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What have you bought or what are you buying for everyone?

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hiddley Fri 24-Nov-17 21:28:19

Mother. Tens machine. Bought.
Father. Aviator hat (he's a farmer so gets cold). Bought.
Sister. Chrome pen. Bought.
Brother. Nothing. (He lives in Canada and won't be home this Xmas so we sort of have a mutual agreement where we don't bother unless we're going to be together). Not bought.
Friend's children. Sweets and girly stuff for her teen. Bought.
DD. Nike hoodie and bottoms, sapphire earrings. Bought. Trainers, still to be bought. Fragrance, will let her pick out on 26th.
I don't have a partner or PILs to buy for. No grandparents either.

hiddley Fri 24-Nov-17 21:31:19

I don't tend to buy for other friends at all either, unless I'm seeing them, and I won't be this Christmas (none of us do, so it's not as if you get a present and haven't reciprocated). Will buy alcohol for friend I am visiting on 26th. But that's it.

hiddley Fri 24-Nov-17 21:35:20

Actually, come to think of it, must find out whether sister's new bf will be there over Christmas, in which case I should get him something. But that might be embarrassing for him if it didn't occur to him to buy me anything.

Laniakea Fri 24-Nov-17 22:50:19

mum - embroidery kit
dad - running gear
brother - not bought yet probably guitar related or wine
SIL - ???? I'm stumped, I was going to get her yoga stuff but Mum it first
sister - Princess Mononoke DVD & a Leonard Cohen album
BIL - not sure ... gin as last resort
niece #1 - Dungeons & Dragons stuff
niece #2 - wanted cash
nephew - switch game
dh - Joni Mitchell album & tequila
dd1 - naked palette & a record player
ds1 - lego (lots!)
dd2 - Sims 4 & Sylvanian lighthouse
ds2 - Thomas Super Station :D

dh buys for his mum, I don't know what she's getting & me (£50 maximum budget) - no idea what he'll get me either!

mamaduckbone Fri 24-Nov-17 23:06:01

Ds1&2 - PlayStation 4 - bought, plus stockings and extra bits - about half bought
Dh - jeans and north face slippers
Mum - no idea
PiL - no idea
Nephew and niece - no idea
Dsis - something small plus Cadbury’s chocolate as she lives overseas
We don’t buy for many people at Christmas but we do a charity shop secret Santa with dh’s sister, partner and kids which is usually a really good laugh, and often quite hideous.

Crumbs1 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:05:47

PIL - use of holiday cottage, ferry fares and vouchers for two meals out and cinema tickets.
Mother - a gardener plus large print books/jigsaw
Husband- long weekend in Lakes and new walking coat.
DD1 - sofa bed for their spare room.
DS2 - Dining chairs, bedside tables, hoover
DD3 - new mattress and nice bedding
DD4 - car lease
DS5 - car lease
DD6 - clothes, 2x weekend breaks in City she will be doing Erasmus in next year. Suitcase.
SIL - weekend hold-all.
DSis - weekend on Narrowboat (she takes DM).
DSis - new cat carrier
DBro - theatre tickets
Niece - microwave
Nephew - festival tickets
Neighbours/friends/ team at work - Homemade hampers

AlongStoryShort Sat 25-Nov-17 08:21:44

All very imaginative presents. I'm not so good at things like trips away or tickets to whatever. I usually imagine I'll get it spectacularly wrong.

Notreallyarsed Sat 25-Nov-17 08:26:23

Dad: giant frame of photos collated from family of him and Mum over the years (she died in June, so first Christmas without her) and some 6 Nations rugby tickets for him and his twin for next year

DP: Mrs Brown’s Boys DVDs, and New gaming PC set up

DS1: iPhone 6s (second hand), a few Xbox one games and some Star Wars toys. Usual toiletries and sweeties for the stocking.

DD: shopkins tat (she’s obsessed thanks to her wee pal at Nursery), My Little Pony superhero set, various DC superhero girls action figures, toiletries and sweeties and a Hatchimal and fingerling thing.

DS2: marvel action figures, an imaginext batcave thing, hulk fists, a Hatchimal and fingerling and sweets and toiletries.

We’re moving soon so not going overboard as they’ll be getting their new bedrooms decorated to their specs before we move in.

wtf2015 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:28:40

Crumbs - fab idea to give tickets etc rather than things. I’m going to look into this. So hard not to give landfill.

Crumbs1 Sat 25-Nov-17 08:35:11

It’s things for new houses and flats this year mainly but PILs are asset rich/cash poor oldies so really enjoy a week away. Tickets are usually very well received.

MrsPear Sat 25-Nov-17 11:29:01

Mum books
Dad a photo book - shared cost with siblings - and socks
Sister pjs and book
Brother a connecter and dvd
H boys chose socks and smelliest. I got him a pineapple cutter - he is obsessed with the info commercial! Will get pineapple to go with it!
Ds1 Electric circuits plus stocking -books, car, mug, socks, flannel, soap, personalised towel, slime kit and chocolate sprouts
Ds2 marble run and volcano set with dinosaurs. Plus stocking - books, mug, bug catcher, personalised towel, flannel, soap, umbrella, socks and chocolate sprouts.

