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    Christmas Gifts 101

    Christmas gift giving should be fun and thoughtful. Thereís absolutely no point whatsoever in buying a Christmas gift that isnít going to delight the recipient, itís a complete waste of your money and time if you buy something that you just havenít thought about, because it will only end up in the bin equivalent to throwing your money down the toilet, basically!

    We present to you the doís and do notís of Christmas gift buying as we have seen through personal and public experience.

    Do:

    Make a list:

    a) Consider who youíd like to buy presents for

    b) Reconsider the first list thinking about whether the people on your list really need a gift from you and will they appreciate it? If the answer to each of the questions is no, then remove them from your Christmas gift buying list.

    Consider your budget:

    a) If youíre lucky enough in these recession stricken times not to have a budget to worry about then we envy you! However, if youíre one of us lowly people you need to consider the pennies (but not too much!)

    b) Search markets and look at the sales on right now, this means you can spread your cash over the year and get some great bargains. Gifts usually have a tendency of getting hugely expensive nearer to Christmas so get your present buying kick started right now.

    Spend time thinking about the recipientsí likes and dislikes:

    a) Have they already got the gift?

    b) Will they be able to use, keep or cherish the Christmas gift you have bought in the present or future?

    c) What are the recipientsí hobbies and interests?

    Go for an unusual gift, something out of the ordinary if you really canít think of anything or if the person you are Christmas gift shopping for has everything they need. Personalised Christmas Gifts make fabulous, fresh gift ideas so thatís something to consider. I found http://www.christmasgifts2u.co.uk

    Look around for Christmas wrapping paper, your local shopping stores will more likely than not have some stock left over from last year, see if you can get your hands on some affordable wrapping paper and gift bags early on.

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    thanks for the insight. I am racking my brain as to what to get for dad. Maybe some wild bird seed for his bird feeders !
    Wishing you many hot cocoa mornings and firesky nights throughout the new year!




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    Quote Originally Posted by onemagicalchristmas View Post
    thanks for the insight. I am racking my brain as to what to get for dad. Maybe some wild bird seed for his bird feeders !
    we made small baskets up for the in-laws, they contained beauty stuff in one for MIL and stuff

    to do with fishing for FIL ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell2 View Post
    we made small baskets up for the in-laws, they contained beauty stuff in one for MIL and stuff

    to do with fishing for FIL ....
    Thats a good idea.
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    Interesting! Buying your loved ones Christmas gifts that remind them of their childhood or a special time in their lives is a wonderful and unique gifts indeed, and there are a number of ways in which you can bring the past back for the sake of putting a smile on their face.

    Thanks for sharing...
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    Interesting. I am thinking of my list now...

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    A Little advice for Giving to the Kids! :-)

    Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~Kin Hubbard


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    Well said.. Thank for the advice.. Merry Christmas..
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    Thanks for the insight. I just thought of a gift idea for my sister. She loves the US Open games so maybe I could find a gift around that.


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    This is awesome. Thanks for the share .

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