#1 Posted by poveren (86 posts) -

So who's getting what for their friends/family? With the family expanding a couple of years ago by a few step-brothers/sisters and their parents, I need to get a whole bunch of ~$50 presents. While I can go with something banal like gift cards or booze I thought I'd ask my fellow bombers first.

#2 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

IV bags.

#3 Posted by Levius (1204 posts) -

Money for an iPhone contract and a 32gb vita memory card.

#4 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

@AmatureIdiot said:

Money for an iPhone contract and a 32gb vita memory card.

Man, and I thought I had a funny answer. Well played, sir.

#5 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -
  • Mum: Watch
  • Dad: Bunch of Blu-Rays
  • Younger Brother: The Hobbit, Silmarillion and Children of Hurin
  • Youngest Brother: Halo 4
  • Nan on my Mum's side: MP3 player
  • Nan on my Dad's side: Kindle (not Paperwhite)

What I would recommend is try and get them talking about as many different topics as possible and pick up as much information as you can. So, my Nan talked about how hard it is to see the screen on her current MP3 player, so I'm buying one that has a larger screen, as an example. My Dad recently just said he set up an HD projector with a Blu-Ray player, so that was easy.

#6 Posted by JohnstonThistle (42 posts) -

Balls.

#7 Posted by poveren (86 posts) -

One of my step-brothers is a goth tattoo artist, I'm stumped as far as him.

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (12294 posts) -

2013?

#9 Posted by Icemo (656 posts) -

Luckily all I need to buy is a toy for my godchild. But damn it's hard to find a cool robot for a 1,5 years old that wouldn't break immediately. Most of the toys I found were intended for over 3 year olds. I guess I'll have to settle for a boring plush toy. At least that won't break when he throws it all around.

#10 Posted by Levius (1204 posts) -

@Winternet said:

@AmatureIdiot said:

Money for an iPhone contract and a 32gb vita memory card.

Man, and I thought I had a funny answer. Well played, sir.

Want to know the funniest thing? I read the thread wrong, that's what I'm getting. I fully accept I make bad decisions.

#11 Posted by Grilledcheez (3955 posts) -

I bought my mom a blu ray player and her husband the Dark Knight Trilogy on blu ray to go with it. Now I just have a couple people to buy for!

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Why is this thread about next year's Christmas?

#13 Posted by JacDG (2128 posts) -

I have no idea, all my mothers wishes are kind of expensive, and as a 20-year old student I haven't got a lot of money, I'll probably buy some baking equipment since that is her main hobby.

#14 Posted by CaLe (4039 posts) -

Robe. Kettle. Therapeutic Muscle Massager.

#15 Posted by poveren (86 posts) -

@BeachThunder: Like madden 2013, nhl 2013, etc current season is a year ahead

#16 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (522 posts) -

I got my wife one of the new Kindle Paperwhites, because she reads a lot and the backlight is a huge bonus for her. Plus, we are Prime subscribers and have access to the lending library, which is a huge boon for her.

My dad has been restoring and revitalizing Volkswagen buses since I was a child. He loves working with his hands, so I combined the two and got him this:

My brother is an artist, and has been wanting to get into wood burning, so I got him a pretty extensive wood burning kit.

Mom gets all sorts of decorating stuff for the house.

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#18 Posted by Ben_H (3411 posts) -

Last year I didn't have a job so I didn't spend very much for gifts for Christmas due to being jobless and needing all my money for school and I felt pretty bad because they all got me really nice gifts so this year I am going overboard since I have a ton of money saved up. I haven't got my dad anything yet, but I probably will get him some hockey-related stuff since he likes hockey so much. I bought my mom a rather expensive German-made knife set because her current set is really old. I bought my brother Spy vs. Spy for the NES complete with the box, manual, all the pack-ins, the cart holder sleeve-thingy, and everything. I am going to get him some other stuff too.

#19 Posted by Willza92 (270 posts) -

Towel or VHS Player, depends really...

#20 Posted by ajamafalous (12128 posts) -
@poveren said:

@BeachThunder: Like madden 2013, nhl 2013, etc current season is a year ahead

Calendar dates don't work like the enumeration of sports seasons or car models.
#21 Posted by darkvare (777 posts) -

for my dad i always get high class booze for the cantina we have in the house for my borthers i always get him either books or tv series my mom this year is getting my ds and a copy of animal crossing ds my sister as always is getting a weird looking and rare plush toy for her collection

#22 Posted by poveren (86 posts) -

@ajamafalous: yeah, obviously, it was just a joking reference since this is a game website. I'm referring to the holiday season that's coming up in a couple of weeks.

