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Mamabean

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I am buying this for a friend's toddler. How monumentally cool is this???!! I got her name monogrammed on the back in swirly black writing - 'Miss Abby'.

I love that you had her name monogrammed..She’ll love it!
 

Dandi

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All my 6 year old son wants is a 2 wheel hoverboard. I'm all for anything that keeps him outdoors! :lol-2: I reckon they're a great teenager gift.
 

missy

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All my 6 year old son wants is a 2 wheel hoverboard. I'm all for anything that keeps him outdoors! :lol-2: I reckon they're a great teenager gift.
My nieces got those a few years ago and they loved them. I tried getting on it and nope no way. Could not balance for a moment. Same for my dh. The kids though take to them like fish to water and make it look so easy.

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Dandi

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@missy they're awesome! My 6 year old took to it straight away too without the slightest hesitation, it certainly took me a lot longer! And what gorgeous girls your nieces are :kiss2: Beautifully dressed too! Love the boots.
 

missy

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@missy they're awesome! My 6 year old took to it straight away too without the slightest hesitation, it certainly took me a lot longer! And what gorgeous girls your nieces are :kiss2: Beautifully dressed too! Love the boots.
Thank you @Dandi. I am impressed you can do the hoverboard. There is no way I am trying that again. I just don't have that kind of innate balance. Sweet that you can join your 6 year old. I am impressed. :appl:
 

facetgirl

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If anyone has someone on their list who is an ardent baseball fan, this site is great for unique gifts:


They make wallets out of baseball gloves. Really special and unique.

@Mamabean - the rings are lovely and what a thoughtful gift. My personal preference is the one stacked with the eternity band.
 

dk168

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I don't buy presents just for Christmas or birthdays.
If I see something that I believe one of my closest and dearest may like, I would get it and give it to him/her when I see him/her next.

I make edible gifts for Christmas as they do not cost a lot to make, just time and efforts, and I enjoy making them.

Like roasted nuts, other savoury bites, homemade chocolate truffles, minces sundries tomato in oil, tapenade, salted chocolate sauce etc...

I can then pick and choose what to include in his/her goody bag depending on his/her tastes.

DK :))
 

Mamabean

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@facetgirl Thank you! I’m going to give her that one!
 

Gussie

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Hoverboarders beware! If the hoverboard beeps when it needs to be charged, make sure your child (or you!) gets off immediately and charges it. The board has a limited amount of charge after the beeps and it will abruptly stop, throwing the rider off. Don't ask how we know this!
 

Dandi

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@Gussie funny you should mention that, it actually happened to my son...he ignored the neighbour's warning to jump off, and he was catapulted onto the ground (fortunately we have very thick, soft lawn!) Thankfully he wasn't hurt, and found it hilarious. I did have to stifle a giggle myself...hes not the most graceful kid. He's huge for his age, he's not fat but at 6 years old he's 132 cm tall and about 28 kgs, built like a brick! And lands like a sack of potatoes. But he bounces :mrgreen:
 

blingymo

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This year I bought a snowman theme serving plate and snowman dish towel from Homegoods for neighbors, etc. Less than $15. Last year I went to a craft show and bought small olive oil dipping dishes with rough bottoms to rub garlic.
 

OoohShiny

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Just for the record, a great gift for me would be a Ferrari - preferably a 355 with a manual gearbox, not fussed on colour ;))

If not that, an F40 would do nicely. Or maybe an 812 Superfast.


I'm not too fussy, just let me know when you're popping round so I can make space on the driveway ;-) :lol:
 

kenny

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Bake something for people.
Bread, cookies, muffins, whatev.

Lots of people love home baked goodies, and baking is relaxing ... well, it is to me anyway.
 

mrs-b

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I bake every year, tho I find my pre-made chocolate martini mixture is even more well received! :mrgreen: I bake for my neighbors and each year, along with everything else, my husband gets a Christmas cake, which I'm pretty sure is the highlight of the festive season for him!

Years ago, 2 friends and I used to do hampers. We each had our specialties, and some people would get a few things, other people would get other things, and certain close family members got the whole shebang. Between the three of us we'd do curry mixes, pastries, pate, cheese balls, Christmas cakes and pies, ganache, cocktail mixes, preserved lemons, chutneys, jams. I also tried making my own chocolates one year but...um...yeah - no.

We'd also include things like fresh fruit, pasta, little pots of living herbs and so on. So for instance, you might have received 2 different jars of curry mix - one tomato based, one coconut cream based, a bag of chopped vegetables, a pot of living coriander, and a bottle of lemon infused tequila. Or you might have received scones - still warm, a jar of clotted cream, a jar of ganache, strawberry preserves and a bottle of champagne.

We did this for a bunch of years till I ultimately moved to the UK, at which point I didn't have the relationships with people that warranted that much work, or the support network of my 2 girlfriends to help me do it all and make it fun (it was beautiful, but SUPER labor intensive). I still cook for neighbors, but I tend to do these (ginger bread angel cakes - the ones with the white filling, or chocolate mousse cup cakes) - and they are very well received, I can tell you!

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mrs-b

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Here's a gift I bought for the daughter of a girlfriend of mine this year. I loved it because of it's retro look and because I was able to get it monogrammed. It's from Pottery Barn Kids. DH put it together, so it will come fully assembled and ready to riiiiide! :mrgreen: 20191120_184552.jpg

Here's the link for anyone interested. They have a range of styles and colors:

 

soxfan

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So my hubby loves hot sauce. All kinds. This is one of Oprah's favorite things for 2019. I'm getting it for his stocking.

 

Austina

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We‘re away, so not doing presents for each other. However, I’ve got DH a tiny little gift in memory of our beautiful girl, who we lost recently. The company does lots of different dog breeds.

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jbake

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I love these reusable silicone straws. One of my friends had them this summer & I quickly ordered some of my own.

So far, one of my sisters and maybe my children’s teachers will be getting them with a tervis as a little gift this year.

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Austina

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I’ll look it up for you @Eiizabeth35
 

TheGarnetGirl

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If anybody has a little extra cash and time I would highly recommend supporting our community and making some grab bags for our homeless. Even where I live its much too cold to be on the street at night and I live in a place that commonly hits 105 degrees in the summer.

Some ideas for these grab bags include 2 pairs of thick long white socks. The fruit of the loom ones from walmart work very well! & some hygiene essentials; the mini section of the store is perfect for these. Tooth paste/brush and deodarant are both great. For homeless women, tampons and pads are a godsend. A baked good from the heart also adds a wonderful touch. Just anything you can give that would make their lives a teensy bit easier or make them feel more human.
I think most of it is just reminding our community that everyone matters and that we didnt forget about you.
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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My go-to gift is the Google Nest Hub. It's great as a digital picture frame and for music. Other ideas are: Instant Pot, Aerogarden Indoor Garden, cookbooks, Apple Watch, Nintendo Switch, and of course, Jewelry!
 

missy

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For the meat lover in your life how about an Omaha steak subscription? We gave these to my dad one year and my sister's colleagues and it was a huge hit.


They are always running sales too.
 
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