Finished shopping. Just need to finish wrapping.

CourtneyLoveIsMySpiritAnimal Sat 25-Nov-17 13:48:37

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CremeFresh Sat 25-Nov-17 13:57:14

Crumbs1 you must have spent a fortune !!

BearSoFair Sat 25-Nov-17 14:16:07

DS1: Bought: Akaso action camera, Batman complete tv series, Star Wars Porg funko figure, Prof Brian Cox book. Need to buy 'War for the Planet of the Apes' when it comes out.

DD: Bought: Emojinary game, Beauty and the Beast jewellery box, Mrs Potts coin purse, Jacqueline Wilson books, Spirograph deluxe. Around £20 left to spend on her.

DS2: 2 Lego Ninjago sets, the new David Walliams book, Solar System kit, flatpack football (I'm also intrigued to see this!), Beano Monopoly. Nothing left to buy!

DH: Amazon Echo Dot, hot sauce set. Nothing left to buy.

My parents: John Lewis gift card plus Paul O'Grady's new book for DM and Bruce Dickinson's book for DF.

MIL: M&S Giftcard, Jameson's engraved glass.

Nephew: iTunes giftcard.

BIL: Whiskey coffee, whiskey cooling stones.

Still need to buy for my brother and sister.

Dippingmytoesin Sat 25-Nov-17 14:30:00

What is a walking coat?

Do I need to invest in a walking coat?

SimplyNigella Sat 25-Nov-17 14:51:34

DH- new coat, aftershave, jumper and trousers (all ordered yesterday)
DSS (17)- Spotify annual subscription, headphones, plus stocking bits. Nothing ordered yet and could do with more ideas
DS (4)- Hey Duggee figures, Miffy figures, extension for his Brio trainset, Design and Drill, wooden toolbox, various books (all hidden upstairs)
DSis- Diptyque candle set, Caudalie goodies (all ordered yesterday)
DBil- Gridit, Readly subscription (still to buy)
DNephew- very specific clothes as requested by him (hidden upstairs)
DFil- M&S rugby shirt and whisky (still to buy)

Thankfully we have cut down who we buy for hugely so we aren't buying things for the sake of it anymore.

Emmageddon Sat 25-Nov-17 14:53:37

A walking coat is vital if one is walking.

Festival tickets though, Crumbs? Which particular festival? I've just booked Bestival 2018 and it ain't cheap!!!

Dippingmytoesin Sat 25-Nov-17 14:57:57

I Walk regularly didn’t know I needed a special coat.

CourtneyLoveIsMySpiritAnimal Sat 25-Nov-17 15:01:28

Which particular festival

Maybe it's just an invitation to the Village Christmas Festival. You know, the one with the electric sheep in fairy lights and red cheeked children with shining eyes doing an impromptu Nativity for all the Lords and Ladies of Crumbsville.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 25-Nov-17 15:05:10

Crumbs do you not like one of your sisters? The one you've bought the cat carrier for?

CrispyDuckPlease Sat 25-Nov-17 16:06:47

Crumbs1 you must have spent a fortune !!

Yes, in her head like the rest of her online persona.

RJnomore1 Sat 25-Nov-17 16:09:03

Dh: oasis microdot prints from the Irvine beach gig in the 90s, jumper, aftershave, sweets
Dd1: phone, running shoes, gym gear, far too much makeup
Dd2: phone, echo dot, instax camera, adidas superstars, hatchimal, clothes
God daughter: pjs, slippers, coin purse, sweets
Mil :handbag, purse, clarins set, baileys
Friends son 1: amazon voucher, magic 8 ball, sweets
Friends son 2: body shop set, sweets
Dh uncle and wife: red wine, Waterford glasses, Marie claire candle.

That's about everyone I have to buy for.

themumfairy Sat 25-Nov-17 16:11:03

Mum- camera (in halfs with db)
Dad- tv soundbar (halfs with db)
Db & ds- harry potter studios tickets
Db & sil-spa day ( halfs with dm)
Mil - dab radio
Nan - photo fleece blanket
Dh - trainers

Ds10 & ds8 - joint laptop
Plus other bits, trainers, books, ps4 game
Dd2 - baby Annabelle

CourtneyLoveIsMySpiritAnimal Sat 25-Nov-17 16:11:22

Oh, I see I've been deleted.

Watch out crispy You've said the same thing as I have. Old Crumbsy can post any manner of bullshit and that's ok, but point it out and you'll get deleted.

Weird how her posts are always left to stand, even when it's been proved she's lying.

CrispyDuckPlease Sat 25-Nov-17 16:26:39

It's very odd Courtney there's huge inconsistencies in Crumbs posts and many have pointed this out yet nothing is done about it.

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