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post #1 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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What did you get your family?

Not exciting but my inlaws needed a stove.range, theirs have been on the way out for a few years. I think it is the least exciting gift we got them, but the thing they needed the most.

I took Brad to Cabella's, not sure if it is regional or not but it is a big hunting/outdoor store, I picked up lots of warm riding gear. One was a goose down jacket that I am excited about.

So what do you know you are getting? And what have you got for others?
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post #2 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 09:18 AM
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Alex, you steal the idea for the thread from me!

I actually like to get presents for others more than getting them. So I got bunch of glass figurines, X-mas tree ornament, and cognac. Lol! I'm bad....
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post #3 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 09:28 AM
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I have no clue what I am getting, but my Xmas wish list was all horsey - lol.


For my Hubby, he is VERY Techy....he had a wish list full of techy stuff. So I got him an MP3 Player, a set of Blue Ear Buds, A new Xbox Controller because his was dying - but it had to be a cordless one. And a couple of Xbox games *Sims 3 and DragonAge*

For my MIL, she has Terminal Cancer, and when she goes for her Chemo Treatments, she plays her Nindendo DS to occupy her. She wanted the Professor Layten *Sp* games, so Hubby and I got her a couple, #1 and #2. She also loves to play her Ninteno Wii and loves "Group Games" so we bought her the latest Mario Party game.

My FIL, he wanted a few fun things, so we got him what was on his list. A cool Helicopter that you can fly around. And I found this halarious Calander, titled "Who Farted" and it is all about farts. It also makes sound effects, pretty halarious - so he'll love that.

Brother In Law and Sister In Law - Books, and Jewlery

My Family, back In Canada - I sent a bunch of Baked Goods and Xmas Cards.

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post #4 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 10:13 AM
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For my close riding friends, I made personalized shadow box frames, and got reflective bands for their halters/bridles for when we're camping. I got the lady that I don't think is going to be riding all that much longer one of the painted ponies.

Big sis and her family (of 4) got an $80 gift card for Amazon.

For my little niece and nephew (1 and 3 yo), I got the Kinctimals(?) game for the X-Box Kinect little sis got for them; along with an outfit and a pair of pj's for each. For Little sis and her DH, I got movie tickets and a gift card for Red Lobster for a date night. (Can you tell I'm closer to little sis???)

Dad got 2 pairs of insulated Carhartt jeans.

Mom and Mommaw got a sweater and a cameo.

I sent my daughter money...which she blew right away; and got her a "Dear Daughter" calendar for her dorm room.

DH got an RC car; a pair of the insulated jeans; his own set of saddle bags (since he says he's going to be riding more this year); a pair of Ariat work boots...that are suitable for riding of course; and a pillow to replace the one that he's been complaining about for months.

MIL (who plucked my last nerve this year) got a pair of pj's and a pair of socks.

Annoying co-worker - a candle

Boss - a $25 gift card for Kohl's and a couple of boxes of the chocolate covered cherries.

And last...but certainly NOT least, the little girl (she's actually 23), who has a form of autism, that I have had the GREAT GREAT pleasure of getting to know and riding with...she got a nice western bridle; a pair of split reins; the shadow box (of course); a horse purse; an insulated helmet cover that also covers her ears and fastens around her neck (so she doesn't get so cold on those 6:30 am rides); and the reflective things for when she goes camping with us. She doesn't have her own horse yet, but rides my dear friend's anytime that she comes over. It was like watching a small child open gifts (very heart warming). She rips the paper off and throws it everywhere, does the oooohhhh - ahhhhhhh thing, then throws it down and goes to the next one. When she opened the bridle, she says, "OH Buddy...you got me bling!!!! What is it???". There are many days that I wish I could be like her. She's always happy, and has 100 times more energy than I do. I love her as if she were my own.

As far as me...both my sisters pitched in and got DH and I the X-Box kinect (just because they know he's constantly on me about my weight). Big sis sent me a robe with a matching pair of socks. Mom sent $50 to me, and $20 to DH. Dad does the same thing every year $100 to me, and $20 for DH. And little sis said that she has something else for me, but won't tell me what it is. I got a bottle of wine from one client; and a small cheese plate with the matching knife from another client; and another one brought me one of the stacked gift boxes (from Wal-Mart) with several different kinds of chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate covered pretzels. One of my favorite clients is bringing lunch tomorrow...he owns an Italian restaurant.

I will have to say that so far, the gift that I will treasure the most, is from the little girl. She had a coffee mug made with a picture of her on Stormy, and me on Rose. She is so very thoughtful!!!!

SO, as you can tell, I'm like you kitten_Val...I'd rather get or make for other people than to recieve myself. My biggest problem is not keeping everything even between the different people. I think it's because I have a hard time getting for those who go out and get what they want when they want it, instead of giving any hints what-so-ever about what they'd like.

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BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!
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post #5 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 10:15 AM
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Dad - male cosmetic kit: Shaving stuff, Shower gel, Deodorant
Husband: car cd player
Parents in law: Microwave oven
Godmother: gosh, no clue yet
Grandma: Diabetic stuff for her feet
Brother in law and his gf : still clueless :/

Edit: as for me, I received a necklace + pendant + earrings set, silver and amber. I'm thrilled!

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post #6 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 10:17 AM
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My family is getting coal..
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post #7 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 12:04 PM
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Oh my gosh, there is so much stuff. I honestly don't think I will be able to make a list of it. I always spend way to much money and having a lot of kids and adults, there is a lot of stuff to buy!

There is clothing, board games, video games, iTunes gift cards, massage chair! cologne, I bought a PS3 and a new iPhone for my honey. I have some toys for the kids, some jewellery sets and sewing kits for my niece, a sewing machine for my niece, some jewellery, books. I think this year, I spent nearly $3,000 on christmas stuff between the 20 people who are there. That doesn't include what my honey bought for family as well.

Don't you love christmas!

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post #8 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 12:28 PM
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We got the kiddos each tons of toys...nothing too exciting but plenty of things to open on Christmas. I love watching them open presents. They are 2 and 4 so even dollar store toys make them super happy. They also got clothes which I am not sure why I even wrapped them. They wont be interested....

Hubby got some clothes that he needed and a really nice bottle of Jack with the gift set stuff...I think it has two rocks glasses and a decanter.

My barn peeps got a few things. I made up all the horses a bucket with peppermints and treats.

Scooter got a new, sparkly pink halter with his name written in puffy paint across the nose. He is a boy but I just love him in pink!

BO got a saddle seat saver. She has a beautiful Crates reining saddle that was being destroyed. Hopefully this will slow things down a bit!

BM got a John Wayne clock. She loves all things John Wayne and her house is covered in clocks...she cried when I gave it to her!

Riding buddies (14) got a bright orange saddle pad to match the bright orange tack set I got her last year.

Other riding buddy who drives me crazy got a new saddle bag with a water bottle holder and a cell phone pocket. She makes me nuts making me carry her stuff in my bags!
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post #9 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 12:55 PM
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Our living room at the moment we can't use the fireplace...

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post #10 of 23 Old 12-22-2010, 01:18 PM
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I'll get some money for my riding lessons + a pair of new gloves, suitable for winter riding.

I'm gonna give clothes and towels to my parents. To my friends I got some small stuff for beautification and chocolate.

"On hyviä vuosia, kauniita muistoja, mutta kuitenkaan, en saata unohtaa,
Että koskaan en ole yksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Vaikka myrsky hetkeksi tyyntyykin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Ja pian taas uusin hönkäyksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Hei tuu mun luo, pieneksi hetkeksi. Puhutaan, varjoni, valkoiseksi enkeliksi."

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