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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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It was a few years ago...
When the kids wake up on Christmas morning we have a tradition of firstly giving them a small stocking filled with inexpensive nick-nacks that they open whilst sat on our bed. Once they have opened the dozen or so small packages we then go downstairs for the big boxes and expensive stuff.

wavy lines thingy .....

It was Christmas morning quite a few years ago, our son was 4 our daughter 2 and a half, and they were sat on the end of the bed with their little stockings, very very excited. It took about half an hour for them to open their presents, felt tip pens, yoyo's, Thomas the tank engine / Teletubbies pants and socks etc, total value about £15.

I was recording everything so we could show the grand parents later that day. Once they had finished opening, they carefully put everything back in their stockings and went and started drawing christmas pictures in their bedrooms. That was it. As far as they were concerned that was Christmas done, and they were over the moon with what they had. Completely unaware of the overpriced and over-hyped boxes and boxes of stuff downstairs under the tree.

I still watch the video now when I need cheering up.
(, Fri 27 Nov 2009, 13:57, 2 replies)
I remember Christmas with my nephew when he was about that age.
He would be absolutely stunned and thrilled to bits at the amount of presents he got.
(, Fri 27 Nov 2009, 14:07, closed)
Bugger ain't it
Did exactly the same when the eldest was 5, he opened his stocking got really chuffed with the Top Trumps, satsuma etc. and just started playing with it all and that was when we realised that we, sorry Santa, could have saved a fucking fortune on the large untouched fussball table he hadn't noticed yet. Lesson learned. Now he gets to spend an hour in the daylight and out of the pit of snakes...only an hour mind!
(, Fri 27 Nov 2009, 14:26, closed)

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