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Old 11-23-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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So I have 50 dollars in my bank to spend on gifts for five people-dad, mom, sister, brother, grandma.

15 dollars for each parent. I would spend 30 dollars on one parent and have my sister do the other, but my sister is being honory this year and doesnt want to spend alot of money on my parents.

10 dollars for sister

5 dollars for my grandma

5 dollars for my brother

My brother and grandma aren't getting me a gift because they don't have cash that's why they are the least. My sister is getting me an Itunes gift card.

I am getting my brother a comic book, see's candy for my grandma, and I need ideas for my sister and my parents.

Thanks. Also, should I be asking my parents for clothes for christmas is that something parents should usually get for their kids? And Im usually cheap when it comes to clothes.

And is black friday the best day to look for gifts?
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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So I have 50 dollars in my bank to spend on gifts for five people-dad, mom, sister, brother, grandma.

15 dollars for each parent. I would spend 30 dollars on one parent and have my sister do the other, but my sister is being honory this year and doesnt want to spend alot of money on my parents.

10 dollars for sister

5 dollars for my grandma

5 dollars for my brother

My brother and grandma aren't getting me a gift because they don't have cash that's why they are the least. My sister is getting me an Itunes gift card.

I am getting my brother a comic book, see's candy for my grandma, and I need ideas for my sister and my parents.

Thanks. Also, should I be asking my parents for clothes for christmas is that something parents should usually get for their kids? And Im usually cheap when it comes to clothes.

And is black friday the best day to look for gifts?
Get your parents a gift card to their favorite restaurant, favorite store, or a movie theater. It may not cover the entire bill but they can use it towards a purchase.

For you sister; a photo frame, book, cute stuffed animal, or gift card for the movie theater.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Was thinking a gift card to the mall for my sister. Tickets to a play for my parents. Comic book for my brother. See's candy for my grandma.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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Get them gift certificates to the $5 dollar store.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:02 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Why do you have to by individual gifts for each person? I used to feel that way when I was very young. But budgetary constraints prevented that option. I started making food gifts for everyone.
They went over big, and remains a tradition today, even though I'm better off financially.
Plus, each person had enough to share with the others.
Mom got quiche.
Dad got eggplant parm.
1 brother got a cheesecake.
2nd brother got my famous spinach balls.
The dog got sneaky mouthfuls from everybody. (lol!)
The effort was priceless. The gift was cheap in comparison.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Why do you have to by individual gifts for each person? I used to feel that way when I was very young. But budgetary constraints prevented that option. I started making food gifts for everyone.
They went over big, and remains a tradition today, even though I'm better off financially.
Plus, each person had enough to share with the others.
Mom got quiche.
Dad got eggplant parm.
1 brother got a cheesecake.
2nd brother got my famous spinach balls.
The dog got sneaky mouthfuls from everybody. (lol!)
The effort was priceless. The gift was cheap in comparison.
i love this idea.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I agree, rather than buy cheap, worthless "things" - give them something you've made, do you have a talent? decorate a picture frame, draw a picture, bake something, enlarge a treasured photo and present that to them........
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I agree, rather than buy cheap, worthless "things" - give them something you've made, do you have a talent? decorate a picture frame, draw a picture, bake something, enlarge a treasured photo and present that to them........
Well my brother likes comic books, grandma likes See's Candy, and sister likes the mall. And my sister and I agreed on getting my parents tickets to the Spirit of Wine event in our area and it's only 2 hrs long and 15 min from our house.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Unless you are about 8-10-12, $5 dollars or so doesn't generally buy anything worth anything. I thought you said your sister backed out of giving? Presumably these people are all adults and understand if the economy constrains one from buying something? MAKE grandma some candy, I can't imagine parents expecting a gift from someone that it sounds like has NO money. Be creative! offer to wash their car, vacuum the house, something... you can make up a nice card and spell out what you'll offer.

Guess the bottom line is: are you a child or an adult?
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Unless you are about 8-10-12, $5 dollars or so doesn't generally buy anything worth anything. I thought you said your sister backed out of giving? Presumably these people are all adults and understand if the economy constrains one from buying something? MAKE grandma some candy, I can't imagine parents expecting a gift from someone that it sounds like has NO money. Be creative! offer to wash their car, vacuum the house, something... you can make up a nice card and spell out what you'll offer.

Guess the bottom line is: are you a child or an adult?
I'm an adult in college. My sister ended up backing out again, so I'm back to getting them both tickets for a play. Like I said I have fifty dollars to spend. Next Holiday season is a mystery though. Hopefully I'll be able to get a job at the college I'm going to.
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