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Christmas Gifts

Postby Satya » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Well, Christmas came a little early for me this year.

A user on the site wanted to show their gratitude for it and get me something... So they got me this:

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A giant bottle of Applejack!
Now, I rarely drink, but this is good stuff. =)

What are you hoping to get this year?
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:40 am

That is very cool! It's nice to be appreciated for hard work; I'm sure you deserve it.

Since I don't know what I've gotten this year, besides some candy and Star Wars Christmas ornaments from my work Secret Santa, what I hope to get are picture frames and warm clothes. And breathable clothes for summer. Socks, books...

Yes, I have turned into an old, boring adult. :mrgreen:

Really, I just want to see my family. That is present enough and that I will definitely get to do.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Satya » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:27 pm

That is very cool! It's nice to be appreciated for hard work; I'm sure you deserve it.

Since I don't know what I've gotten this year, besides some candy and Star Wars Christmas ornaments from my work Secret Santa, what I hope to get are picture frames and warm clothes. And breathable clothes for summer. Socks, books...

Yes, I have turned into an old, boring adult. :mrgreen:

Really, I just want to see my family. That is present enough and that I will definitely get to do.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:29 pm

Before we left for my in-laws place, we opened gifts at home.

Two of my best Christmas Gifts so far were these two books:

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Smitten Kitchen speaks for itself.

Saga is an amazing graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan (who wrote Y the Last Man). It's an on-going series and I really, really enjoy it. A great mix of sci-fi and fantasy elements. Epic, but also funny.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:35 pm

Saga is an amazing graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan (who wrote Y the Last Man). It's an on-going series and I really, really enjoy it. A great mix of sci-fi and fantasy elements. Epic, but also funny.

Aaaaand requested from the library. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby wizzard » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:58 pm

My girlfriend and I exchanged gifts early this year. She got me the perfect present:

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It's my first pocket watch, and I absolutely love it! There's an inscription on the front that says "Hours past and future" :-)
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby locke » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:59 pm

First gifts have come through, pretty great so far!

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edit: Yay more people getting in on the smitten kitchen cookbook! I'm making the crispy spicy peanuts recipe for a christmas eve party, great appetizer/snack to have out and ready.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Petra456 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Christmas gifts could stop right now and I would be completely happy. My parents wanted to surprise me with the new phone i've been wanting, but failed to realize if they activate it, my old phone will stop working. So I got that one a little early. Will got me a 6 quart Lodge dutch oven and Lego Harry Potter for XBox, and his Mom got me a glass bowl for my KitchenAid mixer.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby buckshot » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:34 pm

I'm so lucky, my younger girls got me a english made (greener) coin silver pocket flask with my nicname engraved on it, A dear newer friend shipped me a complete pilots seat from a C-119 K that was used in Cambodia and a set of prop hubs and governors for the props I want to rebuild for one of our birds in AK. Theyre as new rebuilt he ,found them in some old USAF warehouse in Germany. I don't deserve such great family n friends! :thumbs:

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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:07 pm

From my husband:
Julian Edelman (Patriots) lady's jersey
cashmere sweater
owl super soft socks
owl scarf
pajamas

From my parents:
grill (really to my husband, but kind of both of us)
owl kitchen timer
traditional yearly puppy ornament(I've gotten a Puppy Love by Hallmark ornament every year for at least the last 15 years.)
pajama set
pink cashmere scarf
soft puppy socks
mickey trivet

From my husband's parents:
chili's gift card
wine cabinet
baby books
maternity clothes gift card
little flashlight
(they also got him club level tickets to the Bobcats/Celtics game in March for both of us to go to!)

From my grandparents:
money

From my husband's aunt/uncle:
melting pot gift card
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby thoughtreader » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:49 pm

My lovely husband got me a KITCHENAID MIXER!!!!!

