The official "What didja give for Christmas?" thread

Daveman Deluxe

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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.
 

brap

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Daveman Deluxe said:
Well, judging from the popularity of the "What didja get for Christmas?" thread, I thought I might as well put this one up.
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.
 

Kwyjibo

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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.
 

scem0

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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 ;))

scem0
 

homerjward

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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.
 

comictimes

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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.
 

Anonymous Freak

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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.
 

palusami

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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
 

Jovian9

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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
 

gwuMACaddict

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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.
 

MattG

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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
 

blackfox

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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
 

stubeeef

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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 $
 

dotnina

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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. ;)
 

Duff-Man

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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 important...so 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!
 

fistful

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-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 suicidegirls.com. that's right! porn for xmas! :eek:

and I feel like I'm forgetting somethings...
 

Mechcozmo

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FistfulofAngst said:
-sisters boyfriend: U2-how to dismantle an atomic bomb
-good friend: 3 month membership to suicidegirls.com. that's right! porn for xmas! :eek:
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? ;)
 

urban1985_

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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.
 

brap

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stubeeef said:
wife - cuisinart grind and brew + $200
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.)
 

zelmo

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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)
 

stubeeef

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brap said:
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.)
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.
 

TDM21

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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
 

Toppa G's

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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
 

fistful

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Mechcozmo said:
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? ;)
nah, the actual cd. not that I wouldn't do that tho...>_>

maaaaybe.;)