all family members are starbucks addicts)
    son -- gap clothing and accessories for the gameboy
    nieces/nephews -- various toys and clothing
  9. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    For my wife:
    -King Size Memory Foam Mattress topper
    -256MB Memory Stick Pro Duo Card for her new Sony DSC-T1 (her parents bought her)
    -New Fossil Wallet & Fossil reversible belt (black/brown)
    -Lord of the Rings (Extended Version) 12 Disc Box-set
    -Various Bath & Body Works stuff
    -$100 Gift Card to shop with after Christmas
    -Several new Pillows
    -Elliott Smith Bootleg DVD

    Plus lots of other stuff for the rest of the family
  10. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    what did you GIVE for Christmas?

    not to be the lameass of the bunch, but Christmas is the season for giving. i've enjoyed the thread about what everyone GOT for Christmas, but what did you GIVE? did anyone really make anyone's holiday special with a thoughtful gift?

    i got my folks the seinfeld dvd sets and mast hoops from a period gaffed rigged sailing ship to decorate the basement (they're redoing it in a nautical/pub fashion) they were very surprised by the mast hoops, went over better than i thought.
  11. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I gave my dad:
    Some nice bowls, measuring spoons/cups from Crate and Barrel
    Gift Certificate to Fleming's Steakhouse

    I gave my mom:
    Some books: "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, and "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris
    A business card holder with this cool stained-glass thing on the front of it
    Some tea from Barnes and Noble
    A candle holder and some candles to go in it

    I gave my sister:
    A 256mb SD card to go with the camera my parents bought her
    Some girly stuff from Bath & Body Works
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    For my parents:
    GOOD grades in school (college) :cool:
  13. blackfox macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2003
    Good complement to the other thread Dave, I like it...

    I gave:
    Mother - bunch of socks, Kodak mini photo printer

    Father - Two books about WWII, a scanner

    Brother - dozen Calloway golf balls, new SW

    Sister-in-law - $50 gift certificate to "The Body Shop".

    Guest/Friend - 40G HD (internal)

    Misc. Friends - CD's, clothing, cash
  14. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    wife - cuisinart grind and brew + $200

    daughters - various dolls, arts n crafts stuff, books, stuffed animals, and some really cool sleds.

    mother - book of photos from iphoto (have found them great presents) or her 70th bday party.

    mother n law - ? (wife did it)

    Father n law - waterway guide

    bro in law - book of his wedding from iphoto

    sister n law - ? (wife did it)

    gave $300 to charity.

    brother - waiting for new address to send $
  15. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    Dad and Mom: Roomba Red

    Dad: Paper shredder, leather chair, wallet, keyfob, USB drive

    Mom: Nice cushioned sandals (nothing else ... she literally returns everything you try to give her)

    Sister: Candle holders, other gifts pending

    Boyfriend: Haven't exchanged gifts yet -- can't say anything, in case he reads this ;)

    Grandmother: Nice cushioned walking shoes

    There were other gifts given as well, but the money didn't come out of my wallet. Students are only so rich, you know. ;)
  16. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...I don't really celebrate Christmas but I make an exception for an old friend in a city I used to live in - she's a single mom and her daughter is now 11 - still in that age where Christmas is I send along a couple hundred $$ for mom to get some stuff....I'd buy stuff and send myself but I think it is a bit better for Mom to try and balance the stuff they *need* with the stuff they *want* - hopefully she gets a bit of both. And then today I gave another $75 to the disaster relief fund for South Asia......oh yeah!
  17. fistful macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    -mom: Shark vacuum. stupidest thing I've ever seen but that's what she wanted.
    -oldest sister:$50. she's just lucky I didn't play a prank on her like usual.
    -older sister: Ani Difranco-out of range, Bjork-Salmasongs (cd's)
    -brother-in-law:simpsons season 2. went in on it with the other sister
    -sisters boyfriend: U2-how to dismantle an atomic bomb
    -Nana: gift certificate to a chinese restaurant she likes
    -cousin (family draw): Sly 2 (ps2). we're not supposed to spend that much but last year he got me a video game so I returned the gesture.
    -good friend: 3 month membership to that's right! porn for xmas! :eek:

    and I feel like I'm forgetting somethings...
  18. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Did you buy the U2 album off of iTunes, burn a CD, and then give her the CD thereby keeping a copy with you? It's a "backup", Mr. RIAA.... for safekeeping.... ;)

    Can I be a good friend of yours? ;)
  19. urban1985_ macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2004
    Burnaby, British Columbia
    Great thread idea, btw.

    I actually went over my credit card limit :(

    Mom:gift certificate for the GAP (she wanted it)
    Dad: extended DVD of The Return of the King
    Bro: gift certificate
    Sis: make up box
    Bro's GF: make up box
    Brother in Law: gift certificate
    Secret Santa: gift certificate (yes I'm all about the GC's)
    The rest of my friends asked for GC's so that's what they got lol.

    dotnina I can't believe you got them a roomba lol. My crazy rich friend got one of those, I think it's stupid for him though, he's just lazy.
  20. brap macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    You gave your wife cash?

    My girlfriend and I don't have anything either of us can call "my" money any more, it's all "ours". She'd be well peeved if I'd given her money, since she already has full access to my freaking bank account! :mad:

    (Kidding, dear, I know you lurk.)
  21. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    wife - Pink mini, Tungsten E, Kodak EasyShare camera & printer dock, diamond & platinum earrings, Bible

    daughter, age 16 - U2 iPod, JBL OnStage speakers, iTMS gift card, DDR Extreme for Xbox, assorted stuff from Hot Topic

    son, age 3.5 - Leapster, assorted toys

    me - Complete U2 box set (daughter only wanted the U2 iPod coz it's black and red)
  22. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    Cash is the universal gift certificate-good at every store. She beat it out the door with her mom on the 26th, left a trail of smoke to the after Christmas sales.
    I looked for 2 other things for her, a food processor she wanted, and a watch to replace the one she broke 2 weeks ago. Couldn't find what I wanted to find, so $$$$ worked.
  23. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    mom - new digital camera (the one she had for 4 years decided to stop working this month. What timing)
    dad - set of Craftsman tools
    grandmother - set of dishes she wanted
    sister - blouse
    nephew1 - kids binocular set
    nephew2 - barney phone (he's 16 months old)
    brother-in-law - globe (geography nut)
    step-mother - dancing reindeer
  24. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
    The exurbs, MN
    Since I posted in the "I got" thread, I feel obligated to post here :)

    Fiance: Donald Driver (Green Bay Packers) jersey & bobblehead guy, fleece blanket
    Mom: Bourne Supremacy DVD, charm with my school's name on it
    Dad: 12 pc. barware set (beer glasses, margarita glasses, martini glasses) for the glass block bar he is building in our basement
    Brother: Star Wars Trilogy & Altoids
    Sister: Butterfly Effect DVD
    Great Aunt (A fellow Mac user): iTunes Gift Card
    Fiance's Mom: Fiddler on the Roof DVD
    Fiance's Dad: Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again
    Fiance's Brother: Multisystem selector for TV->game systems (he has almost all of them)

    It was a good Christmas, and it was really great to spend time with both my family including my grandpa and his wife as well as most of my fiance's family. Her grandparents live an hour away from my parent's house, so we spent a bit of time shuttling back and forth - from her mom's side to my place to her dad's side back to my place and so on :D
  25. fistful macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    nah, the actual cd. not that I wouldn't do that tho...>_>


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