I have no idea what I want for Christmas...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Chicks R Friends NOT Food, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that every year it gets harder and harder to think of things to put on a Christmas wish list, yet both the parents want one. It's hard enough to think of one list, but 2... [​IMG] I already have most of the material things I want and need. And I've told them that. [​IMG]
    Is anyone else having trouble? Any suggestions?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I buy everything of a reasonable price that I want. I'm not a big wanter. Anything above that price I will not put on any lists. That always leaves me with nothing to ask for when people want a list. I would rather they not ask an if they must then just get me something.
     
  3. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get more chickens! [​IMG] I wish i had your problem - my list just gets bigger every year. If you dont know what gifts you want think of practical stuff you might need - shoes, printer ink, gift certificate to your local feed store to buy chicken scratch. ?????
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Ask for a donation made in your name to a charity that supports a cause you believe in. My top charity is Heifer International. It is a tradition in our family for several family members to give Heifer donations in lieu of other gifts.
     
  5. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    I used to always buy cheap/generic things like laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo. People thought I was nuts, but I asked for name brand stuff- Tide, Downey, Cheerios -you get the idea. I thought it was perfect- something I would use but wouldn't splurge on for myself. Not too costly, either.
    From my dad, who had a bigger budget than others, I would ask for flannel or fleece sheets! Love them, and by the following year would need more!!
     
  6. Gunnygranny

    Gunnygranny Out Of The Brooder

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    When my adult kids ask what I want I always say --"for you to come visit" -- we all live in different states. So far that hasn't happened -- but maybe one day. Because my daughters scrap book, I have asked that they make a years with of pictures in scrap book form, and I do get that --its great to see how much the grandkids have grown and what they are doing.
    Because my kids really don't need anything, I alway donate monies to our local food bank in their name. We don't have a county food bank, but one that a private person started yrs ago and works hard to keep it open -- and a good job she does. When food is on supper sale, I always buy extra and give to the food bank. I also give her the eggs that don't sell everyweek. So she get a couple doz --except now -- the "girls' aren't laying very well -- just to cold.

    So there are some ideas -- when they ask you what you want -- say you want to take them out to dinner -or come visit them on your dime. It will make both of you happy
     
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I would also love getting more expensive products like the soaps and laundry items,lol.I buy cheaper things,but would love to get the better brands!

    I don't usually get anything for x-mas though I hear this year I am getting a paper/credit card shredder.I am happy about that.

    I joke with dh(on Mother's Day) and tell him instead of diamonds get me a load of dirt, a load of mulch,and a gift card to buy some seeds.

    I would ask for pratical things.

    I would also take some new hens!

    When I was younger I circled things in sales ads that I was interested in.
     
  8. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to go through the neswpaper and find toys and things I wanted but now I'm too old. I have an ipod, all my clothes and school supplies, chicken and pet needs are covered. The most I can think of are art supplies because I never get enough of those, and a couple movies. I will see both of my parents on Christmas, usually it's morning with mom and afternoon with dad. I like the scrapbook idea and I'll have to do that next year when I'm moved out.
     
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked for a pressure canner.... and I believe Santa is going to deliver this year. [​IMG]
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Since you're moving out next year, why not ask for things for your first apartment or to use in the dorm? george forman grills are popular in dorms without a kitchenette, or a set of pots, kitchen utensils, etc. That;s what I did for my sis her senior year.
     

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