Christmas 2012
Marley

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Oct 6, 2012
This is a place to give ideas for Christmas gifts.
Son?
Daughter?
Son and DIL?
Daughter an SIL?
Grandson? include age
Grandaughter? include age
Postman, Post woman

I just spoke with 7 year old grandson, he says he wants a Mario game for his Nintendo 3D DSL. huh?
WHAT????? It was #39.96
Call me clueless. hahaha Maybe we can all figure out this thing together.
The 6 year old grandson says Pokeman cards. I guess he is collecting them.
I have never seen them. Are they at Wal-Mart?
K-Mart?
I want to get a mojack for my sons. They spend a lot of time trying to keep their old mowers running.
What are your ideas for your kids, and grands?
Murph

United States

#2 Oct 6, 2012
Gifts for people in Pain (whether they are old or not):
certificates for: vacuuming, dusting, window washing, grocery shopping, on and on and on (we are a Needy bunch!)

One of the nicest Christmas gists I ever got came Before Christmas. I was still in a Looooong recovery from perotinitis and my daughter called and said, "I am pulling in your driveway, put your warmest robe on".
I got in the car and they put a cup of mulled cider in one hand and a warm-from-the oven cookie in the other hand and drove me all over town to see the Christmas lights.

“Dragon my tail.”

Since: Jun 09

Wherever

#3 Oct 6, 2012
Murph wrote:
Gifts for people in Pain (whether they are old or not):
certificates for: vacuuming, dusting, window washing, grocery shopping, on and on and on (we are a Needy bunch!)
One of the nicest Christmas gists I ever got came Before Christmas. I was still in a Looooong recovery from perotinitis and my daughter called and said, "I am pulling in your driveway, put your warmest robe on".
I got in the car and they put a cup of mulled cider in one hand and a warm-from-the oven cookie in the other hand and drove me all over town to see the Christmas lights.
One year for Christmas, I gave my husband a "coupon book" one for each month. Just different things --one month was homemade brownies, another was for ironing his shirts (he did all his own ironing at the time), a movie, etc. I imagine you could use the same concept for shut-ins that you know. Just something thoughtful you could do for them once a month for 12 months. A meal a month for a loved one that has a hard time cooking (make sure plenty of leftovers to freeze for meals they can microwave at will). A trip to the grocery store or (dread the thought) WalMart? So many little things we can do that would make a difference to those that can't do for themselves as much anymore. I plan on gifting someone a "cookie of the month" coupon book where I'll bake them and ship them to them. Homemade ornaments that your kids or grandkids make for an older relative? Can you make a nice afghan or knit/crochet some pretty slippers or a scarf? Some of us really like the homemade gifts so much more than something from the store or a gift certificate. Be creative and make it a gift from the heart, not from the purse.
Murph

United States

#4 Oct 6, 2012
covcas wrote:
<quoted text>One year for Christmas, I gave my husband a "coupon book" one for each month. Just different things --one month was homemade brownies, another was for ironing his shirts (he did all his own ironing at the time), a movie, etc. I imagine you could use the same concept for shut-ins that you know. Just something thoughtful you could do for them once a month for 12 months. A meal a month for a loved one that has a hard time cooking (make sure plenty of leftovers to freeze for meals they can microwave at will). A trip to the grocery store or (dread the thought) WalMart? So many little things we can do that would make a difference to those that can't do for themselves as much anymore. I plan on gifting someone a "cookie of the month" coupon book where I'll bake them and ship them to them. Homemade ornaments that your kids or grandkids make for an older relative? Can you make a nice afghan or knit/crochet some pretty slippers or a scarf? Some of us really like the homemade gifts so much more than something from the store or a gift certificate. Be creative and make it a gift from the heart, not from the purse.
I'll bet people who have stopped driving would love to get coupons for trips. Trips to the flea market, to farmer's market, to local seasonal events, etc. That would give the person who no longer drives a chance to go someplace they probably wouldn't ask anyone to take them, plus a nice visit.
Murph

United States

#5 Oct 6, 2012
Teenagers---Gas cards. They Always need gas.

“Dragon my tail.”

Since: Jun 09

Wherever

#6 Oct 6, 2012
Murph wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll bet people who have stopped driving would love to get coupons for trips. Trips to the flea market, to farmer's market, to local seasonal events, etc. That would give the person who no longer drives a chance to go someplace they probably wouldn't ask anyone to take them, plus a nice visit.
You're so right. There are so very many things we can do that wouldn't cost much, but would mean so much to others. And we can make the coupon books so cute using stuff we find on the internet and print out. How about just envelopes and stamps? A box of all-purpose gift cards--so many of our friends just cant get out to buy birthday cards, etc, but they want to send them. My granddaughter has not sent out thank you cards for the wedding gifts yet, but she has ordered the cards online and personalized them with some pictures from her wedding. I think that will be so nice for the ones that couldn't be here, but sent such lovely gifts. A thank you card that will also be a keepsake, if they want. I know of a few of my friends and relatives that sent gifts that will love the cards. There are just so many things on the internet now that are so lovely. The younger ones know how to find them and personalize them. I imagine we could find Christmas cards that we could do the same thing with and some of our relatives would like that much more than the yearly note we send saying little Johnny did such and such, and we did that, and we did that. Send pictures instead. Maybe even pix of years gone by that would be appreciated by our older relatives and bring a smile to their lives.
Marley

New Castle, PA

#7 Oct 8, 2012
You gave me an idea for the dil's Covcas.

Thanks
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#8 Oct 8, 2012
Marley wrote:
You gave me an idea for the dil's Covcas.
Thanks
Target has some racks with football, baseball and game cards, usually close the the front registers....

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#9 Oct 8, 2012
Amazon gift cards. Amazon has everything and they can chose if they want new or used on some items.
Hi Ho Hi Ho

Spring, TX

#11 Aug 17, 2013
No one wants USED ITEMS for Christmas. Giving a gift card means you don't care enough to shop for a gift. If you have ever had someone put a gift card in a box that looks like jewelry, you will know why a gift card is a thoughtless gift.

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