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FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 29-Nov-10 19:06:07

Me:

DD
DS
exH (from dc)
My parents
Sister and BIL
My grandparents
DC's godmother
1 teenager
5 children aged 6 and under
1 friend (we do secret santa)

Think that's it...

domesticsluttery Mon 29-Nov-10 19:49:29

DH
DS1
DS2
DD
Mum
MIL
FIL
SIL
3 nieces/nephews
3 friends
4 children of friends
1 work colleague (secret santa)
1 work colleague of DH (secret santa)

Then small token presents (wine, chocs etc) for:
3 x teachers
4 x TAs
3 x sports coaches
1 x piano teacher
2 x Sunday school teachers

Guitargirl Mon 29-Nov-10 19:55:39

DD
DS
DP
My parents
DP's Mum
DP's sister
My cousin aged 13
My other cousin's two children - aged 4 and 11
My other cousin's 3 children - aged 5, 3 and 1
My friend's two children - aged 6 and 4
My Godson
My Godson's older brother
Childminder
Secret Santa at work
My assistant at work

TheUnmentioned Mon 29-Nov-10 19:59:04

ds
dd (though not much as will only be 3m)
dh
mum
dad
mil
fil
niece
nephew 1
nephew 2
aunt1
aunt 2
uncle
sister n husband
brother n husband
friends wee boy
friends 2 wee boys

18 gifts / collection of gifts, only buy 'big' things for kids really though + dh

kahlua4me Mon 29-Nov-10 20:04:40

ds
dd
dh
6x nieces and nephews
2x cousins children
10x friends children
fil
secret santa with adults in my family
3x friends (no kids)
my nana

MentalFloss Mon 29-Nov-10 20:07:52

DS1 (17)
DD1 (14)
DS2 (11)
DD2 (4)
DH
My parents
My parents in law
My brother
My sister in law
DH's eldest brother and wife
DH's other elder brother and wife
DH's eldest brother's children (8 and 6)
DH's other brother's child (7)
My brother and sil's kids (twins aged 8 months!!)
My best friend and her DH (+kids)
My other best friend and her DH (+kids)
My godchildren who are not my nieces/nephews - girls aged 13, 11, 6, 3 boys aged 12, 9, 3
My aunties and uncles
DH's aunties and uncles
My cousins (2) and their children (15, 13, 9, 6)
My grandma
DH's grandma
My boss
My TA

Small presents
Form tutors x 3
Nursery teachers x 6
Colleagues x 15 (normally biscuits for staff room)
Cleaner
Childminder
Milkman
Postman
Binmen
Gardeners
Next door neighbour who looks after the kids if I'm going to be late home from work
Violin teacher
Rugby coaches
Piano teachers

Bloody hell! Never realised how much it was!

Go Mon 29-Nov-10 20:12:45

OMG!!!

DH (token gift only)
DD
DS
My parents.
Elderly neighbour.

That's it.

Oh, and lottery scratchcards for postman, beer for binmen.

Oblomov Mon 29-Nov-10 20:28:48

Dh
Ds1
Ds2
Niece and nephew.
Nursery, teacher and after-school club.

We stopped buying for adults when bil's and sil's had children. And all their children are 18 now.
So that cuts out 6 adults and 16 children.
Funnily enough present buying is thus neither stressful or expensive.

mumofloads Mon 29-Nov-10 20:35:26

DD1
DS
DD2
3 x Foster children
Mum
Fil
DH
Sister
2 x Brothers
Niece
Nephew
Bil
Foster childrens mum, dad, nan, grandad, brother and sister.
Best friend
Best friends DH
Friend

Guitargirl Mon 29-Nov-10 20:40:00

Oooo, scratchcards for the postman - never thought of that! Last year we gave him £20 and it was the best 20 quid we've ever spent. We've had a few bits of post this year which have not had the right amount of postage on them and he's delivered them anyway...saves us having to go and pick them up from the office!

Dexterrocks Mon 29-Nov-10 21:07:51

It is definitely worth looking after the postman at Christmas. Ours is fab and will hide parcels if we are not in. We live in a rural area and it is a 14 mile round trip to collect a parcel if he doesn't leave it for us.

DandyDan Mon 29-Nov-10 23:21:53

OH
Four kids
Three sets of parents + spouses
Four sets of brothers/sisters-in-law
Four nephews/nieces (though two are almost grown-up)
One step-grandparent
One great-aunt

Four best friends (+ spouse where applicable)
One best friend's child

Mini presents for local colleagues and a few internet friends x about 7

ja9 Mon 29-Nov-10 23:38:08

dh
2 kids
4 pairs of sibling and spouse
my parents
dh parents
5 nephews and nieces
3 uncles
1 auntie
11 kids of close friends

4 school staff
secret santa at work

MmeBucket Tue 30-Nov-10 00:02:57

Oh, I have it easy, then.

DH
DS
DD
MIL

DH has it even easier:

FIL
Me

DH's extended family is too big for everyone to buy for, so there is an agreement not to, my family don't celebrate, and my friends and I all agree not to buy for each other, too.

TeaOneSugar Tue 30-Nov-10 09:25:15

I'm trying to cut back, but my list looks quite short compared to some,

DD
DH
MIL
FIL
DM
Neice 1
Neice 2
Nephew
DH's Godson
DD's Godmother and her DP
2 DD's next door
My Aunt
DH's cousin's DS (she started it)
Slimming World class Secret Santa

Token gifts for,

Hairdresser
DD's teacher and TA
Ironing lady? - Still trying to guess if she's a jehovas (SP?)witness.

TeaOneSugar Tue 30-Nov-10 09:26:49

Does anyone have any advise on the potential Jehovas Witness?

Would it be a terrible faux pas?

Should I go for somthing not particularly festive in not particularly festive wrapping paper?

shinybaubles Tue 30-Nov-10 09:42:15

I buy for
DP
DS1
Ds2
Sis and bil
mil and fil
best friend
great aunt and uncle

Have very small family, and ds is in school but they don't do Christmas presents.

shinybaubles Tue 30-Nov-10 09:46:54

teaonesugar my friend is JW and I don't give her a Christmas present, she asked me not to - and I respect that. I usually give her a present in Jan/Feb for being a fab pal.

Dexterrocks Tue 30-Nov-10 10:17:11

We have had a lot of awkward conversations with friends over the last few years about gift giving. It had become a bit silly. Most people were really relieved to stop giving. My SIL was the only one who wanted to continue and, as she has a very small family on her side and no kids, I could see her point. She would have received nothing on Christmas day! I don't give my brother or his wife though, just my nieces, and he does the same for us. He was very relieved to stop. We just make a point of spending time together instead.

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