I don't want socks! Christmas list suggestions


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Whizzo
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It's that time of year again where your nearest and dearest are saying "have you written a Christmas list yet?"

As usual I tend to buy things if I really want them and have no idea about what to put on my list so I thought I'd open the topic up for suggestions from the floor of possible presents. So post suggestions of items in the reasonable price range (10-20) that you can shove on the list so you don't get the Christmas boxset of smellies or yet another pair of socks!

Here's one from me:

For fans of Assassin's Creed, which is me at least, how about an Altair action figure for tenner from Play? See if the man from the Middle East can stealth kill your Big Daddy on your desktop.
#1 at 12:35:13 - 21/11/2007
HairyArse
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Oooh good thread - I also tend to already own anything I want and so struggle for pressies.

RC Helichopper - I choose you.
#2 at 12:39:17 - 21/11/2007
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#3 at 12:39:53 - 21/11/2007
peej
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I've asked for vouchers or money right across the board. I've warned most of my lot that socks / pants / ANY Simpsons merch will go straight to the charity shop.

/fucking HATES Simpsons shit as chrimbo gifts.

Peej
#4 at 12:45:24 - 21/11/2007
Whizzo
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I used to ask for cash just to save the hassle of getting something I didn't want and then I realised I really missed out on the surprise of what I might have got so I've changed policy to wanting presents.
#5 at 12:55:02 - 21/11/2007
peej
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Mostly this year it's to avoid family buying baby stuff. We've already got a list / plan of stuff to buy and don't really want people jumping to conclusions and buying clothes etc for Mini Peej, so we're just asking for vouchers or dosh. Saves a lot of hassle.

(any AATG dads will know - the minute you have kids - all presents intended for you are actually for your kids - FACT!)

Peej
#6 at 13:00:25 - 21/11/2007
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peej said:(any AATG dads will know - the minute you have kids - all presents intended for you are actually for your kids - FACT!)

And Vice Versa.
#7 at 13:14:21 - 21/11/2007
peej
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Too feckin' right!

/plays with cool Brio train set bits


Peej
#8 at 13:21:51 - 21/11/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:
peej said:(any AATG dads will know - the minute you have kids - all presents intended for you are actually for your kids - FACT!)

And Vice Versa.


Ha that's more like it.
#9 at 13:22:49 - 21/11/2007
Spin Dr Wolf
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A little out of the price bracket i know, but i want one of these !
#10 at 13:35:50 - 21/11/2007
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peej said:Too feckin' right!

/plays with cool Brio train set bits


Peej


Brio train set! Woohoo. My god I loved that train set. I wonder if my mother still has it somewhere...We probably gave it to some friends with sprogs. I graduated to Maerklin after that. Collecting dust at the moment though, no space. Sigh

As for crimbo. Not a clue at the moment. Can't afford anything for the rest of the family either. Ah well.
#11 at 13:37:39 - 21/11/2007
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Man I love Brio train sets.

I'm not allowed vouchers this year :(
#12 at 13:43:15 - 21/11/2007
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P'raps we should list previous christmas atrocities. Like for instance last year I got:

A Simpsons Musical tankard (I don't drink, and I fucking HATE the Simpsons)

A pair of holly-designed silk boxers (which are a bit of a waste of time because by the time I opened them on christmas day I was already dressed so what was the point in giving me a pair of christmas boxer shorts that I can only wear on one day of the fucking year?!)

Paul Smith aftershave (which stank)

A torch with a medical kit inside it. Or was it a medical kit with a torch wrapped around it, I'm not sure.

IKEA vouchers (the nearest IKEA is bloody MILES away and I hate their stuff)

A cardigan. Nylon. Weird design all over it. Looks like something Val Doonican wouldn't even touch with a barge pole)


Peej
#13 at 13:55:56 - 21/11/2007
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Last year I had some of the best presents I've recieved in years - I simply said to my family to buy me a book, CD or DVD that they really liked but thought I might not have read/heard/seen. I got a clutch of fantastic books and CD's, and, er, a Michael Buble CD (hey, it wasn't a total success ;)).

