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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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This year
I'm knitting a scarf for my brother, since it's his turn to have one knitted for him. He usually gets me really thoughtful presents for Christmas so I think he deserves a handmade scarf.
Not so an ex boyfriend of mine. One year I knitted him a scarf and it took me aaaaages. The wool was quite expensive (£5 a ball, 5 balls, plus new needles) and it looked amazing.
In return he bought me a DVD of a show I didn't even like and that *I'd told him I didn't like* that cost about £10. It was wrapped in tin foil. It was a very selfish gift because he liked the show and I didn't. And it didn't even work!
If you want a handy guide what not to get your loved one, here are a few examples of 'gifts' he gave me.
1. A bag of chocolates that he then ate most of. Just buy an extra bag for you if you know you want some!
2. Underwear that didn't fit, after I told him repeatedly and even wrote down what size I was. That extra 'A' was not a spelling mistake!
3. The conductor's score for an orchestral piece of music. WHAT THE FLAMING HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT. Retard. I cannot play 20 instruments at once, nor do I have a pet orchestra to conduct, so why did he buy it?? Was I supposed to imagine the different parts in my head?
(, Wed 2 Dec 2009, 22:05, 4 replies)
I'm not knocking the effort involved in knitting a scarf, but probably wasn't seen as an outstanding gift by your boyfriend either. He'd probably rather of got a DVD or maybe even a new videogame.

Just as an addendum to your 'handy guide'.
(, Thu 3 Dec 2009, 9:36, closed)
The point is
I put in 10000 times more effort than he did.

Besides, he loved the scarf, and I asked him what he wanted for christmas he didn't say a new videogame or a dvd, he said 'a doctor who scarf'.
(, Thu 3 Dec 2009, 13:53, closed)
How huge was this scarf?
It must have been 25 gram balls or a gigantic man to require such amount of yarn. That said, since knitting became fashionable the price of wool has tripled.

/sounding like the elderly here.
(, Thu 3 Dec 2009, 10:55, closed)
It was big
well, the scarf was long. Ex was quite tall, but I wouldn't say 'big'.
(, Thu 3 Dec 2009, 13:56, closed)

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