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So What Did you get??? (not YOU!)

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posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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Notice - If your loved ones also read ATS, then this thread is probably NOT for you (at least not until after tomorrow).

So what did you get for Christmas??? I mean, NOT what did YOU get, but rather what did you get for OTHERS???

To me, the best part of Christmas is giving. I wish I was better at wrapping presents (I suck at it), and had more inventive ideas, but I always love to hear what people got others for Christmas and why. Sometimes the story means more than the gift itself.

Okay (sigh)...I'll go first...

(I won't list everything, but just the notable items)

1. I think we must have 1,000 cookbooks if we have just a single one, BUT amazingly enough there's one cookbook in particular that we don't have. So, I got my wife probably one (well, two actually) of the most famous cookbooks of all time (behind the hardcore professional ones). I got her the two volume hardback boxed set of...Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child. My wife has always loved Julia Child and her eccentricity and humor. She always commented about these books being two notable ones we didn't have. So, now she has both.

2. Normally the wife buys me something from Le Creuset for Christmas. (I think they're secretly for her, but I won't tell anyone). So earlier this year she was commenting about how she didn't really have any small baking dishes for individual baked items. I decided I'd order some Le Creuset Cocottes (set of 4). They're the Le Creuset cermic dishes (not cast iron like most Le Creuset), but I was able to find them in the "Flame" color to match all the rest of our stuff (which is actually getting to be 'a bunch' anymore).

3. Oh, and I got her a brand new kitchen too, but that's still a work in progress, but we do now have the 48" double oven range now, and the vent hood, and the new farm sink...so it's getting close!

Otherwise just some misc. clothing and fun stuff.

What did you get (for others)?
edit on 12/24/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 04:29 PM
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I got my wife a long week-end in the city doing anything that she want. Nice room. NewYears ball, massage, restaurants. It’s not really enough, she puts up with me all year.

My son will find out in the morning, in case he’s reading, well surprise!



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

My hub gets Dickey's crew socks. I spared no expense . Bought him 12 pair. May not sound like much but we have pretty much anything we both "need" so we do "practical " for each other.

I got "unmentionables "!


edit on 24-12-2019 by NewzNose because: typos



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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We broke down.

Our son is getting Nintendo Switch. It will be the first console system we've owned in this house. He'll get it with the caveat that we control his playing time on it. He is not to jettison life and things like playing outside because he has it. He still has to work on impulse control. When we tell him he's done with it ... he's done, and if he can't manage that, it disappears for a time until he learns.

But we figured with his tournament runs, we're spending lots of time in the car. We've already got him up to where he will read as much as an hour at a time, but the personal video player we had broke finally. So a hand-held game system like the Switch would give him something to do on long car rides to and from tournaments.

He's also getting Breath of the Wild and Minecraft to go with it for starter games.

Son and I got my husband a nice golf shirt. I kept the gift receipt. There's no guarantee he'll have anything to do with it even though I matched the feel and weight of his work shirts as closely as possible. It's devilish hard to shop clothing for my husband.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I despise useless crap so it's with this in mind that I give gifts. Too many to list but highlights are flashlights, lighters, gas giftcards, tools, tool boxes/bags, chargers.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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I got our blind cat a pound of bacon for Christmas.

I got my tractor a new coil, distributor cap, rotor and points and condenser. I also changed it's transmission oil. My tractor is very happy with what it got, but says it wants an easier job...I ignored that.

I got the wife what she got me, nothing, we got so much junk already we both agree that if we want something we go buy what we want. She bought fifty bucks worth of yarn on sale with a twenty five percent extra off everything coupon at Micheals, I got tractor parts. Oh yeah, I gave her an extendable magnet so she could use it to pick up needles she drops on the floor on her sewing room. We also went to a chinese buffet yesterday.

We also bought a new 2020 subaru this year, so that was our Christmas, Birthday, and Valentine presents wrapped in one.

Kids, Brother, and nephew get beef, grandkids get money, We also order some canned chicken, Turkey, and beef from some place that uses mostly ahmish meats to can, ninety five percent of that goes to the kids over the year, a couple of cans usually for Christmas, makes great quick stews and soups.

I usually give presents people need, not want. I am not a slave of the Christmas economic commercialism crap that says giving something a person needs is taboo. If the kids want what they need, then they get what they want.

Just call me Scrooge, I can take the complements well.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:07 PM
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Gave my Daughter Shalimar by Guerlain perfume ....



