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Christmas challenge: I dare you....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Goose and Fig, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    ...NOT to buy anything made in Asia!

    Can you do it?

    I don't even know if I can since we have a 3 year old. We were in Wal-mart the other day and he was adamant about a silly plastic mouse that poops candy. I caved, and even opened it in the store. It broke within 2 seconds, and I swear it says "Merry sweat town!" [​IMG]

    Going to start my shopping this year on Etsy [​IMG]

  2. I'll take that challenge!
    No problem really... I am giving out baked goods this year.
    I should be getting a canning book & some nice earrings
    To the family, some home made items and maybe a ski trip.

    shouldn't be any problem to continue my protest!
  3. paulpig

    paulpig Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    no problem for me.......I give CASH as gifts. No one ever asks for the darn receipt for that gift to return!!! Makes my life easier!!!
  4. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY

    I have my gift plans:

    Dad- flashlight
    Brother- lion model
    Uncle Jay-toy gun
    Grandma- dress (you never see old ladies in dresses! [​IMG])

    I have no idea how I am going to take that challenge and get my shopping done.... [​IMG]
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Can't do it. DH's Christmas gifts often come from www.play-asia.com. [​IMG]

    It's an interesting challenge, though. I wish the best of luck to anyone who tries it! [​IMG] Could be fun!
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    All homemade gifts here too except for my DS and I have no ideas there yet! 15 is such a hard age. The "toys" just get more expensive !
  7. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    i dont see what is wrong with stuff from china..i have tons of it and it works fine for me.


  8. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    I am game!!!

    Handmade is how I am going this year. I found my fabric stash cleaning the attic. Fleece, dress fabric, calicos.............

    I have also made wine and jam this year. And my famous Linzer Star cookies. They are ALWAYS a big hit.
  9. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Interesting.... at least it'd be easier than going all USA made. Now that's a challenge!
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    The toys are going to be the hardest thing. These people have some award-winning things that my young ones like: http://www.uglydolls.com/

    Anybody know of some other good toy companies?

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