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Old 12-09-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Your hog is only 4 inches? Dang. I feel sorry for you.

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I'd get her a 4 inch *****.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Incognito
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Your hog is only 4 inches? Dang. I feel sorry for you.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Get her a fruitcake, the nasty kind.

Re-gift a nasty fruitcake you've gotten from someone... or some equally awful gift.

I bet he could get a good deal on those hiking socks and the opened box of dog biscuits.

You're funny!

All kidding aside,... it doesn't matter what you give to some people they won't appreciate it and it won't be enough. So, why try?

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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why do people feel obliged to give presents during the holidays?
thats silly.
especially to someone who dislikes you.

tho i might try to mend the relationship, i would not waste my money on the person until i felt that they would appreciate anything i did for them. i'd try to make peace and maybe later if i felt (without a doubt) that i wanted to give them something, or do something for/with them, i would.

right now you have a doubt. its there for a reason. follow your instincts. you are not being a scrooge. being a scrooge would mean not giving said relatives kids anything for cristmas based on their parents behavior towards you. in this situation, wait till the relationship is good. then revisit the idea of giving gifts.

in the meantime a nice card will do.

if i have to give gifts, they are maningful gifts. but usually i dont wait for the holidays to do that.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No, don't get her anything.

Not just b/c she is a envious losery sad little hater.

But b/c we should give and receive gifts as gestures of thoughtfulness and consideration. Whatever you get her is going to be devoid of those things as you've done it out of duty and with resentment.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If it is something that ya` all have done in the past, then its not your problem, that she has a problem, right?
so...continue on.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Give her a nicely wrapped gift with a cobra inside
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Get her something cheap or maybe a hand me down wrapped nicely.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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Since giving is supposed to be from the heart and your heart obviously isn't in it, wouldn't doing it make you feel phoney? It would me. Do they have children? Just buy for them. Or, if I understood correctly, it's your wife's brother, right? Let her buy him a gift just from her if she wants to. I don't like my brother-in-law b'c of his phoniness so rather than be fake, I just buy my sister a present.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Be the bigger person. Go to Walmart and get the family a tin of popcorn!
Excellent! A group sized gift.
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