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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry Christmas Darling View Post
    Glad we weren't the only ones.

    By the way, I was eventually invited to the wedding and went.
    That's good to hear, Merry....
    Merry Christmas to all...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry Christmas Darling View Post
    Glad we weren't the only ones.

    By the way, I was eventually invited to the wedding and went.

    That's a relief. Those are BEAUTIFUL ornaments, and as someone who has JUST STARTED collecting vintage ornaments, I can say that they would indeed make a lovley gift!

    As for the topic of this thread - my Husband and I buy eachother gifts, I LOVE the surprise, and he's really good at picking out things I'd LOVE
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    well I'm not married but my boyfriend and I buy eachother gifts
    It's just special to give someone close to you
    When it seems the magic slipped away...
    We find it all again on Christmas Day
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    *Seeing isn't believing.Believing is seeing.*

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    The link actually took me to an unrelated article but I initially assumed the quote meant that people were inclined to buy themselves gifts in addition to their holiday purchases during shopping (a pair of boots for so and so, a jacket for myself. A new set of pots and pans for this person, a new radio for myself. etc)

    I am unmarried but generally buy the gift for my girlfriend -- I suppose it may be different when we share a budget and bank account but, for the time being, it works well.
    "I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezziwig View Post
    The link actually took me to an unrelated article but I initially assumed the quote meant that people were inclined to buy themselves gifts in addition to their holiday purchases during shopping (a pair of boots for so and so, a jacket for myself. A new set of pots and pans for this person, a new radio for myself. etc)

    I am unmarried but generally buy the gift for my girlfriend -- I suppose it may be different when we share a budget and bank account but, for the time being, it works well.
    Holiday gifts: What women want, men don't give

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
    When it comes to gifts, it's not the thought that counts. At least, not in America's wealthiest households.
    Two-thirds of affluent American women want gift cards. But less than a fifth of men will give it to them, according to a report from American Express Publishing and the Harrison Group out Thursday.

    Instead, 70% of women are gifted clothing or jewelry.

    A survey of 625 households that represent the top 10% of the nation's wage earners found a wide gap between what people want and what they will actually get.
    http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/18/pf/h...men/index.html

    According to the article women don't buy what men really want either.

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