Saved me the pain of having to come up with a list, saved my family the pain of trying to find something I might like, got me a load of interesting stuff I probably wouldn't have taken any interest in otherwise.

Planning on doing the same this year, tbh.
#14 at 17:32:50 - 21/11/2007
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I refuse to make lists, I get the same things every year anyway. :)
I'm looking forward to one or two new books, a calendar and a voucher (most likely for a book).
#15 at 17:43:02 - 21/11/2007
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One year my batshit insane mum bought me a Corby Trouser Press.

When I was younger, I always used to get a novelty cassette holder, some hankies, socks and whatever, all at the expense of the books I actually wanted :(
#16 at 17:54:27 - 21/11/2007
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I quite like the idea of books and CD's. Need to give my music collection a bit of shot in the arm. Would be interesting to see what comes up.

I'm scared this year, my mother has taken up knitting in a big way.
#17 at 18:36:57 - 21/11/2007
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#18 at 18:39:58 - 21/11/2007
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Total rip-off, but I quite fancy it for some reason.

Also, a set of jeweller's screwdrivers (for the next time I have to open some microscopic electronic gadget or change fans on my graphics card).
#19 at 18:43:05 - 21/11/2007
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Spin Dr Wolf said:A little out of the price bracket i know, but i want one of these !

Damn, that is cool.

I have very few people who I buy for/receive from at Christmas, thus they know me better than a random aunt who I never see, and generally buy me good gifts.
#20 at 19:26:44 - 21/11/2007
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nekotcha said:Last year I had some of the best presents I've recieved in years - I simply said to my family to buy me a book, CD or DVD that they really liked but thought I might not have read/heard/seen.

We do a similar thing, but in reverse: set a stupidly small spending limit (10-20), and specify NO DVDs, CDs or books. This forces random (and hopefully fun) gift ideas, and avoids the traumas of trying to avoid ending up with multiple copies of the same game / film / etc. It's worked quite well so far.
#21 at 19:31:12 - 21/11/2007
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You should ask for some of those slipper socks. There are the shit.
#22 at 19:50:02 - 21/11/2007
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billdoor said:One year my batshit insane mum bought me a Corby Trouser Press.


Blimey! Can you get those if you're not a hotel?

Also, did you take it apart because you were bored and then couldn't put it back together again?
#23 at 21:10:07 - 21/11/2007
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I wept at the total waste of money. I have a 34inch inside leg, the trouser press is considerably smaller, so I could, if I wanted to, press about 2/3rds of my trouser.

Someone needed to make my mum aware of gift receipts :D
#24 at 09:11:39 - 22/11/2007
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quedex said:
We do a similar thing, but in reverse: set a stupidly small spending limit (10-20), and specify NO DVDs, CDs or books.

I threatened to take down my Amazon Wish List this year because all I got last Christmas were books, CDs and DVDs. It probably sounds a bit ungrateful, 'cos at least they were all things I wanted, but I buy so many anyway that they didn't really feel like gifts. Would rather have had something stupid and fun that I could put in the charity bag come January.

Anyway, I got moaned at when I mentioned it so the Wishlist still stands. Oh, and my partner's banned everyone from buying me Lego... :(
#25 at 10:07:41 - 22/11/2007
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I do want socks, there's holes in all of mine. And not the part your foot is meant to go into.

I already got my main pressie (engagement ring, w00t!) but if anyone who is going to buy me a pressie happens to read this (unlikely) I'd like a Lomo camera, an 80GB iPod, a silver ring with a heart-shaped stone (of any colour) and sewing stuff like fabric with nice patterns.

Oh and for someone to pay for term 2 of my portuguese class would be nice, it's only about 135 :D

I am absolutely baffled as to what to get Rutty though. I've got him a few bits and pieces but still need a 'main' present.

Edit: I love my amazon wishlist. I put stuff on there that I want but can't justify buying for myself. Last year and this year my mum in law ordered stuff for me from there.
#26 at 14:43:10 - 22/11/2007

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