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Old 12-25-2005, 09:18 PM   #31
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made my mom a copy of the audio to our 11/19 U2 concert

gave my dad some money towards the $60 he needs to join this sailing club (a dream he has, he doesn't have a boat or anything )

gave my dog a squeaky toy

nothing for the bro, oops!

gave friends lotion/money/candy

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Old 12-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #32
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Mr. BAW:

portable DVD player
Kenzo cologne
Wallace & Gromit calendar & DVD



$$ for new music equipment
Shane McGowan DVD
Sam's Club membership


some kind of mixer thingy that DJ's use
skateboard shop giftcard


iPod Nano
skateboard shop giftcard
Tower records giftcard


Cingular gift card
Sephora gift card
shoe store gift card



Ansel Adams calendar





case of Sam Adams beer

Brother & wife:





Mom & stepdad:

Toaster/egg cooker combo thing


pajamas and slippers

Sister #1:

True Star perfume

Sister #2:


Brother #1


Brother #2



paid for her high school yearbok
leather journal

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Old 12-25-2005, 09:46 PM   #33
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^you are very generous.

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Old 12-25-2005, 10:52 PM   #34
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Most of my family are hard to buy for some I always get them gift certificates.
Into the heart of a child...
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:25 PM   #35
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my baby girls: a boatload of toys (too many to mention) and a complimentary boatload of kisses & hugs

in-laws: gift vouchers; board games; fine chocolates; jigsaw puzzle, etc.

my family: christmas cards & $ (just what they like)

my husband: my time, grace and body (hey, it ain't cheap )
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:20 AM   #36
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Originally posted by vervex

Ahahah can't imagine what was your budjet ! You beat me completly :P I hope they were happy at least ! You're like a Santa ;D
Everyone was very happy and appreciative! It was so fun. I know I didn't have to get so many gifts, but I was just so excited. I went from not knowing whether or not I was going to be employed come the holidays to starting a new job where I am actually earning I figured I could afford a celebratory splurge on Christmas gifts.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:56 AM   #37
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My dad -- three books (The Murder Artist by John Case, The Cell by Colin Forbes, and Naughts and Crosses by Ian Rankin). We got Void Moonby Michael Connelly for him as well, but had to take it out of the box or it would've cost £36 to post the package rather than £18.

My stepmom -- a Norwich tea towel, a little handmade Santa, and a lotus blossom sented candle

My grandmother -- a birds of Norfolk tea towel, a Norwich mug, and a post box magnet

My mother-in-law -- a little chocolate horse and a Cream CD

My father-in-law -- some cricket game (International Cricket Captain? Something like that) for his computer

My brother-in-law -- a CD (65daysofstatic) and John Peel's biography

My brother-in-law's girlfriend -- a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD

My brother -- an gift certificate

My mom -- a brooch and Goodbye Lenin on DVD

My husband -- White Noise by Don DeLillo, a blue/grey jumper, an Adidas gift set, a portable Pac Man game, misc. stocking stuffers, and £50 towards our holiday later this year
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:46 AM   #38
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Gave my family a bunch of DVDs they'd all like

Gave my cousin Grace a David Sedaris book and a cute scarf (she asked for the book)

Gave Phil two sweaters, gummy candy (his fave), and this weird dust buster/air compressor gadget from Target
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #39
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My Mom: 'The Truth', by Al Franken; 'Blenheim & the Churchills' (coffee table book); 'Pride & Prejudice' DVD (the BBC version starring Colin Firth)

My Dad: A book about investing (forget the name, but he asked for it); 'Entourage, Season 1' DVD; and two U2 CDs (HTDAAB and AB- took my parents to their first U2 concert in October, and they loved it)

My Nana: Gift certificate to Talbott's

My Uncle: Leather Passport case (he's moving to Thailand in February...)

My Roommate: 'Shecky's NYC Bar & Club Guide 2006'; and a new peppermill (hers was broken)

I also participated in a volunteer program sponsored by NY Cares, where needy kids write letters to Santa and then they're distributed to volunteers. I bought my kid an electronic stuffed dog.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:54 PM   #40
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My Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother in law: Wicked Tickets at the Kennedy Center.

My Girlfriend: Purse.

My Girlfriend's Mother, Father, Grandmother, and Brother: Case of Persimmons, and Korean Yellow Melons.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:39 PM   #41
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I gave my ma y pa-starbucks giftcard
I gave Livluv(Lies)-
-New headphones
-Mt. Dew
-AV cable
-Engagement Ring.
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Tix to U2 for the family
Tix to Coldplay for my son and his girlfriend
iPod for my daughter
Tix to Billy Connolly for my hubby...

...and some burned CD's of Vertigo shows for my sister so she can get up to speed before she joins us at the March show.
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-Engagement Ring.
Awwwwwwww... .


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