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Postby jotabe » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:49 pm

My lovely husband got me a KITCHENAID MIXER!!!!!
But... all places that give you recommendations about making gifts to women say women hate getting house appliances! :shock:

It's in the internet, it must be true!

(Personally, i would love to get that one :D congrats!)
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby thoughtreader » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:30 am

But... all places that give you recommendations about making gifts to women say women hate getting house appliances! :shock:
Chris can buy me appliances as a gift as long as they aren't for cleaning, and something I've asked for. For example my amazing belgian waffle maker and this awesomeness that it the kitchenaid mixer.
Now I know some women would angry and offended if their husband/boyfriend gave them an appliance but I love to cook and Chris likes to give "functional gifts" I will never be gifted jewelry and rarely get flowers less than 5 times in the 8 years we have been together. But he buys me really well thought out gifts that I use over and over.
So as far as giving a woman an appliance. I think its fine but asking first is a good idea. when he bought me the first one he came to me a month before my birthday and said
"I think I know what I want to get you for your birthday but everyone says I'm not supposed to buy a girl an appliance"
" is it one that I want?"
"Yes"
"will I use it to clean?
"no"
" then screw everyone and get it for me. you always get me great gifts so I'm sure I'll love it"

and I did

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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:39 am

My lovely husband got me a KITCHENAID MIXER!!!!!
WOO! What color?

My parents got me a Super Nintendo!!! I can't believe how much i've missed Mario : )
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby thoughtreader » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:12 am

Classic white, he couldn't justify spending an extra $100 for pretty blue I I get pretty white. :D

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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby steph » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:32 pm

Steph:
Cupcake Carrier
Toaster that will toast consistently!
A cute apron
Cool vest to wear after I don't have a belly

Brian:
Eye Patch
Pirate House Key
Steampunk Spare Pockets
Lego LOTR for Wii

Tyler:
Evertaster (Novel written by a college friend of Brian's)
Starstuff locket (So he can be Peter Pan)
LOTR legos
Hot Wheels Tracks

Brayden:
Lego Dragon Game
Darth Vader Costume
Utility Kilt (made by my very talented friend so he could have one like Daddy!)
Booster Seat for the car

Kinley:
Tea Set
Pink Legos
Minnie Mouse play set
Furreal Kitten

From Santa, we got a Kindle Fire! I got some flavoring oils, Brian got a couple of Cuppows, Tyler got a new Enze (his lost stuffed animal), Brayden got a puppy night light, and Kinley got nail polish. (All of that among lots of other things from Santa....I'm just mentioning the highlight.)

It was a wonderful Christmas Morning!
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Luet » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Steph:
Toaster that will toast consistently!
I just ordered myself a good toaster oven that toasts consistently (my mom and SIL have the same model). It was expensive but hopefully worth it. My current, cheapy toaster oven really sucks and I use it every day!
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:43 pm

That looks so cool! I kind of want one for me. :mrgreen:

Also, some of the aprons on that site are freaking adorable; I wouldn't have much use for one but if I ever do, I'll try to remember to look there.
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:46 pm

My lovely husband got me a KITCHENAID MIXER!!!!!
But... all places that give you recommendations about making gifts to women say women hate getting house appliances! :shock:
This is actually the first year the majority of my gifts haven't been kitchen related. I did get a cook book and a dutch oven, but those are perfect gifts for me. My family knows I love to cook, and it just makes sense to get me what I love.

Steph, your apron is adorable. I love my apron so much I have a hard time cooking with it on because I don't want to get stuff all over it (I know, that's what it's for)!
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Jayelle » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:45 pm

I got an e-reader! It's a Kobo Mini (which I think is a Canadian thing). I was totally floored that my brother-in-law got it for me. So awesome.

