Question of the Day

giftsDo you give or get the same gift every year for Christmas?

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10 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. SKL says:

    As people get older and I get less creative / patient / whatever, there are only so many “new and different” things I can buy. So certain people always get a Borders gift card to make up for the lameness of whatever else I got them. Kids always get books, my mom usually gets something decorated with Eric Kincaid artwork, and I’m sure there are other duplications. Starting this year, I’ll be giving my niece and nephew a savings bond every year. So far I’ve always come up with “something” different for everyone – small as it may be – but I can’t promise this will continue. I have 25-30 people to buy for, most of whom are about my age or older. And how can I even remember what I bought last year for my brother’s grown step-daughter’s live-in boyfriend? If he gets something similar this year, he had better keep his trap shut.

    As far as me receiving the same gift: does “nothing” count as a gift? Because if it does, I’ve receved that most years from some of the people on my list.

    There have also been gifts that were “re-gifted” back to me the following year (unintentionally, I think). Hmm, that’s one way to find out I gave a lame gift.

  2. Sue says:

    I usually, 99% of the time, give Joy a calendar for Christmas! The one year I didn’t give her a calendar, she didn’t have one at all for the following year b/c “Sue always gets me a calendar!” I felt horrible. Joy, you’ll be getting a calendar from now until always!!!

  3. Joy says:

    LOL Sue, good to know.

  4. mssc54 says:

    Ummmm…. let’s see…ummm

    Every year is such a long time for me. I still have difficulty with long term loss of short term memory. Or is it short term loss of long term memory.

    Wait a sec…. What was the question again?

  5. Laura (LS) says:

    Every year, Sparky gets a bag of those dyed red pistachios in his stocking, and I get a bag of M&M’s.

    I don’t have a ‘traditional’ gift – yet – for Hot Rod.

    Oh, yeah, and the animals get special treats… a new bone for Cruise, wet food for Indy, and millet for Hamlet.

  6. Jane says:

    Some people I do get the same type of thing but it’s never exactly the same. Once you know someone likes something, you tend to get them that. I’m all for saving bonds. They bought all my college books and they really do add up if you leave them alone.

  7. Joy says:

    I really don’t. I ask everyone what they want and go from there. Sometimes the kids just want money but I’m not as fond of giving that just because I like to get something that will be remembered but if that’s what they want, I give it to them.

    The grandkids are young yet and want different things each year. My mom likes soap so I try and get her a couple of bars of unique or different soap. When you know what someone likes, you tend to get them that but really, it’s not the same every year.

  8. nikki says:

    I don’t get the same things every year, and I don’t give the same either. Jason almost always gets me one of my favorite movies for Christmas. Sue, that’s funny, my Mom gets my Grandma a calendar for Christmas, just their thing. I don’t have that with anyone, though the tradition of something like that would be nice.

  9. Just a Mom says:

    I give friends and neighbors a loaf of my Cream Cheese Braids bread that I only make at Christmas time.

  10. Joy says:

    Just a Mom, that sounds so good. I wish I was your neighbor.

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