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    11-29-2012, 10:23 AM
Christmas gifts

What are you guys getting or giving
Im getting a Antares saddle becuase I outgrew my old one
Im giving my cousin a american girl doll
My other cousin a pen I got at the gas station
My im giving my aunt a ball of yarn
And my uncle is getting a model tooth he's a dentist
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    11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
I ordered my mom new Kindle Paperwhite, BUT they won't ship it till Dec 21 at the earliest. I still hope I get it BEFORE the holiday, otherwise I'll have to put a printed amazon order under the tree.
Dad will get the bottle of good cognac. Lol!
And hubby will get DVDs and pricey bag of tea (he likes to make a tea!).
Plus bunch of presents for co-workers and adopted (for X-mas) kids.

I'll get the pad and girth as presents. No saddle. Haha!
    11-29-2012, 02:36 PM
This is the first year I get to give people gifts and I think I"m going overboard.
Dad - a new carthart coat
Mom - No idea, she doesn't have hobbies or anything so probably candles which she loves.
3 year old niece - carhartt coat
4 year old niece - carhartt coat
7ish year old nephew - don't know
10ish year old niece - horse model/OWl model but not sure
12 year old nephew - Air soft target he loves his air soft
15 year old niece - no idea
19 year old niece and 20 year old niece really want the little kids to get their gifts so I might just get them something small.
Then I may be getting my grandparents something small.
Boyfriend - Carhartt sweatshirt he keeps telling me he wants. Then probably something else that's little because I know he has spent tons on me.

Then I'm not sure what I'm getting. My grandparents is painting the truck as a christmas birthday present, I think my parents may be looking at a new laptop for me. Then my boyfriend is evening the best gift, but no one will know it yet. I"m not big into getting gifts esp. When it could go to the little ones.
    11-29-2012, 04:49 PM
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I've still got shopping to do and the bride is wanting a Bob Marshall.....not sure I want to spend that much right got her an Ipad, think she'll like it?

I guess the issue is she can't really tell if she likes a saddle until she's taken it on a few long rides....and the treeless thing makes me wonder about how comfortable she'll be after 8 hours in it....or rather, will I be buying another saddle a few months after she has a chance to ride this one?

Am I being cheap? (she's got 3 saddles already). Is a saddle like the quest for the "holy grail"? Anyone got a good used Bob Marshall for sale at a decent price?
    11-29-2012, 05:29 PM
Lucky you

The only thing I've been getting is really large vet bills.
And the only thing i've been giving is money....

Tis the season, right? XD...
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    11-29-2012, 05:49 PM
Hmm I don't know what I am getting, don't really want anything personally, I like giving!! My mom gave my boyfriend & I $500 as a early present to help us out with our new place we just moved into, couldn't be more grateful
I have not even started shopping but I have a list... kind of!

Mom - 2 Painted Ponies (very neat hand painted/hand made horses, look them up! ), a Spa gift card, and Body Shop things!

Step Dad - Undecided... He is a BIG Edmonton Oilers fan, but after giving him b-day & christmas presents of Oilers things for 7 years, theres nothing left lol... Was thinking a autographed hockey picture or something

Brother - Really not sure, something skate board related

Both pairs of Grandparents - Always get them Christmas ordiments every year, they love it! And restuarant gift cards.

My 2 best friends - Gift cards to La Senza

Boyfriend - Undecided, socks, underwear, wallet maybe... proper winter Carhartt jacket? Any thing Camo printed? Lol
    11-29-2012, 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by gunslinger    
got her an Ipad, think she'll like it?
That's a very nice present!

As for saddles my current one is very comfy, looks good, and is a good fit at the moment, so I don't really need another saddle.
    11-29-2012, 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by Canterklutz    
The only thing I've been getting is really large vet bills.
And the only thing i've been giving is money....
Sorry to hear that! :(
    11-29-2012, 11:32 PM
My giving list is way too long, I'm not even going to get into all of it. I always try to be thoughtful though, I hate presents that scream "I bought this because I felt obligated to". I actually enjoy hunting and getting the perfect gift that I know will make someone happy, no matter if it's $5 or $50, I want them to love it and not expect it. I'm always paying attention to the people I buy for all year long so I can catch onto something they may like or need.

As far as me and what I'll be getting, the only thing that I know is from DH. I'm getting a KitchenAid stand mixer in yellow. It's the ONLY thing I want and I've been wanting it for years. The want kicked into overdrive when I used my SIL's earlier this year, and I've noticed that he's been paying attention and commenting on the mixers whenever they go on sale. Can't wait!
    11-30-2012, 03:51 AM
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Unfortunately Christmas has lost its true meaning and is so commercialised that it is all about getting gifts rather than giving!

I have five family members. Three are students at university and are always broke so, much to my annoyance they get a little gift and money. I get annoyed at this because money is the easy way out! I also buy all the books they need during the year.

My mother is hard - she is in her 90s and has all that she needs. My sister and BIL haven't a clue!
Other than that I have a few small gifts to get. The girl that works with me is broke and has a large vet bill coming up for her dog so she is getting me a splash thing for going over a frying pan. I told her not to bother but she wants to get something so that is cheap and I need it.
I am gibing her a saddle she has been using on her mare. It does not fit my horse and he is retired.
My boss had her present three years ago - an expensive portrait of her two terriers and I told her at the time that she will not get any b/day or Christmas presents from me! I have actually bought her a cheap bridle for her horse's everyday use.

As for what I am getting I haven't a clue! Money is tight for most at the moment so, I ask for little things, like the splash cover, I need a new woolly hat as the Foxhounds have eaten my favourite that I have had for years. I like practical things rather than ornaments and appreciate thoughtful little things rather than expensive - when my sisters children were small they made me a pen holder and a calendar which I still have, that means more than them spending their hard earned money!

Usually I make things for people, knit sweaters or bake but, this year there just has not been time or the energy!

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