Our house (when we get back home) will be flooded with ponies. Ginny got her Applejack and the three Cutie Mark Crusaders and my sister-in-law gave Maggie the little Canterlot train with Pinkie Pie. That rounds out our pony collection - we now have all of the main six in actual hasbro toy (not McD's), plus Princess Celestia and the aforementioned Crusaders. I think I'm more happy about it then the kids are. :)
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Satya » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:30 am

my total haul:

bottle of Applejack
an Applejack poster - http://imgur.com/k22VR" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
an Applejack decal
copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum
3500 Riot Points (for League of Legends)
A Tristana skin (for League of Legends)
Morgana (for League of Legends)
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby neo-dragon » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:51 am

- The complete series of Babylon 5 (one of the greatest science fiction televisions series of all time)
- Clothes
- $150 amazon gift certificate
- A whole lot of chocolates, homemade cookies, 3 mugs, and various other small gifts from students
- I also got a new touchscreen Windows 8 laptop a few weeks ago as a gift to myself.

But as they say, 'tis better to give than receive, and I really enjoyed giving my brother a Nexus 7.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:37 pm

Man, my room currently looks like a retail store exploded in it.

I got:

Quilt
Fuzzy/soft blanket
Decorative pillow
13 picture frames
3 scarves
5 sweater-y things
A Santa/Christmas beanie
S1 Once Upon a Time
S1 Walking Dead
Walking Dead Compendium 1
Star Wars book adaptation of episodes 4-6
Lightsaber umbrella
2 packs of Sharpies
Stamp & ink
SW lunch box
Yoda mug and hot cocoa
Silver tea set
Movie pass to Les Mis
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:06 pm

-Yoda mug
-Chewbacca mug
-Skyrim for Xbox 360
-Assassin's Creed 3 for Xbox 360
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pajamas
-Super Mario Brothers 3 t-shirt
-Summer Knight (Book 4 of The Dresden Files)
-How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
-The Gate Thief pre-order
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:08 pm

We got the same Yoda mug! I know this because I saw a picture of yours on Facebook.
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:47 pm

We got the same Yoda mug! I know this because I saw a picture of yours on Facebook.
Yay! Matching mugs!
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby wizzard » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:06 pm

Ooh, I want a Yoda mug!

I got:
-Batman Begins BluRay
-Moonrise Kingdom BluRay
-Smallworld: Underground
-A carving knife
-Skyrim: Hearthfire on Steam
-A bottle of Oban 14 year scotch
-A sister-in-law! (and hopefully nieces and nephews soon :) )
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Postby steph » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:30 pm

I love my apron so much I have a hard time cooking with it on because I don't want to get stuff all over it (I know, that's what it's for)!
I got over this by building my apron wardrobe. I have 6-7 cute ones, so now I can feel comfortable using them and know that I can get another cute one if I ruin one! :)
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby Petra456 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:25 am

I forgot to post everything in here!

Super Nintendo with Super Mario World and Super Mario All-stars.
Glass bowl for my KitchenAid.
A brunch cook book.
Lodge Dutch oven.
A little pizza cutter, potato peeler, and kitchen timer from my Nephew (he gets to pick out the presents himself, and I love that he knows me so well!).
Adventure Time season one.
A cust snowman/owl mug.
Lego Harry Potter (years 1-4) for XBox.
My new phone.
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Postby fawkes » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:59 pm

I just opened my last gift: a Doctor Who mug with disappearing TARDIS ^_^
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Socks! Yay socks!

I was also given some clothes from both sets of parents, chocolate letters (from myself), a bottle of 12-year Glenfiddich (mmmmm), and some awesome handmade stuff from my sister. There's 7 of us siblings now, counting spouses, and we felt we were all getting a bit old to *need* to receive expensive gifts from each other, so we decided it was handmade year, and we drew names. I was given some homemade Christmas Cream (aka Baileys, but better), lemony bath salts, and homemade lip balm. I have awesome family. :D
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Re: Christmas Gifts

Postby owllover » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:31 pm

I got an new Ender's Game poster which was cool. A couple dishes and an owl mug that is awesome.
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