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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2011, 10:46:44 »

From the female perspective, gift certificate to the spa is always great.  As for gift cards, I'd rather him try to pick something out rather than take the easy route.  My family has always made lists of what we want for Christmas.  Not that we expect to get it all, but it gives everyone options and makes lives easier.  Kitchen appliances are good if cooking/baking is a hobby not a chore for the woman.  Mr. Tree Hugger keeps suggesting that I need a 4 slice toaster.  I don't.

For him, I've gotten him a Columbia Winter Jacket.  His current coat is crap and stained.  Dunno what else to get.  I want to get him jeans, but that might not be "fun" enough.  And he doesn't make a list or give hints....
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #76 on: November 30, 2011, 11:05:24 »
TH - If you're looking to get him some jeans go for Silver brand.  They're not cheap, but really nice.  You won't be embarrased to go out with him when he's wearing those.
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #77 on: December 06, 2011, 16:56:39 »
http://www.durhamregion.com/news/article/1251849--scugog-stands-behind-canada-s-troops

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SCUGOG -- Jane Twohey has turned to Christmas ornaments in her efforts to ensure that Canada's troops know they have the nation's support.

The Scugog woman has recently designed and created a pair of tree ornaments for the festive season to remind Canada's military personnel that they don't stand alone.

The idea behind the ornaments is twofold, explained Ms. Twohey. She started Team Red Take a Stand Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spiritually supporting the military, about five years ago.


More at link

Thinking about getting some of these for those random friends gifts paired with some homebrew wine.

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« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2014, 09:18:14 »
My priorities have changed completely since I got an offer on Monday and I'm unsure what to say when my family asks me what I want for Christmas. I have been trying to think of things that will be useful in basic and beyond but because I'm new at this, I'm not entirely sure what would be useful in the future. I was thinking a Pelican case for my DSLR camera (for later on in my training), and some wireless headphones.

Do you guys have any ideas on what would be useful?

Please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this and I will move it ASAP.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #79 on: December 16, 2014, 09:21:44 »
Same situation here. My mom ask me what do you want for christmas and I was like ...ummm an iron!?... A cheap black watch!? Haha
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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2014, 09:27:43 »
Haha exactly!  My mother has already specifically stated that it can't be something on the list for BMQ because its "too impersonal" !
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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2014, 10:20:50 »
My priorities have changed completely since I got an offer on Monday and I'm unsure what to say when my family asks me what I want for Christmas. I have been trying to think of things that will be useful in basic and beyond but because I'm new at this, I'm not entirely sure what would be useful in the future. I was thinking a Pelican case for my DSLR camera (for later on in my training), and some wireless headphones.

Do you guys have any ideas on what would be useful?

Please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this and I will move it ASAP.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2014, 10:51:15 »
Watchminder. A watch with a vibration alarm - wake up without waking up the guys next to you, and even if the guy on shift before you fell asleep at his post.
I had been looking at some Timex watches with vibration alarm, but I'm going to check this out as well. Do you have one? The website describes the alarm as "subtle"; is it strong enough to wake you up?

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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #83 on: December 16, 2014, 11:20:21 »
A buddy let me try his the other day. They don't lie about 'subtle'. No way it would wake me, though I'm quite the heavy sleeper. Maybe there's settings for vibration, I just tried it once.

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Re: Christmas list
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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #85 on: December 16, 2014, 11:56:34 »
Send me some whiskey, or rum, or beer.....
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Re: Christmas list
« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2014, 13:13:31 »
I had been looking at some Timex watches with vibration alarm, but I'm going to check this out as well. Do you have one? The website describes the alarm as "subtle"; is it strong enough to wake you up?

Not familiar with the timex. Watchminder woke me up six days into an ex with six hours sleep.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #87 on: December 16, 2014, 21:39:32 »
6 days, 6 hours of sleep? what? my head hurts just thinking of that.

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Re: Christmas is coming, post gift ideas here.
« Reply #88 on: December 17, 2014, 05:14:54 »
It may be a little late for Christmas, but for the jokers we know (pun intended), here's an idea: 

http://www.makeplayingcards.com/

Playing cards (or any cards, really) with personalized pictures.  Our unit prankster got a set made for someone else and it caught on really quickly.
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