What did you all get for Christmas or what did you give for Christmas

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  1. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    What did you all get comments on the bottom ?
     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, I'd suggest that you amend the thread title to also include the question "What did you all give for Christmas?"
     
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    Changed it
     
  4. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I spent the -set few days with my girlfriend in Ohio while my family is in South Carolina. I'm a big notes dame fan so her mother Ned step father got me some Norte dame shirts and a jacket, and she got me a fossil wallet along with a few other things. While her father got me a nice Columbia jacket.

    I gave each of them a big drawing that I did myself since I love to draw and normally sell some artwork. And got my girlfriend a ring and a pandora charm.

    Had a great time just Seeing smiles on everyone's faces while they opened the gifts going round :). Now gonna get to be with my family in a few days while everyone is still off
     
  5. Moi Ici macrumors regular

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    Tumi back pack
    Eddie Bauer jacket/coat
    Ring :)
    Glasses (cool ones) reading
    Bondic (will come in handy/ have a few projects lines up)
    Books
    Makeup
    Misc, chocs, gloves
    No Apple gear but didn't really need anything.
    Being with my awesome family!

    Gave:
    Lego
    Wii U and games
    Casio keyboard
    Jigsaw
    Books
    Clothes.
    A fun stuffed toy for our goofy dog

    A LOT of stuff, but not the focus of the day.

    Happy Christmas and a fantastic 2016 to all.
     
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    My wife and I now sport Star Trek: The Next Generation pajamas. She's a Science officer, I'm captain. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
     
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    I'll just cross-post my photo from one of the pic threads :)
    View attachment 607173

    So: A chair, a book, lots of junk food, and a Fitbit (not that I expect it to counter that much junk food!)
     
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    Got a Boss GT-100 guitar effect pedal, a wall clock, a bottle of good gin, a piece of wall art.

    Gave a Sennheiser HD650, two Skagen watches and a bar utensil set.
     
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    poopy presents wife and I got a Apple Watch [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    when noting else matters, i'll never understand why people keep buying my clothes... i'm up to :mad: with clothes.

    Give me money next time....
     
  11. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    I never saw the point of giving someone money as a gift (other than a wedding). If you're giving a gift for Christmas, you're probably also receiving from that person. If you both got each other money, why bother?
     
  12. Scepticalscribe, Dec 26, 2015
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    Not necessarily.

    For example, I daresay money gifts would be most welcome to a student niece or nephew, or offspring of a good friend - they wouldn't have much and you certainly wouldn't receive a reciprocal gift in kind (and nor should you expect to).

    When you were a kid, nobody expected that you would - or could - or ought to - reimburse all of the relatives who showered you with gifts; as an adult, the gift giving tends to go the other way.

    Another example I would offer on the matter of gifting money and this time with adults, would be the following scenarios.

    Money is very useful as a contribution to something, perhaps expensive - that an adult might not choose to buy for themselves feeling that they could not justify the expense - or, they might not be able to afford buying for themselves. Some years ago, between jobs, I requested money towards the purchase of a good quality leather briefcase.

    Another time, also between jobs, money was offered towards a foreign holiday I wished to take. Both times the money was very much appreciated, as my own means at the time were somewhat straitened.
     
  13. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    The idea, is rather than "ask" then before hand, "hey, what do u want for xmas" and the hope that their get your the "right" present your looking for, u u give each other money, then *both* of you will be happy regardless since u can each by what u want.

    I know its not really the same as a present, but it's still *giving*. Better to have something u will like, than something u pretend to like, but really don't...

    That's just me....... For example you tell someone to get you DVD+RW media, but they get u DVD-R media instead... so many times that has happened to me..... At the time of course i said "thanks great xmas present" but behind closed doors, i'm like ...."i don't like it. It's not what i asked." and if it was someting i really needed, then it's wasted because i cannot do anyting with them as i needed re-writable for a reason,

    Thus... u give money.... u just solve the whole problem :D
     
  14. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I got a taste of Christmas 1982. Working, non-landfill copy.
     

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    No ****, hahaha, very cool.

    Have you seen the documentary, Atari: Game Over? About the design and urban legends surrounding the Atari E.T. game, really fun, some great interview time with
    Howard Scott Warsaw, Nolan Bushnell (it's on Netflix).
     
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    [​IMG]

    WAAH WAAH ... !!
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Got:

    £500
    perfume
    A H and M gift voucher
    Sennheiser headphones
    Two bracelets
    A necklace
    A new look gift voucher
    Two handbags,
    A pair of slippers
    A Baylis and Harding gift set.

    Gave:

    Various gift vouchers
    A bracelet
    A Fitbit
    A streaming device plus three months streaming service
    Books
    A Baylis and Harding gift set
    **** gift set
    The killing DVD box set
    Various toiletries gift sets
     
  19. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Gave - food, more food, gift cards (Lowes, LLBean), books, money, a New Yorker subscription

    Got - hmm, let’s see...

    SomethingInHereForMe.jpg
     
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    Since about three-quarters of my friends are either HIV+ or have AIDS, the snarkiness, while amusing, just slid on by.
     
  21. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Got a Wii U (should be arriving within the next 1/2 weeks) and gave love and friendship to my friends and family because sadly I can't afford to buy anything physical. But probably should give a Steam game or something to someone.
     
  22. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Or just give them a card and buy yourself something. Is there an agreed amount of money you'd give someone so that you don't give less or more than what they give you? If you're getting a git from your parents and you are still in school then I'd see the point. But otherwise it's really just about you justifying spending a certain amount of money on yourself. Capitalism parting you from your money.
     
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    It's an actual SNL bit, sorry you're so [or at least sound] miserable, hope your friends (really, 75% ?) are able to improve.
     
  24. D.T. macrumors 603

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    As a positive contribution ... :)

    My wife and I didn't do any "gifts", we took our annual Universal trip a few weeks ago and really had a blast, went out to a really nice dinner, and we made some semi-major purchases towards the end of this end (see The Car Thread :D), so we didn't need any things, stuff, or whatnot.

    Our little G however, we made it super special for her, she's a smart, beautiful little sweetheart, so we got her most of what she asked for, really just some collectibles (Funko-Pops), a few Lego, a game, puzzle and her big thing was a Kayak for the beach (it's a small person version, should be a ton of fun in the tidal pools at the intracoastal).
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    I got a PS4 from my wife, which is awesome. I've not stopped playing with it all weekend :D

    I gave my lovely bride a diamond and ruby necklace in the shape of a heart.
     

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