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Old 12-12-2017, 03:44 AM
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What do you give your grown kids for Christmas?
I'm running out of ideas here.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:04 AM
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Our son is a new home owner. We bought him a new Weber gas grill with cover and a lot of accessories.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:05 AM
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I am a grown kid and my mom and dad usually does a some type of gun, unless there is something I ask for. I never expect them to give me anything and I tell them don't spend your money, but its something they like to do.
this really has been going on since I was a kid. I have a pretty nice collection because of that. Well this year they got me a gun safe.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:31 AM
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We got our son a 55" smart TV.

Our daughter recently got married and a new house. We got her/them a table they wanted for the hallway and I'm sure other stuff for the house.

My wife does all the shopping. Only thing I've bought this yr was the TV.
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Also bought some nice binoculars for one son and some National Park Silver coins for one daughter. Also got US Gold coins for all from Provident Metals.

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Old 12-12-2017, 04:36 AM
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:39 AM
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Son 20, New cool pair of vans , ski bindings ( he trashed his last season )
And an idea I got here,gas card.
Anyone with a car can use a gas card. It was a good suggestion, now , where and how to get one ?
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:51 AM
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Son 20, New cool pair of vans , ski bindings ( he trashed his last season )
And an idea I got here,gas card.
Anyone with a car can use a gas card. It was a good suggestion, now , where and how to get one ?
We have done the card a few times not sure but I think the Wife just gets a prepaid credit card.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:03 AM
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my son has his own home and we are giving him a radar activated solar powered light. one side of his walkway is dark in the evening and wife and I are always complaining he should put a light here, so we took care of the matter with a gift. Yes kinda self serving but he really won't be upset and will laugh when we give it to him.
We also will give him a battery charger, tired of him borrowing mine.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:38 AM
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I ask for "experience" gifts. My folks will get the wife and I a weekend somewhere or a nice date night or tickets to a show/concert. Not sure how old your kids are, but we're low 30s and fortunate enough to have what we want or if we don't have it, it's way out of the price range of a Xmas gift (new boat, etc).

I really don't want "stuff" that'll end up taking up room around the house/garage and is a waste of money. I'd much rather catch a game or go somewhere for the weekend. Every year I try to convince the parents that we don't want to exchange gifts at all and lets just have a big nice Xmas meal/day together, but they won't budge on that at all. I'd be just as happy getting together like Thanksgiving and hanging out.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Need More Ice View Post



I really don't want "stuff" that'll end up taking up room around the house/garage and is a waste of money.

lets just have a big nice Xmas meal/day together,

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Old 12-12-2017, 06:05 AM
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Christmas cards--thats what our kids get. Now the grandkids, thats a different story!!
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:54 AM
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I'm a grown kid. My mother gets my wife all kind of stuff since she never had a daughter - China, platters, decorations for the house, etc.

We never ask for anything but typically my parents will pitch in on something we were buying anyway - last year we were buying pretty expensive new furniture right before Christmas so my parents picked up the tab for the couch.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:01 AM
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Uber Gift Card, Anything to do with home automation, tools, concert or sport tickets
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Need More Ice View Post
I ask for "experience" gifts. My folks will get the wife and I a weekend somewhere or a nice date night or tickets to a show/concert. Not sure how old your kids are, but we're low 30s and fortunate enough to have what we want or if we don't have it, it's way out of the price range of a Xmas gift (new boat, etc).

I really don't want "stuff" that'll end up taking up room around the house/garage and is a waste of money. I'd much rather catch a game or go somewhere for the weekend. Every year I try to convince the parents that we don't want to exchange gifts at all and lets just have a big nice Xmas meal/day together, but they won't budge on that at all. I'd be just as happy getting together like Thanksgiving and hanging out.
^times 100. i continually tell my folks and my in-laws not to buy me "stuff"...although i would happily accept a nice bottle of bourbon. if they want to give me cash i just put it into the kids' 529 plans.

both my mother and my mother-in-law believe that everyone needs a gift in a box to open on christmas morning, so i usually end up with a couple of sweaters that i have to return
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:18 AM
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Granted, I am an almost 50 year old kid....but my wife and I have asked that instead of gifts, to just donate to their favorite charity in our name or to grab some toys for a Toys for Tots drive or some cards off a local giving tree.

We've been doing this the last couple of years now and enjoy it a lot. Granted, all the grandkids, nieces and nephews still are getting their toys and such....We just do not need more stuff either....can usually buy what I want or need....

From my nieces/nephews, I like to get a nice card and maybe a hand drawn picture for my man cave/garage walls. I've got a decent collection going and they seem to enjoy seeing the pictures of where I am hanging things or putting things in scrap books or photo albums.

We do exchange a small gag gift or something similar.... for example, for my SIL... I got her a unicorn onsie, since she is a nut over unicorns and it was funny as hell.
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