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  1. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

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    Do you buy presents or agree to send each other cheques for an amount agreed between you ? Or do you buy something wrap it and label it to your self to open xmas morning and just tell other person how much they owe you ? Or do you not bother full stop ? Or even buy presents for other people ?
     
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    I don't buy for anybody apart from my kids, Grand kids, Wife and Mum that's all i buy for
     
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  3. normanandsue

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    For the first time this year we have agreed as a family not to buy each other presents or send cheques and vouchers, with the exception of our grandchildren. Sue and I have agreed to cap the limit we spend on a present to open on Christmas morning. Instead we are indulging in a Christmas treat of going to a concert together.
     
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    Cheques for the grand kid`s who we rarely see..

    And some thing silly for us.. and that`s about it..

    If it wasn`t for our Paul, we would not bother with Xmas.. :xsmile:
     
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  5. Daz n Tina

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    We tend to buy gifts for nephews and nieces as we have no children. When they reach 18 that stops.

    We then buy for family that visit and stay with us over Christmas, so this year my sister, her husband, my 25 yr old niece and my mum. We tend to buy board games like trivial pursuit, harrys hungry hippos so we can all do something together.

    Tina usually gets a little spoiled with presents but as we have both taken 2 months of work in Jan to go to Spain and Portugal only a few small pressies this year.
     
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    Hi , We don't do pressies anymore only for the Grandchildren, seems pointless buying things for family & friends ( grown ups) who have every thing they need & want ( only winner is the shopkeepers). It's agreed with them not to buy us anything likewise, again any thing we want we would go and buy myself during the year. sorry to be a bit humbug!
    Terry
     
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  7. Welsh girl

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    I didn't buy the grandkids last year as they are all but one over 18 but felt guilty.
    I did buy for rosie my grandaughter aged 9 and her mum and dad.
    I bought for everyone this year.
    Sent them by courier to my daughter who wraps them and gives them on our behalf as we are in Portugal.
    I only see them only once a year and it pains me that I don't even get a thank you.
    They are old enough to know it's not santa giving them.
    It's too comercialised for me.
    Is quite nice being in Portugal, no hype of Christmas here! !!
    No queues at the supermarkets, brilliant.
     
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  8. simsy56

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    Grand kids, and kids. Thassit! If Chris wants owt, she buys it. Same for me.

    Craig
     
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    Not bother, full stop. used to years ago but in reality when most people can buy what they want when they want , what is the point ? I find it all depressing & can understand why the suicide rate goes up.
     
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    Dear Mo,

    I am a distant grandchild of yours, whom you have never met. :xsmile: As i am now 26, and i have never received any cheques from you before, could you please send me 26 cheques a.s.a.p. :xrofl:

    Craig
     
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  11. big bertha

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    Hubby and I don't bother buying for each other but we buy for our daughters and boyfriends and my brother. If I visit my nephews this time of year I usually take them edibles and pressie or money for their kids depending on age.:xThumb:
     
  12. Tackle man

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    I still live up to my name ....... Santa Claus ....... and love to see the faces of my family when they open their presents. The sad part for me is not being able to give my dear Mum and Dad a gift. They are no longer with me. I do have many happy past Christmas memories of them though. :xThumb:
     
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    we buy for each other and Sue buys for her sisters and grandchildren. My own family stopped exchanging presents over 40 years ago
     
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    What a lot of common sense in this thread.

    Presents for grandkids here and a goody bag for suffering parents.
     
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    I don't bother with presents although Santa does keep bringing some for me.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    That must mean we're related
     
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    We buy for immediate family. And one or two special friends. We also donate to charity and foster an animal or two. Steve is having a new kindle ( old one has just packed up) and I hope I'm getting a guitar. Our birthdays are very close to Christmas so prezzies tend to be joint christmas/birthday ones.
     
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  18. maison

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    Immediate family and two friends. Agreed price limits apply. Shopkeepers beware.

    Still enjoy the Christmas spirit(both kinds) though.:xgrin:
     
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    I encourage my kids to avoid buying expensive presents for everybody; save all the money, and splurge it all on a big present for me.
     
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    Also enjoy buying stuff in the pound shop, passes a pleasant 20 minutes and invariably the stuff you buy comes in handy which can't be said for other stuff.
     
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