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What are you buying your loved ones this Christmas? We're looking for inspiration and reckon a big share-a-thon of ideas will help everyone buy better gifts this year.

BTW: If your family reads B3ta and you're worried about giving the game away then tell us what you bought last Christmas.

(, Thu 26 Nov 2009, 12:34)
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As usual
I will be buying thoughtful and considerate presents for loved ones. I always do, I'm very good at pressie buying and often recieve what I feel to be genuine "oh wow thats really good" reactions and surprise which is lovely.

To reciprocate, I always send out the URL to my amazon wishlist, have done since 1997. I add to the list throughout the year, during browsing, rarely buying, just adding and then I look forward to recieving things that I would actually like.

In 12 years, and lets say 20 regular participants, I have never recieved one single thing off the list. I have recieved random thoughtless items that end up on freecycle/charity shops by Jan 10th. I hate random 'stuff'. In fact, fuck it, this year, everyones getting sweet fuck all, except my other half and little boy cos I lost my job. I might get my parents something off of freecycle, or a 1p ebay auction.

bah humbug...
(, Thu 26 Nov 2009, 14:16, 2 replies)
Easy answer:
As mentioned later in QOTW a reciprocal agreement to buy sod all works in these circumstances.
As someone who can't buy decent presents and has most things under £100 he wants* it's the only sensible thing I can do.

*I'm dull, not wealthy.
(, Thu 26 Nov 2009, 17:56, closed)

That's because most people think that having a wishlist is grabby and rude. My mum did it one year and got an earful from Grandma.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 18:16, closed)

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