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Do I get what I want for Christmas ?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by Salty, Nov 27, 2014.

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Poll closed Jan 5, 2015.
  1. Susie - Ask outright for a gift you want

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Woody - Drop hints (as many as needed)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Terry - Appreciate what you recieve

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    The tradition of some families (even if all are adults) is tell what they would like and basically they know they will get it.

    For example Susie will tell mom - I would love to have a cocktail dress to wear to the New Years Eve party. By specifically asking for the dress, Susie knows she has a 99.9 % chance of receiving it.

    Now over at Woody's family, no one would ever think about asking outright for something - but they do use subtle hints. For example Woody's wife gets in the pickup truck with him, and Woody states -"Boy, these floor mats are in bad shape. I need to buy some new ones - I guess I'll have to go to the Army-Navy Store and take another look at those military style ones I saw the other day.

    Finally we have Terry's family. No one even suggests what to get one another - as they believe they should know each other well enough as to buy a practical and needed gift.

    So which family would you most likely fall in line with?
     
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  2. padredurand

    padredurand Well-Known Member

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    madre always asks. I bought her a hideous sweater once. She's been very specific since.

    Believe it or not she's been asking for kitchen stuff. Got her some knives a few years back. Last year was a 14 inch fry pan. She's getting a meat slicer from Cabelas this year. Picked it out her own self to boot!
     
  3. Thousand Hills

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    I would be very careful not to cross madre
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    I believe in telling - especially if asked or if you KNOW someone is wanting to buy you a gift. Why get a hideous piece of jewelry that you will never wear?

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    With extremely close family and friends, it's the best way other than giving money. Who wants to go back and return things? Ugh!

    However, I believe I should be grateful for whatever I receive even if I re-gift it.

    Gratitude is the key to a happy season of giving.
     
  5. annsni

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    I'm with Suzie. In our family, I ask for lists of what people want and then I will work from that. Just because it's on the list doesn't mean you're going to get it so it's often a surprise. :)
     
  6. Gib

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    Wife and I haven't bought gifts for each other in several years. We usually just get something we both want/need. Last year was a Ninja Blender. I think the year before was a vacuum cleaner.

    Our 20 something-year-old sons get the same thing every year, gift cards.
     
  7. Deacon

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    I buy my gift and my wife buys hers. She wraps them and we both get exactly what we want.

    The tradition started one year when she intercepted a package from Amazon I purchased right before the holiday. I figured it would come afterwards but she wrapped it up and gave it to me. It was a surprise and one of the best gifts in years.

    Rob
     
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