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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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I'm a nightmare to buy prezzies for
I dont like girly things, ie/ shoes, bags, make up, bath smellies, gold, diamonds, etc.
I make jewellery, but cant stand wearing it, so no point in giving me that.
And dont even think of buying lacy sexy underwear, unless you are prepared to wear it yourself.
I hate useless ornaments that just gather dust.
Cant stand cuddly toys.
Buy me a designer bit of clothing and i'll have ripped it or burnt a hole in it within seconds of putting it on.
Posh meal in a swanky restaurant? forget it, fish and chips on the beach with a bottle of rum is perfect.
I like to think i'm low maintenance, but I feel others think I'm an awkward PITA.
Perhaps the perfect present for me would be an injection of the 'girly' gene.
Until then, candles, I can never have enough candles, burn them all day and all night.
What do i give people?
Unless something specific has been hinted at they will get usually home made stuff.
Fruit liquours with an explosive alcohol content, home made chocolates, jewellery, something hand sewn or painted or carved.
I love the personal touch.

The best present I was ever given was a week in the woods with Ray Mears, and one of his fabulous hand made woodlore knives.
If my flat was burning, that knife would be the first thing I grabbed.
(, Fri 27 Nov 2009, 21:54, 5 replies)
ray ray
a week in the woods with ray mears sounds great, and handling his knife definitely sounds like fun

i went to a talk by ray mears in aberystwyth once, but there were several hundred people there so we didn't have the privacy

i wonder how many people would react well to receiving ray for christmas
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 0:01, closed)
Ray Mears in Aberystwyth
Was this somewhen in 2005, for a Microsoft/BG Challenge?
(, Sun 29 Nov 2009, 20:46, closed)
Me too
But it makes receiving presents more fun - I'm always excited to see what other people come up with because I'd have no idea what to get for me!
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 5:53, closed)
A week in the woods with Ray Mears sounds wonderful.
As long as I don't have to eat Witchety grubs.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 7:41, closed)
oh and
A group of us spent Millenium eve in the woods with him too :)
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 12:45, closed)

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