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What I have bought/am Buying for Christmas
26-11-2005, 04:55 PM
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What I have bought/am Buying for Christmas

As usual, I'm totally stuck for ideas on what to get for most the the people on my list this year but instead of asking for ideas I thought maybe if everyone would write down what they've got in mind or bought so far it might give us all some ideas?

So far I've got:

A set of 5 Craft kits off one of the shopping channels which comprises:

A nail bar with stick on decorations
Make your own bag with stick-on glitter and fabric pens
Make your own dolly with stick-on glitter and fabric pens
Make a scrap-book with picture frames and stickers etc.
Make your own jewellery kit

(They'll go to the granddaughters aged between 6 and 9 plus I will get them something to wear which their mums prefer but at least they've got a toy each cos they don't really get excited about clothes)

B-Daman figures for my grandson and Mr C's step-grandson - don't really know what they are but my grandson asked for them!

That's it, so look forward to your lists for inspiration. Smile
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26-11-2005, 05:38 PM
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I have bought...nothing...other than cards (as I have to post some abroad)...presents are easy this year....everyone just wants money...other than Mama Coastie who has a list because she likes having presents! :blink:

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26-11-2005, 08:02 PM
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This year I am buying my in-laws and my bro in law and wife - yearly parking tickets to our nearest town.

I am buying my kids an in car DVD player - end of arguments!!

I am buying my neices [all a million of them] how to be a Pop Star DVD [I actually secretly covet this myself!!!]

I am really looking forward to buying my new grandchild - who is incidentally two days late - something gorgoeous and babyish.

And I haven't got much further than that at the minute!!

I always cook with wine, and sometimes I actually put it in the food.
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26-11-2005, 11:52 PM
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Yearly Parking Tickets in the Town Flip - now there's a good practical present.

The Pop Star DVD sounds good too - hadn't heard of that :thumbsup:

I noticed our local cinema does vouchers - that could be good for a family (if it wasn't such a flea-pit). Made me wonder if other cinemas do them.

Keep the ideas flowing please Smile
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27-11-2005, 07:51 AM
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What I have bought/am Buying for Christmas
So far I have bought Two tops for Mr M a zip up hoody thing and a black slim fit zip up. Jumpers for all the grandchildren all these from Tesco's at 20% off.

Three large boxed bottles of wine bought on last visit to france.
Some of those boot style slippers with velcro on for m-i-l as she is 90 and can only manage those, very hard to find though and had to get a maroony tartan which look a bit manish.

A thermal balaclava type thing as a tree pressie for oldest son who doesn't drive do goes by bike everywhere also has early morning dogwalks to do. He will probably scare the life out of someone if he actually wears it but with the cold weather predicted thought it may be useful.

My bargain for xmas was for three of my grandchildren that have gameboys.
Their dad told me they could do with the accessories that come in a pack from Argos price £24.99, so I sent him off with the money to get them for me.
Argos only had two so he went to the game shop to get another where he found exactly the same thing for £7.99. So he bought three there and returned the other two to Argos.

That is as far as I have got with my shopping.
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29-11-2005, 03:37 PM
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I haven't bought a fekkin' thing yet and am starting to panic as I have NO days off left before 23rd December, and I really don't like the idea of shopping in dublin city centre on a saturday evening - it's manic in there at the best of times.

Haven't sussed ebay Ireland yet, and would be afraid to bank on it for prezzies in case they aren't right, and and I have 23+ presents to buy.

Anyone else fancy fekking off to lapland for the duration?

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29-11-2005, 03:46 PM
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I've bought half of people's presents...vouchers and nice jewellery.(tho' not expensive jewellery)
I'm hoping I'll get inspired between now and the 24th.

(TE..is there a Dunnes Stores in the new Dundrum?I know there's a massive Penny's..yay...but is Dunnes out there?)
I mite try and brave it one night this week......wibble.

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29-11-2005, 04:48 PM
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Im doing OK - but part of it is through necessity. My parents are going to Derbyshire next weekend (where most of the family live) to deliver the pressies / cards - so i had a sudden panic on my hands. Luckily i had only 2 to buy.


Grandma - Box of posh choccie biscuits.

Aunty - A lovely handmade address book which is beautiful and made from silk.


For the rest of the family, this is how im doing:-

Mum - I have bought her a necklace, but im also getting her a handbag which i know she will love.

Dad - Cufflinks - but i will also get him some aftershave or something too.

Sister - The same as Aunty above

Brother in law - scarf

Neice - a lovely pink (has to be pink) leather small shoulder bag (she is only 8).

Nephew - nothing

Dog - doggy toy.




My parent always buy both Mr. B and i an advent calender every Christmas and i love it. But this year there was 3 of them. On closer inspection one is for the dog, and behind every window is a doggy choc Blush

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
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29-11-2005, 04:50 PM
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an advent calendar for the dog..that's great.
wonder where u can get them.
(I have a 'Dora the explorer' one...with chokkies...yay.)

'Come away, oh human child, to the waters and the wild.With a fairy hand in hand...for the world is more full of weeping than you will understand.........'
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29-11-2005, 04:58 PM
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Aondeag Wrote:an advent calendar for the dog..that's great.
wonder where u can get them.
(I have a 'Dora the explorer' one...with chokkies...yay.)

Im not sure where she got it from, but its made by the people who do 'good boy' doggy chocs. Im sure they must be available in Supermarkets or pet shops.

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
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