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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2005, 10:55:12 »
Espresso machines are not appliances.  They are yuppie life support systems.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2005, 11:14:23 »
You can go to those european food speciality shops and pick up those expresso makers you put on the stove for a fairly decent price, depending on the size.  Don't buy from starbucks!

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2005, 14:02:21 »
Mike_R23A,

Of course a sliding compound mitre saw.  I want one with a laser too.  What's the point of having a mitre saw if its not sliding?? 

My cordless drill is one of my favourite things.  I don't know why more people don't like power tools!
I'm also interested in one of those small generators to keep my fish tank warm when the power inevitably goes out.  Already had a scare this year but it was only out for 2 hours.  A few more and I'd have several hundred dollars of dead fish floating around.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2005, 07:21:01 »
Mike_R23A,

Of course a sliding compound mitre saw.   I want one with a laser too.   What's the point of having a mitre saw if its not sliding??  

My cordless drill is one of my favourite things.   I don't know why more people don't like power tools!
I'm also interested in one of those small generators to keep my fish tank warm when the power inevitably goes out.   Already had a scare this year but it was only out for 2 hours.   A few more and I'd have several hundred dollars of dead fish floating around.

Well if I still worked hardware at Home Depot I could hook you up, but I traded in my orange apron for CADPAT BDU's!  ;D

Seriously though Home Depot gift cards make great gifts, even for the ladies, especially since the whole "While You Were Out" and "Trading Spaces" craze began. Always had a great reaction to those in the stocking...
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2005, 07:48:02 »
I go with gift cards for the most part.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2005, 08:21:23 »
The home depot gift cards are great for those into home improvements. That's what we bought for my inlaws since they bought a new house about 2 years ago and have alot of reno's on the go.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2005, 10:25:20 »
Gift cards are great for me to send home to family. Canada post charges an arm and a leg (and my first born) to send packages so a cheque or a gift card is the easiest thing to send.  >:D
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2005, 20:13:41 »
I tend towards enjoying gifts that are frivolous and that I would never spend my money on because there are always more important things.

With that in mind you could arrange for her to have some sort of service performed for her. You could have molly maids come or arrange for catering or give her a trip to see a friend or relative out of town. If you have dinner trains in your area I hear those are very romantic.

Definitely sending flowers but that's in addition to the main gift. Send them to her where other women will get to ooh and ahh over them too such as at work.

Find a sonnet that reminds you of her and your love for her and then write it out in your finest handwriting on some really fancy paper and then frame it. Make sure you give credit to the author at the bottom too. you wouldn't want her to accidentally think that you were naturally poetic and put you on the spot. You could even write her a love letter. Tell her about all the things you love about her and how much she means to you.

Make a DVD movie of her life so far. Set it to music and invite her friends and family over to watch it for her birthday. Use pictures from the photo album or ask her relatives and friends to borrow pictures and scan them.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2005, 23:37:37 »
With everyone on the gift cards(can't agree with you more camochick.....it makes my cry at the post office, which is why this is the first year I clued in and went the gift card way :) )

Hmmm....what about a "gift certificate" for something she wouldn't normally do(ie, weekend away with the girls where you keep the house in order and keep the kiddies from escaping, or a night out).

I would LOVE something like that.  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2005, 02:13:54 »
Frame a really great picture of you two in the early days that hasn't been seen in a while.  Black and white pictures are always classy.  Hope my guy is cruising this thread!

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2005, 16:30:01 »
I asked for a small food processor one year and got it. I love it. I also like cooking, so there you go. I think that when it comes to appliances, it has to be something she likes, something she asks for, and something that is not the main present. An appliance and more frivolous present makes a wonderful gift.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2005, 10:57:43 »
HIJACK ALERT!

Just a related question: the individual I got for the secret santa is a difficult buy. He doesn't smoke or drink and he already has tons of aftermarket kit (Kev would like him.) What seems to be a good gift for someone that gives hints and signs like a stone wall?

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2005, 11:05:56 »
HIJACK ALERT!

Just a related question: the individual I got for the secret santa is a difficult buy. He doesn't smoke or drink and he already has tons of aftermarket kit (Kev would like him.) What seems to be a good gift for someone that gives hints and signs like a stone wall?

Hijack end.

A gift certificate or gift card for a favorite store...

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2005, 12:46:55 »
Hmmm... I asked my GF what she wanted, and she asked me... and we were both stumped.  So we went shopping together twice.  Both times pointing to things and product lines we liked.  Trying on clothes and writing down sizes.

Not terribly romantic, but hell, shopping, without complaining, saying she looked hot in front of other women, holding the purse - has severely reduced my gift buying requirements this fiscal... er, I mean FESTIVE season.

Of course, then all the little, pretty smelling Body Shop stuff she wanted - great stocking stuffers! - she took my discount card and bought for herself.  D'oh! 

Guess I shouldn't have told her that, as a rule, I don't buy soap for people.  It's too much of a suggestion that you find someone "unclean" - at least that's what I think.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2005, 12:56:33 »
"Hey love, what do you want this year?"
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2005, 02:19:13 »
briliant one last year! The Poppa In Law, trades man of few words, bought a tool bag that closed and filled it with Canadian Tire Money. Hey bag full of cash any kind will crack a grin on the hardests nuts. and oh for the missus this is a no fail devious plan that makes you a winner. A week before xmas her sunglasses will go missing or have an unfortunate accident. Drop some good coin at the local sunglasses hut, get a great brand name. You are now superman in the livingroom and when she doesn't like the style, exchange after xmas and all the prices are down so now you get your new pair too. but thats only if she's tired of diamond, diamond earrings are best and some jewlers have tree ornament looking boxes so you can hide it right infront of her. Goodluck
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« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2005, 13:08:17 »
My wife is hard to buy for and never asks for anything. I picked her up one of the Swiss Army Cards, basically a Swiss Army Knife in a small credit card shaped and size square. Its an orginal stocking stufffer I thought.  :salute:
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« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2005, 11:01:39 »
Getting a girl baking stuff is more like gifts from the parents than that special someone.  However, make sure the girl likes 'girly things'. For example, I hate getting bath stuff or chocolate from anyone.

Jewellary is always a good bet.  It doesn't have to be expensive either.  Some of those little stands in the malls have great things for less than $50.

Gift certificates are always good too.....BUT dont let that be the only thing you give her. But some small little things in a box or whatever, and present it that way.

Im a firm believer in that its the thought that counts and not how much you spend, and if youve asked me a million times what I want and get me exactly what I have said.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2005, 14:45:05 »
My wife is hard to buy for and never asks for anything. I picked her up one of the Swiss Army Cards, basically a Swiss Army Knife in a small credit card shaped and size square. Its an orginal stocking stufffer I thought.   :salute:

Let me know in 3 days how it went over?  I thought she would be more interested in a posting to Edmonton!  ;)

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« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2005, 17:41:13 »
Will do Sapper6. Thanks for your continued support...and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.  :salute:
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2005, 02:43:03 »
Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!! (I didn't want to start a new topic) Hope you all are spending it with loved ones. (speaking of which, I need to be up at 4am to catch my flight to my Mom's!)

Happy Holidays all!!

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2005, 22:49:54 »
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2005, 09:59:02 »
Now you're talking my language! Maybe a sliding compound mitre saw?? 10" blade... If more women wanted power tools our lives would be so much easier!  ;D

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2011, 14:11:23 »
Reviving the subject, after I saw this:
Too cool

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« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2011, 14:21:24 »
Reviving the subject, after I saw this:
Too cool

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Now I know what to get my husband!  And if I get 2 then we can enjoy then together!!!  ;D
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