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What do you get your parents for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 1lowlife, Dec 13, 2022.

  1. Dec 15, 2022 at 6:36 PM
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    Taco-Spike

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    To my parents who already have everything, time.

    my dad and step mom retired early 50’s, I go help do cow / ranch work when needed.

    my mom, widowed from my step dad, I go help do yard work a few times a year.

    they don’t need or want anything except time.

    So, I make time
     
  2. Dec 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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    My family's needs and wants are not sated by consumerism, bah humbug. :p

    I'll do some version of facetime with mother and stepfather, might shoot dad a text.
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2022 at 7:05 PM
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  4. Dec 15, 2022 at 7:35 PM
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    True. When I call Dad I tell my wife it's time for a Tech Support call.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2022 at 7:37 PM
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    I bought my Dad and brother Fenix flashlights. You can't have enough good flashlights and they probably wouldn't have bought them themselves.
     
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  6. Dec 15, 2022 at 8:03 PM
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    Haha, my dad has built 2 computers and bought a Falcon NW PC a couple years ago. He prefers to play on his homemade PC though. I think he's good on the tech stuff
     
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  7. Dec 16, 2022 at 9:48 AM
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    Ok, dads gonna have to wait to get custom underwear with my dogs face printed on em...

    walmart had a badass selection of models. So i got him one.
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    Gonna talk him into building/painting it like his '63 pickup he rolled while spectator racing shortly before i was born.
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  8. Dec 16, 2022 at 10:09 AM
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  9. Dec 25, 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    Concert tickets for both of them. I think it is something nice which they can do together and have some good memories after. All the material stuff is not a big deal for them. My father also asked me to get some generic cialis for him, which i did of course. So that was a little something extra. Hope those two love birds will have a great time together.
     
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  10. Dec 25, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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    Got my mom a cordless dyson. She has and old central vacuum system with a super heavy hose that's hard to move around even for me. The dyson only weighs a few pounds.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2022 at 10:19 AM
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  12. Dec 25, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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    Nothing, We don’t do gifts. Just for the kids. The wife and I haven’t done gifts in years, We just buy what we want whenever.
     
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  13. Dec 25, 2022 at 10:23 AM
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  14. Dec 25, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    Not quite for parents, but with my wife’s family we’re supposed to do the “$20 gift that anyone can use” exchange. I feel like those are just about buying someone something with no real thought or meaning attached to it, and I’m not a huge fan of it.

    So partly in protest, and partly from a complete lack of a better idea, this is what I wrapped up:



    Should be entertaining when gifts are opened after supper tonite.
     
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  15. Dec 25, 2022 at 1:34 PM
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    My mom's family used to do a gift exchange by drawing names. About 10 years ago, we decided we had enough crap and started donating the $50 each to charity instead.
     
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    Great present if u ask me. Nobody likes buying batteries
     
  17. Dec 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM
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    Agree - at a point - leave the gifts for the kids and stay away from the “forced” giving around the holidays. Make charitable gifts in the name of someone to a charity of their choice.

    The MIL is the worst about this - constantly goes on to wife about “such and such got someone in their family this” - it’s just like enough. She expects a gift and then will CONSTANTLY ask “did you like my gift…did you use my gift…how’s my gift working for you” - as if she is disappointed if whatever small thing she buys us isn’t life changing and to remind us we need to buy her something bigger and better.

    It’s just pointless as we are both working and no kids - if we want something for ourselves - we buy it. No need to await someone to buy it for us - we make money and we enjoy the rewards of our labor. I mean we take a bottle of wine and a desert or something to get togethers with friends - but that’s the extent of our gifting aside from the nieces. A bottle of Christmas cheer is always appreciated and usually gone by end of the evening with friends.

    Parents though - just a call, a visit or if you can’t at least a card. Something simple is usually best. Lot of good ideas in this thread though in useful gifts for around the house.
     
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    Pictures of kids/grandkids are always appreciated.
     
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    My wife had custom calendars done at Staples a couple times with grandkid pictures, those were a hit for sure.
     
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    It’s always hard to buy for those who can buy what they want so we usually go the customized calendar route with photos of the grandkids and a coffee cup on occasion.

    My parents and in laws just want to spend the time together which is good but I still want to get something each year!
     
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  21. Jan 5, 2023 at 10:07 PM
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    The Grandkids pick out a dancing/singing decoration to add to the mix - going on 4 years now and all the grandkids look forward to getting over there to press them around christmas time
     
  22. Jan 5, 2023 at 10:25 PM
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    Got the parents another granddaughter (coming 2023!!!), which the mom parents definitely appreciate. Both sides of the family we have the only girl, whom gets tons of extra gifts/clothes/etc. Having a monopoly there will pay good dividends. But joking aside the best gifts if you have kids is a nice printed picture (like zazzle.com for example). Parent usually don't have the tech savvy-ness to use digital pictures otherwise.
     
  23. Jan 20, 2023 at 11:38 AM
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    I got my mom new hearing aids and she was extremely happy about it, cause her last pair was already in a horrible condition. Those devices are pretty expensive, so i was very happy to find a decent hearing aids sale and save up some cash. My father got from me a new electric smoker this year. He loves to cook and we all love to eat his dishes.
     
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    I got my parents a new mini drone, they always wanted it, my dad is a fan of photography.
     
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