#23 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

@Icemo said:

Luckily all I need to buy is a toy for my godchild. But damn it's hard to find a cool robot for a 1,5 years old that wouldn't break immediately. Most of the toys I found were intended for over 3 year olds. I guess I'll have to settle for a boring plush toy. At least that won't break when he throws it all around.

I got my Godson a massive T-Rex, it's badass.

#24 Edited by Icemo (656 posts) -

@Sploder: Damn, I better step up the game! Godfather arms race start!

#25 Posted by heis24 (42 posts) -

@Willza92: What about my bonus?

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#26 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

I have no idea what I'm getting next year.

#27 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

@Icemo: Give it up bro, you can't beat a T-Rex. Unless it's a Robot T-Rex, then I'll gladly submit to your superior godfathering skills.

#28 Posted by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

I'm poor and don't know my family well enough to get them any real presents. So like the last few years I got my Christmas shopping done at a Tim Horton's drive thru. Six $10 gift cards and I'm set. They all go there a ton so it's the only thing I know that they will get use out of.

#29 Posted by Icemo (656 posts) -

@Sploder said:

@Icemo: Give it up bro, you can't beat a T-Rex. Unless it's a Robot T-Rex, then I'll gladly submit to your superior godfathering skills.

I need to buy that now! Even if it would break immediately...

#30 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4469 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

I have no idea what I'm getting next year.

#31 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

My family wants to do this $20 "Chinese Auction" (that's racist) this year. I'm supposed to buy something that I would want, and that my Christian conservative relatives would also like... I'm stumped. A bottle of Captain Morgan's Private Stock? A pack of Terot carts? I don't know...

#32 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I have bought so many presents for people I don't even know who is having what now.

#33 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -
#34 Posted by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

My family wants to do this $20 "Chinese Auction" (that's racist) this year. I'm supposed to buy something that I would want, and that my Christian conservative relatives would also like... I'm stumped. A bottle of Captain Morgan's Private Stock? A pack of Terot carts? I don't know...

Just buy chocolate. Even they can't hate chocolate. Or a bong. If they ask what it is say it's a flower vase.

#35 Posted by Levio (1785 posts) -

For younger kids, you can always get them a giant chocolate bar.

If they're around age 7, get them something active like a nerf gun or walkie talkies, or maybe a remote control car.

No idea about kids older than that, since it depends upon whats popular.

#36 Posted by psylah (2182 posts) -

@buft said:

@psylah said:

I bought my present not too long ago, the end of November.

As a result, everyone else is getting jack shit.

I ruined the ending for myself!

Ironically, I am thinking about removing the spoiler. Get that big smooth butt thing going.

#37 Posted by BrandonPckrfn (73 posts) -

Getting parents iPad minis, wife does everyone else.

#38 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I'm getting my sister an assortment of games, and that's about as far as I've gotten.

#39 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

over 100 gifts bought and I'm still not done. 
At this point I can't remember what I got everyone aside from it being something they actually want, I know that because I was clever enough to, you know, ask at one point what they wanted. 

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#40 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2565 posts) -
@poveren said:

@ajamafalous: yeah, obviously, it was just a joking reference since this is a game website. I'm referring to the holiday season that's coming up in a couple of weeks.

That's a really lame excuse for a typo.
#41 Posted by Hunter5024 (5902 posts) -

My parents and siblings haven't bought me a birthday or christmas present since 2004 so I plan on returning the favor again this year. My friends that I usually get gifts for asked me not to get anything for them because they couldn't afford it this year, so Ill probably get them chocolate or something else cheap that wouldn't make them feel bad. So basically I'm just buying an ipod as a gift to myself so I won't feel left out of christmas. I'm all about the spirit of giving... to myself...

#42 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@TooWalrus said:

My family wants to do this $20 "Chinese Auction" (that's racist) this year. I'm supposed to buy something that I would want, and that my Christian conservative relatives would also like... I'm stumped. A bottle of Captain Morgan's Private Stock? A pack of Terot carts? I don't know...

Just buy chocolate. Even they can't hate chocolate. Or a bong. If they ask what it is say it's a flower vase.

Actually, I found this picture of my cousin making the derpest most embarrassing face possible, and had it made into a coffee mug. It's pointless, but hopefully someone gets a laugh out of it, and who couldn't use another mug?