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I have shopped at the ATM for years (for all except parents, grandparents, and hubby). With the kids all older and financially independent, and some of them having young children of their own, I am back to gift buying. :badwords:  I am hoping to accomplish it all via the internet!


 

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I do most of my Christmas shopping at the ATM. They can buy whatever they want.

 

Though I do make beef jerky for my brothers and nephew. Would probably do it more often if my dehydrator wasn't such a PITA to clean.

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15 minutes ago, Koko said:

I do most of my Christmas shopping at the ATM. They can buy whatever they want.

 

Christmas prepaid Visa gift card exchange with my brother is almost a tradition

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2 hours ago, devnull said:

 

Christmas prepaid Visa gift card exchange with my brother is almost a tradition

 

Why?  Just keep the money.

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17 hours ago, Ann said:

Who does it? You? Your spouse? Joint effort? How many do you get gifts for? Do you buy? Homemade? In kind (say, baby sitting or cleaning services)?  🎁

The Black Friday 2021 thread starts here if you need help.

'Tis the season. 

 

I usually make gifts in the wood shop.  Lots of pens, some bowls, made my brother-in-law a desktop valet several years ago.

 

For my wife...usually, I buy her a new vacuum cleaner.  Each year she asks for a new vacuum cleaner.  I don't know why she needs a new vacuum cleaner every year.  We have about twelve vacuum cleaners in the house.

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7 minutes ago, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

For my wife...usually, I buy her a new vacuum cleaner.  Each year she asks for a new vacuum cleaner.  I don't know why she needs a new vacuum cleaner every year.  We have about twelve vacuum cleaners in the house.

 

This is called "addiction." 😄

 

I have the same vacuum my ex gave to me when we split up that is 15 years old. 

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1 minute ago, Seasons1992 said:

 

This is called "addiction." 😄

 

I have the same vacuum my ex gave to me when we split up that is 15 years old. 

 

It's called "This vacuum cleaner doesn't pick up all the cat fur. I need a new one."

 

It's a combination of OCD - all the cat fur must be picked up, which is impossible - and a lack of realization that vacuums need to be occasionally cleaned.

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Just now, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

It's called "This vacuum cleaner doesn't pick up all the cat fur. I need a new one."

 

It's a combination of OCD - all the cat fur must be picked up, which is impossible - and a lack of realization that vacuums need to be occasionally cleaned.

 

Machines need maintenance. Vacuums are gross when left to their own devices!

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9 minutes ago, Seasons1992 said:

 

Machines need maintenance. Vacuums are gross when left to their own devices!

 

I'm not going to say that I've cleaned a vacuum brush with a blowtorch.

 

But I've thought about it.  I mean, it's not like we don't have spares in the house...

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43 minutes ago, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

For my wife...usually, I buy her a new vacuum cleaner.  Each year she asks for a new vacuum cleaner.  I don't know why she needs a new vacuum cleaner every year.  We have about twelve vacuum cleaners in the house.

 

If my husband bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas,  it would be the last one he ever celebrated.  :classic_dry:

 

I'm surprised you wife hasn't found one she likes with owning that many.

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1 minute ago, Ann said:

 

If my husband bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas,  it would be the last one he ever celebrated.  :classic_dry:

 

I'm surprised you wife hasn't found one she likes with owning that many.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ann said:

 

If my husband bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas,  it would be the last one he ever celebrated.  :classic_dry:

 

I'm surprised you wife hasn't found one she likes with owning that many.

 

We have...odd...arguments.

 

I want a new vacuum for Christmas.

 

"Can I get you something nice?  Diamonds, jewelry.  A new robe or slippers to keep you warm?  Don't you want something you can enjoy?"

 

No, I want a new vacuum cleaner.

 

We're not normal.

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On 11/23/2021 at 2:12 PM, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

We have...odd...arguments.

 

I want a new vacuum for Christmas.

 

"Can I get you something nice?  Diamonds, jewelry.  A new robe or slippers to keep you warm?  Don't you want something you can enjoy?"

 

No, I want a new vacuum cleaner.

 

We're not normal.

 

There is no normal in marriage.  There is only a continuum that stretches for miles with no answers, only questions when seeking a place among the adjacent elements of the marriage concept.

 

 

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On 11/23/2021 at 1:07 PM, Ann said:

 

If my husband bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas,  it would be the last one he ever celebrated.  :classic_dry:

 

I'm surprised you wife hasn't found one she likes with owning that many.

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On 11/23/2021 at 2:12 PM, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

We have...odd...arguments.

 

I want a new vacuum for Christmas.

 

"Can I get you something nice?  Diamonds, jewelry.  A new robe or slippers to keep you warm?  Don't you want something you can enjoy?"

 

No, I want a new vacuum cleaner.

 

We're not normal.

100% my wife! She is all about being  practical. Got her a new microwave one year. We started our marriage 30 years ago making 6.50 an hour. We learned to be happy with the small things and really appreciate the big things now. 

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For many, many years my Christmas shopping tradition was to get my ass out of bed on Christmas Eve and hit the mall by 8am.   One year did it all (for like 8 people) in 45 minutes.

 

Then I morphed into a simpler process:  the liquor store.

 

Now, it's all Amazon all the time.  

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