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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2011, 14:36:15 »
For my wife it's a hard decision on what to get her each year.  Since we're moving into a new place in two days, I figure stuff for the house is always a good thing and she does like it.  However, I'm a fan of gifts for Christmas that aren't exactly practical but that people love and want for the sake of just enjoying them.  I think a shopping trip or a night away is what I'm leaning towards for her, but again, always a hard choice.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2011, 14:40:04 »
For the wife I'm leaninng towards that 12/24 volt electric trolling motor she really wants.  Yes, the one that fits nicely on the bow of my boat.  She will be so surprised when she unwraps it, can't wait.!!!!


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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2011, 15:07:28 »
I have been told that she WANTS a potato masher in her stocking.

Yeeeah, not sure if trap.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2011, 15:22:31 »
Oh don't worry because...

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2011, 16:02:01 »
I have been told that she WANTS a potato masher in her stocking.

Yeeeah, not sure if trap.

Give her what she wants....
You may enjoy it too!

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2011, 16:07:29 »
Well, as a girl I can say :

-I would rather a man buy me a gift certificate somewhere rather than buy me clothes.
-I don't mind if the person buys me perfume, as long as they sort of know what I like to wear, and if it's my boyfriend then what smell he likes  :nod:
-I really don't want any cooking stuff unless I ask for it or cooking is my passion.

I would suggest though, if she likes scrapbooking, painting, or any other hobby, maybe buying her a gift relating to that would be a good idea ? :) Just make sure you ask someone who knows what they're talking about what to get  ;D

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #57 on: November 26, 2011, 20:23:37 »
Hmm... I do wood-working, paintball in my spare time (when I can afford it...), horseback riding (ditto), fishing, sailing. Nothing girly, so I'm not much help... Maybe a gift card to the local mall? I know some malls do that, they're good at all the stores... or a timmies card!

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2011, 21:09:01 »
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2011, 21:10:25 »
Winners. Find me one female that does not love Winners.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2011, 22:15:08 »
Winners. Find me one female that does not love Winners.

Hi, I hate winners. They use child labour, along with the companies that supply the clothes.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2011, 22:49:23 »
Hi, I hate winners. They use child labour, along with the companies that supply the clothes.


Child labour rocks...their little hands can reach in things better, plus they tend not to complain as much.   :sarcasm:

I would love to see some proof of that claim.  While child labour is rampant is some countries, I hardly see Winners as a company that actually first hand utilizes child labour.  I'd love to be proven wrong though.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2011, 22:58:42 »

Child labour rocks...their little hands can reach in things better, plus they tend not to complain as much.   :sarcasm:

I would love to see some proof of that claim.  While child labour is rampant is some countries, I hardly see Winners as a company that actually first hand utilizes child labour.  I'd love to be proven wrong though.
Not first hand, but the clothes from the various companies that the clothes use child labour. That being said, there are some companies that don't, but the majority do use child labour. Use Nike as an example.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2011, 23:01:03 »
Anything from Lee Valley.  I can spend hours in their retail store here in Ottawa, and I hate shopping as a general rule.  A woodworker's dream, that place is...but lots of gardening, hardware and miscellaneous goodies there too.  Check out their Christmas gift catalog.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2011, 23:02:12 »
Not first hand,

Exactly what I thought...baseless broadbrushing.

Oh well back to Xmas gifts.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2011, 02:54:55 »
I know this doesn't help the OP but it may help someone else. I know perfume is cliche but whatever:

http://www.the7virtues.com/

This lady has a friend who served in Afghanistan and was injured in the line of duty. She started making perfumes using perfume oils from flowers of Afghanistan, paying competitive wages, so that the people would have better options than growing poppies for the Taliban. I just noticed she has a new perfume from Haiti, too.

I always found girls the easiest to shop for. Putting thought into stuff is easy. You're already putting thought into it, so I'm sure something is going to come along.

It's my old man that's hard to shop for. He doesn't care wtf you get him as long as you don't overspend on him, and anything he needs/wants that I can afford he definitely already has 10. One year I got pissed off and bought him a flask with his name on it, and he doesn't drink. I said on xmas morning "for the dude that has everything he needs, buy him something he doesn't want!"
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2011, 16:21:22 »
Here is a suggestion, some unique jewelry that won't likely see on every women  :nod:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/theardentsparrow
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2011, 16:48:57 »
For the one of you with the Secret Santa dilemma: We did that at work once, and I had the only non-smoker, non-drinker in the department. I got him a tin of Quality Street candy. His family had never had them before, and they loved them.

My husband usually gave me jewelry, and as we were lapidists, a few pieces he made specifically for me. I have lots of "real" jewelry, but my jade drop, and my Souris agate drop and silver chain are my favourites. Diamonds are good!!!

How about tickets for a symphony, or other concert or play? I found blank glass coasters at a computer store last year, the kind you put pictures in. I bought a box of 8, and made copies of my son's and daughter-in-law's wedding pictures to put in them. My kids loved them!

One year, just before Christmas, I got into a fight with a spatula - a useless one with a plastic handle and stiff scraper. It broke, and I swore and told my husband he could get me good rubber ones with wooden handles for Christmas. They were in my stocking, and I love them!

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edited to sort out my sentence structure!!!
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #68 on: November 27, 2011, 17:21:35 »

Child labour rocks...their little hands can reach in things better, plus they tend not to complain as much.   :sarcasm:

I would love to see some proof of that claim.  While child labour is rampant is some countries, I hardly see Winners as a company that actually first hand utilizes child labour.  I'd love to be proven wrong though.

This comes to mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wleJmrlbsMc
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2011, 17:24:19 »
Depending on who you're buying for they might enjoy something from these sites:

http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com

http://www.officeplayground.com

Enjoy!
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2011, 09:05:35 »
Here's some gift guides:  http://holidays.canoe.ca/GiftGuides/
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #71 on: November 30, 2011, 09:50:43 »
Funny, I got my wife a kitchen aid mixer last year using exactly this logic.  I mean this was the Binford 2000 of kitchen mixers.  Trust me it is still considered a kitchen appliance.  Be very careful in this area.  It didn't go over well for me. ;D

I did that a few years ago and she loves it. Niner Domestic is a very good cook and even better baker. This may explain the slight roll I have at the mid section.

Not sure about this year though..... ???
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #72 on: November 30, 2011, 10:07:03 »
For Christmas this year, I'd like to be left alone. No phone calls, no pages, no crises, no last-minute requests for meaningless returns just in case the Commander asks....

Just peace and quiet.   :nod:


It's not expensive either   ;)

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« Reply #73 on: November 30, 2011, 10:10:51 »
It's not expensive either   ;)

It could be.  How about a trip to Saint Helena or one of these places?   ;D
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #74 on: November 30, 2011, 10:38:19 »
It could be.  How about a trip to Saint Helena or one of these places?   ;D
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