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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Nothing, and it feels great, like a load is lifted at this time of year.

The wife and I decided to stop buying into the commercialization of the birth of our Savior. (yes I know He wasn't really born Dec. 25th)
Our kids are all grown and they are fine with it.
We have everything we need and treat each other 'special' EVERY day.
We just read Luke 2 in the morning and relax watching some classics throughout the day.
Works for us,
God Bless and Praise the birth of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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I got my grandson a working volcano.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
I got my grandson a working volcano.


You did teach him not to get too close to it like those eco-tourists in New Zealand, right.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:38 PM
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My 85 year old mother can't work a digital camera and wants real pics so I gave her a polaroid camera and some other more personal items.

My daughter received all the costs for her photo internship to SA. Her dream coming true.

My son received nothing as he is trekking around at this time so we will celebrate sometime in February.

Christmas is odd this year.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: schuyler
I got my grandson a working volcano.


You did teach him not to get too close to it like those eco-tourists in New Zealand, right.


Uh, no. I forgot. In truth I packed him and the volcano up and sent him to his other Grandpa for HIM to light off. You know, sharing the delight and all. If they don't come back tomorrow afternoon I'll know what happened.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 06:00 PM
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No clue.
The wife got hold of my ebay & amazon accounts with paypal and I'm not sure about anything except I'm not to open any confirmation emails for anything.
Guess I'll find out tomorrow and hope everyone enjoys their gifts whatever they turn out to be.

ganjoa



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 06:21 PM
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To be honest, nothing. I'm dead broke until after xmas. The kids are grown and know the situation, so there's no fuss. After things settle, I'll get 'em something.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 06:35 PM
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My daughter gets spy glasses that I pretend are from her father. From me she get's a white toy playmobil car. She always stops to look at it in the window and tells me she likes how it looks because it matches my fun car (not really except the color and the pink decal haha). A magic playbook about firemen, tiny lounge-sofa for reading her comics at the chimney and sweets but she would have gotten that anyways.

My sisters daughter got new shoes, boots, winter jacket and some clothes I sewed, but she got that two weeks ago. I want her to have something to unpack so: magnetic drawing board and a magic playbook about dinosaurs plus that magic pen she does not have yet.

My sister gets a book, her favorite chocolate and a breast feeding pillow tomorrow. I also got a music playing teddy bear for her unborn baby. When she delivers, I will not be able to visit her and so I got her that one already.

My fun car got new spark coils.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

We sent all the grown kids VISA gift cards, Cracker Barrel gift cards for all our parents, a nice television with built in everything for the grandgirl, a Batman walker with all the lights and sounds with accompanying Batman attire for the grandboy. I got the hubs new sweatpants and handkerchiefs and he got my favorite perfume for me. Easy peasy, no muss no fuss! So much easier this year and no headaches!



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Subrosabelow
If the church can set a almost random date for this holiday, it really does not matter when or if even.

Love and compassion is more important than any material thing in the world, except things that keep you from dying like food or clothes.




posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: Oleandra88
a reply to: Subrosabelow
If the church can set a almost random date for this holiday, it really does not matter when or if even.


It's not in the least random. It's the Winter Solstice, an important "pagan" holiday that had to be snuffed out. Same with Easter, the real New Year's Day, the Resurrection. Those dates are not random; they've been co-opted.



posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: schuyler
I wrote almost random. Almost random because of winter solice, duh.

I said zero about Easter though but nice how you close with the "those dates are not random" sentence. You argue about things I did not say.




posted on Dec, 24 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I got my partner a tablet, new super heavy duty work pants, fleece lined jeans, some Bloodsport swag, and "sock stuff".

The kids get a book, pjs, a new outfit, a toy; then, something from Santa, and a sock, which we say is a mishmash between us and Santa.

The animals get the creme de la creme of treats.

Nieces and nephews get a "learning activity". This year it's survival skills, baking, general trivia, creative writing, and my older niece is very into makeup, so I got her some higher quality stuff she wouldn't have access to.

Parents got new slippers, a giant snack box, and a big old visit all the way in the middle of bf nowhere. ❤

My favourite give this year is for my goddaughter, who got a giant box of japanese candy and snacks, and a quick Google translate tutorial.

I also dropped off a Keurig for my brother, which he very specifically asked for. I'm kind of against them, but whatever keeps you caffeinated I guess!

Merry Christmas everyone!



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