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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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Proper Crimbo
The first year me and Himself were together I went abit mad - I bought him a Macbook. I saved for months and months to buy it but the look on his face when he opened it and realised what it was was priceless. It's even more fun for me when he's opening his pressies because he absolutely does not know what it is till the very last second even when the wrapping is off and the box is opened, because he's totally blind. I love the long drawn out surprise, I love seeing his face as he's giving the item a good fondle (fnar). I love his expression when he figures out what it is. I can't see shit either (though significantly more than he can) so I have to sit close to see his face - which can lead to breaks for sexytiem in the present opening procedure that can make the whole thing last all afternoon. ;)

This year he's got his own back on me in the saving up stakes - I just found out he has been saving up all year with the view to buying us the most luxury food we can find for Christmas dinner and the holiday period.

I however have been utterly, utterly broke this year and feel utterly shitty that I won't be able to contribute to the festivities. He's banned me from buying him the thing he really wants because he knows I can't afford it and it would weigh my credit card down, so I am stumped as to what to get him. All the gadgets and games and gizmos that you could buy for a sighted person are mostly useless for him.

However, not wishing to make you reach for your sick buckets, I know that whatever is wrapped up under the tree this year won't matter, because the best Christmas present I could want since I've been with him has been waking up to a cuddle on Christmas morning and listening to some radio 7 or radio 4 comedy Christmas special whilst eating breakfast with our two stupid lovely dogs on the bed. We don't have children and don't want them, so the dogs are the family that we spoil at Christmas. And like children often are, they will be more interested in playing with the wrapping of their presents than the presents themselves.

Happy days. I hope ya'll are as happy as we are this Christmas.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 0:10, closed)
You guys are
fucking awesome! I may have sicked up a little reading that but it was rather lovely!
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 2:04, closed)
Awww!
Such a sweet post..

*soppy click*
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 9:12, closed)
Have a click for lovelyness
and hopefully less dog slobber this year.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 10:17, closed)
seriously
I cant help but get misty
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 10:19, closed)
Just found the rest of your posts.
All completely ace.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 10:25, closed)

You guys are what Christmas is all about. Hope you have a great one!
Clicky click
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 10:50, closed)
The tears
...are running down my brutal HGV driver's cheeks as I read this.

Have a click for making me feel all warm.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 12:31, closed)
* clicks and clicks and clicks *

(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 17:01, closed)
That's uber-lully :D
*clicks for a Merry Christmas*
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 17:45, closed)
Topper!
I'll be spending xmas day out with my dogs.

Family? Bollocks. Dogs win.
(, Sat 28 Nov 2009, 21:02, closed)
I hate any Christmas that starts in September
But your Christmas morning sounds like my kind of fun. Please pardon my sniffle.
(, Sun 29 Nov 2009, 11:42, closed)
Proper Crimbo indeed
This is wonderful. Hope you have a really great Christmas Day - judging by this post that's pretty much assured. Click!
(, Tue 1 Dec 2009, 13:31, closed)
Aaaaw, you is all lovely peeps
Thankyou for the good wishes - and to you and yours also.

Well, I ordered the thing he banned me from buying - I thought fuck it, it's only money and that's what credit cards are for (ulp !) I can do without in the new year for abit, pay it off.
He'll feckin kill me but I know he really really wants one because he's been talking about getting one for over a year. Lack of money has stopped him - yet he could have put towards one with the money he saved for our Christmas foodie goodies, so how can I not get it for him, knowing that he could have bought the thing he really wants but didn't because he wanted to spend the money on us and the dogs ?
www.humanware.com/en-united_kingdom/products/blindness/talking_gps/trekker_breeze/_details/id_101/trekker_breeze.html
This is said thing. He has something not dissimilar (made by the same company, he's still paying it off) but it is four years old and bits of it are not working anymore, like the speaker connection - which is kinda vital ! - and intermittently, the gps receiver - again rather integral. lol. We rely on that thing to let us know where to get off the bus and shit, so (you can tell I'm justifying buying him a replacement) it makes sense to have one that actually works all the time, not just sometimes.

Here's hoping I don't get swatted about the head (albeit gently) too much when he figures out what it is. :)
(, Thu 3 Dec 2009, 10:19, closed)

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