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        11-12-2013, 09:20 PM
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    Salad dressings, mostly. My firend used rosemary from her garden, and got cute bottles, with little corks in them. The vinegar had one sprig of rosemary in it and you could see it through the glass. Tied rafia around the bottle neck.
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        11-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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    As tiny was saying, its hard to get stuff for people who already have so much stuff! So for my inlaws, we were thinking about getting them a wild game summer sausage set from bass pro shop? They're big wine/cheese/sausage eaters...is this a good gift do yall think? So hard to shop for those who have it all!
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        11-14-2013, 01:01 PM
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    Alcohol always makes useful and inexpensive gift!!
    Lol! Very true! I'm getting nice wine for several friends, and cognac (which I wouldn't really call "inexpensive gift" ) for my dad.

    Also thinking about getting gift certificates to the massage place for my parents. And something very special for my mom!
         
        11-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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    Socks. Warm wool socks. You can never have too many of them! I gave everyone in my family a pair of Possum fur/wool blend socks. They are not cheap, but really any nice pair of wool socks is so much appreciated.

    Cooking ware. A really good vegetable peeler. A nonstick pan, a silicon baking sheet or muffin pan, or spatula. Look at Pampered Chef.

    Spices! Man, I love to get a new spice, such as a curry mix.

    Flavored vinegars . Get small bottles from Joann's. Put herbs in with vinegar. Wrap and give.
    You are easy to please, tiny!

    Actually I really like getting goodies (candies, wine, nice baskets) as presents. There is ALWAYS a use for them in every house.
         
        11-14-2013, 01:04 PM
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    Love these!

    One question - what is flavored vinegar used for? I have to say, I bought a little bottle of vinegar for cooking now that I actually have to cook for myself and my housemates, and I have yet to use it!
    Salads, for example.
         
        11-23-2013, 02:02 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Wood carvings from I am always carving new things so check in often. By MarshMayhem

    It is hard to find something for someone who has everything they want, so I have found sentimental gifts to be better for those people. My wife always gets the grandparents books or calendars with family pictures in them.

    Also wood carvings have a lot of sentimental value cause they are hand made. ;)
         
        11-28-2013, 01:51 AM
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    Yearling
    Dad is hard to shop for so probably a nice tie or something golf related (like a golf town gift card a new dress shirt or work (though I got that last year...in the wrong size)

    Mom is getting a balsamic vinegar and olive oil pairing (this place called coastal olive oils just opened up and they sell delicious infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars I got her the espresso balsamic and blood orange olives oils which I tired in the store and loved) along with a something else

    Sister.....probably a belly button ring or something from bath and body works
         
        11-28-2013, 01:57 AM
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    flavored vinegars . Get small bottles from Joann's. Put herbs in with vinegar. Wrap and give.
    you'd love the place that just opened here! Like I said in my post I got one for my mom for Christmas but when I went into to buy it the owner was in and I'd taken pictures of her product when I was photographing my Church's craft fair and she had asked me to send the ones of her table to her, so I did and she ended up using one for an ad and paid me with a second pairing, I chose lemon olive oil and raspberry balsamic. She suggested I use the olive oil on broccoli or asparagus saying that was how she got her kids to eat their greens
         
        11-29-2013, 12:04 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    I like to give out a hand lotion and foot lotion as a gift to coworkers. Those kinds of things are always appreciated. Scarves are another good gift that is easy and simple. I love scarves. You also can't go wrong with yummy edibles and alcohol. It's a little tougher for immediate family members, though, because the gifts need to be more personal. I love the challenge though. Last year I got my dad a really nice guitar. He used to play when he was in his 20's but sold his guitar when he and my mother had my brother years back. He loves his new guitar. I have no idea how I will top that this year, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. :)
         
        11-29-2013, 12:08 AM
      #30
    Yearling
    I'm trying to make most of my Christmas presents this year because I am broke . So far I have:

    Dad: a hand-painted coffee mug (he loves coffee) decorated with paintings of F1 cars, guitars, computers, and Christmassy things. Or maybe a set of two or three, one with guitars, one with computers, one with cars? Idk yet, am shopping on the weekend.

    Mum: A wall calendar which I will decorate with photos of our family and things she likes - we always have a wall calendar in our kitchen and I thought it would a nice addition to the room :) Also I bought her a small jade frog (she collects frog models and loves frogs) at the school fair a few weeks ago.

    However, I have no idea what to get my 11/12 y.o. Sister. She's into dogs, science, and computer games. Ideas?

    And I already know about one of my presents, the best one :) a five-day horse camp in the holidays! So excited!
         

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